There was a strong start by both sides, with tries left, right and centre.
New Zealand lifted their game, but the Australians came back twice as hard.
Australia had New Zealand on the back foot with hard driveswith the home team feeling the wrath.
The competitive nature of the players was evident on the field and regardless of the hard efforts of New Zealand to level the score board in the second half all attempts failed with Australia taking the win 7-5.
Despite a late attempt to level points in the end of the first half, they were unable to secure their third win and the disappointment was clear.
Although they lost today's game, New Zealand did win the open mixed series in 2013 and the goal for next year is to win all three games in a row.