New Zealand
35 - 29
2017/08/26 | 09:35 |  Rugby Championship | Forsyth Barr Stadium |  Full Time
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New Zealand Australia
  • 21' Rieko Ioane
    40' Aaron Smith
    60' Beauden Barrett
    70' Ben Smith
    77' Beauden Barrett
    5 Tries 5 0' Israel Folau
    10' Michael Hooper
    14' Bernard Foley
    66' Will Genia
    75' Kurtley Beale
  • 22' Beauden Barrett
    40' Beauden Barrett
    62' Beauden Barrett
    72' Beauden Barrett
    78' Beauden Barrett
    5 Conversions 2 11' Bernard Foley
    76' Bernard Foley
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • Yellow Cards
  • Red Cards
  • 80'

    FULL TIME: What a game we have had here and Nigel Owens brings down the curtain on a fantastic match. WOW! This match had everything in it and in the end the home team just pips the Wallabies to the posts.

  • 80'


  • 79'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 35-29: Barrett makes no mistake.

  • 78'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND! BARRETT! 33-29: Read wins the kick off and the rest is history. They kept the ball in hand and somehow always believed that they would score and they did. They applied the pressure on the Wallabies and eventually Barrett storms through for a match winning try!

  • 77'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 28-29: We have a three point game with three minutes to go.

  • 76'

    TRY! AUSTRALIA! BEALE! 28-27: Australia scores a brilliant try under the posts. They did well to keep ball in hand after that line-out. That looked easy.

  • 75'

    Hames is penalised for having his hands in the ruck. Hodge is on the field now and finds touch inside the All Blacks 22.

  • 73'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 28-22: Barrett extends the lead further.

  • 71'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, BEN SMITH! 26-22: The All Blacks string together 22 phases, while controlling the ball and eventually Ben Smith finishes it off by scoring a brilliant try! No defence in the World could have stopped that try!

  • 70'

    Williams offloads to Ben Smith, who breaks through the Wallabies line.

  • 68'

    The conversion is missed by Foley. Pressure!

  • 67'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, GENIA! 21-22: The Wallabies string together 11 Phases and make their way into the All Blacks 22, before Genia grabs it and sprints away to score! Great work by him as he beat Savea in the process.

  • 65'

    Barrett breaks the line and then kicks it through, but the bounce favours the Wallabies.

  • 64'

    Crotty has knocked his head again after a collision with Folau.

  • 63'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 21-17: Barrett converts his own try.

  • 61'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 19-17: They secure their scrum and Read controls it well. Aaron Smith then sends Barrett away, who scores at pace, despite Haylett-Petty hanging onto him.

  • 60'

    They win the line-out and then Michael Hooper is caught offside. The All Blacks want another scrum and why not? They have been dominant there.

  • 59'

    Dane Haylett-Petty is guilty of tackling a player without the ball. Barrett finds touch six meters out.

  • 57'

    The All Blacks feed a line-out near the Wallabies 22. Theys ecure it and move forward.

  • 56'

    Dane Haylett-Petty is offside and Read opts for a five meter scrum. They move forward but knocks it on and we have a Wallabies scrum six meters from their own line.

  • 54'

    NO TRY, NEW ZEALAND! The All Blacks secure the line-out and drive forward. Retallick then goes over to score, but the TMO confirms that the grounding was not clear.

  • 53'

    McMahon is penalised for hands in the ruck and Sopoaga finds touch seven meters out.

  • 51'

    The All Blacks make their way to the other side of the field by keeping ball in hand after 11 phases, before the ball is turned over. Barrett will be back soon, as he has passed his concussion test.

  • 48'

    After a few minutes of attacking from both sides, the All Blacks have a scrum inside their own 22.

  • 47'

    Ardie Savea breaks the line and almost gets through.

  • 45'

    Great work from Squire to stop a certain try and they then earn a penalty, as Rory Arnold fails to roll away. Barrett finds touch inside the Wallabies half before leaving for a concussion test.

  • 44'

    They secure their line-out and go wide. They earn a scrum on the All Blacks 22, after a knock on off the hands of Barrett in the tackle.

  • 42'

    Nepo Laulala is penalised for obstruction and Foley finds touch inside the All Blacks 22.

  • 41'

    Foley starts proceedings in the second half.

  • 40'

    Alaalatoa is guilty of collapsing the scrum this time and Read calls for another scrum.

  • 40'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND! AARON SMITH! New Zealand scores on the stroke of half time. Read controls the ball well and then Aaron Smith sees a gap and some poor tackling from Hooper allows him through!

  • 40'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 14-17: Barrett adds the extras.

  • 40'

    HALF TIME: We have a three point game as we enter the break. The All Blacks have done well to come back from a 17 point deficit. The Wallabies will have to continue at this rate if they want to ensure victory.

  • 40'


  • 39'

    NO TRY! The TMO is called into action for a potential try after the scrum, but they rule that Ben Smith had no control of the ball. We have another five meter scrum, this time to the Wallabies.

  • 38'

    Scott Sio is penalised for wheeling the scrum and we have another scrum to the All Blacks.

  • 36'

    Will Genia is guilty of not releasing the ball in the tackle and the All Blacks have a penalty seven meters from the line. They opt for a scrum.

  • 35'

    Brodie Retallick offloads to Beauden Barrett, who breaks through some space. They then win aa penalty after Moore is penalised. Barrett finds touch inside the Wallabies 22. Crotty has passed his test and will return.

  • 32'

    Folau launches an attack for the Wallabies. They do well to make their way into the All Blacks 22, before it is turned over and then knocked on by the men in black.

