LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Internationals

Thumb_australia-ed Australia

18

Thumb_new-zealand-ed New Zealand

18
Kick-off local time : Sat, 20 October 2012 - 20h00
Kick-off : Sat, 20 October 2012 - 12h00
Venue : Brisbane
Referee : Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  Australia New Zealand
Tries
Penalties Dan Carter (7min), Dan Carter (11min), Dan Carter (53min), Dan Carter (56min), Dan Carter (67min), and Dan Carter (70min)
Conversions
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

86

Dan Carter attempts a drop-goal for the winner, but he is wide and it is 18-all with six dramatic minutes of extra time bringing this game to a conclusion. That is FULL-TIME folks - New Zealand's amazing victory run has come to and end and the record of 17 consecutive Test victories (shared between the All Blacks and Springboks) still stand. That was a ripper! Join us later for Currie Cup semifinal action!

85

The ABs quickly up to the Wallaby 22

84

Another penalty against the Wallabies and then another as they tap-'n-go

83

All Blacks opt for a scrum - they want the win, a draw is simply not good enough and we are well inmto extra time now. The ABs have 85 metres to go

82

Into the 22 now and the penalty goes against the Wallabies for sealing it off

81

Still the Wallabies working themselves into drop-goal territory

80

The Wallabies now working their way towards the AB 22 - as the hooter goes

79

Wallabies work their way into the AB half - forwards rumbling it up

78

Brett Sheehan holds up Ben Smith in the tackle - the Wallabies have a scrum feed near halfway

77

Beale goes for a miracle inside pass and it is put down

75

Beale puts it down cold from the restart and then Kieran Read returns the favour - nerves kicking in

74

Mike Harris, from 40m out, slots the PENALTY to level it again - 18-all

73

NZ again penalised at the breakdown

72

Wallabies now panicking and in desperation making more mistakes - especial;ly in the red zone when they require patience and control

70

Dan Carter slots an easy PENALTY top put NZ back in the lead - 18-15

69

Nick Phipps first kicks the ball directly into touch and then plays the ball from an offside position - shocker

67

Dan Carter, from bang in front, slots the PENALTY to level it up at 15-all

66

The Kiwis keep barging at the Wallaby line, and the Aussie defence eventually concedes the penalty right in front

64

All Blacks steal a line-out throw 5m from the Wallaby line - this is a real arm-wrestle

63

Aaron Cruden puts in a sublime grubber, but Cory Jane just steps into touch - this is going down to the wire

61

Wallabies looking to keep the ball in hand, but they are again penalised near the AB 22 as the pace of the game starts picking up

59

Kurtley Beale is wide with his shot at goal

58

All Blacks again penalised at the tackle - is there another yellow card coming?

56

Dan Carter, from 25m out, slots the PENALTY to make it a three-point game - 12-15

55

YELLOW CARD - Michael Hooper penalised for a late tackle

54

Free kick against the Wallabies just outside the NZ 22

53

Dan Carter slots the PENALTY to narrow the gap to 9-15

52

From the restart Messam regathers and then Australia concede a penalty right in from

51

Kurtley Beale, from about 52m out, slots the PENALTY and the Wallabies lead 15-6

50

McCaw penalised at the breakdown again and then the ref marches them 10m for kicking the ball away

48

Penalty against Sharpe for taking up space on the wrong side of the ball

47

The Wallabies turn it over near the AB 22, allowing the Kiwis to clear their line

46

Penalty against the 7-man AB scrum

45

Cory Jane makes a great break, but Ma'a Nonu puts it down cold on the Aussie 22

44

Dan Carter, from 50m out, is well wide again

43

ichael Hooper penalised at the tackle for not supporting his body weight - which means he just flopped on the ball at the breakdown

42

Dagg kicks downfield, but it is too deep and the Wallabies have a 22 restart

41

Dan Carter gets the second half underway. Kurtley Beale puts it directly into touch - poor start.

40

Mike Harris, 40m out on the angle, slots the PENALTY to give Australia a 12-6 lead at HALF-TIME. It has not been the greatest rugby, but the Wallabies are up for this. See you in 10 minutes!

