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SOUTH AFRICA 32 - 12 ARGENTINA
Saturday 14 August - Nelson Mandela Stadium, PE
KO: 17:05 HT: 21-9
HEAD TO HEAD
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Boks vs Pumas In a late change to the replacements, Jaden Hendrikse has come onto the bench after Herschel Jantjies has withdrawn this morning following a hip pointer niggle
Boks 0 - 0 Pumas 0min The teams are out, the anthems are done, and Elton Jantjies is to kick off...
Boks 0 - 0 Pumas 2mins It's a solid start from the Boks and Marcos Kremer is pinged at the breakdown to test the mettle of previously No1 fly half, Jantjies who tees up for the first points...
Boks 3 - 0 Pumas 3mins ...and 💥 Jantjies is perfectly on target for the Boks to open the scoreboard early
Boks 3 - 0 Pumas 5mins As the teams settle and find their rhythm, a touch of aerial football ensues, and there are unforced errors on both sides
Boks 3 - 0 Pumas 7mins Nicolás Sánchez has an opportunity to gain some serious ground for the Pumas, but his kick doesn't find touch and the Boks have a defensive scrum
Boks 3 - 0 Pumas 9mins The scrum is completed with a penalty to the Boks, and it's another scrum for the South Africans as they look to shift play back into Puma territory, and they do...effectively
Boks 3 - 0 Pumas 11mins The Pumas don't opt for a kicking game and attempt to run the ball back, breach the halfway line but don't get too much further before they are turned over and the Boks clear again
Boks 3 - 0 Pumas 12mins There's a touch of swirling wind in PE this evening & the ball isn't playing the game teams would like, this time Damian Willemse unintentionally gifting a penalty in his own half after another aerial battle
Boks 3 - 0 Pumas 13mins A short time off as Santiago Carreras gets some attention, before it's an attacking scrum for the Pumas, but Ox Nché causes the visitors problems in the front row only just able to hold on...
Boks 8 - 0 Pumas 14mins ...and send the ball out wide, only for Cobus Reinach to intercept a loose pass and he charges like lightning over halfway and all the way to the whitewash to claim the first try of the match 🏉
Boks 10 - 0 Pumas 15mins Neat work from the scrum half who switched it up a gear leaving any defence long back in his wake; Jantjies adds the conversion 💥
Boks 10 - 3 Pumas 16mins Almost immediately the Boks hand over a kickable goal, and Sánchez -who rarely misses- splices the uprights for the first Pumas points 💥
Boks 15 - 3 Pumas 18mins For everyone who dared called the World & Lions Champions boring, they better think again; from restart a long ball goes out to touch, Aphelele Fassi amazingly draws it back in and sprints over the corner 🏉
Boks 15 - 3 Pumas 20mins It's one of those pesky awkward conversions from touch and this time Jantjies doesn't find his target
Boks 15 - 3 Pumas 22mins It doesn't take the Boks long to head back into the Pumas' lair, and whilst there, Rodrigo Bruni is promptly pinged at the breakdown, allowing Jantjies to tee up again...
Boks 18 - 3 Pumas 24mins Jantjies is moved a little by Ref Williams from his position before he bangs over another 3-pointer 💥
Boks 18 - 3 Pumas 25mins The restart has the Boks soon setting yet another scrum in attack, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro pinged and it's a penalty kick within Frans Steyn's range
Boks 18 - 3 Pumas 26mins Off the back of the Pumas' Summer tests, honestly thought they'd cause the Boks some worry, but nope...not yet anyway
Boks 18 - 3 Pumas 27mins Frans has no issues with the distance -his speciality- but the accuracy is off and the score remains
Boks 18 - 3 Pumas 29mins Seems like there's a little rust the Pumas need to kick off, whilst the Boks are on the attack again, winning a midfield lineout, another penalty, and it's a kick to the corner for a 5m lineout
Boks 18 - 3 Pumas 31mins Debutant Joseph Dweba's lineout throw in is way too long and the Pumas can kick the ball to kingdom come, Fassi forced to tidy up in his own 22, the ball kicked almost all the way back again…
Boks 18 - 3 Pumas 33mins The aerial game ensues again, the Pumas coming out on top this time, winning an attacking lineout outside the Bok 22 and then winning the battle of the breakdown...
Boks 18 - 6 Pumas 35mins Sánchez tees up from in front of the posts just outside the 22 and he of course has no problem in doubling the Pumas score 💥
Boks 21 - 6 Pumas 37mins However, Kremer begins to lose his temper having gifted a churlish penalty to the opposition, crawling at the ruck and allowing Jantjies to cancel out the Pumas last penalty immediately with an easy 3 💥
Boks 21 - 6 Pumas 39mins The restart is better for the Pumas as they barrage their way into the Bok 22, advantage being played after not once but twice the Boks are pinged for not rolling away...
Boks 21 - 9 Pumas 41mins Steyn and Jantjies are the guilty parties as the penalty comes in the 22, and Sánchez bangs over another 3-pointer to take us to the break 💥
Boks 21 - 9 Pumas HT T: Reinach, Fassi C: Jantjies P: Jantjies (3) | P: Sánchez (3)
Boks 21 - 9 Pumas 40mins Final half to go, and despite the scoreline, if the Pumas can regroup sufficiently, they can still make a comeback, coz they are a rather devastating side on form...
Boks 21 - 9 Pumas 41mins Bok KO but the Pumas have it; 12 phases in and the ball is popped back to Sánchez for a drop goal that falls short
Boks 21 - 9 Pumas 42mins However, the ball finds touch for an attacking Pumas lineout and it the penalty gores to the visitors as Kwagga Smith is pinged -not for the first time- for interfering illegally
Boks 21 - 12 Pumas 43mins Give Sánchez an inch and he'll take the mile. Another easy 3 points 💥
Boks 21 - 12 Pumas 45mins The Bok changes are rung in early as Malcolm Marx and Vincent Koch replace Dweba and Wilco Louw; time off before a Bok scrum...
Boks 21 - 12 Pumas 46mins Boks win that one solidly and the penalty goes to the homeside, Jantjies teeing up from wide and outside the 22...
Boks 24 - 12 Pumas 47mins Oof he's good 💥
Boks 24 - 12 Pumas 49mins The restart from the Pumas lands neatly for Jasper Wiese, and a high ball goes up for both sides to contest, it coming down in favour of the Pumas for a defensive scrum just inside their half
Boks 24 - 12 Pumas 50mins The scrum is won but Kremer is pinged again at the breakdown on halfway, allowing Steyn to show off his distance prowess...but it falters on accuracy again 🙊
Boks 24 - 12 Pumas 51mins Time off as Wiese gets attention, and Trevor Nyakane replaces Nché while Tomás Lavanini is on for Kremer
Boks 24 - 12 Pumas 53mins It's a Bok scrum on the attack, which has to be reset, and eventually it comes good in Bok hands...
Boks 24 - 12 Pumas 54mins ...but we have another time off as Marco van Staden replaces captain Siya Kolisi, for the Pumas Gonzalo Bertranou and Sebastian Cancelliere are on for Felipe Ezcurra and Jerónimo de la Fuente
Boks 24 - 12 Pumas 56mins Pumas wrestle possession away but kick it away again for the Boks to set another scrum, won and they make some yards, the Pumas not doing well at the setpiece
Boks 27 - 12 Pumas 58mins Another penalty gifted by the Pumas and Jantjies punishes them further 💥 Carlos Muzzio, Santiago Medrano & Matías Alemanno on for Tetaz Chaparro, Francisco Gomez Kodela and Facundo Isa
Boks 27 - 12 Pumas 60mins Well that may have been wishful thinking that the Pumas might right their game...no sign of that in the round, though there have been fleeting moments of their excellence 🙄
Boks 27 - 12 Pumas 62mins Meanwhile, it's the Boks all over the Pumas lair, and the visitors just can't seem to find a way to keep them out. Dan du Preez has replaced Wiese at No8
Boks 27 - 12 Pumas 64mins The Boks are back into the Puma 22 and it takes a while before the Pumas can fight back, defending with a lineout that is won but Julian Montoya is bundled into touch
Boks 27 - 12 Pumas 66mins A small fight-back allows the Pumas to force the Boks back into their own half, but after a time off, Domingo Miotti replaces Sánchez and the Boks have a defensive scrum
Boks 27 - 12 Pumas 68mins Marvin Orie replaces Eben Etzebeth while the Boks breach the Pumas' lair yet again, setting up an attacking lineout, after Reinach has threaten to draw his handbag 👜👜👜 😆
Boks 27 - 12 Pumas 70mins The lineout outside the 22 swiftly morphs into a 22 attack and a 5m lineout, the catch good but the maul held firm by the Pumas...Ref Williams tells them to use it...
Boks 32 - 12 Pumas 71mins ...and the Boks do, the ball carried almost to the whitewash by Marx, it's recycled, advantage being played for Pumas offside and the ball flies wide to Fassi for a brace 🏉
Boks 27 - 12 Pumas 72mins But 🙊 the TMO has a close look at Marx who has crawled forward toward the goal line, cancelling out the Pumas offside and the try; penalty to Argentina
Boks 27 - 12 Pumas 73mins The nemesis of the British & Irish Lions, Mr Morné Steyn has arrived on the park for Jantjies, while last minute replacement Jaden Hendrikse makes his debut, on for Reinach | Facundo Bosch has replaced captain Julián Montoya
Boks 27 - 12 Pumas 75mins Meanwhile, the Pumas have finally breached Bok territory and have solidly and steadily made their way deep into the 22; Frans Steyn has other ideas and thumps the stolen ball far far into touch
Boks 27 - 12 Pumas 77mins However, despite the magnificent kick, officials decide Ref Williams was premature, he called the advantage off too early so we're back in the Bok 22...and then the minds of the officials are changed again and we are off to the Pumas 22 for a Boks lineout 🤔
Boks 32 - 12 Pumas 78mins Time is called off whilst the officials sort themselves out, and Marx wins the lineout, van Staden carries the ball forward, it flies out wide to Hendrikse who keeps all his limbs inside touch to score in the corner on debut 🏉
Boks 32 - 12 Pumas 79mins Morné S misses the conversion but there's enough time for a restart as the clock approaches 80 minutes...
Boks 32 - 12 Pumas 80mins Finally an excellent restart for the Pumas and they have a penalty kick to touch for a 5m attacking lineout...
Boks 32 - 12 Pumas 80+1mins ...the ball is secured and the Pumas look like they might get a consolation score here, but white-line fever overwhelms them, the ball is knocked on and Nyakane touches it down for full time
Boks (21) 32 - 12 (9) Pumas FT Well, it started off well, but it all fell apart for the Pumas sadly, who didn’t get much of a look in, and considering the Steyns left 8 points out there, it could've been considerably worse 🙈
15 Damian Willemse 14 Sbu Nkosi 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Frans Steyn 11 Aphelele Fassi 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Cobus Reinach 1 Ox Nché 2 Joseph Dweba*3 Wilco Louw 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Lood de Jager 6 Siya Kolisi (C) 7 Kwagga Smith 8 Jasper Wiese BENCH: 16 Malcolm Marx 17 Trevor Nyakane 18 Vincent Koch 19 Marvin Orie 20 Marco van Staden 21 Dan du Preez 22 Herschel Jantjies 23 Morné Steyn
SCORERS T: Reinach, Fassi, Hendrikse C: Jantjies P: Jantjies (5)
15 Santiago Carreras 14 Bautista Delguy 13 Santiago Chocobares 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente 11 Matías Moroni 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Felipe Ezcurra 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 2 Julián Montoya (C) 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela 4 Guido Petti 5 Marcos Kremer 6 Pablo Matera 7 Facundo Isa 8 Rodrigo Bruni BENCH: 16 Facundo Bosch 17 Carlos Muzzio 18 Santiago Medrano 19 Tomás Lavanini 20 Matías Alemanno 21 Gonzalo Bertranou 22 Domingo Miotti 23 Sebastian Cancelliere
SCORERS P: Sánchez (4)
Man of the Match: Jasper Wiese
Referee: Paul Williams (NZR) Asst Referees: Mike Fraser (NZR), Brendon Pickerill (NZR) TMO: Glenn Newman (NZR)
NEW ZEALAND 57 - 22 AUSTRALIA
Saturday 14 August - Eden Park, Auckland
KO: 19:05 HT: 21-15
BLEDISLOE CUP 2
HEAD TO HEAD
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
All Blacks vs Wallabies Last week in the first Bledisloe Cup match, the Aussies came back hard & fast at the All Blacks, Noah Lolesio's kicks at goal the difference which handed the win to the homeside; can they do it again 🤔
All Blacks vs Wallabies Well, we'll know as soon as the Ka Mate haka is gloriously performed; the chat in the week reflected a no fear mode in the Aussie camp...we're almost at game on....
