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- Rugby Championship
- 17th Aug 2013
- KO 11:05
- Ground: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
- Att: 82,000
Australia v New Zealand - Live
Australia 29 New Zealand 47
80 TRY, AUSTRALIA, O'CONNOR! 27-47. O'Connor receives the ball in space and sells two defenders a dummy before crossing over!
80 YELLOW CARD, NEW ZEALAND, WHITELOCK! Australia are awarded a penalty close to the try-line and Sam Whitelock receives his marching orders when he kicks the ball away.
77 The Wallabies are trying desperately to add to their total but can't seem to get firing as the All Blacks are winning most of the possession. Lealiifano eventually makes a break and passes to Hooper, who knocks on.
73 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 22-47. Beauden Barrett has come on for Cruden and his first act his to guide the ball through the uprights from the kicking tee!
72 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, B SMITH! 22-45. After the ball pops out at a ruck on the Wallabies' 22-metre line, Ben Smith reacts quickest and gathers before setting off towards the try-line where he gets in for his third try! Hat-trick hero!
70 Australia attack with their backs and Tevita Kuridrani offloads to Foalu in space. He's hauled in by Savea, inside the All Blacks' 22, but it's into McCaw's hands. The wily veteran immediately sets up a ruck and the visitors get out of jail!
68 The referee awards a full-arm penalty after Aaron Smith is pinned for another crooked feed at a scrum. Cooper kicks for touch and puts the ball out just outside New Zealand's 22.
66 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 22-40. Cruden adds another three-pointer after Scott Fardy infringes at a ruck.
63 Cruden intercepts a pass Rob Simmons from and sets off on a run. He kicks ahead for Savea to chase but the ball hits the corner flag and rolls into touch!
61 Toomua launches a cross-field kick for Israel Folau to chase. He's over-cooked his kick and Savea has little pressure in gathering it.
57 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, B SMITH! 22-37. After taking the ball through the phases, the visitors strike out wide and Ben Smith rounds of in the corner for his second try!
55 Australia are under pressure at a scrum inside, their 22. Genia gathers the ball, on the back-foot and fires out a pass to James O'Connor, who kicks for touch and puts the ball out about 10 metres from his try-line.
53 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 22-32. Cruden adds another two-pointer to give his side a 10-point lead!
52 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, C SMITH! 22-30. Aaron Smith makes a break inside the Wallabies' 22. He is tackled by Ben Mowen but manages to offload to his namesake Conrad Smith, who beats the cover defence before scoring under the posts!
49 Mogg takes a half gap close to the halfway mark but is brought to ground by a text-book tackle from conrad Smith! Mogg throws the ball away and Aaron Smith gathers the lose ball.
47 Mogg takes a half gap close to the halfway mark but is brought to ground by a text-book tackle from conrad Smith! Mogg throws the ball away and Aaron Smith gathers the lose ball.
47 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 22-25. Lealiifano gets the first points of the half after Sam Whitelock is pinned for a ruck infringement.
44 Owen Franks is penalised for illegal scrummaging. Once again, Mogg kicks for touch and this time he puts the ball out 10 metres inside the All Blacks' 22.
42 Aaron Smith gathers a ball that spills out on the Wallabies' side at a scrum. He is tackled by Genia but fails to release the ball and is penalised by referee Joubert. Mogg kicks for touch and puts the ball out about 10 metres from the halfway line.
41 Toomua gets the second half underway! His kick is gathered by McCaw who sets up a ruck on his 10-metre line.
Australia 19 - 25 New Zealand
40 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 19-25. Cruden succeeds with a three-pointer on the stroke of half-time after Ben Mowen strays offside at a ruck. Referee Craig Joubert blows his whistle to indicate half-time immediately after the kick and the players head inside for a well deserved break. That was Test rugby at it's best and both sides deserve credit for the entertainment we just saw. The All Blacks were quicker out of the blocks and dominated for long periods but the Wallabies were not to be outdone and Genia's try put the cat amongst the pigeons. It sets the stage for an entertaining second half.
