Rugby Championship

Wallabies shock All Blacks in Sydney

2015-08-08 13:56
Australia v New Zealand (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Australia have beaten New Zealand in Sydney to win this year's Rugby Championship and keep alive their chances of regaining the Bledisloe Cup.

The Wallabies won 27-19 after trailling 6-3 at half-time.

The Wallabies scored three tries through prop Sekope Kepu, wing Adam Ashley-Cooper and replacement scrumhalf Nic White. Centre Matt Giteau was on target with two conversions and a penalty while White converted his own try and added a penalty.

The All Blacks, who looked considerably below par on the night, replied with a brace of tries by debutant Nehe Milner-Skudder. Flyhalf Dan Carter was successful with three penalties.

With their victory the Wallabies clinched the 2015 Rugby Championship and, should the win the return Bledisloe Cup clash in Auckland next weekend, they'll add that coveted trophy to their cabinet.



15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 James Horwill, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore, (captain), 1 Scott Sio

Substitutes: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 James Slipper, 18 Greg Holmes, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Nic White, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Kurtley Beale

New Zealand

15 Ben Smith, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Luke Romano, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Tony Woodcock.

Substitutes: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Ben Franks , 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Sam Whitelock, 20 Sam Cane, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Malakai Fekitoa

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