New Zealand too strong for Wallabies in finalAustralia's cause took a double blow in the first half as workhorse Kane Douglas and playmaker Matt Giteau both had to leave the field through injury.
Douglas's afternoon was over after just 15 minutes when his leg twisted horribly under him after he rose for the ball.
Giteau, whose left-footed kicking added a vital element to the Wallabies' gameplan, was forced off after a head knock in the 25th minute.
Right from the start of the match the All Blacks had pushed the Wallabies right back into defensive mode, and though the men in gold managed to defend their line admirably in the early minutes, Pocock was eventually penalised in the ruck and Carter made no mistake with his kick to make it 3-0.
A series of quick turnovers kept New Zealand rolling forward, but a penalty against them in the scrum allowed Foley to even the scores 14 minutes in.
It was all New Zealand for the remainder of the half, with Carter nailing two more penalty kicks as Australia struggled to hold its line against wave after wave of attacks, which were frequently directed at the blind side of the ruck in order to negate the influence of Pocock.
Michael Hooper impressed with his defensive work, combining well with Pocock when the number eight did manage to get involved in the breakdown, but the Wallabies' efforts were blunted by repeated handling errors and a scrappy lineout.