Scumhalf Piri Weepu kicked 12 points for New Zealand [ Images ] as they recorded a 20-6 victory over Australia [ Images ] on Sunday to advance to the rugby World Cup final against France [ Images ] next week.
Inside centre Ma'a Nonu scored an early try for the All Blacks, who produced a brutally efficient, high-tempo game plan to blow the Wallabies off the park and record their first win over their trans-Tasman rivals at the global showpiece.
Flyhalf Aaron Cruden struck a first half drop goal though the All Blacks should have won the game by more than 20 points as Weepu, who had kicked seven penalties in last week's quarter-final win over Argentina, also missed three penalties and a conversion. Cruden also missed a penalty.
Australia winger James O'Connor kicked a first half penalty, while Quade Cooper added a drop goal.