LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Internationals

Thumb_new-zealand-ed New Zealand

41

Thumb_australia-ed Australia

33
Kick-off local time : Sat, 19 October 2013 - 19h35
Kick-off : Sat, 19 October 2013 - 08h35
Venue : Dunedin
Referee : Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  New Zealand Australia
Tries Julian Savea (10min), Sam Cane (30min), and Kieran Read (54min) Matt Toomua (47min) and Tevita Kuridrani (77min)
Penalties Quade Cooper (3min), Quade Cooper (24min), and Quade Cooper (33min)
Conversions Quade Cooper (40min), Quade Cooper (48min), and Quade Cooper (78min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs Quade Cooper (16min)
Commentary
Minute Commentary

82

Eventually, after what seemed a hundred phases and 50 turnovers the ball goes dead without addition to the score. The All Blacks hold on for a deserved win - 41-33. The Kiwis remain unbeaten in 2013 and clearly the global leader by some distance. It was an entertaining match, nit flawless, but a match in which there was nothing at stake and the result is that both teams played with mnore freedom. That is FULL-TIME folks! Join us later today for the Currie Cup semifinals - staring with WP v the Lions at Newlands.

80

Both teams now trowing the ball around with gay abandon as there is one turnover after another and nobody is willing to kick it into touch

79

Wallabies launch one last raid in the hope of salvaging some pride - they won't get the win.

78

Quade Cooper adds the CONVERSION and the Wallabies need two quick scores - 33-41

77

TRY - Tevita Kuridrani gets what may well be a late consolation, as Folau displays his skills in the air to get a ball back from a crossfield kick

76

Kerr-Barlow clears, but not very well

75

Wallabies produce an elaborate move, but Quade Cooper throws a pass straight into touch with the tryline begging

74

Sam Cane again penalised for a breakdown offence and now gets a formal warning - this time inside the AB half

73

Sam Cane again penalised for going off his feet - near the Wallaby 10m line

72

Ben Smith cuts a huge hole in the Wallaby defence, but metres out the ABs are penalised for not releasing in the tackle - the support too late

70

Beauden Barrett slots the PENALTY and it is 15-point game - 41-26

69

Wallabies penalised for a breakdown offence just outside their 22

68

Lots of changes now - both benches being cleared

67

Beauden Barrett, on for Cruden, doesn't find touch - but Australia penalised for not releasing in the tackle

66

Wallabies attack, but cough up the ball as a player runs into a teammate - accidental obstruction

65

Cruden clears to just outside his 22

64

Scrum reset twice now

63

All Blacks win a turnover as the maul becomes static

62

Penalty to Aus, who set up a 5m line-out

61

Wallabies launch a blistering attack and get a line-out feed on the AB 22 as a Kiwi hand seemed to have pushed that into touch

60

Kuridrani looks to bust through a gap, but fails to hold onto the ball - AB scrum feed just inside their half

59

Wallabies win a turnover as they hold up the ball in a maul

58

Wallabies steal the line-out and Cooper hacks it downfield

57

Offside penalty against the Wallabies near halfway - the All Blacks look just to well organised

55

Aaron Cruden can't add the extras - 38-26

54

TRY - Classic All Blacks as they make the Wallabies pay for an error, with Kieran Read getting the 5-pointer - simple passing again exposes the Wallaby defence

53

Wallabies win a turnover, but soon coughs it up again

52

Aaron Cruden pushes it wide - that was a sitter

51

All Blacks set up a line-out and take it through the phases. Wallabies again penalised - a player playing the ball while off his feet

49

Wallabies penalised for a deliberate slap-down from the restart

48

Quade Cooper adds the CONVERSION - 26-33

47

TRY - Kuridrani intercepts and Nonu chases him down, but the offload finds Matt Toomua for the 5-pointer

46

Plenty of kicking by both teams now

45

Wallabies look to attack and work their way into the AB half,, where Hooper spills the ball

44

Aaron Cruden slots the PENALTY and the lead is 33-19

43

Wallabies penalised for a breakdown offence

42

Folau forced to carry the ball over his own tryline, after a sublime grubber by Nonu puts the Wallabies under pressure

41

Aaron Cruden gets the second half underway

40

TRY - The Wallabies show they also have some passing skills, as Adam Ashley-Cooper goes over in the left corner. Quade Cooper adds the CONVERSION as the Wallabies narrow the gap to 19-30, with the HALF-TIME hooter sounding. Great first half, both teams playing with some freedom. See you in 10 minutes.