All Blacks 0 - 0 Wallabies 1min It's Richie Mo'unga who kicks off after the whistle of Ref Brendan Pickerill indicates the start, and the Aussies can't secure the ball as the ABs bolster forward
All Blacks 0 - 0 Wallabies 2mins The Aussies are quick up in defence after the first phase and set a defensive scrum outside their 22, which collapses at the hinge of the front row, so we go again...
All Blacks 5 - 0 Wallabies 3mins Nepo Laulala is pinged in the front row and Tom Banks clears the ABs way back into their own territory, but a pass from Lolesio is intercepted by Reiko Ioane and he charges to the whitewash 🏉
All Blacks 7 - 0 Wallabies 4mins Oof what pace the centre has to score in quite a special fashion; Mo'unga adds the extras duly and that's a good start from the homeside 💥
All Blacks 7 - 0 Wallabies 6mins No time to sit back and take a breath after that frantic start for either side, as the Aussies invade deep into ABs territory from the restart, wasting not a moment to...
All Blacks 7 - 5 Wallabies 7mins ...get themselves within touching distance, Marika Koroibete not quite shut down by Dalton Papali'i, the ball recycled and a perfect crosskick from Lolesio to Andrew Kellaway to score 🏉
All Blacks 7 - 5 Wallabies 9mins It's an acute kick and it's not one Lolesio can convert well enough to equalise. But what a start to what will hopefully be an electric match
All Blacks 7 - 5 Wallabies 11mins Time to take a breath for a sec before the retaliation from the All Blacks gets underway, and they set up an attacking lineout inside the 10m, well won and driven...
All Blacks 7 - 5 Wallabies 13mins ...forward, the Aussies caught infringing at the maul and it's another penalty, this time kicked to the corner for a 5m lineout
All Blacks 7 - 5 Wallabies 15mins It's an efficient enough catch and drive, but the Aussies defend that maul well enough to turnover possession and set a defensive 5m scrum
All Blacks 7 - 5 Wallabies 17mins It takes a while but eventually the setpiece is completed for Lolesio to take some pressure off his side, clearing the ABs back up outside the 22
All Blacks 7 - 5 Wallabies 19mins The ensuing lineout is disrupted illegally and the ABs are again in control with a scrum, James Slipper pinged for the collapse, so it's decision time for the ABs
All Blacks 7 - 5 Wallabies 20mins The ABs opt for points and Mo'unga tees up from an imminently kickable position, not particularly wide and outside the 22, but he pushes it to the right of the far upright 🙊
All Blacks 7 - 5 Wallabies 22mins The Wallabies are definitely here to play, as the pressure is already showing on the opposition, and it's a battle worth waiting for as watching these two on form is delightful
All Blacks 12 - 5 Wallabies 23mins Aussies are back at the ABs 22 and opt for a quick tap & go instead of the corner, but are promptly turned over & Akira Ioane > Sevu Reece > Damian McKenzie > Brodie Retallick > whitewash 🏉
All Blacks 14 - 5 Wallabies 24mins The effort of a charging rhino didn't give the Aussie defence a chance and they didn't' get close to halting Retallick! Mo'unga adds the extras with no hassle 💥
All Blacks 14 - 5 Wallabies 26mins ABs find touch for an attacking lineout over halfway, but the penalty is for the Wallabies and they win their defensive scrum, shifting play back into ABs territory
All Blacks 14 - 5 Wallabies 28mins Another penalty comes for the Aussies as Ref Pickerill gets buried under the collapsed maul after Sam Whitelock causes the mêlé; they kick for the corner for a 5m lineout
All Blacks 14 - 8 Wallabies 30mins Efficiency in the Aussies lineout gives them the penalty they are after, not the 7 points but they do opt for 3, Lolesio banging over the kick to reduce the deficit 💥
All Blacks 19 - 8 Wallabies 32mins Time for the ABs to retaliate again, and they do, driving the restart deep and mauling their way to the tryline like raging bulls, Ardie Savea claiming a stonking try 🏉
All Blacks 21 - 8 Wallabies 34mins Mo'unga tees up from 36m out and this time, the kick is on 💥 and the ABs are momentarily comfortable with a 13 point lead
All Blacks 21 - 8 Wallabies 36mins The answer comes from Michael Hooper who like an incorrigible weeble, bounces straight back up after Reece and Whitelock try to keep him down at their 22
All Blacks 21 - 8 Wallabies 38mins Hooper comes out on top, Papali'i is warned via Captain Whitelock that a card is on the horizon if he doesn't rein in his boys from repeatedly infringing, and it's a 5m scrum for the Aussies
All Blacks 21 - 8 Wallabies 39mins The scrum is completed and the advantage is with the visitors, the ABs wheeling and the penalty comes, the scrum this time almost in front of the posts...
All Blacks 21 - 13 Wallabies 40mins ...for all Aaron Smith's hollering at his pack, Savea pops out the ball to McDermott despite the ABs wheeling it again, and the scrum half bolts through the defence and under the posts 🏉
All Blacks 21 - 15 Wallabies 40+1mins Lolesio pops over the easy conversion 💥 And we SO have game on in Auckland tonight! Both sides are creating an excellent spectacle for all of us observing this feast
All Blacks 21 - 15 Wallabies HT T: Reiko Ioane, Retallick, Savea C: Mo'unga (3) | T: Kellaway, McDermott C: Lolesio P: Lolesio
All Blacks 21 - 15 Wallabies 41mins Lolesio kicks off the second half for a game that is still wide open, and the Aussies are firmly forcing the ABs backward, reaching their 22 before the Ref's whistle pierces the air
All Blacks 21 - 15 Wallabies 42mins Ref Pickerill has had enough of the ABs infringing repeatedly, Papali'i massively guilty in the first half, but it's Savea who sees the card 🟨
All Blacks 21 - 15 Wallabies 43mins Aussies kick to the corner for a 5m attacking lineout, but the gameplan does not work as they hoped, the ABs able to defence their 22 with a solid scrum
All Blacks 21 - 15 Wallabies 45mins Advantage already being played, the ABs secure a free kick and Mo'unga clears the Aussies back from the dangerzone, the hits are coming in huge and hard from both sides
All Blacks 26 - 15 Wallabies 46mins From a lineout on halfway for the ABs, they work their magic again to secure a 4th try, advantage again being played from the setpiece and Codie Taylor bolts to the whitewash to score... 🏉
All Blacks 28 - 15 Wallabies 48mins The ABs ran rings around the Aussie defence back there, poor Darcy Swain being entirely discombobulated 🙊 Meanwhile, Mo'unga adds the conversion 💥
All Blacks 28 - 15 Wallabies 50mins Tis fascinating how the Kiwi crowds show little respect for the kicker and can't help but jeer and wolf whistle...even for their own 🤔
All Blacks 31 - 15 Wallabies 53mins Karl Tu’inukuafe replaces George Bower in the front row
All Blacks 31 - 15 Wallabies 52mins Rather than losing any composure a man down, the ABs are thriving despite Savea on the naughty step, and this time McKenzie opts for the uprights from a ruck penalty, 59m out and 💥
All Blacks 36 - 15 Wallabies 54mins Uh oh 🙊 The Aussies may be swarming their way to the ABs 22, but Reece picks off Matt To’omua's pass with such class and he sprints to score try No5 🏉
All Blacks 38 - 15 Wallabies 56mins Mo'unga adds the extras 💥 and the Aussies need desperately to regroup and reassert their game plan if they are to get a look in in the remaining quarter...
All Blacks 38 - 15 Wallabies 57mins The first of the Barrett brothers, Jordie replaces McKenzie
All Blacks 38 - 15 Wallabies 58mins As more changes are about to be rung in, the ABs are on the attack again…
All Blacks 43 - 15 Wallabies 60mins It's an ABs attacking scrum deep inside the Aussie 22, gets wheeled, is reset, and the ball flies out to Taylor after the pick n go and he sneaks over the tryline for a brace 🏉
"All Blacks 43 - 15 Wallabies 62mins Meanwhile, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Angus Ta’avao and Scott Barrett come on for Taylor, Laulala and Retallick
All Blacks 43 - 15 Wallabies 62mins Mo'unga ain't having the best day as he misses another kick at the uprights, which is unusual for him
All Blacks 43 - 15 Wallabies 63mins It's not long before the Aussies are pinned back in their 22 again but some clever hands and extreme determination has them fast over halfway and at the ABs 10m in attack...
All Blacks 43 - 15 Wallabies 64mins ...but alas tis not to last as this time 🙄 From a defensive 22 lineout, the ABs secure setpiece ball and the ball finds the returned Savea who charges ahead, offloading to Will Jordan in the midfield...
All Blacks 50 - 15 Wallabies 66mins ...who flies over for a 7th try and Beauden Barrett who has recently replaced Mo'unga is right on target with a most difficult conversion from touch 🏉 💥
All Blacks 50 - 15 Wallabies 68mins At times the Aussies have looked a little weary, but if they don't find their mojo now, there is little hope of any redemption, since a turnaround from here is unlikely; TJ Perenara has replaced Smith
All Blacks 50 - 15 Wallabies 69mins And it's not long before they do, the visitors bulldozing their way ahead, breaching the 10m, the 22, and with advantage being played, the Ref lets the game flow and the ball goes wide to …
All Blacks 50 - 22 Wallabies 72mins Again the Aussies use the same gameplan and steadily march forward into the ABs 22 10 phases in, advantage being played as the ABs are pinged for not rolling away… and Luke Jacobson has come on for Savea
All Blacks 50 - 22 Wallabies 74mins The ball finds touch for an attacking 5m lineout, that's secured but is promptly knocked on, and with deft play from the ABs they set a defensive scrum
All Blacks 50 - 22 Wallabies 76mins ABs win the scrum penalty and Beauden B clears to the midfield for a 10m defensive lineout, secured but TJ Perenara drops the ball forward on halfway 🙈
All Blacks 50 - 22 Wallabies 78mins The Aussies may have the scrum put in on halfway, but the ABs cajole them almost to touch and win possession, clearing back over halfway...
All Blacks 50 - 22 Wallabies 79mins Aussies come back hard, with a magnificent carry from Taniela Tupou after some deft hands from the visitors to get them to the ABs 22 for a scrum
All Blacks 50 - 22 Wallabies 80mins The ABs come away with possession and hurtle the ball to halfway, but a knock on gives the Aussies the final say on halfway with a scrum, resulting in a free kick...
All Blacks 50 - 22 Wallabies 80+1mins The Aussies don't get too far in the right direction before the ABs have snaffled back the ball at the ruck, play still in the midfield. Aussies reverse their fortune...