39 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 19-22. Lealiifano adds the extras and the lead is reduced to three points again.
38 TRY, AUSTRALIA, GENIA! 17-22. New Zealand fail to control a line-out on Australia's 22-metre line and Michael Hooper gathers the loose ball before passing to Will Genia. He beats Cruden and Aaron Smith and runs for about 65 metres before scoring under the posts!
35 The Wallabies try to strike back and take the ball through a couple of phases close to the halfway line. They lose momentum, however, when Toomua knocks on.
32 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, MCCAW! 12-22. The All blacks take the ball through several phases with Brodie Retallick, Andrew Hore and Nonu all carrying strongly. They then spin it wide and Israel Dagg offloads to Conrad Smith who then passes to McCaw, who scores in the right-hand corner!
30 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 12-17. Cruden dusts himself off and adds the two-pointer!
29 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 12-15. Cruden charges down a Lealiifano clearance kick inside the Wallabies' 22 and regathers before touching down!
28 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 12-10. Lealiifano puts the Wallabies in front for the first time after McCaw is pinned for entering a ruck from the wrong side.
25 This time it's Aaron Smith who is pinned for not putting the ball in straight at a scrum. And like the All Blacks earlier, the Wallabies opt to take the re-set scrum when they are awarded a tap penalty.
23 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 9-10. Lealiifano reduces the gap to one point again when he slots another three pointer! This after Sam Whitelock is penalised for not rolling away at a ruck.
20 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 6-10. Cruden gives his side a four-point lead ,with a well-struck place-kick after Matt Toomua is pinned for a ruck infringement.
17 Adam Ashley-Cooper makes a 35 metre break which tears the All Blacks' defence to shreds! He is eventually brought to ground by Nonu but the Wallabies are on the attack inside the All Blacks' 22!
15 McCaw is penalised for holding onto the ball inside Australia's 22. Mogg puts the resulting penalty out about five metres away from the halfway line.
13 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 6-7. Lealiifano succeeds with another place-kick after Richie McCaw is penalised for a ruck infringement.
10 Will Genia is pinned for a crooked feed at a scrum. The All Blacks are awarded a tape penalty, close to the halfway mark, and opt to take a scrum of their own.
8 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 3-7. Lealiifano makes up for Mogg's miss and adds a three-pointer after Kieran Read is pinned for playing Rob Simmons in the air from a restart.
7 Jesse Mogg gets a chance to get the Wallabies onto the board after Julian Savea is caught in front of a kick from Aaron Smith. His effort is from about 45 metres out but is just wide of the posts.
5 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 0-7. Cruden holds his nerve and adds the extras from close to the touchline!
3 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, B SMITH! 0-5. New Zealand take the ball through a couple of phases with their forwards before Aaron Smith spins the ball wide to Cruden, who offloads to Ben Smith who gets in for the game's opening try!
2 Ma'a Nonu puts Cruden into space down the right-hand touchline! He kicks ahead but is tackled into touch five metres from the Wallabies' try-line by Stephen Moore!
1 And we're off! Aaron Cruden gets us underway with a flat, hanging kick which Rob Simmons gathers. He sets up a ruck about 10 metres outsie his 22.
There's plenty of excitement as Keven Mealamu leads the All Blacks during a stirring version of the Kama Te Haka!
The teams stand to attention for their national anthems. First up is New Zealand's God Defend New Zealand then it's Australia's Advance Australia Fair.
A fine, clear night in Sydney as the stage is set.
Flanker Liam Messam has withdrawn from the All Blacks' Rugby Championship opener against Australia due to a hamstring strain. Julian Savea starts on the left wing with Aaron Cruden, in for the injured Dan Carter, partnering Aaron Smith at half-back.
Brumbies fly-half Matt Toomua will wear the number ten jersey against the All Blacks in one of eight changes to the Wallabies side that lost to the British and Irish Lions. James O'Connor, who served at fly-half during the series against the Lions, moves out to the wing where he is joined in the back three by Jesse Mogg and Israel Folau.
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