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- International Match
- 19th Oct 2013
- KO 08:35
- Att: 30,000
New Zealand v Australia - Live
New Zealand 41 Australia 33
80 A brilliant passage of play, where both sides show some enterprising play, comes to a close when Robinson knocks on at a ruck. That's the final act of the match as referee Craig Joubert blows his whistle to bring proceedings to a close. It was a great Test and both sides deserve credit for makin it the spectacle that it was. In the end New Zealand triumphed again but Australia deserve credit for making a game of it.
80 Sekope Kepu shows a surprising turn of pace as he runs onto a pass from Folau! He is eventually dragged down inside New Zealand's 22 by Nonu.
78 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 41-33. Cooper adds the extras to narrow the gap to eight points.
77 TRY, AUSTRALIA, KURIDRANI! 41-31. Kuridrani crashes over for his first Test try after running on to a pass from Will Genia close to New Zealand's try-line!
75 The Wallabies are on the attack close to the All Blacks' line but Cooper throws a shocking long pass into touch which undoes his team-mates' good work in the build-up!
74 Cane is pinned for not releasing a tackled player. Toomua kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the All Blacks' five-metre line.
72 Ben Smith sets off on a run and beats a couple of defenders! He offloads to Messam, who is tackled inside the Wallabies' 22 where he is penalised for holding on to the ball on the ground.
70 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 41-26. Barrett gets his first points of the match after Faingaa is pinned for playing the ball on the ground.
68 Saia Faingaa is penalised when he holds on to the ball on the ground, close to the halfway line. Beauden Barrett kicks for touch and puts the ball out five metres outside Australia's 22.
65 New Zealand are under the cosh at a scrum on their five-metre line but Nonu gets them out of jail with a strong carry. The ball comes out to Cruden who hoofs it into touch on his 22-metre line.
62 Kurindrani glides through a gasp in the All Blacks defence and is soon on the edge of the All Blacks' 22! He offloads to Toomua, who gets a pass away to Peter Betham who is tackled into touch by Charles Piutau.
60 Australia attack with their backs at a scrum and Kurindrani goes through a gap but fails to hold onto Cooper's well-timed pass.
57 Several Wallabies backs are pinned for straying offside close to the halfway mark. Cruden opts to kick for touch and puts the ball out just outside the Wallabies' 22.
54 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, READ! 38-26. Kieran Read scores in the right-hand corner after Charlie Fuimaina does brilliantly when he dispossesses in the tackle! The ball goes through several pairs of hands before the skipper gets an easy run-in to round off the move!
52 Cruden gets a chance to extend his side's lead, after Benn Robinson is pinned for a ruck infringement, but his effort sails wide of the uprights.
49 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 33-26. Cooper maintainsh is perfect record from the kicking tee as he adds the extras from close to the touchline!
48 TRY, AUSTRALIA, TOOMUA! 33-24. Kurindrani intercepts a pass from Savea and sets off towards the try-line! He is hauled in by Nonu but gets his pass away to Toomua who scores in the left-hand corner!
47 Folau launches a bomb and Cruden does well to gather and offload despite getting smashed in the tackle by Ashley-Cooper!
44 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 33-19. Cruden succeeds with another three-pointer after Kurindrani is pinned for not releasing a tackled player.
42 Nonu stabs through a grubber kick which Israel Folau gathers in front of his try-line. He's carried over by Savea and is forced to touch down.
41 Cruden gets the second half started with a flat hanging kick which Kuridrani gathers just outside his 22 where he sets up a ruck.
New Zealand 30 Australia 19
40 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 30-19. Cooper slots the conversion and the hooter sounds to indicate half-time. And what a brilliant half that's been! The All Blacks have shown once again why they are the leading team in the world. They've held the upperhand in most facets of play and deserve their lead. The Wallabies, to their credit, have made a game of it and are by no means out of this game. They're still within in touching distance and will look for a huge effort after the break.
40 TRY, AUSTRALIA, ASHLEY-COOPER! 30-17. Adam Ashley-Cooper scores in the corner after Cooper throws a brilliant long pass close to New Zealand's try-line!
38 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, CRUDEN! 30-12. Cruden succeeds with another easy two-pointer.
37 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 28-12. Cruden rounds off another great team effort after running onto an inside pass from Liam Messam! Keven Mealamu, Woodcock, Ma'a Nonu, Dagg and Ben Smith all play prominent roles in the build-up.
