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Australia v New Zealand - Live
full-time Australia 25 New Zealand 20
78 The All Blacks get a throw-in at a lineout and from it they get their backs going! However, ioane intercepts but is stopped before he can get away! Once again the Wallabies try to run down the clock and they win a penalty when the All Blacks infringe at a ruck. From the penalty Cooper boots the ball into touch and the Wallabies win their first Tri-Nations title since 2001! It was a great game and although the All Blacks deserve credit for the way they fought back, the home side were not to be denied! Although they went off the boil in the second half, their first half performance secured them this win. They certainly deserve it!
76 The Wallabies are trying to run down the clock by giving the All Blacks some of their own medicine! They're keeping the ball amongst the forwards while their opponents are scrambling on defence!
74 The All Blacks attack but are penalised when Toeava holds on to the ball on the ground.
72 New Zealand get a scrum on their 22 metre line and feed their back-line. Smith puts a kick ahead which rolls out just outside the Wallabies' quarter.
70 Genia puts in a high kick for Ashley-Cooper to chase. However, All blacks replacement Isaia Toeava blocks his way deliberately and Cooper gets a chance to extend his side's lead. However, he puts the kick wide of the upright.
67 New Zealand attack with their forwards again but at the vital moment they get penalsied when Mealamu enters a ruck from the side inside the Wallabies' quarter.
65 New Zealand get a penalty when replacement lock Rob Simmons is blown up after infringing at a ruck. The All Blacks kick for touch and they are soon on the attack inside the Wallabies' half.
61 TRY, AUSTRALIA, BEALE! 25-20. Will Genia slips through a gap between McCaw and Mealamu! He's soon on the All blacks 22 metre line and passes to Ioane, who offloads to Beale. The full-back touches down to regain the lead for his side! Cooper misses with the conversion.
59 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 20-20. It's all even again as Carter makes sure with the conversion!
58 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, NONU! 20-18. After drawing in the Wallabies defence with the driving game, the All Blacks suddenly take the ball out wide and ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith combine before nonu dots down!
56 The All Blacks put incredible pressure on the Wallabies scrum! The retreating Australian pack crumble under the pressure and the All Blacks win the put-in at a re-set scrum!
54 The All Blacks are gaining control and once again they set up phases amongst the forwards. They get into the Wallabies quarter but Brad Thorn is blown up for accidental obstruction when he drives into Ali Williams.
52 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER. 20-13. Carter slots over the conversion and the All Blacks are back in this game!
51 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, SMITH! 20-11. Conrad Smith rounds off a brilliant team effort after the All Blacks take the ball through an incredible 26 phases!
49 Once again the All Blacks set up several phases up front. They're trying something different to neutralise the Aussies!
46 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 20-6. Carter narrows the gap for the All Blacks after a Wallaby infringes at a ruck.
44 NZ are keeping the ball tight amongst the forwards. They pick-up and go on several occassions until the Wallabies infringe within kicking range.
42 Genia tries a clearance kick but he kicks the ball straight into his captain James Horwill. Scrum to NZ.
40 Cooper gets the second half started. He kicks deep and the All Blacks kick the ball in to touch close to the halfway mark.
40 Australia 20 New Zealand 3. It's half-time and the Wallabies are in full control of this match. They've attacked brilliantly and capitalised on their opponents' defensive errors. Australia's own defence have been impeccable though. The All Blacks seem rattled and will have to improve considerably after the break if they want to win this match.
37 The All Blacks are dealt a blow when Adam Thomson is forced to leave the field. This after fellow loose forward Kieran Read also left earlier in the half. This means that Viktor Vito slots in at number eight and Sam Whitelock moves to the flank as Ali Williams comes in at lock.
34 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 20-3. Quade Cooper slots another two-pointer to keep his side in front!
33 TRY, AUSTRALIA,SAMO! 18-3. Radike Samo scores a brilliant 50 metre try! He sells the All Blacks defence a dummy before handing off Adam Thomson! He then setts off on a blistering run and dots down despite the attentions of Mils Muliaina and Cory Jane! Great try!
32 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, COOPER. 13-3. Cooper succeeds with the penalty after Nonu is penalised for tackling Pat McCabe without the ball.
28 NZ are under all sorts of pressure when the Wallabies go on to the attack close to their tryline. The visitors, however, win a turnover and the Wallabies are soon penalised for an infringement at a ruck.