All Blacks 55 - 22 Wallabies 80+2mins ...and reach the ABs 10m, but a knock on comes from Kellaway, the ball recovered by the homeside and it's Havili who collects the chip ahead and pounces over the whitewash one last time 🏉
All Blacks 57 - 22 Wallabies 80+3mins Beauden B smacks over the conversion 💥 & the ABs have laid down a record-breaking marker, securing the Bledisloe Cup & setting a solid performance for the opening of The Rugby Championship 2021
All Blacks (21) 57 - 22 (15) Wallabies FT Bledisloe Cup Rugby Stats: the Wallabies last won it in 2002 and the All Blacks have retained it ever since. Overall, the score is 🇦🇺 12: 49🇳🇿
15 Damian McKenzie 14 Will Jordan 13 Rieko Ioane 12 David Havili 11 Sevu Reece 10 Richie Mo’unga 9 Aaron Smith 1 George Bower 2 Codie Taylor 3 Nepo Laulala 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Samuel Whitelock (C) 6 Akira Ioane 7 Dalton Papali'i 8 Ardie Savea BENCH: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe 18 Angus Ta’avao 19 Scott Barrett 20 Luke Jacobson 21 TJ Perenara 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Jordie Barrett
SCORERS T: Reiko Ioane, Retallick, Savea, Taylor (2), Reece, Jordan, Havili C: Mo'unga (5), Beauden Barrett (2) P: McKenzie Savea
15 Tom Banks 14 Andrew Kellaway 13 Hunter Paisami 12 Matt To’omua 11 Marika Koroibete 10 Noah Lolesio 9 Tate McDermott 1 James Slipper 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa 3 Allan Alaalatoa 4 Darcy Swain 5 Matt Philip 6 Lachlan Swinton 7 Michael Hooper (C) 8 Rob Valetini BENCH: 16 Jordan Uelese 17 Scott Sio 18 Taniela Tupou 19 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto 20 Harry Wilson 21 Nic White 22 Len Ikitau 23 Reece Hodge
SCORERS T: Kellaway (2), McDermott C: Lolesio (2) P: Lolesio
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (NZR) Asst Referees: Paul Williams (NZR), Mike Fraser (NZR) TMO: Glenn Newman (NZR)
Saturday 21 August - Nelson Mandela Stadium, PE
KO: 17:05 HT: 3-15
HEAD TO HEAD
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Pumas v Boks Lood de Jager runs out first for his 50th Bok cap before the rest of the Bokke and the pumped Pumas arrive on the pitch
Pumas v Boks Tears of pride from some giants of the Pumas during their anthem... We're almost ready
Pumas 0 - 0 Boks 1min Handré Pollard kicks off and the Boks have the first lineout, but they are deftly turned over at the breakdown by the opposition
Pumas 0 - 0 Boks 2mins Pumas work their way toward the Bok 22 but a tactical kick is too far and the Boks regain possession and resume play in the midfield
Pumas 0 - 0 Boks 4mins But soon a miskick comes for Jasper Wiese and the Pumas set up a 22 attacking lineout
Pumas 0 - 0 Boks 5mins The Pumas secure their lineout ball and can't drive forward so go wide toward the centre of the park, but Malcolm Marx turns them over at the ensuing breakdown
Pumas 0 - 0 Boks 7mins Boks kick to touch and gain territory in the Pumas half, and make some more yards before the ball is lost in contact, but advantage was being played so the ball remains with the Boks
Pumas 0 - 0 Boks 9mins The Boks work the ball toward the 22 and advantage being played again courtesy of Guido Petti, eventually the penalty comes for Santiago Carreras infringing
Pumas 0 - 0 Boks 10mins The ball is kicked to touch for an attacking 5m lineout, saved by Thomas du Toit after it's not textbook, and the Boks threaten the whitewash, Pumas gifting another penalty for not rolling away and offside
Pumas 0 - 0 Boks 10mins Play is halted for Trevor Nyakane getting some treatment
Pumas 0 - 3 Boks 11mins The Pumas defence has held out a 7-point score as Pollard tees up and takes the 3 💥, Nyakane bouncing back up with a touch of strapping to his right ankle
Pumas 0 - 3 Boks 12mins Solid restart for the Pumas as they reach the Bok 22, Pollard knocks on from a high ball and advantage being played, a Pumas pass is forward but the penalty is for the advantage still live
Pumas 0 - 3 Boks 13mins Time is off as Steven Kitshoff replaces Nyakane who limps off; the Pumas opt for an attacking scrum at the Bok 22, the ball won initially but goes loose for the Boks to run it away
Pumas 0 - 3 Boks 15mins The Pumas try their damndest to wrestle back possession, but the Boks make it over halfway and inside the 10m before Juan Cruz Mallía knocks on under the high ball
Pumas 0 - 3 Boks 16mins Die Bokke have the scrum put in and it's solid, the ball heads in the right direction for Mallía to bat it out, but an earlier penalty indicated from Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
Pumas 0 - 6 Boks 17mins It's in front of the posts and Pollard bangs it over 💥
Pumas 0 - 6 Boks 19mins The Pumas are again outside the Bok 22 from restart, but a ball unfortunately bounces the wrong way and the Boks can clear their lines
Pumas 0 - 6 Boks 20mins Another breakdown penalty for the Boks and Pollard kicks to touch for another 22 lineout, neatly won and they drive to within 3m of the goal line...
Pumas 0 - 6 Boks 21mins Petti gifts yet another penalty coming into the maul from offside this time, the advantage is given and the penalty comes for Pollard...
Pumas 0 - 9 Boks 22mins ...to smack over with ease from inside the Pumas 22 💥
Pumas 3 - 9 Boks 24mins The restart ball is taken in by Wiese but he crawls forward to hand a comfortable 3-pointer to Domingo Miotti to splice the uprights 💥
Pumas 3 - 9 Boks 26mins Boks are efficient with the restart, winning a 10m lineout and driving forward but not far as the Pumas defence is solid so the Boks are forced to go wide
Pumas 3 - 9 Boks 26mins Play is halted for Tomás Lavanini to get attention...
Pumas 3 - 9 Boks 27mins Previously the Pumas won a breakdown penalty to set a defensive lineout, and once play resumes, it is won and Miotti thumps the ball into touch
Pumas 3 - 9 Boks 27mins Play halted again as de Jager is down injured...
Pumas 3 - 9 Boks 28mins Play resumes, the Boks with an attacking lineout which is caught and driven and the Pumas again gift a penalty 🙈
Pumas 3 - 12 Boks 29mins Pollard again punishes the Pumas with a further 3 points 💥
Pumas 3 - 12 Boks 31mins Another penalty - a 9th from the Pumas and finally Ref Dickson has a word with Captain Julián Montoya about debutant Ignacio Mendy this time
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 32mins But the Pumas do not heed the warning, Rodrigo Bruni the guilty party almost immediately and Pollard adds to his tally 💥
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 33mins Bruni is on the naughty step 🟨 whilst the Boks are almost not having the even try, racking up points on the scoreboard
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 35mins That's 12 penalties now from the Pumas, and we have a brief time off for shoe laces to be tied; the ball is with the Pumas though...and Miotti kicks to touch for a midfield lineout
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 37mins However, de Jager steals the ball from the short lineout and the ball is back with the Boks, another quick time off before the ball is cleared over halfway for an attacking Bok lineout
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 38mins From just inside the Pumas 10m, they defend well to steal the lineout and Mallía goes to run the ball, Boks winning the battle of the breakdown for Matías Alemanno not releasing, but...
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 39mins ...Ref Dickson points out the dubious high tackle from Lukhanyo Am on Mallía and the penalty is reversed
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 39mins The Pumas kick to touch for a defensive lineout, won and Marx is pinged at the base of the maul, Miotti teeing up from halfway...
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 40+1mins It's a kick too far, pushed left of the posts for Miotti so play resumes, the Boks are forced to continue and Pollard clears from his 22, Bertranou collecting from the ruck and kicking into touch for HT
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks HT P: Miotti Bruni | P: Pollard (5)
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 40mins Miotti kicks off the second half, hoping his side might rein in the churlish indiscipline, coz that's all that is holding them back... 13 penalties to 6
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 41mins Time off already as Marx gets attention before a Bok defensive scrum on their 22, du Toit securing a penalty; the Pumas are back up to a full complement with Bruni back on the park
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 42mins Both Mallía and Pollard jump for the high ball and the latter is pinged for playing his man in the air, handing Miotti an opportunity...
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 43mins ...but teeing up from the left of the uprights, he pulls it left of the posts so the score remains
Pumas 3 - 15 Boks 45mins From the restart, Marx steals possession at the breakdown, giving the Boks a 22 lineout and a great position to hopefully open the try-scoring in this match...
Pumas 3 - 20 Boks 45mins ...and they do, and it's far too easy as the Boks win the near touch lineout, go infield, go wide toward far touch with a man over and it's Makazole Mapimpi who flies over in the corner 🏉
Pumas 3 - 22 Boks 46mins Pollard makes light work of the conversion from out wide 💥
Pumas 3 - 22 Boks 48mins A delightful turnover from Bruni returns possession to the Pumas, but Miotti can't catch and instead knocks on 🙈
Pumas 3 - 22 Boks 49mins Marcos Kremer replaces Bruni while the Boks set a defensive scrum on their 10m, neatly won and they breach Puma territory once more
Pumas 3 - 22 Boks 50mins Pumas manage to turnover the ball and reach halfway before Cheslin Kolbe gets over it and steals it back
Pumas 3 - 22 Boks 50mins Time off as Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg makes his Bok debut for Marvin Orie, while Dan du Preez replaces Wiese
Pumas 3 - 27 Boks 51mins Pollard kicks to touch for a 5m lineout and it's a perfect catch and drive for Marx to claim the try 🏉
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 53mins Pollard pops over the conversion 💥 while Facundo Gigena and Santiago Medrano replace Montoya and Francisco Gómez Kodela
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 54mins It's a time off again as Frans Malherbe replaces du Toit, before a Bok 22 lineout again...
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 55mins The lineout is won but the Pumas win back possession and move play out of their 22; more changes coming...
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 56mins Gigena replaced Tetaz Chaparro not Montoya, and Bongi Mbonambi has come on for Marx
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 58mins Lucio Cinti makes his test debut for Jerónimo de la Fuente as the Boks win their attacking scrum to set a 22 lineout
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 59mins Penalty secured and Pollard kicks to the corner for a 5m lineout; Nicolás Sánchez replaces Miotti
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 61mins The lineout is stolen by the Pumas and they force the Boks back, over halfway before Mapimpi gets his hands on the ball...
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 62mins The Pumas wrestle the ball back and have a chance to strike from outside the 22, but Montoya is pinged for crawling and offside - Bok have ball in hand again
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 63mins Kwagga Smith replaces de Jager who's put in a hell of a shift, whilst the Boks have a 5m defensive scrum
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 65mins Boks clear to outside the 22 for the Pumas to throw into the lineout and they win a free kick, holding off Kolbe in the ruck, kicking to touch for a 5m lineout
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 66mins Juan Martín González replaces Petti, Jaden Hendrikse and Damian Willemse replace Cobus Reinach and Willie le Roux, and Janse van Rensburg steals the lineout
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 68mins The Boks see off the Pumas from their 22 swiftly, and have the scrum put in at their 10m...
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 70mins ...and they clear over halfway, only for the Pumas to attack back promptly, kicking the ball into the Bok 22, but Willemse wins the chase and the penalty
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 71mins The ball finds touch, the Boks push back and take play up toward the midfield, Hendrikse knocks on and Kremer takes him down after the kicks the ball away; 👜👜👜 threaten & it's time off
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 71mins Hendrikse gets attention to his ankle - it looked painful as he twists into the tackle; the cart is out to collect him while the Ref clears Kremer of any foul play
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 72mins Play resumes with a Pumas scrum in attack, Facundo Bosch on for Montoya but the ball is turned over by the Boks for a defensive scrum
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 74mins The scrum is reset before Willemse clears the ball to touch just outside the Pumas 22 for them to have a defensive lineout, won and cleared but out on the full 🙈
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 76mins So the Boks have an opportunity here with a 22 lineout as the ball comes back to the original position. Boks lose the ball at the ruck and it's a Pumas defensive scrum
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 77mins The scrum is won but the ball is wrestled away by the Boks consequently while Felipe Ezcurra replaces Bertranou
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 78mins The ball is kicked to touch for an attacking Bok 5m lineout and they have their opportunity to secure a bonus point try...
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 79mins ...but the Pumas have other plans and the ball is recaptured and taken far out of reach of the Boks and the Puma 22
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 80mins But Kremer is pinged as the Pumas are on the attack, the ball returns to the Boks and they have one last chance to secure that bonus point score...
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 80+1mins ...the siren has gone and the Pumas again spoil the Bok ambition, running 11 phases right up to the Bok tryline but Am intercepts inches from it and reverses the direction of play 🙊
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 80+2mins As the Boks attempt to escape their half, Lavanini churlishly infringes and earns himself a yellow card 🟨 🙄 Pollard kicks over halfway for a 10m attacking lineout
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 80+3mins The Pumas disrupt the Bok attack yet again and play continues, the Pumas setting an attacking lineout back over halfway and they win the ball...and we still go on...
Pumas 3 - 29 Boks 80+4mins Siya Kolisi thinks a ruck ball is out and goes to snaffle it, but it wasn't; and the penalty is for the Pumas who kick to touch for a 5m lineout...
