Australia coach Robbie Deans and New Zealand coach Graham Henry have played down the significance of Australia winning the TriNations ahead of the Rugby World cup.
Australia's Wallabies ended a nine match losing streak against the Wallabies in the TriNations to win their first TriNations title since 2001.
"It's obviously a significant result for us as we haven't done that since 2001, that's a biggie," Australia coach Robbie Deans said.
"In terms of the World Cup it's irrelevant"
"If anything we've probably just put the bar up. But we'll take some real value out of it.
"The All Blacks got back on top and looked ominous but these blokes kept their nerve, got their hands on the ball and produced enough pressure to get the result - so that's an important step for us."
All Blacks coach Graham Henry was disappointed with the loss but thought it would do his squad some good.
"If there was any complacency in this group, it's well gone now," he said.
"I think that will be an advantage going forward hopefully."
Henry congratulated Australia with some measured praise.
"To win the Tri-Nations trophy contested by the three top teams in the world is a major achievement," Henry said
"We're disappointed the way we started the game. Proud of the way the guys came back in the second.
"Going back over the history. There's no blueprint that winning a Tri-Nations is the recipe for winning a Rugby World Cup."
No TriNations winning team has gone on to win the Rugby World cup in the same year.