  • 30'

    They opt for the three points but Foley hits the posts. Crotty is off for a concussion test and he is replaced by Lienert-Brown.

  • 28'

    The Wallabies string together 14 phases, before Crotty is penalised for tackling a player without the ball.

  • 25'

    Ardie Savea is caught offside and the Wallabies have a penalty. Foley finds touch near the All Blacks 22.

  • 24'

    The TMO is called into action for potential foul play by Brodie Retallick. It all appears ok and the Wallabies have a scrum on their 10 meter line.

  • 23'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 7-17: Beauden Barrett reduces the lead. Sam Cane has failed a concussion test and will not return to the field of play. Savea is on as a replacement.

  • 22'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, IOANE! 5-17: The All Blacks secure the line-out and drive forward. Aaron Smith then clears it and sends a reverse pass to Ioane, who forces his way into a gap to score!

  • 21'

    Hanigan is offside and is lucky not to get a card here. Barrett finds touch again.

  • 20'

    The All Blacks have a penalty and Kurtley Beale is penalised for not releasing the ball. Great work from Read! Barrett finds touch eight meters from the line.

  • 18'

    The All Blacks have a scrum on the Wallabies 10 meter line.

  • 17'

    Once again Foley misses the conversion.

  • 16'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 0-17: The Wallabies are on fire! The All Blacks shove at the scrum and somehow Genia clears it. He then breaks, offloads to Hooper, who then sends Foley away at pace, to score! After awarding the try the TMO is called into action and they confirm all in order!

  • 15'

    The All Blacks turn the ball over and launch an attack, but again the ball is knocked on in the tackle. This is almost reminiscent of the third test against the Lions when the All Blacks knocked it on time after time.

  • 13'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 0-12: Foley adds the extras and makes it 12-0.

  • 11'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, HOOPER! 0-10: They win the line-out and then Foley tries a cross-kick and it goes into touch off an All Black. They win the next line-out and then Hooper sees a gap and scores! WOW!

  • 10'

    The Wallabies win a penalty, as Brodie Retallick goes off his feet in the ruck. Foley finds touch on the All Blacks 22.

  • 8'

    Beauden Barrett attacks and the All Blacks string together eight phases, before knocking it on in the tackle.

  • 6'

    The All Blacks shove and secure the scrum. Read finds Aaron Smith and Crotty is shoved into touch, five meters out.

  • 4'

    New Zealand win a penalty and Scott Sio is offside. They opt for touch, but it is knocked on after the line-out.

  • 2'

    The conversion is missed by Foley.

  • 1'

    We are eventually underway, as Beauden Barrett starts proceedings.

  • 1'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, FOLAU! 0-5: WOW what a start for the Wallabies! The All Blacks attack after the kick off and then Folau intercepts it after a McKenzie pass. He runs 65 meters to score! A great start!

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to this 2017 Rugby Championship clash, between New Zealand and Australia, from Forsyth Barr Stadium, in Dunedin.

  • 0'

    The inclement New Zealand weather will not be a factor today, as they will be playing under the roof and that should encourage a fast flowing entertaining game.

  • 0'

    The All Blacks have made four changes to their team that did duty against Australia in Sydney. Dane Coles will make his 50th appearance for the home team, while Codie Taylor moves to bench. Kane Hames replaces Wyatt Crockett on the bench. Scott Barrett also replaces the injured Luke Romano in the reserves. In a late change after their team was announced they had to withdraw Owen Franks due to injury and he has been replaced by Nepo Laulala.

  • 0'

    The Wallabies have made three changes to the team that was beaten at home last week. Samu Kerevi has been left out of the squad and will be replaced at centre by Tevita Kuridrani. Rob Simmons will start at lock, despite only playing 13 times for the Reds in Super Rugby. Simmonds replaces Rory Arnold, who moves to the bench. Dane Haylett-Petty returns from injury to replace Curtis Rona at fullback, while Rona has been preferred on the bench over Kerevi,

  • 0'

    Our referee is Nigel Owens, from Wales. He will be assisted by Wayne Barnes, from England and Andrew Brace, from Ireland. The TMO is Rowan Kitt, from England.

  • 0'

    The start will be delayed due to an earlier issue with the lights.

  • 0'

    We now have a minute of silence, as a sign of respect for Sir Colin Meads, who passed away this week.

  • 0'

    It is now time for the National Anthems.

  • 0'

    TJ Perenara leads the All Blacks for the haka!

Team Line-ups
New Zealand Australia
  • Joe Moody
  • Dane Coles
  • Nepo Laulala
  • Brodie Retallick
  • Sam Whitelock
  • Liam Squire
  • Sam Cane
  • Kieran Read
  • Aaron Smith
  • Beauden Barrett
  • Rieko Ioane
  • Sonny Bill Williams
  • Ryan Crotty
  • Ben Smith
  • Damian McKenzie
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  • 14
  • 15
  • Scott Sio
  • Stephen Moore
  • Allan Alaalatoa
  • Rory Arnold
  • Rob Simmons
  • Ned Hanigan
  • Michael Hooper
  • Sean McMahon
  • Will Genia
  • Bernard Foley
  • Henry Speight
  • Kurtley Beale
  • Tevita Kuridrani
  • Dane Haylett-Petty
  • Israel Folau
  • Codie Taylor
  • Kane Hames
  • Ofa Tu'ungafasi
  • Scott Barrett
  • Ardie Savea
  • TJ Perenara
  • Lima Sopoaga
  • Anton Lienert-Brown
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  • Tatafu Polota-Nau
  • Tom Robertson
  • Sekope Kepu
  • Izack Rodda
  • Lopeti Timani
  • Nick Phipps
  • Reece Hodge
  • Curtis Rona

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