Pumas 8 - 29 Boks 80+5mins The lineout is won, the ball goes in field along the whitewash and Matera spins his way over it to finally score 🏉
Pumas 10 - 29 Boks 80+6mins Sánchez adds the extras and the Pumas have their consolation try, their first this championship, while the Boks are denied their bonus point try
15 Juan Cruz Mallía 14 Ignacio Mendy* 13 Santiago Chocobares 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente 11 Santiago Carreras 10 Domingo Miotti 9 Gonzalo Bertranou 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 2 Julián Montoya (C) 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela 4 Matías Alemanno 5 Tomás Lavanini 6 Pablo Matera 7 Guido Petti 8 Rodrigo Bruni BENCH: 16 Facundo Bosch 17 Facundo Gigena 18 Santiago Medrano 19 Marcos Kremer 20 Juan Martín González 21 Felipe Ezcurra 22 Nicolás Sánchez 23 Lucio Cinti*
SCORERS T: Matera C: Sánchez P: Miotti Bruni, Lavanini
15 Willie le Roux 14 Cheslin Kolbe 13 Lukhanyo Am 12 Damian de Allende 11 Makazole Mapimpi 10 Handré Pollard 9 Cobus Reinach 1 Trevor Nyakane 2 Malcolm Marx 3 Thomas du Toit 4 Marvin Orie 5 Lood de Jager 6 Siya Kolisi (C) 7 Franco Mostert 8 Jasper Wiese BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Frans Malherbe 19 Nicolaas van Rensburg* 20 Kwagga Smith 21 Dan du Preez 22 Jaden Hendrikse 23 Damian Willemse
SCORERS T: Mapimpi, Marx C: Pollard (2) P: Pollard (5)
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU) Asst Referees: Karl Dickson (RFU), AJ Jacobs (SARU) TMO: Tom Foley (RFU)
AUSTRALIA 21 - 38 NEW ZEALAND
05 September - Optus Stadium, Perth
KO: 14:00 HT: 0-18
BLEDISLOE CUP 3
HEAD TO HEAD
New Zealand Rugby Union hugely disappointed SANZAAR, Rugby Australia, South Africa Rugby Union and Unión Argentina de Rugby with their decision not to travel to Perth to play Australia for its second-round Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup 3 match, and also to cancel the All Blacks vs Springboks on 25 September 2021. The match was finally rescheduled for 5th September.
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Wallabies vs All Blacks Before we can get underway, we have acknowledgment of country and anthems and a haka…
Wallabies vs All Blacks The teams are almost ready to run out at Optus Stadium in Perth, and the All Blacks have a new captain in Ardie Savea
Wallabies vs All Blacks The revised officials since the move of the tournament to Australia: Referee: Damon Murphy (RA) Asst Referees: Jordan Way (RA),Graham Cooper (RA) TMO: Brett Cronan (RA)
Wallabies 0 - 0 All Blacks 1min The Aussies kick off and Beauden Barrett kicks it out for a home lineout, won from outside the ABs 22 but the ball is nicked at the breakdown for a defensive scrum for the visitors
Wallabies 0 - 0 All Blacks 2mins The ABs are awarded the scrum penalty before the scrum is even executed in full and they creep over halfway, the ball going back then kicked long, immediately kicked back up to the midfield for Samu Kerevi to collect and break...
Wallabies 0 - 0 All Blacks 3mins …and Marika Koroibete is on his shoulder to collect, and he barges to the whitewash to ground the ball, but it's off to the TMO already
Wallabies 0 - 0 All Blacks 3mins The grounding is good but there's a discrepancy in earlier play and it's no try for Koroibete, the ABs regaining possession and saved from an excellent first effort from Australia
Wallabies 0 - 0 All Blacks 5mins The ABs fight their way back over halfway, and cause enough in attack to set a 5m attacking lineout, the ball won but the Aussies maul them backwards and win back possession
Wallabies 0 - 0 All Blacks 6mins Aussie defensive scrum deep in their 22 and they win the penalty well enough to clear their lines for a defensive lineout on the 10m, also neatly secured
Wallabies 0 - 0 All Blacks 7mins But the ABs win the battle of the breakdown and the ball is deftly stolen, Beauden B teeing up from out wide outside the 22...
Wallabies 0 - 3 All Blacks 8mins An efficient strike for Beauden B and the ABs are on the board
Wallabies 0 - 3 All Blacks 10mins Akira Ioane gathers the restart ball but the Aussies quickly regain procession and begin their attack, breaching the 10m, faced with a solid wall of black preventing any gaining of ground
Wallabies 0 - 3 All Blacks 12mins Advantage being played, however, and Ref Murphy calls the penalty for an Aussie scrum on the 10m in attack; the ball comes out for the Green & Gold but then pops up to be immediately snatched back by the ABs and they carry play back to the Aussie 22
Wallabies 0 - 6 All Blacks 14mins The ABs barge into the 22 and threaten the whitewash, first Allan Alaalatoa infringing before James Slipper is pinged and Beauden B bangs over the penalty to double his score
Wallabies 0 - 11 All Blacks 16mins Aerial football ensues from the restart, the Aussies in possession on halfway but are forced backward before Tate McDermott clears the ball over halfway from the 10m, the ABs running the ball back, Beauden B chipping ahead for Will Jordan to make some yards, out to Brad Weber and finally to Jordie Barrett who scores beautifully
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 18mins Big bro Beauden converts little bro's try and the ABs are comfortably edging ahead as we're still only in the first quarter
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 20mins Again the Aussies lose the battle of the breakdown, Darcy Swain pinged for holding on, brother no.3 Scott Barrett also causing a nuisance for the Australians
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 22mins The ABs reach the Aussie 22 but Tom Banks nicks the ball back, attempting to escape their dangerzone, achieved by McDermott, Jordie B almost losing it but it's all good, Reiko Ioane making a delicious break from the midfield all the way to the 22...
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 23mins Play as halted after Michael Hooper is bashed down by Brodie Retallick and has to head off, Pete Samu on as a blood replacement
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 24mins Aussies have defended well enough to regain the ball for a defensive scrum in their 22, securing a penalty from Dalton Papali'i infringing, and Banks kicks to touch for a midfield Aussie lineout
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 25mins The lineout is fine and the Aussies go out wide to far touch, breaching All Black territory and a solid tactical kick has them at the ABs 22 with a lineout
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 26mins The lineout all is secured and the Wallabies move back in field, securing another penalty in the 22, but they opt for 3 points instead of the corner; Noah Lolesio tees up…
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 27mins …but he pushes it wide and the Australians remain scoreless
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 28mins The restart is fine, and Jordie B gets under a high ball, but he kicks his foot out ahead of himself, his studs scraping down the face of Koroibete, and the TMO has a closer look, resulting in the ABs down to 14 men, Jordie red carded off the field
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 29mins However, under these new rules, a red card is no longer a red card, and after 20 minutes the guilty team can bring on a replacement and return their on-field team to a full complement of XV. Nope…still don't get that!
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 33mins The Australians are efficient and they head over halfway, reaching the 10m before Ref Murphy's whistle goes again. The penalty is for the Aussies and Banks thumps the ball into touch for an attacking lineout inside the 10m
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 35mins The lineout is secured but when the ball finds the 22, the ABs also get their hands on it and they force the Aussies outside the 22, running the ball rather than kicking it away...
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 36mins Not until Beauden B reaches almost halfway does he put boot to ball, Banks immediately running it back to Matt Philip to Koroibete who charges toward the ABs 10m, Lolesio makes some yards and through a few more hands, Len Ikitau is taken down in the 22...
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 37mins ..the ball is back with Lolesio who kicks crossfield to Andrew Kellaway who reaches up for it in the corner but he knocks it forward. However, advantage was being played. The whistle goes, play is halted for Codie Taylor to get attention, replaced by Samisoni Taukei’aho and off for a Head Injury Assessment, then Banks kicks to touch for a 5m attacking lineout
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 38mins The lineout is good and the Aussies heave forward, Koroibete finding the whitewash but we're back to the TMO as there is suspicion the winger has crawled forward in the run up to the score
Wallabies 0 - 13 All Blacks 39mins Another try is chalked off for Koroibete, the All Blacks allowed to clear their lines, win the lineout just outside the 22 and Weber clears the ball to Koroibete but he knocks on no thanks to Jordan; Beauden B clears to set up an attacking lineout in the 22...
Wallabies 0 - 18 All Blacks 40mins A solid setpiece from the All Blacks and they, catch, drive, heave over the whitewash and David Havili comes through the middle to find the goal line to score
Wallabies 0 - 18 All Blacks 40+1mins Despite being a man down still, the ABs have managed their predicament masterfully, though Beauden B can't add the extras from out wide before the teams can run down the tunnel for half time
Wallabies 0 - 18 All Blacks HT - | T: Jordie Barrett, Havili C: Beauden Barrett P: Beauden Barrett Jordie Barrett
Wallabies 0 - 18 All Blacks 41mins The ABs kick off the second half, no pressure on them whatsoever since they secured the Bledisloe Cup already; a touch of aerial football until Banks finds touch in the midfield for an ABs 10m attacking lineout, lost for going long
Wallabies 0 - 18 All Blacks 43mins Banks considers kicking from his own 22 but instead the homeside attempt to run the ball, eventually the kicking option is taken but Scott B charges it down for an Aussie defensive scrum
Wallabies 0 - 18 All Blacks 45mins Ethan Blackadder has replaced Ardie Savea while the homeside win the scrum, set up a defensive lineout and steadily shift play over halfway and toward the 22
Wallabies 0 - 18 All Blacks 46mins Blackadder and Anton Lienert-Brown shut down Ikitau and steal the ball back, swiftly moving play back over halfway for an attacking 22 lineout
Wallabies 0 - 18 All Blacks 47mins The lineout is efficiently won, but Kerevi has other ideas, snatching possession and the ball flies ahead, over halfway through Kellaway and Banks who sprints toward the 22, shut down for the ball to land in touch courtesy of a Reiko I tackle
Wallabies 0 - 18 All Blacks 48mins The ABs have the lineout in defence in their 22 and they secure the ball, kicking upfield for a midfield lineout, but not before Damian McKenzie joins the affray now the 20 minute red card is done
Wallabies 5 - 18 All Blacks 49mins The lineout does not go to plan and the Aussies nab possession, McDermott belting into the All Black 22, taken down but Kerevi collects, offloading to Philip, Kerevi steps back in and the ball finds Folau Fainga'a who duly smashes down over the whitewash for the first points and score for Australia
Wallabies 7 - 18 All Blacks 50mins Lolesio adds the extras and finally the Aussies are on the board with a first try given rather than 2 chalked off
Wallabies 7 - 18 All Blacks 52mins The fight is no longer insurmountable for the homeside, half an hour to go and 2 scores in it; midfield lineout for the All Blacks and they reach the 22 but the ball is turned and McDermott attempts a break. He doesn't get far and the ball goes backward until finally McDermott can clear back up to halfway
Wallabies 7 - 23 All Blacks 54mins Another new law - the goal line drop out is executed by the Australians and the ball is back up toward the 10m, but only for second as Blackadder collects and the ABs go wide whilst charging forward, Akira I making the crucial break, offloading to Jordan who calmly touches down near the corner
Wallabies 7 - 23 All Blacks 55mins While Beauden B misses the conversion from wide, TJ Perenara replaces Weber at scrum half
Wallabies 7 - 23 All Blacks 57mins As play resumes, Taniela Tupou and Angus Bell come on for Alaalatoa and Slipper for the Wallabies, Karl Tu'inukuafe and Angus Ta'avao for Bower and Laulala for the All Blacks
Wallabies 7 - 23 All Blacks 58mins Australia breach the All Black 22 again, but Ikitau knocks, as do the ABs so possession is with the visitors; possession stats are with the homeside so far this half, just, the scrum is reset on the 22 and it collapses, favouring the Wallabies
Wallabies 7 - 23 All Blacks 60mins Banks kicks to touch for a 5m attacking lineout, but the ball is overthrown and the ABs take advantage, kicking ahead back up to the midfield before the Australians can regain possession and bolt toward the 22…
Wallabies 7 - 28 All Blacks 61mins The Aussies reach the target area but Havili intercepts and he sprints the length of the pitch, Kerevi not quite close enough on his heels and the brace is his
Wallabies 7 - 28 All Blacks 62mins That was opportunistic class from the All Blacks, and it matters not that Beauden B misses another conversion
Wallabies 7 - 28 All Blacks 63mins The Aussies are on the attack again, desperate to redeem themselves, Reece Hodge on for Lolesio and quickly making an impact, while Tupou Vaa'i is on for Papali'i; the Aussies reach the 22 but are again deprived of ball in hand...
Wallabies 7 - 28 All Blacks 64mins Akira I nicks the loose ball and pops it out wide to Beauden B who shifts it back inside the McKenzie before landing face down in touch, the fly half belting it from just outside his 22 to score under the posts! However...
