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Nehe Milner-Skudder is the latest All Blacks wing sensation

Check out all the tries from New Zealand’s win over the Wallabies this morning.

FOR RUGBY NERDS around the world, seeing Nehe Milner-Skudder star in New Zealand’s two most recent Test matches has been something of a proud experience.

Excellent for Manawatu in last year’s ITM Cup, the 24-year-old was even more sensational for the Hurricanes in their run to this season’s Super Rugby final as he scored four tries and dazzled with his footwork.

Milner-Skudder Milner-Skudder sets up a penalty try against the Wallabies. Source: NZAUTV

The secret is well and truly out of the bag now, with Milner-Skudder scoring two tries on his New Zealand debut last weekend and then impressing again in their 41-13 win over the Wallabies this morning.

Step Another angle on the footwork of NMS. Source: NZAUTV

The wing, who also plays fullback, now looks set to feature in Steve Hansen’s final World Cup squad, with his sharp stepping, pace and offloading ability hard to resist. There remain imperfections in his game, but Milner-Skudder could become a star of the global tournament if selected.

The right wing set up a brilliant penalty try for the Kiwis this morning, with Quade Cooper sin binned for the high tackle that prevented Aaron Smith from actually dotting down.

Nonu 1 Dan Carter appeared to deliberately step over the ball before Nonu's first score. Source: NZAUTV

Ma’a Nonu shone for New Zealand too in the comprehensive win over Michael Cheika’s Wallabies, with his two tries capping a remarkably effective and intelligent performance.

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Nonu 2 Nonu's second try of the game. Source: NZAUTV

Nonu turned provider for centre partner Conrad Smith for their fourth try of the evening, below.

SMith Conrad Smith crosses after a Nonu pass. Source: NZAUTV

Earlier, hooker Dane Coles again showed his prowess in open field for the Kiwis’ crucial first try after 21 minutes, receiving a pass from the silky Dan Carter to burn past Adam Ashley-Cooper.

The try originated with a Sam Whitelock turnover deep inside the New Zealand half, as well as some slick handling to send Julian Savea bursting up the left.

Source: NZAUTV Rugby Union/YouTube

There was one consolation try for Chieka’s Wallabies, however, with the freakish Israel Folau plucking the ball out of the air and racing clear to touch down.

Folau Folau with a typically strong catch. Source: NZAUTV

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