Rugby Championship

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Thumb_australia-ed Australia

Kick-off local time : Sat, 24 August 2013 - 19h35
Kick-off : Sat, 24 August 2013 - 09h35
Venue : Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee : Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  New Zealand Australia
Tries Ben Smith (27min) and Ben Smith (40min) Israel Folau (73min)
Penalties Israel Dagg (76min) Christian Lealiifano (6min), Christian Lealiifano (24min), and Christian Lealiifano (56min)
Conversions Christian Lealiifano (73min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


Kerr-Barlow hoists again but there is obstruction from the Wallabies so the All Blacks will have one last shot of their own. The ball is knocked on so that is the end of the game. The All Blacks win to retain the Bledisloe Cup and the Wallabies are still looking for their first points in the Rugby Championship. Join us later for live coverage of the clash betyween the Pumas and the Springboks in Mendoza.


Kerr-Barlow kicks long and the Wallabies run it back but Savea rips the ball away in the tackle. It is chipped ahead but the chasers are offside so the Wallabies have one last chance from the line-out. It goes down the backline but Mogg's pass goes into touch.


The All Blacks knock the restart on so the Wallabies have a scrum as a number of replacement take the field. They go to Folau on then shortside and then swing it back the other way but it is forced into touch by the All Blacks.


More kicks exchanged but the All blacks win it on the Wallabies 22. They are right there now with McCaw and Nonu doing well. They spin it out to McCaw who drops it cold but Hooper was offside so Dagg kicks the PENALTY to make it 27-16.


The teams exchange kicks as the clock runs down and Taylor finally puts it into touch near the Wallabies 22. Whitelock steals another line-out and they send it out to Nonu but Folau intercepts and steps Dagg to score the TRY under the poles. Lealiifano adds the CONVERSION to make it 24-16.


Whitelock steals the line-out this time but Nonu puts it out on the full. The All Blacks steal it again and Taylor kicks long this time. Mogg puts it out on the full again and the All Blacks come again from the line-out. They go over the 22 and Simmons does not roll away so Taylor kicks another PENALTY to make it 24-9.


Aaron Smith hoists and O'Connor wins it but he is taken into touch. The Wallabies steal the line-out and their forwards drive it up before Cooper sends it out to Lealiifano but it is lost forward and Ben Smith hacks it into touch.


Crockett drops his bind so the Wallabies can clear but Mogg misses touch. The kick is returned and Genia puts it out but the All Blacks will come from the line-out on halfway.


Folau wins the kick-off and Horwill makes good ground. Moore takes it up but Retallick turns it over and the All Blacks swing it wide to Nonu. Taylor hoists this time and it bounces so the All Blacks win it back. Aaron Smith has a snipe and looks for Ben Smith but he knocks it on so the Wallabies have a scrum just outside their 22.


Another massive shove from the All Blacks and they are awarded the scrum this time. Kepu scrums inwards so Taylor bangs over another PENALTY to make it 21-9.


Genia's clearance is charged down and the ball goes dead so they have a scrum right on their tryline.


The Wallabies take it up in midfeld and the forwards arrive in support to take it over the 22. Mowen makes good ground and it goes to Folau who is stopped short. Conrad Smith goes offside so Lealiifano knocks over the easy PENALTY to make it 18-9.


The All Blacks maul it but it does not come out so the Wallabies have a scrum. Mowen takes it off the back and it is stolen but then knocked on so the Wallabies have another scrum on halfway. The All Blacks claim a tighthead and their forwards have a go. It goes out to Nonu but there is no advantage after the Wallabies put their hands in the scrum. Taylor has a crack at goal and slots the PENALTY to make it 18-6.


They maul it and Hooper peels off but he is stopped just short of the line. They hold on too long on the ground and Read puts the pressure on so the All Blacks can clear again.Franks takes it at the back of the line-out and Fardy goes offside at a ruck so Taylor sets up another line-out.


Whitelock steals the line-out and it goes out to Nonu who crashes it up but Hooper turns it over and the Wallabies can counter. It goes out to O'Connor and he breaks the line. He is eventually hauled down in the 22 but the All Blacks were off their feet and Genia kicks it into the corner as the Wallabies look for a try.


Ben Smith breaks the line but a forward pass means that the Wallabies have a scrum this time. A massive shove from the All Blacks and Aaron Smith claims it but he holds on too long on the ground.


The Wallabies come again from the line-out but Hooper blocks a defender so the All Blacks can set up a line-out 30 metres out.


Toomua kicks the second half off and Aaron smith clears to touch. The Wallabies maul it and go over the 22 before it goes to the backline. The forwards drive it up the right but Mowen loses it and Nonu hacks it into touch.


McCaw claims a loose ball and the All Blacks have one last crack. Nonu gets it away to Conrad Smith. It is worked out to Luatua who breaks into the 22 and it is recycled quickly. Dagg spins it out to Ben Smith who dives over in the corner for his second TRY. Taylor hits both posts and it bounces out but the All Blacks lead 15-6 at half-time. Join us in ten minutes for the second half.


The Wallabies go offside this time so Taylor has a crack at goal from inside his own half but it goes just wide.