Wallabies 7 - 28 All Blacks 64mins …though the on field try is good, the replay shows McKenzie not catching the ball on the first attempt, putting him offside accidentally so the try does not stand
Wallabies 7 - 28 All Blacks 65mins Meanwhile, Lachlan Lonergan, Izack Rodda, Nic White, Pete Samu and Jordan Petaia have replaced Fainga’a, Philip, McDermott, Lachlan Swinton and Ikitau
Wallabies 12 - 28 All Blacks 65mins Aussie 10m attacking scrum is good, White to Kerevi to Samu back to White and he flies over the whitewash!
Wallabies 14 - 28 All Blacks 66mins Now that was an excellent effort from the Australians, backed up by Hodge who converts the try to creep the score a little closer
Wallabies 14 - 28 All Blacks 68mins Of course the All Blacks won't take this lying down, and from the restart, they are swiftly at the Aussie 22, the ball quickly recycled, McKenzie dummies at the nearside, Beauden B takes it across the centre of the pitch, the ball goes wide from Akira I to Lienert-Brown who skids over the whitewash to secure another try
Wallabies 14 - 33 All Blacks 68mins On field try but the TMO wants to check a previous pass; from Akira to ALB is fine, but it's Jordan's pass they look at…it's perfectly fine and the score stands
Wallabies 14 - 33 All Blacks 69mins McKenzie can't find the uprights to convert, but no matter with a 19 point lead
Wallabies 14 - 33 All Blacks 71mins George Bridge replaces Jordan for the visitors, and the pace really hasn’t slowed despite the match almost over. The Wallabies set up an attacking 22 lineout which they secure and go wide from near to far side touch, but Perenara makes the intercept, runs up to halfway before chipping ahead...
Wallabies 14 - 38 All Blacks 72mins …across the field and it bounces up for Bridge in wide open space and he gallops over the whitewash unhindered
Wallabies 14 - 38 All Blacks 73mins McKenzie, however, maintains his zero point record as there is no conversion
Wallabies 14 - 38 All Blacks 75mins The Australians, if nothing else, need to save some face with a consolation try, but it's the All Blacks who are again on the front foot and at the Australian 22, White kicking well to clear them back up to the midfield to make up those lost yards
Wallabies 14 - 38 All Blacks 77mins Finally there is a slowing of the pace, the Wallabies with the put in to a defensive scrum on their 10m, securing the penalty and Banks wallops it for a 22 lineout
Wallabies 19 - 38 All Blacks 78mins The lineout is won, the ball goes wide from nearside touch toward the centre, the ball is retained and recycled closer to the whitewash and it's Banks who benefits from White's cheeky inside pass and he spins to score under the posts
Wallabies 21 - 38 All Blacks 79mins It's the easiest of conversions for Hodge and there's plenty of time for a restart
Wallabies 21 - 38 All Blacks 80mins There's a final scrum in favour of the All Blacks as the siren rings out on the Aussie 22, the ball goes in from Perenara, he brings it back out and hurtles it to Beauden B who kicks it into touch for the whitewash of the Wallabies in the 2021 Bledisloe Cup
15 Tom Banks 14 Andrew Kellaway 13 Len Ikitau 12 Samu Kerevi 11 Marika Koroibete 10 Noah Lolesio 9 Tate McDermott 1 James Slipper 2 Folau Fainga’a 3 Allan Alaalatoa 4 Darcy Swain 5 Matt Philip 6 Lachlan Swinton 7 Michael Hooper (C) 8 Rob Valetini BENCH: 16 Lachlan Lonergan 17 Angus Bell 18 Taniela Tupou 19 Izack Rodda 20 Pete Samu 21 Nic White 22 Reece Hodge 23 Jordan Petaia
SCORERS T: Fainga'a, White, Banks C: Lolesio, Hodge (2)
15 Jordie Barrett 14 Will Jordan 13 Anton Lienert-Brown 12 David Havili 11 Rieko Ioane 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Brad Weber 1 George Bower 2 Codie Taylor 3 Nepo Laulala 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Scott Barrett 6 Akira Ioane 7 Dalton Papali'i 8 Ardie Savea (C) BENCH: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe 18 Angus Ta’avao 19 Tupou Vaa’i 20 Ethan Blackadder 21 TJ Perenara 22 Damian McKenzie 23 George Bridge
SCORERS T: Jordie Barrett, Havili (2), Jordan, Lienert-Brown, Bridge C: Beauden Barrett P: Beauden Barrett (2) Jordie Barrett
Referee: Damon Murphy (RA) Asst Referees: Jordan Way (RA), Graham Cooper (RA) TMO: Brett Cronan (RA)
12 September - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast
KO: 17:05 HT: 22-0
HEAD TO HEAD
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
All Blacks v Pumas The anthems are done and the haka is to come, but not before there's late change to the Al Blacks side with Anton Lienert-Brown out, Reiko Ioane starting at 13 and Quinn Tupaea to the bench
All Blacks v Pumas The Officials: Referee: Nic Berry (RA) Asst Referees: Jaco Peyper (SARU), Graham Cooper (RA) TMO: Brett Cronan (RA)
All Blacks 0 - 0 Pumas 1min We have KO from the All Blacks and Pablo Matera is immediately halted in his tracks under the ball by Nepo Laulala who just takes him out with ferocity
All Blacks 0 - 0 Pumas 2mins But for all the ABs determination and fierce attack, it's the Pumas who retaliate with equal verve and win the ball back through a turnover and battle the ABs back toward the midfield
All Blacks 0 - 0 Pumas 2mins The ball ends up for the ABs and a defensive scrum outside their 10m, but not before Joe Moody replaces Karl Tu’inukuafe in the front row for a whole lot of claret decorating his skull
All Blacks 0 - 0 Pumas 4mins It's not the cleanest of setpieces and the Pumas are soon in possession with advantage being played, Laulala offside and the penalty whistle comes for the Argentinians
All Blacks 0 - 0 Pumas 6mins Nicolás Sánchez pumps the ball into touch in the ABs 22 for an attacking lineout, captain Julián Montoya having to thrown in for a second time after the first is just wrong
All Blacks 0 - 0 Pumas 8mins Pumas have had most of the possession so far but they lose their advantageous position as they are deftly turned over and soon the ABs have battled downfield and breached the Pumas 22, 9 phases in...
All Blacks 0 - 0 Pumas 9mins ...but Luke Jacobson can't keep the ball in play for a Pumas defensive 5m lineout, quickly taken and Sánchez clears his lines, but only to just inside his 22
All Blacks 5 - 0 Pumas 9mins The lineout is advantageous for the ABs and they waste no time in getting the ball to Reiko I to seize possession and fly over the whitewash to score, TMO confirms the grounding 🏉
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 11mins Beauden Barrett adds the extras 💥 and that's a solid score for the Kiwis
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 12mins Tu’inukuafe returns to the paddock, all cleaned up and Moody is back to the bench
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 13mins The ABs are finding their rhythm nicely here, the attack deep into Pumas territory again, setting up a 22 lineout and the result is a whopper kick from Beauden B into the goal area, to be caught...
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 14mins ...by little bro Jordie Barrett who concertinas himself in the air before placing the ball & landing in dead ball area 🙊 But sadly for all his impressive acrobatics, the ball is grounded on the line so no try
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 16mins The penalty is for the ABs though, and they get on with it quickly, winning an attacking lineout and coming in from far touch, Reiko I offloading long, Santiago Cordero intercepting but bundled into touch
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 17mins It's an ABs lineout again and they are in full on attack mode, but again thwarted in the Pumas 22, enough for possession to reverse and Sánchez clears his lines
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 19mins Another ferocious attack from ABs, despite their last attempt at finding the whitewash halted, & they come again, but Pumas find their way into possession with a defensive lineout outside 22 after a time off
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 21mins The ABs are giving away churlish penalties around the rucks and mauls, and the Pumas win their lineout and attack, shifting play to the midfield, Reiko I infringing again from offside
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 22mins Sánchez tees up from almost halfway and wallops the ball toward the uprights in an attempt to get on the scoreboard, but it falls just short 🙈
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 24mins The ABs bash their way back into Pumas territory, and reach the 22 but are facing formidable opposition which is preventing any quick ball, and causing a right nuisance
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 26mins The Argentinian defence is impressively disciplined and despite facing 12 phases of attack, eventually Montoya gets over the ball to reverse possession as the ABs are pinged for not releasing
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 28mins The ABs are getting frustrated at the Pumas slowing down game ball, and committing large numbers to rucks, Matera wiped out by 4 players but one of them comes in from offside
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 30mins Matera gets medical attention before Sánchez clears the ABs back up to midfield. ABs come back hard, Sevu Reece attempts to disrupt Argentinian ball but Sánchez has enough time to get under long ball & clear
All Blacks 7 - 0 Pumas 32mins It's attritional defence from the Pumas as the ABs have another attacking lineout outside the 22, Montoya effective at the breakdown, but not cleanly for TJ Perenara to win it back
All Blacks 10 - 0 Pumas 34mins This time it's close enough for Beauden B to tee up and knock over a clean 3-pointer for the All Blacks 💥
All Blacks 10 - 0 Pumas 35mins The attack comes again from the All Blacks and they offload wide and sharp before Beauden B goes over the top with his kick again and Jordie chases it into dead ball area again 🙈
All Blacks 15 - 0 Pumas 36mins Time off as Emiliano Boffelli comes on to replace Sánchez for claret before ABs are again fierce & unrelenting in attack, not reaching the whitewash on their first attempt, but Reece does not falter second 🏉
All Blacks 15 - 0 Pumas 38mins However, it's no simple conversion from Beauden B as his aim falters, so we play on...
All Blacks 15 - 0 Pumas 40mins It's a Pumas midfield lineout won but they struggle to breach ABs territory, held on halfway and are finally turned over as the siren goes; the Barretts opt for a kick touch to keep the game alive...
All Blacks 15 - 0 Pumas 40+2mins ABs 22 lineout is swiftly secured & they are forced to recycle, 11 phases in not making much ground due to disruptive defence, but a penalty is coming and it does, Matera despatched to the naughty step 🟨
All Blacks 20 - 0 Pumas 40+3mins The ABs take full advantage of being a man up and attack with no hesitation, this time bulldozing through the defence for Dalton Papali'i to find the goal line to score 🏉
All Blacks 22 - 0 Pumas 40+4mins While Sánchez has returned to the paddock having had the claret mopped up, Beauden Barrett is bang on target with his conversion and we are finally at half time 💥
All Blacks 22 - 0 Pumas HT T: Reiko Ioane, Reece, Papali'i C: Beauden Barrett P: Beauden Barrett | Matera
All Blacks 22 - 0 Pumas 40mins Second half kicks off and despite Argentina's disruptive defence, the All Blacks are comfortably ahead, and need to just bring the same game in this half, a good start from David Havili making a break...