38

Aaron Cruden adds the CONVERSION - 30-12

37

TRY - Aaron Cruden gets a crucial score, probably one of the tries of the year, as the ABs make the Wallabies pay for a mistake by putting the ball through the hands with some simple, accurate passing that keeps taking defenders out of play

36

Wallabies cough up the ball after Aaron Smith hacked it downfield

35

Aaron Cruden, from 40m out, slots the PENALTY - 23-12

34

All Blacks cough up the ball as a Kiwi runs into his own teammate - but the scrum becomes a penalty against the Wallabies

33

Quade Cooper, from bang in front, slots the PENALTY - 12-20

32

Penalty to the Wallabies from the restart

31

Aaron Cruden adds the CONVERSION - 20-9

30

TRY - Sam Cane gets the 5-pointer, but it was set up by a brilliant cross-field kick to Savea, with great work by Dagg to help set up the score

29

Great clearance by Genia after a sloppy line-out

28

The All Blacks go charging powerfully at the Wallaby line, but Aaron Smith is tackle into touch a metre out

27

All Blacks' great defence wins another big turnover

26

Scrum penalty to Australia

25

Wallabies spil the ball from the restart - attacking scrum to NZ just outside the Aus 22

24

Quade Cooper, also from just on 25m out, slots the PENALTY and it is 9-13

23

Wallabies win a penalty as Tony Woodcock is caught offside - Genia milked that penalty

22

Aaron Cruden, from 25m out, slots the PENALTY and the lead is 13-6

21

Wallabies penalised on their 22 as Hooper pulled a maul down

20

Wallabies still getting plenty of ball, but the AB defence is up for it and win another big turnover near their 22

18

Aaron Cruden, from about 35m on the angle, slots the PENALTY and the ABs lead 10-6

17

Wallabies penalised as a player goes offside at the restart

16

Quade Cooper slots a DROP-GOAL after a few sound phases - 6-7

15

The ball is hack downfield and NZ are penalised at a ruck inside the Wallaby 22

14

Wallabies turn the ball over after just a few ineffective phases

13

Scrum free kick to Aus

12

The All Blacks spill the ball from the restart, but James Horwill returns the favour just outside the AB 22

11

Aaron Cruden slots the CONVERSION FOR a 7-3 lead

10

TRY - Julian Savea is over for the first 5-pointer, a try set up when Dagg joined the backline from a ruck that came down to the left

9

Aaron Cruden, from just on 50m out on the angle, ia weel short - that is a shocker, it hardly reached the height of the crossbar

8

The All Blacks, with a neat grubber, get into the Wallaby half, where the Aussies are penalised at the ruck for offside

6

Wallabies butcher a golden opportunity with a knock-on after a couple of phases inside the All Black 22

5

New Zealand work their way into the Wallaby 22, but the ball is hacked out of the ruck and Cooper kickes downfield - Dagg scrambles it into touch just outside his 22

3

Quade Cooper kicks the PENALTY and the Wallabies take a 3-0 lead

2

Messy scrum and NZ penalised at the tackle

1

All Blacks knock on the kick-off, the Wallabies attack and Folau is through a gap - but the Wallaby hands let them down inside the NZ 22

0

Matt Toomua gets us underway!

-2

Now for the haka

-3

Australia's last win in NZ was in Dunedin - at Carisbrook in 2001

-5

The teams are getting ready to take to the field!

-10

The All Blacks have won nine straight tests in 2013 and such as been their superiority, all of the winning margins have been by double digits. Few expect the Wallabies to win this game, but they're looking to build on a big last-up win over Argentina in their best performance.

-15

A high scoring encounter looks on the cards, with perfect conditions inside Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium promising an open encounter. There has been glorious sunshine in Dunedin all day, and 20°C - perfect conditions for running rugby, roof or no roof

-20

Wallabies captain James Horwill: "We need to make sure we have the confidence in what we are doing, and back ourselves on the field"

-25

The All Blacks suffered late injury losses Friday with captain Richie McCaw and returning wing Cory Jane both ruled out but Sam Cane has proved an able asset in McCaw's absence this season and Piutau's arrival as a starting wing provides the All Blacks with extra X-factor.

-30

Welcome to Dunedin where we are preparing for the third and final Bledisloe Cup Test between New Zealand and Australia. The All Blacks look to complete a dominant unbeaten domestic campaign, while the beleaguered Wallabies are looking for a first victory over the All Blacks in Non New Zealand soil 12 years.
New Zealand
Players
15 Israel Dagg
14 Cory Jane
13 Ryan Crotty
12 Sonny Bill Williams
11 Charles Piutau
10 Aaron Cruden
9 TJ Perenara
8 Kieran Read
7 Sam Cane
6 Victor Vito
5 Patrick Tuipulotu
4 Jeremy Thrush
3 Charlie Faumuina
2 Nathan Harris
1 Joe Moody

Substitutes
23 Julian Savea
22 Dan Carter
21 Augustine Pulu
20 Liam Messam
19 Brodie Retallick
18 Ben Franks
17 Wyatt Crockett
16 Keven Mealamu
Australia
Players
15 Israel Folau
14 Henry Speight
13 Tevita Kuridrani
12 Matt Toomua
11 Rob Horne
10 Quade Cooper
9 Will Genia
8 Ben McCalman
7 Matt Hodgson
6 Scott Higginbotham
5 James Horwill
4 Sam Carter
3 Ben Alexander
2 Saia Faingaa
1 Benn Robinson

Substitutes
24 Joe Tomane
23 Christian Lealiifano
22 Bernard Foley
21 Nic White
20 Sean McMahon
19 Will Skelton
18 Sekope Kepu
17 James Slipper
16 James Hanson