A rampant New Zealand inflicted further pain on Australia with a 29-9 victory to claim the Bledisloe Cup in Wellington on Saturday. The Wallabies stayed in touch in the first half, with the All Blacks only 15-9, but were kept scoreless in the second half as the All Blacks added a further 14 points of the second-round Rugby Championship clash. After thrashing the Wallabies 42-8 in Sydney a week ago, this victory enabled the All Blacks to lock the Bledisloe Cup away for another year making the third Test in October a dead rubber.
Tropical Storm Gaston in the Atlantic is expected to pick up strength and once again become a hurricane, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Saturday. At 0900 GMT the center of Gaston was swirling south-east of Bermuda near latitude 27.9 north and longitude 52 west, the NHC said. Gaston's tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 kilometers) from the center.