The Wallabies go off their feet so Taylor steps up and nails the PENALTY to make it 10-6.


Read takes it up and they go to Nonu who goes over the 22. It goes wide to Savea and they swing it back to Nonu who is brought down just short.


The Wallabies turn it over again and Genia kicks long. The teams exchange more kicks and Hooper takes it up eventually but he holds on too long so the All Blacks set up another line-out.


The Wallabies knock it on as they contest a line-out so the All Blacks have a scrum on their 22. Aaron Smith finds touch inside his own half and the Wallabies go wide to Folau. Toomua takes the line on but the Wallabies have been penalised for holding a defender back


Mogg kicks long and Dagg hoists. Read wins it back as the All Blacks look for a response. Dagg finds some space on the right and gets it away to Luatua who releases Ben Smith on his outside and the sppedy wing pins his ears back to score the TRY. Taylor adds the CONVERSION and the All Blacks lead 7-6.


Horwill secures it and they send it wide to Mowen. Mogg is taken down near the left touchline as the Wallabies continue to attack. Lealiifano breaks the line and is brought down just short of the tryline. There is no release in the tackle from Aaron Smith Lealiifano slots the easy PENALTY to make it 6-0.


It goes on the blindside to Mogg and then they switch it back to the forwards. Alexandr takes it up and Mowen is there in support. It goes wide to Folau who reaches the 22 and his pass is deliberately knocked down so Lealiifano has a shot at goal from wide on the left but pulls it wide.


Alexander goes down so the All Blacks clear it to touch. Aaron Smith is caught in possession but Moore plays the ball on the ground so the All Blacks can clear again. They have another line-out on halfway and it goes to Nonu in midfield. Hooper makes a turnover and it is not coming out so the Wallabies have a scrum this time.


Moore claims a loose ball near halfway and Toomua looks for the corner. The teams exchange kicks before Genia finds a good touch in the All Blacks 22. The All Blacks take too long so the Wallabies drive it up on attack. Hore turns it over and it is not coming out so the All Blacks have the first scrum right back on their tryline.


Toomua clears but misses touch so Dagg runs it back and breaks the line, his pass is intercepted by Hooper but Toomua goes off his feet at the ruck so Taylor has a shot at goal put pulls it wide.


Genia is charged down again and Moore does not roll away in the tackle so Taylor sets up a line-out. Taylor gives it to Ben Smith on the inside and he bursts clear. He gets it away to Conrad Smith who spins it out to Savea but he is shoved into touch in the corner.


Slipper goes over the 22 and Genia goes blindside to O'Connor. They swing it out to Fardy who steps back inside with the tryline in sight. The forwards bash again and the All Blacks were offside so Lealiifano kicks the easy PENALTY to make it 3-0 as the rain starts to fall.


Toonua sends it out to Mogg who finds Folau and Genia kicks over the top. Dagg is there and finds touch again. The Wallabies forwards drive it up and Genia kicks again. Dagg is there but the Wallabies turn it over and storm towards the 22.


Whitleock knocks the line-out ball on and Toomua kicks deep. Smith gives it to Dagg who finds touch but it was taken back so the Wallabies have a line-out on the 22. It is a terrible throw from Moore and Smith can clear and he finds touch.


Taylor kicks the game off in good conditions and Simmons secures it but Genia is charged down by Franks who claims it. Taylor takes it up but the Wallabies turn it over. It goes out to O'Connor but he is forced into touch.


The All Blacks are down to their fourth-choice flyhalf in ace goal-kicker Tom Taylor who makes his debut today, and the Wallabies will surely try and target him.


Although there was an earthquake in Wellington recently the 'Cake Tin' was not damaged and should be packed today. The Wallabies will be desperate to bounce back in Ewen McKenzie's second match in charge as a loss will see the Bledisloe Cup stay in New Zealand.


Welcome to live coverage of the Bledisloe Cup clash between New Zealand and Australia in Wellington. The All Blacks dominated in Sydney last week so the Wallabies face an even tougher challenge away from home.
New Zealand
16 Israel Dagg
15 Cory Jane
14 Ben Smith
13 Ma'a Nonu
12 Julian Savea
11 Aaron Cruden
10 Aaron Smith
9 Kieran Read
8 Richie McCaw
7 Steven Luatua
6 Sam Whitelock
5 Brodie Retallick
3 Charlie Faumuina
2 Andrew Hore
1 Wyatt Crockett

24 Ryan Crotty
23 Beauden Barrett
22 TJ Perenara
21 Liam Messam
20 Sam Cane
19 Owen Franks
18 Ben Franks
17 Dane Coles
15 Israel Folau
14 Joe Tomane
13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
12 Christian Lealiifano
11 Nick Cummins
10 Quade Cooper
9 Will Genia
8 Ben Mowen
7 Michael Hooper
6 Scott Fardy
5 James Horwill
4 Rob Simmons
3 Sekope Kepu
2 Stephen Moore
1 James Slipper

23 Bernard Foley
22 Mike Harris
21 Nic White
20 Dave Dennis
19 Kane Douglas
18 Ben Alexander
17 Benn Robinson
16 Tatafu Polota-Nau