26 NZ go in to the attack and are soon close to the hosts' quarter! however, at a critical stage Zac Guildford loses the ball forward and the Wallabies can clear their line with a clearance kick.
23 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 10-3. Dan Carter scores his side's first points after The Wallabies' back-line is blown up for being offside.
20 The All Blacks win a lineout inside the Wallabies' quarter and get a rolling maul going. The maul collapses after 10 metres and Nonu goes on a run. The Wallabies defend resiliently but are penalised for being offside.
17 The All Blacks field the ball just inside their half and launch a counter-attack! Mils Muliaina, Weepu, Carter, Ma'a Nonu, Keven Mealamu and Richie McCaw all handle, but Anthony Faingaa saves the day for Australia with a try-saving tackle on Muliaina, who has a two-man overlap on his outside, 10 metres from the home side's tryline!
14 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, COOPER. 10-0. Quade Cooper makes sure with the two-pointer to extend his side's lead.
13 TRY, AUSTRALIA, GENIA! 8-0. Will Genia sells the All Blacks defence a dummy as he breaks around the fringe of a ruck from five metres out of his opponents tryline. He dives in with a defender on his back!
11 The hosts get a tap penalty on their opponents' 22 metre line and run the ball! Adam Ashley-Cooper beats a couple of defenders but in the process of going over the tryline, he is held up by Piri Weepu! Referee Wayne Barnes calls for the Television Match Official to make a decision and it's ruled that Ashley-Cooper is held up. The Wallabies get to feed a scrum on the All Blacks' five metre line.
8 Cooper goes on an attacking run and tries to put in a pass to Digby Ioane which the wing can't gather. The ball rolls into touch midway between the All Blacks' quarter line and their tryline!
7 Carter puts in a high kick and Cooper drops it just outside the Wallabies' quarter! The All Blacks are on the attack but the home side soon win a turnover and Will Genia kicks the ball upfield!
5 Kurtley Beale puts in a fine 40 metre kick which rolls into touch 15 metres from the All Blacks' tryline.
3 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 3-0. Quade Cooper opens the scoring after Kieran Read and Keven Mealamu dive in at a ruck.
1 Ben Alexander charges down a kick from Carter on the 22 metre line and the Wallabies are soon on the attack close to the All Blacks' line!
Kick-off Dan Carter gets the match started! He kicks deep and Adam Ashley-Cooper collects. The Wallabies punt the ball upfield, where Dan Carter is tackled close to the halfway mark.
Haka Scrum-half Piri Weepu leads the All Blacks during a stirring version of the Kapa o Pango haka!
Team News The All Blacks has recalled all their big guns for this match. The only notable absentee is Jerome Kaino as Adam Thomson moves to blindside flank.Owen Franks returns to the front row alongside prop Tony Woodcock and hooker Keven Mealamu, who started last week's Test against South Africa.Brad Thorn is back at lock together with Sam Whitelock, who was in last week's run-on team, while in the loose forwards captain Richie McCaw is at openside and Kieran Read is at number eight. In the backs, Piri Weepu gets the nod at scrum-half and Daniel Carter returns to the 10 jersey. The All Blacks' most-capped midfield of Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith are reunited. Zac Guildford and Cory Jane will start on the wings, with Mils Muliaina at full-back.
Team News Veterans Dan Vickerman (lock) and Radike Samo (number eight) return to the starting line-up for the Wallabies. Vickerman replaces Nathan Sharpe and Samo starts his first Test since 2004. Samo replaces Scott Higginbotham who is on the bench. Among the backs, Anthony Fainga'a will get his second Test start, taking over at outside centre from Adam Ashley-Cooper who moves to the wing spot left vacant by youngster James O'Connor's suspension for missing last week's World Cup squad announcement.
Betting odds Australia to win: 6/4; New Zealand to win: 1/2; Draw: 20/1
History The All Blacks have dominated this fixture in recent years, winning nine out of the last 10 matches between the sides. The Wallabies' solitary win came at the end of last season when they triumphed 26-24 in Hong Kong. New Zealand won the last match between the sides 30-14 in Auckland on August 6.
Welcome Hi and welcome to the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for the deciding match in this year's Tri-Nations Series between Australia and New Zealand. There's lots of hype around this winner-takes-all clash. Both sides have played three matches and are locked on nine points apiece on the points table. It's going to be a thriller!
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