39

YELLOW CARD - Tony Woodcock will spend 10 minutes in the bin as the referee loses patience with the ABs' constant transgressions

38

All Blacks looks to steal the line-out throw, but just fail to control the ball - scrum to Aus on the NZ 10-m line

37

Penalty to Australia - obstruction by Ma'a Nonu

36

Scrum is wheeled and NZ win a turnover - great attacking position just outside the Aussie 22

35

Another All Black handling error just outside the Wallaby 22 - ball control has been an issue for both teams

34

Dan Carter, from about 30m out, hooks it past the right upright

33

Now Mike Harris is penalised at the breakdown

31

Mike Harris, from about 35m out, slots the PENALTY as Australia regain the lead - 9-6

30

McCaw penalised and then warned about offences at the breakdown

29

Scrum penalty to Australia - Tony Woodcock the culprit

28

Mike Harris, from about 40m on the angle, slots the PENALTY and it is level again - 6-all

27

Charlie Faumuina penalised for being on the wrong side of a maul

26

There is a bust-up and the referee talks to both teams - Scott Higginbotham may well get cited for a head-butt

25

Gear breaks clear, but near the Wallaby 22 they lose control and then the ABs are penalised at the tackle near halfway -

23

Israel Dagg kicks deep, but the Wallabies' cover is there to dot down for a 22 restart

22

NZ win a crucial turnover near their 10m line and stops a promising looking build-up by the Aussies

20

Carter doesn't find touch and there's a knock-on by Aaron Smith just inside his half as the ABs looked to get the ball back

19

Tatafu Polota-Nau butchers a certain try as he puts the ball down cold a metre from the line

18

Wallabies win a great turnover near halfway and work their way into the NZ 22 with great forward raids

17

Scrum reset and then the Wallabies are penalised for illegal wheeling of the scrum

15

Australia's hands let them down again - Conrad Smith nails Nick Cummins and the ball is spilled

14

McCaw wins a great turnover, but almost immediately Messam puts the ball down cold

13

Carter clears his line - line-out near the AB 10m line

12

Kurtley Beale drives the Kiwis back into their 22 with a well-weighted fieldkick

11

Dan Carter, from 25m out on the angle, slots the PENALTY and New Zealand have the lead - 6-3

10

A few quick phases and NZ is close to the line - Aaron Smith stretches out and loses control. They go back for an earlier penalty

9

Line-out throw is poor and NZ have control inside the Wallaby 22

8

Australia regain the restart, but just outside the AB 22 they turn the ball over - it is hacked downfield and into touch

7

Dan Carter, from just on 50m out and a slight angle, slots the PENALTY and it is all even - 3-all

6

Australia turn the ball over near halfway and almost immediately concede a penalty at the tackle

5

Scrum free kick to Australia - they tap and go

4

Kiwis regain the restart and go left, but a forward pass ends the move early

3

Mike Harris, from 25m on the angle, slots the PENALTY and Australia lead 3-0

2

Penalty to the Wallabies on the NZ 22 as Mealamu doesn't release in the tackle

1

Beale goes deep and the clearance kick is charged down - 22 restart!

0

Kurtley Beale gets the game underway!

-1

Haka time ... it's the Kapa O Panga - spine chilling stuff!

-2

Nathan Sharpe looks really charged up - he was constantly talking to his players as they lined up for the anthems ... this will be a cracker!

-3

It is anthem time - NZ up first

-5

The teams are getting ready to come out for the anthems!

-10

We have spoke about Sharpe's last game on Aussie soil. It is also Kevin Mealamu's 100th Test for the All Blacks.

-15

The current conditions are clear and mild, with the temperature in the mid 20s - perfect for an attractive game

-20

The talk all week has been about NZ's 16-match winning streak and if they will equal that world record they share with South Africa? Can the Wallabies upstage them? The simple answer is: Yes! However, it will require e very special effort from the Australians.

-30

After 111 caps and a decade of service, Nathan Sharpe plays his last game on Australian soil - he's undoubtedly one of the all-time great Wallabies

-45

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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
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