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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 Kieran Read (54min) Adam Ashley-Cooper (39min), Matt Toomua (47min), and Tevita Kuridrani (77min)
Penalties Beauden Barrett (70min) 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)
Minute Commentary


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.


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


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


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


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


Kerr-Barlow clears, but not very well


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


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


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


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


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


Wallabies penalised for a breakdown offence just outside their 22


Lots of changes now - both benches being cleared


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


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


Cruden clears to just outside his 22


Scrum reset twice now


All Blacks win a turnover as the maul becomes static


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


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


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


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


Wallabies steal the line-out and Cooper hacks it downfield


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


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


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


Wallabies win a turnover, but soon coughs it up again


Aaron Cruden pushes it wide - that was a sitter


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


Wallabies penalised for a deliberate slap-down from the restart


Quade Cooper adds the CONVERSION - 26-33


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


Plenty of kicking by both teams now


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


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


Wallabies penalised for a breakdown offence


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


Aaron Cruden gets the second half underway


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.


Aaron Cruden adds the CONVERSION - 30-12


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


Wallabies cough up the ball after Aaron Smith hacked it downfield


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


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


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


Penalty to the Wallabies from the restart


Aaron Cruden adds the CONVERSION - 20-9


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


Great clearance by Genia after a sloppy line-out


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


All Blacks' great defence wins another big turnover


Scrum penalty to Australia


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


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


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


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


Wallabies penalised on their 22 as Hooper pulled a maul down


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


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


Wallabies penalised as a player goes offside at the restart


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


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


Wallabies turn the ball over after just a few ineffective phases


Scrum free kick to Aus


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


Aaron Cruden slots the CONVERSION FOR a 7-3 lead


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


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


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


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


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


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


Messy scrum and NZ penalised at the tackle


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


Matt Toomua gets us underway!


Now for the haka


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


The teams are getting ready to take to the field!


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.


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


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


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.


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
15 Israel Dagg
14 Ben Smith
13 Conrad Smith
12 Ma'a Nonu
11 Charles Piutau
10 Lima Sopoaga
9 Aaron Smith
8 Kieran Read
7 Richie McCaw
6 Liam Messam
5 James Broadhurst
4 Brodie Retallick
3 Owen Franks
2 Dane Coles
1 Tony Woodcock

23 Malakai Fekitoa
22 Beauden Barrett
21 TJ Perenara
20 Victor Vito
19 Sam Whitelock
18 Ben Franks
17 Wyatt Crockett
16 Codie Taylor
15 Israel Folau
14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
13 Tevita Kuridrani
12 Matt Toomua
11 Joe Tomane
10 Bernard Foley
9 Nick Phipps
8 Ben McCalman
7 David Pocock
6 Scott Fardy
5 Rob Simmons
4 Will Skelton
3 Greg Holmes
2 Stephen Moore
1 James Slipper

23 Kurtley Beale
22 Quade Cooper
21 Nic White
20 Michael Hooper
19 Dean Mumm
18 Sekope Kepu
17 Scott Sio
16 Tatafu Polota-Nau