35 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 23-12. Cruden makes no mistake with another place kick after the Wallabies are penalised for a scrum infringement.
33 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 20-12. Cooper reduces the deficit with another three-pointer after Jeremy Thrush is pinned for going off his feet at a ruck.
31 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 20-9. Cruden adds the easy two-pointer which gives the hosts an 11-point lead.
30 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, CANE! 18-9. Sam Cane rounds off a briliant team try! Cruden launches a cross kick, just inside Australia's half, which Savea gathers. he sets off on a run before passing inside to Dagg, who offloads to Cane, who scores under the posts!
28 The All Blacks are on the attack close to the Wallabies' line and Aaron Smith makes a dash for the line but is bundled into touch by a big hit from Ben McCalman!
26 The All Blacks' forwards are penalised for illegal scrummaging. Toomua kicks for touch and puts the ball out midway between the halfway line and the hosts' 22.
25 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, COOPER. 13-9. Cooper cancels out Cruden's effort when he succeeds with a penalty after Woodcock is pinned for being offside.
22 Cruden adds another three-pointer after Michael Hooper is penalised for collapsing a maul at a line-out.
19 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 10-6. Cruden extends the home side's lead after Tevita Kuridrani is pinned for being offside.
17 DROP GOAL, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 7-6. Cooper drops into the pocket, just inside New Zealand's 22, and lands a snap-shot which narrows the gap to one point!
14 Charles Piutau is pinned for a ruck infringement inside the Wallabies' 22 and Toomua brings relief for the visitors with a kick into touch, close to the halfway mark.
11 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 7-3. Cruden makes up for his earlier miss when he adds the extra two points.
10 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, SAVEA! Israel Dagg joins the line at pace and draws in Adam Ashley-Cooper before offloading to Julian Savea, who gets in for the game's opening try!
8 Aaron Cruden takes a shot at goal, from close to the halfway mark, after Peter Betham is pinned for playing the ball from an offside position. His attempt is a woeful one, however, and falls about 10 metres short of the target!
6 Cooper gathers a loose ball, just outside his 22, and boots the ball upfield! Israel Dagg falls back, and regathers inside his 22, and manages to save the day for the All Blacks with a kick into touch!
4 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 0-3. Quade Cooper opens the scoring from the kicking tee after Tony Woodcock is pinned for a scrum infringement.
1 Matt Toomua gets us underway! His kick is knocked on by Sam Cane and the Wallabies are immediately on the attack!
The anthems are done and then Liam Messam leads the All Blacks during a stirring version of the Kama Te haka.
Australia have named Matt Toomua at inside centre while Ben McCalman starts at eight for this encounter. Brumbies fly-half Toomua replaces injured team-mate Christian Lealiifano in the number 12 jersey while an eye injury to Scott Fardy has forced a reshuffle among the loose forwards, with McCalman earning a start in the back-row and Ben Mowen moving to the blindside flank. The Test will see Will Genia become only the third Wallaby scrum-half to reach the 50-game milestone behind George Gregan and Nick Farr-Jones. At the other end of the career spectrum, winger Peter Betham will make his debut in one of four changes to the team that started against Argentina after midweek injuries to fellow outside backs Joe Tomane and Chris Feauai-Sautia. There are two changes on the bench, with Dave Dennis and Mike Harris called into the squad.
New Zealand suffered a double blow when captain Richie McCaw and wing Cory Jane were ruled out after being in the starting Xv initially. McCaw has been ruled out with a calf strain while Jane has a hamstring injury. In McCaw's absence Sam Cane will wear the number seven jersey while number eight Kieran Read will captain the All Blacks. Jane has been replaced by Charles Piutau while Steven Luatua take's Cane's place on the replacements bench. IN other changes fom their last match against the Springboks in Johannesburg two weeks ago, Ben Smith moves from the wing to outside centre, taking over from Conrad Smith, who is on an extended break, Lock Jeremy Thrush is given his first start in the second row as Brodie Retallick drops to the bench vwhile Keven Mealamu starts at hooker with Andrew Hore dropping out of the squad. The only other change on the bench sees Tom Taylor come in as one of the back reserves.
Hello and welcome to the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin for our live coverage of this Bledisloe Cup clash between our hosts, New Zealand, and Australia. Don't go away! We'll return shortly with team news.
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