All Blacks 22 - 0 Pumas 42mins ...but his offload to Perenara isn't quite good enough, giving the 14-man Pumas squad (Matera still in the bin) a defensive scrum which they effectively win
All Blacks 22 - 0 Pumas 43mins Sánchez clears but the resulting maul has Santiago Medrano up in arms and handbags threaten... 👜👜👜
All Blacks 22 - 0 Pumas 44mins Samisoni Taukei’aho replaces Asafo Aumua as the All Blacks sets their scrum, but the Pumas win the penalty again in the midfield
All Blacks 27 - 0 Pumas 45mins But the Pumas can't retain possession deep in ABs territory, and Beauden B makes a searing break over halfway, drifts over and deftly offloads to Jacobson not far off his shoulder who bulldozes over the whitewash 🏉
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 47mins Despite the Pumas being back up to their full complement, they can't hold out the ABs on form, and Beauden B adds the extras for the Kiwis 💥
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 48mins Aerial football ensues from the restart but the ABs kick doesn't find touch, the Pumas attacking from deep
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 49mins Moody, Damian McKenzie & Quinn Tupaea have replaced Tu’inukuafe, Beauden B and Havili | Tomás Lavanini on for Guido Petti. Also Tyrel Lomax replaces Laulala in the front row
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 51mins The All Blacks are still on the front foot and both sides manage to lose possession, eventually the ABs coming up with the ball for a scrum almost on the Pumas 10m
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 52mins The scrum takes an age to set before the ABs due come away with it, penalty advantage being played; Bridge charges through the defence, Perenara drops it to Brodie Retallick and the ABs are barging ahead, Jacobson into the Pumas 22 but the ball is loose for Sánchez to collect and it's cleared up to the 10m. Time off for the medics to check out Sánchez
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 53mins It's a Pumas midfield lineout after Juan Martín González and Boffelli come on for Rodrigo Bruni and Sánchez who gingerly limps off, becoming the highest capped Argentina test player today with 90 caps
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 55mins But it's a no brainer for the ABs as they wrestle back possession & are soon galloping toward the Pumas 22, the ball passing hands swiftly & it finds Bridge who reverse enters the goal area skidding backward…
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 56mins ...He is all wrapped up and the TMO confirms he finds touch before grounding the ball so it's no try, but a 22 drop out instead
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 58mins Tupou Vaa'i on for Scott Barrett | Santiago Chocobares, Gonzalo García, Enrique Pieretto & Carlos Muzzio on for Matías Moroni, Gonzalo Bertranou, Medrano and Facundo Gigena
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 60mins Pumas win their defensive scrum after the ABs collapse it, and they clear their lines for a 22 lineout as Brad Weber replace Perenara at scrum half, but the Pumas lineout fails from Facundo Bosch on arrival
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 62mins Captain Montoya is done for today as the ABs have an attacking scrum and they win it for an illegal move from the Pumas, the Kiwis at the Pumas 22
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 64mins However, the Pumas turn over the ball and clear, making the ABs attack again from a tad further back, and they have to recycle 7 phases before Weber spills it in the 22, but advantage was being played
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 65mins The ABs win their attacking scrum and recycle again, but Bridge fluffs the ball for it to go loose. However, play is halted for a potential high tackle from Marco Kremer on McKenzie - time off
All Blacks 34 - 0 Pumas 65mins Kremer is vindicated by wrapping his arms so it's just a penalty. ABs opt for a 5m scrum and they win and go into attack mode again, almost under the posts and it's scored by Ethan Blackadder 🏉
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 66mins But the try is chalked off by the TMO and Ref Berry for Blackadder playing the ball on the ground, crawling ahead. However, Muzzio is despatched to the naughty step too for repeated infringement 🟨
All Blacks 29 - 0 Pumas 68mins Gigena is brought back on in the front row and Juan Martín González is sacrificed for losing Muzzio before an attacking scrum in the 22, which is reset
All Blacks 34 - 0 Pumas 69mins The scrum has to be moved as the ground is cutting up badly, and this time it's text book from the ABs as Jacobson secures a brace 🏉
All Blacks 36 - 0 Pumas 70mins Jordie Barrett adds the extras 💥 and the Pumas just aren't getting a look in, their indiscipline causing them real trouble
All Blacks 36 - 0 Pumas 72mins Finally the Pumas are back with ball in hand and go 9 phases, breaching the All Black 22 but Bosch loses it forward 🙈
All Blacks 36 - 0 Pumas 73mins Time off as the clock runs down for Muzzio's yellow card, 2 minutes left as the players on both sides need patching up after a brutal physical match
All Blacks 36 - 0 Pumas 75mins It's an All Black defensive scrum which has to reset outside the 22 and is eventually secured for McKenzie to clear, the whistle goes for the Pumas collapsing the front row
All Blacks 36 - 0 Pumas 76mins The ABs clear over halfway for an attacking lineout and they secure the ball, the Pumas infringing again at the breakdown and it's another penalty for the ABs
All Blacks 39 - 0 Pumas 78mins Jordie B opts for the posts from almost in front of them and it's a simple 3-pointer to edge even further ahead 💥
All Blacks 39 - 0 Pumas 79mins The restart has the Pumas with a scrum put in in defence, winning the penalty and Boffelli clears efficiently as the game draws to a close
All Blacks 39 - 0 Pumas 80+1mins The Pumas have a defensive lineout at their 20m and Reiko I gets away with a cynical knocking down of the ball - penalty only and the Pumas are at halfway
All Blacks 39 - 0 Pumas 80+2mins A consolation try is the aim for the Pumas at the very least and they breach the 10m but are being forced back, 10 phases in, but the ball goes loose and it's all over
15 Jordie Barrett 14 Sevu Reece 13 Rieko Ioane 12 David Havili 11 George Bridge 10 Beauden Barrett 9 TJ Perenara 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe 2 Asafo Aumua 3 Nepo Laulala 4 Brodie Retallick (C) 5 Scott Barrett 6 Akira Ioane 7 Dalton Papali'i 8 Luke Jacobson BENCH: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho 17 Joe Moody 18 Tyrel Lomax 19 Tupou Vaa’i 20 Ethan Blackadder 21 Brad Weber 22 Damian McKenzie 23 Quinn Tupaea
SCORERS T: Reiko Ioane, Reece, Papali'i, Jacobson (2) C: Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett (3) P: Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett
15 Juan Cruz Mallía 14 Bautista Delguy 13 Matías Moroni 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente 11 Santiago Cordero 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Gonzalo Bertranou 1 Facundo Gigena 2 Julián Montoya (C) 3 Santiago Medrano 4 Guido Petti 5 Matías Alemanno 6 Pablo Matera 7 Marcos Kremer 8 Rodrigo Bruni BENCH: 16 Facundo Bosch 17 Carlos Muzzio 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Tomás Lavanini 20 Juan Martín González 21 Gonzalo García* 22 Santiago Chocobares y 23 Emiliano Boffelli
SCORERS Matera, Muzzio
Referee: Nic Berry (RA) Asst Referees: Jaco Peyper (SARU), Graham Cooper (RA) TMO: Brett Cronan (RA)
SOUTH AFRICA 26 - 28 AUSTRALIA
12 September - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast
KO: 20:05 HT: 11-19
HEAD TO HEAD
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Springboks v Wallabies It's anthem time in Queensland again now that the respect to country has been given. Today's officials: Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU) Asst Referees: Damon Murphy (RA), Jordan Way (RA) TMO: Matthew Carley (RFU)
Springboks vs Wallabies Well this will be a treat for the Boks who are playing in front of audience for the first time since the RWC Final in 2019! 🙊
Springboks 0 - 0 Wallabies 1min We have kick off finally and this is bound to be electric, the Aussies with the ball to begin and a kicking game ensues already...
Springboks 0 - 0 Wallabies 2mins Willie le Roux kicks to touch for a Wallabies defensive lineout outside their 22 and they secure the ball, clearing the ball over halfway but it comes straight back, and again before the Boks run it
Springboks 0 - 0 Wallabies 3mins The Aussies are not contesting at the breakdown and Faf de Klerk kicks the ball deep into the Aussie 22, the Wallabies quickly retaliating...
Springboks 3 - 0 Wallabies 5mins ...but Rob Valetini infringes, handing Handré Pollard the opportunity to open the scoreboard, which he does with ease 💥
Springboks 3 - 0 Wallabies 6mins Ref Pearce appears to be being fair already, pinging the Boks for infringing in the same fashion, and the prodigal son, Quade Cooper tees up for his first test points in Green & Gold in a long while...
Springboks 3 - 3 Wallabies 8mins Of course Cooper does not falter and it's all square 💥 From the restart, the Boks have an attacking scrum fed by de Klerk, and Angus Bell is pinged for collapsing it
Springboks 3 - 3 Wallabies 10mins Ref Pearce's arm goes directly up and it's a penalty for Pollard to punish the Australians from out wide...
Springboks 6 - 3 Wallabies 11mins Of course Pollard does not falter, even from an awkward position, and the Boks step ahead with another 3-pointer 💥
Springboks 6 - 6 Wallabies 13mins However, immediately the Boks cough up another kickable penalty to cancel out Pollard's effort, and Cooper is right on target in splicing the uprights 💥
Springboks 6 - 6 Wallabies 15mins A fierce tackle from captain Siya Kolisi on Tom Banks has him up over the horizontal and handbags threaten between the sides 👜👜👜 before Ref Pearce gets a handle on discipline
Springboks 6 - 6 Wallabies 15mins Time is halted and the TMO and Ref check out the angles before concluding yes it was foul play and warrants a 10 minute stint on the naughty step for Kolisi 🟨
Springboks 6 - 11 Wallabies 17mins And it's a superb effort from the Wallabies from an attacking lineout, the ball flying across the field, aided well by Samu Kerevi to reach Andrew Kellaway who charges over the whitewash to score 🏉
Springboks 6 - 13 Wallabies 19mins Cooper neatly and swiftly adds the conversion 💥, but after the restart, we have a halt in play again as Eben Etzebeth gets strapped up
Springboks 6 - 13 Wallabies 20mins It's a scrum for the Boks which goes down like a tonne of bricks, Folau Fainga'a left on the floor as all the rest get up; a quick time off to check he's OK - of course he is, this ain't wendyball!
Springboks 6 - 13 Wallabies 21mins The scrum is reset, and promptly the Aussies gift another kickable penalty to Pollard...
Springboks 6 - 13 Wallabies 22mins But from 45 metres out and wide, Pollard pushes the ball to the right of the upright and the score remains
Springboks 6 - 13 Wallabies 23mins The Aussies are definitely feeling the return of the man monster that is Duane Vermeulen who is already causing mischief at breakdowns after his long injury and rehab absence from test rugby
Springboks 6 - 13 Wallabies 25mins The Boks have the upper hand again after setting an attacking lineout, the Aussies playing Lood de Jager in the air and Pollard kicks into the 22 for a 5m lineout
Springboks 6 - 13 Wallabies 26mins The lineout is won with advantage being played, the ball is kicked into the goal area chased by Tate McDermott and Lukhanyo Am, the latter not grounding but losing it first, confirmed by TMO
Springboks 6 - 13 Wallabies 27mins It's back for the lineout penalty for the Boks and captain Kolisi has returned, but Matt Philips collapses the maul and is duly despatched to the recently vacated naughty step 🟨
Springboks 11 - 13 Wallabies 27mins The TMO decided it's not a penalty try just yet, so the Boks go again in attack, they maul again this time clearly over the whitewash and Bongi Mbonambi claims the score 🏉
Springboks 11 - 13 Wallabies 29mins This time Pollard can't find his mark for the conversion so the Aussies are still slightly ahead on the board. Soon after, Etzebeth is pinged for Cooper to kick to touch to set an attacking lineout at the 22
Springboks 11 - 13 Wallabies 31mins The lineout is good and advantage is being played as the Aussies reach the posts, and the Boks are pinged for offside so captain Michael Hooper has a word with Cooper to grab the points
Springboks 11 - 16 Wallabies 32mins From in front of the posts, Cooper is never going to miss...💥
Springboks 11 - 16 Wallabies 34mins The Boks win a restart lineout and they make some yards, the Aussies attempting to frustrate them and they do win back possession...
Springboks 11 - 16 Wallabies 36mins ...but as the Wallabies attempt to escape their dangerzone, the ball is intercepted in offload, it finds Kolisi who is barged into touch by Lachlan Swinton
Springboks 11 - 16 Wallabies 38mins The Aussies are back to XV again, their lineout is good, Banks able to take his time in clearing his lines, and they win another lineout as the Wallabies transfer into attack mode & reach into Bok territory
Springboks 11 - 16 Wallabies 39mins The Aussies breach the Bok 22, and after a brief time off, the ball is defended well by the Boks who set a defensive 5m scrum, but the opposition scrum is dominant enough to win the penalty
Springboks 11 - 19 Wallabies 40+1mins The siren has gone so all Cooper need do is pop over the simple penalty conversion from directly in front of the posts 💥 before a well-earned half time can be called
Springboks 11 - 19 Wallabies HT T: Mbonambi C: Pollard (2) Kolisi | T: Kellaway C: Cooper P: Cooper (4) Philip
Springboks 11 - 19 Wallabies 40mins Pollard kicks off the second half and Nic White has replaced McDermott who is sitting pitchside with a strapped leg
Springboks 11 - 19 Wallabies 41mins First scrum of this half already is for Australia, but Bell is pinged for collapsing the front row again, the penalty for the Boks
Springboks 11 - 19 Wallabies 42mins But Pollard is having not the best day off the boot as this penalty attempt pings off the upright
Springboks 11 - 19 Wallabies 43mins Handbags threaten yet again 👜👜👜 after a couple of Aussie back rowers maul over de Klerk who hasn't cleanly got the ball off the ruck; takes Ref Pearce a while to calm it down as de Klerk giggles 😜
Springboks 14 - 19 Wallabies 45mins It's a penalty to the Boks and this time Pollard can't miss from in front of the posts... 💥
Springboks 14 - 19 Wallabies 46mins The Boks are attacking with ball in hand and Etzebeth barges through the defence - play is halted for a formal review after Swinton doesn't wrap in his tackle - penalty only to the Boks
Springboks 14 - 19 Wallabies 47mins A tad earlier, Malcolm Marx replaced Mbonambi at hooker
Springboks 14 - 19 Wallabies 48mins The Aussies have finally stopped blocking Makazole Mapimpi (for now at least!) and he springs up for a high ball, but knocks it on for Aussie possession
Springboks 14 - 19 Wallabies 50mins The Wallabies set an attacking lineout at the Bok 22 and they have an opportunity to attack again, winning the setpiece...
Springboks 14 - 19 Wallabies 51mins ...and advantage being played, but play is halted for a deliberate knock on from le Roux, even though he was likely attempting an intercept but couldn't reach with both hands. Naughty step time again 🟨🙈
Springboks 14 - 22 Wallabies 52mins There's no penalty try for the Aussies as Mapimpi was not blocking behind the play; it's just a penalty and Cooper bangs it over with ease 💥
Springboks 14 - 22 Wallabies 54mins Vincent Koch, Kwagga Smith and Jasper Wiese are on for Frans Malherbe, Vermeulen and Etzebeth | James Slipper replaced Bell earlier
Springboks 14 - 22 Wallabies 56mins As play continues in the midfield, the fresh legs get stuck in, while Marco van Staden and Ox Nché replace Kolisi and Steven Kitshoff
Springboks 14 - 22 Wallabies 56mins The Boks are threatening the Aussie 22 with some ferocity, and the Aussie defence is getting frustrated as the opposition are edging closer to the whitewash
Springboks 14 - 22 Wallabies 57mins Taniela Tupou has replaced Allan Alaalatoa but play is halted for Fainga'a's no arms tackle on Nche, and he is promptly despatched to the bin to join le Roux 🟨
Springboks 19 - 22 Wallabies 58mins Hooper vociferously tries to distract Ref Pearce with some shouty words, but he is dismissed and the Boks get on with the job in hand, barging over the tryline for a second try, claimed by Marx 🏉
Springboks 21 - 22 Wallabies 59mins Pollard adds the extras 💥 and the Boks have done well to reduce the deficit to a single point
Springboks 21 - 22 Wallabies 61mins The indiscipline continues to haunt the Boks as another penalty is gifted to Cooper, but Ref Pearce does have to bat away captain Hooper again
Springboks 21 - 25 Wallabies 63mins Cooper adds the 3-pointer 💥 while Pete Samu and Jordan Petaia have replaced Swinton and Kellaway
Springboks 21 - 25 Wallabies 65mins Australia are forced to sacrifice Valetini with their hooker in the bin so Feleti Kaitu’u makes his Wallabies debut, while Damian Willemse is on for Pollard
Springboks 21 - 25 Wallabies 67mins The Boks are showing their dominance at the scrum and they win another, but at the next, the Australians manage to snaffle the ball away
Springboks 21 - 25 Wallabies 68mins But play is halted for a potential injury; Etzebeth goes off, but is promptly returned as de Jager is forced to go for a Head Injury Assessment
Springboks 21 - 25 Wallabies 69mins The ball is with the Boks and they shift from the midfield to the Aussie 22, and almost every time one looks up, Hooper is in the ear of Ref Pearce 🙄
Springboks 21 - 25 Wallabies 70mins Advantage is being played as Sbu Nkosi attempts to go over in the corner but is forced out, not before releasing the ball in the field of play, and it bounces between hands, clearly not grounded...
Springboks 21 - 25 Wallabies 71mins ... but the TMO decides to faff about with replays with no reason, before finally we can get back to the game and it's a penalty for the Boks for playing man in air by Aussies
Springboks 26 - 25 Wallabies 72mins The Bok effort in attack is excellent and they heave over the whitewash to secure a much needed try from Marx 🏉 to finally take the lead again
Springboks 26 - 25 Wallabies 73mins Willemse, however, can't consolidate the try with a conversion, hooking it 🙈
Springboks 26 - 25 Wallabies 75mins Reece Hodge and Rob Leota have arrived on the park for Izack Rodda and Banks, as the Aussies go on the attack, determined not to let the World & Lions champion Boks take this from them...
Springboks 26 - 25 Wallabies 77mins A time off for an Aussie injury after Hooper bursts through the defence, then Herschel Jantjies replaces de Klerk before a Bok defensive scrum
Springboks 26 - 25 Wallabies 78mins The scrum is fraught and has to be reset, before the Boks do win the ball and clear, only for the Aussies to kick it right back, and under the ruck, it's unclear who has possession...
Springboks 26 - 25 Wallabies 80mins The ball comes up for the Boks, and the Aussies are frantic, play in the midfield. The Boks infringe at the breakdown, handing a dangerous penalty to Cooper, having not won in Australia in 8 years...
Springboks 26 - 28 Wallabies 82mins Long after the siren has blasted, Cooper takes his time from just outside the 10m and wide, focuses and kicks to perfection to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat! 💥 The Boks blew it, leaving 10 missed points at the posts out there. 👏👏👏 @Wallabies
15 Willie le Roux 14 Sbu Nkosi 13 Lukhanyo Am 12 Damian de Allende 11 Makazole Mapimpi 10 Handré Pollard (VC) 9 Faf de Klerk 1 Steven Kitshoff 2 Bongi Mbonambi 3 Frans Malherbe 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Lood de Jager 6 Siya Kolisi (C) 7 Franco Mostert 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Malcolm Marx 17 Ox Nché 18 Vincent Koch 19 Marco van Staden 20 Kwagga Smith 21 Jasper Wiese 22 Herschel Jantjies 23 Damian Willemse
SCORERS T: Mbonambi, Marx (2) C: Pollard (2) P: Pollard (3) Kolisi, le Roux
15 Tom Banks 14 Andrew Kellaway 13 Len Ikitau 12 Samu Kerevi 11 Marika Koroibete 10 Quade Cooper 9 Tate McDermott 1 Angus Bell 2 Folau Fainga’a 3 Allan Alaalatoa 4 Izack Rodda 5 Matt Philip 6 Lachlan Swinton 7 Michael Hooper (C) 8 Rob Valetini BENCH: 16 Feleti Kaitu’u*17 James Slipper 18 Taniela Tupou 19 Rob Leota*20 Pete Samu 21 Nic White 22 Reece Hodge 23 Jordan Petaia
SCORERS T: Kellaway C: Cooper P: Cooper (7) Philip, Fainga’a
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU) Asst Referees: Damon Murphy (RA), Jordan Way (RA) TMO: Matthew Carley (RFU)
18 September - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
KO: 17:05 HT: 15-12
HEAD TO HEAD
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Wallabies v Springboks 5 minutes from KO as Aussie Captain Michael Hopper exceeds his dreams becoming the most capped Wallabies captain in history, trumping George Gregan
Wallabies v Springboks After acknowledgement to country, it's anthem time in Brisbane for the Springboks & Wallabies before we can KO
Wallabies 0 - 0 Springboks 1min We have KO in Brisbane from the nemesis of fly halves across the globe, the inimitable Quade Cooper... Ref Matt Carley is on the whistle
Wallabies 0 - 0 Springboks 2mins It's not the best start for the Aussies, but a chip through deep in Aussie territory from the Boks, Andrew Kellaway nicks the ball back and looks to escape, but it's Cooper who clears then back
Wallabies 0 - 0 Springboks 4mins Handré Pollard thumps the ball high back at the Aussies, and the first free kick is for Tom Banks to clear over halfway for an attacking 10m lineout, won but turned over at the breakdown
Wallabies 0 - 0 Springboks 6mins The first scrum goes to the Boks, and it has to be reset before it is completed, only 5kgs favour the Aussies in pack weights, and it's the Boks that come away with the free kick
Wallabies 0 - 0 Springboks 7mins The Boks look to maul the ball ahead from a quick tap and go before as they go wide and forward to near touch before being shut down, but the penalty advantage still stands
Wallabies 0 - 0 Springboks 9mins We're back to far touch for the original penalty and the ball is cleared to touch for an attacking Boks lineout, also secured as they edge closer to the Aussie 22...
Wallabies 0 - 0 Springboks 10mins The Boks win a penalty and have the opportunity for a 3-pointer, but instead opt for another attacking lineout, but the Aussies disrupt the play and in possession at the breakdown deep in their 22
Wallabies 0 - 0 Springboks 12mins A touch of aerial football ensues, the advantage being played for the homeside at the Bok 22, and the whistle goes after Faf de Klerk cynically flicks the ball with it still in play for the Aussies...
Wallabies 5 - 0 Springboks 13mins An initial break from Hooper, churlish discipline from de Klerk who earns 10 minutes in the naughty step 🟨 while Len Ikitau finds the gap to touch down over the whitewash 🏉
Wallabies 5 - 0 Springboks 15mins Cooper, however, pushes his conversion wide of the uprights so it's only a 5-pointer which puts the Aussies ahead
Wallabies 5 - 0 Springboks 17mins But the Boks are soon playing catch up after a 10m attacking lineout for the visitors, penalty advantage being played at the maul and Matt Philip pinged in the ruck for a Bok penalty
Wallabies 5 - 3 Springboks 18mins Pollard reduces the deficit with a simple 3-pointer 💥
Wallabies 10 - 3 Springboks 20mins The restart is excellent for the Aussies with Taniela Tupou making the break then from Banks to Marika Koroibete to Ikitau who flies over the goal line, defying the Bok defence which is obliterated 🏉
Wallabies 12 - 3 Springboks 22mins This time, Cooper does not falter and the conversion is good, edging the Aussies score ahead...💥
Wallabies 12 - 3 Springboks 23mins The Springboks are back up to a full complement with de Klerk retuning from the naughty step
Wallabies 12 - 3 Springboks 24mins As the Aussies attempt to escape their 22 from the Bok restart, they are penalised at the maul, but it's time off as Trevor Nyakane who gets some attention
Wallabies 12 - 3 Springboks 25mins The Aussie front row is pinged for angling the Bok attacking scrum at the 22, and Pollard tees up the penalty after a chat with captain Siya Kolisi...
Wallabies 12 - 6 Springboks 26mins ...and he does not falter in splicing the upright to reduce the deficit back to less than a converted score 💥
Wallabies 12 - 6 Springboks 28mins It was always going to be a physical encounter, and the first casualty is Banks who injures his hand in tackling Sbu Nkosi, replaced by Reece Hodge
Wallabies 15 - 6 Springboks 29mins But there's also a penalty for the Australians and Cooper bangs it over to reinstate the 9-point lead 💥
Wallabies 15 - 9 Springboks 31mins However, the penalty is reciprocated from the Aussies almost immediately, giving Pollard the opportunity to cancel out the last Cooper effort, and he does with perfect ease 💥
Wallabies 15 - 9 Springboks 32mins The man monster Duane Vermeulen has ball in hand and is rhino-ing ahead, but play is halted for Lachlan Swinton shoulder charging into the No8 with no arms...
Wallabies 15 - 9 Springboks 32mins Ref Carley first deems the shoulder & head collision to be simultaneous and red card worthy, but a replay show the shoulder hits fractionally first so the sanction is reduced to a yellow card for Swinton 🟨
Wallabies 15 - 9 Springboks 34mins The Boks are now with a one man advantage and it is their turn to make hay...and they force play deep into the Aussie 22, the homeside having to defend with a lineout...
Wallabies 15 - 9 Springboks 35mins ...which they do, but the ball is only cleared a few yards for a Bok 22 lineout, won on far touch and the ball is thrown wide inside along the 22, the Aussies infringing at the breakdown for a Bok penalty
Wallabies 15 - 12 Springboks 36mins .While Jasper Wiese has replaced Vermeulen, Pollard bangs over another penalty - his kicking boot much more effective this week - and the Aussie lead is cut to just 3 points 💥
Wallabies 15 - 12 Springboks 38mins News comes that Banks has broken his arm and is en route to the hospital to have it treated; an important loss to the Wallabies
Wallabies 15 - 12 Springboks 39mins Following an excellent box kick from de Klerk, the Boks are again on the front foot with a 10m attacking scrum coming, but not before a time off again
Wallabies 15 - 12 Springboks 40mins The scrum is efficiently won by the Boks & they go wide toward far touch, edging forward toward the 22, but as the ruck forms, the counter attack from the Aussies is immense & Kerevi kicks to touch for HT
Wallabies 15-12 Springboks HT T: Ikitau (2) C: Cooper P: Cooper Swinton | P: Pollard (4) de Klerk
Wallabies 15 - 12 Springboks 40mins Play resumes with Swinton still on the naughty step; Boks have to win this match if they are to have any hope of winning The Rugby Championship
Wallabies 15 - 17 Springboks 41mins And it's an effective start from the Boks, a quick tap from de Klerk, a high tackle from Kerevi which is noted but play continues with advantage, de Klerk chips ahead again and Lukhanyo Am grounds the ball 🏉
Wallabies 15 - 17 Springboks 42mins Well that was terribly neat and efficient, Philip also noted for infringing in the run up to the Bok try in the corner. Pollard does miss the conversion from out wide
Wallabies 15 - 17 Springboks 44mins The restart is also not the best for the Aussies as they are pinged at the breakdown, the Boks able to clear their opposition away from their 22 area and over halfway, attacking hard & breaching the 10m...
Wallabies 15 - 17 Springboks 45mins ...and the ball reaches the Aussie 22 before the Ref's arms goes up for a home penalty, but quickly it's reversed for a Slipper tackle on Bongi Mbonambi and play is halted
Wallabies 15 - 17 Springboks 46mins Mbonambi is of course fine and play resumes, for a Bok scrum but not before a front row refresh with Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, and also & Kwagga Smith come on for Nyakane, Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe & Marvin Orie
Wallabies 15 - 17 Springboks 48mins However, after play resumes, the Aussies hit back promptly and are soon deep in Bok territory, before play is halted again after Kock pops Cooper in the face & he's down writhing a tad
Wallabies 15 - 17 Springboks 49mins It doesn't look like Cooper is playing the drama queen - anything from Koch would hurt 🙊 The penalty is for the Aussies and Cooper tees up from inside the 22 in front of the posts...
Wallabies 18 - 17 Springboks 50mins ...and Cooper could've kicked that through blind. He takes back the lead for the homeside... 💥
Wallabies 18 - 17 Springboks 52mins Pete Samu has replaced Swinton as the Aussies look to take advantage of the Boks losing their momentum after a strong start to the half
Wallabies 18 - 17 Springboks 54mins The Aussies are on the front foot but that pesky de Klerk is being a pest all over the park; play is shifted backward for the Aussies, the Boks winning a defensive scrum and moving toward the midfield...
Wallabies 18 - 17 Springboks 56mins The Aussies respond well and make territory back toward the Bok 22, but not until Feleti Kaitu’u and Angus Bell replace Folau Fainga'a and Slipper
Wallabies 18 - 17 Springboks 58mins It's frantic play from both sides as possession flies both ways, the Boks gaining the upper hand for a moment or three before the Aussies counter
Wallabies 18 - 17 Springboks 60mins Boks attack through Mapimpi but he's thwarted; Damian de Allende breaks but he is forced to spill with a double tackle. Tate McDermott is on for Nic White to up the tempo
Wallabies 23- 17 Springboks 62mins The Aussies are reinvigorated and from a midfield scrum, the ball flies wide to far touch and is sneaked to Koroibete who switches on the afterburners and bulldozes to the whitewash unhindered 🏉
Wallabies 25- 17 Springboks 63mins It's not a difficult conversion for Cooper 💥, and the Aussies are stretching their lead with some clever play
Wallabies 25- 17 Springboks 64mins The restart has Kellaway get under a high ball, which he almost fumbles but hangs on just, Rob Valetini carrying to his 10m before he is tackled hard, Boks turning it over but the ball bounces up and the Wallabies go wide; however, Ikitau's kick goes to touch badly
Wallabies 25- 17 Springboks 65mins Bok lineout on halfway is secured and Smith makes it to the 10m before he squirts the ball forward, Koroibete running it back to the midfield, and Hooper chipping ahead for Pollard to kick right back, and Cooper reciprocates
Wallabies 25- 17 Springboks 66mins The Boks need to refocus here because the plays are all on the side of the Aussies; Herschel Jantjies replaces de Klerk
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 67mins But the Aussies are on a mission & they are executing it rather impressively, the ball flying out to Koroibete again with urgency, and despite all the Bok efforts, he can't be stopped from scoring a brace 🏉
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 70mins Marco van Staden replaces captain Siya Kolisi
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 69mins It's a difficult kick for Cooper from out wide next to touch, and he is hassled by the ref which throws his focus, missing the conversion
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 71mins The Boks are on the rampage again, and they charge toward the Aussie 22, breaching it before a mass-tackle from the homeside bundles them into touch short of the corner
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 72mins Jordan Petaia comes on for the beast that is Koroibete, who has more than done his bit for Aussie rugby this evening - just monstrously sublime
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 74mins Another impressive effort from Hooper as he wins a crucial penalty for the homeside; Darcy Swain has replaced Izack Rodda and there's a scrum coming for them too in the midfield
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 75mins However, Tupou is pinged in the scrum and the Boks can kick to touch for a 5m attacking lineout...
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 76mins ...but the setpiece is not good for the visitors and Australia defend their 22 well, not allowing the Boks to gain an inch
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 78mins It's an Aussie defensive scrum 5m from their goal line; they win it but the Boks turn them over in the next play and kick to touch for a lineout again
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 78mins With the Boks inches from the whitewash, Ref Carley halts play for potential high tackle from Wiese; it takes an age for the officials to figure it out, but the outcome is a yellow card for Wiese 🟨 Meanwhile, Tom Robertson replaces Tupou who leaves with a mighty ovation from the stands
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 79mins From within tasting distance, the Boks blow their final opportunity as the Aussies clear up toward their 10m, and barge their way ahead, denying the Boks any ball until a collapse hands over possession
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 80mins The Boks kick to the corner for another attacking 5m lineout, but again the setpiece fails as the ball overshoots and lands for Cooper 🙈
Wallabies 30- 17 Springboks 80mins The Boks attempt to recover but are pinged for offside and the boot of Green & Gold thumps the ball into touch for a second consecutive win with a bonus point to boot
Wallabies (15) 30 - 17 (12) Springboks FT The Wallabies win the Nelson Mandela Plate from the Springboks with deserved accolade, playing some clever and articulate rugby for the last two weeks, beating the World Champions
15 Tom Banks 14 Andrew Kellaway 13 Len Ikitau 12 Samu Kerevi 11 Marika Koroibete 10 Quade Cooper 9 Nic White 1 James Slipper 2 Folau Fainga’a 3 Taniela Tupou 4 Izack Rodda 5 Matt Philip 6 Lachlan Swinton 7 Michael Hooper (C) 8 Rob Valetini BENCH: 16 Feleti Kaitu’u 17 Angus Bell 18 Tom Robertson 19 Darcy Swain 20 Pete Samu 21 Tate McDermott 22 Reece Hodge 23 Jordan Petaia
SCORERS T: Ikitau (2), Koroibete (2) C: Cooper (2) P: Cooper (2) Swinton
15 Willie le Roux 14 Sbu Nkosi 13 Lukhanyo Am 12 Damian de Allende 11 Makazole Mapimpi 10 Handré Pollard 9 Faf de Klerk 1 Trevor Nyakane 2 Bongi Mbonambi 3 Frans Malherbe 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Marvin Orie 6 Siya Kolisi (C) 7 Franco Mostert 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Malcolm Marx 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Vincent Koch 19 Marco van Staden 20 Kwagga Smith 21 Jasper Wiese 22 Herschel Jantjies 23 Damian Willemse
SCORERS T: Am P: Pollard (4) de Klerk, Wiese
Man of the Match: Samu Kerevi
Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU) Asst Referees: Luke Pearce (RFU), Graham Cooper (RA) TMO: Brett Cronan (RA)
ARGENTINA 13 - 36 NEW ZEALAND
18 September - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
KO: 20:05 HT: 3-24
HEAD TO HEAD
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Pumas v All Blacks The anthems are done, and it haka time in Brisbane, Ka Mate led by TJ Perenara...
Pumas 0 - 0 All Blacks 1min Jaco Peyper is on the whistle this evening as Damian McKenzie kicks off, straight to Pablo Matera who is cut down immediately; the Pumas clear their lines from their 22
Pumas 0 - 0 All Blacks 2mins The ABs come back hard and go 8 phases before they are shut down in the Pumas 22, who turn over and clear their lines again
Pumas 0 - 0 All Blacks 4mins It's a good reply from the Pumas and they go 7 phases of their own to reach the midfield before the ball finds touch for a defensive 10m ABs lineout
Pumas 0 - 5 All Blacks 5mins It's good setpiece, Patrick Tuipulotu making a break, typical quick hands from the ABs as they reach to goal line in a flash, recycle to evade the defence and it's Tuipulotu who barges over to claim the try 🏉
Pumas 0 - 7 All Blacks 6mins Jordie Barrett adds the extras 💥 The ABs are not faffing around despite their much changed team from last week
Pumas 3 - 7 All Blacks 8mins As is often the way, the scoring side cough up a quick penalty directly after, and the Pumas can take full advantage with Emiliano Boffelli taking the kicking duties and he opens the Pumas' account 💥
Pumas 3 - 7 All Blacks 10mins The Pumas are in possession just in their own half, but kick away possession for the ABs to run the ball back from their own half, advantage being played...
Pumas 3 - 10 All Blacks 12mins The wall of Pumas defence is insurmountable for a while, but they cough up a penalty again, so Peyper indicates the choice is with the ABs, who opt for the uprights, McKenzie securing 3 more points 💥
Pumas 3 - 10 All Blacks 14mins The ABs haven't switched up to their next gear just yet, but you can feel it simmering as an undercurrent as they look to make significant yards
Pumas 3 - 10 All Blacks 16mins From a midfield lineout, it's slow & steady progress from side to side & eventually forward due to obstructive defence, but as a break comes from Will Jordan & an open goal, Ref Peyper indicates a forward pass
Pumas 3 - 10 All Blacks 18mins It's a defensive scrum for the Pumas on their 22, and they come away with the ball and can clear the ABs back, but it's only momentary...
Pumas 3 - 10 All Blacks 20mins The ABs zigzag their way forward and threaten the 22, but again a ball goes forward for another defensive 22 scrum for the Pumas and they clear the ABs back yet again
Pumas 3 - 10 All Blacks 21mins The ABs run the ball fiercely after a chip through from McKenzie and this time it's Reiko Ioane who finds the wide open space to gallop over the whitewash to score...but...
Pumas 3 - 10 All Blacks 23mins ...the officials were correct to call it - another forward pass and it's no try. So the ABs need to start again, with another Pumas scrum but this time the penalty goes to the ABs
Pumas 3 - 15 All Blacks 25mins The ABs position themselves in the Pumas 22 and attack, setting an attacking 5m scrum, which has to be reset before Perenara himself kinks around the defence and secures try no.2 already 🏉
Pumas 3 - 17 All Blacks 27mins It's no close range conversion for Jordie B but he has no problem with securing the extra 2 points 💥
Pumas 3 - 17 All Blacks 29mins The ABs are ready to pounce again promptly, and it's Ioane who again makes a searing break to land under the posts, however...
Pumas 3 - 17 All Blacks 30mins ...Ref Peyper immediately indicates the no try for the double movement as Ioane has been pulled down just short and he crawls forward to ground the ball over the line. That's not happening!
Pumas 3 - 17 All Blacks 32mins The Pumas have the penalty and clear the ABs back up toward the 10m for a lineout, and the 'homeside' win another penalty to set up an attacking lineout deep in ABs territory
Pumas 3 - 17 All Blacks 34mins Ethan Blackadder spoils the Pumas party and they lose some ground, but they come back again and work 10 phases with advantage being played...
Pumas 3 - 17 All Blacks 36mins As the penalty whistle goes for the Pumas, huge Samisoni Taukei’aho tries the intimidation stare on scrum half Gonzalo Bertranou, but he's not phased 😝
Pumas 3 - 17 All Blacks 37mins The Pumas set up a 5m attacking lineout, they win the ball but Matera breaks off the maul and the penalty is for the ABs, handbags threatening 👜👜👜
Pumas 3 - 17 All Blacks 38mins ABs clear for a Pumas lineout much further back this time and they reach phase 10 with the attacking side deep in the ABs 22 but McKenzie & Perenara spoil the Pumas party again
Pumas 3 - 17 All Blacks 40mins It's an ABs lineout which they win deftly enough to move the ball from deep in their own half and directly into the Pumas 22...
Pumas 3 - 22 All Blacks 40+1mins The ABs have advantage as they smash into the Pumas wall of defence from the centre out wide, super quick hands and thinking before Tupou Vaa’i snipes round the corner to score beautifully 🏉
Pumas 3 - 24 All Blacks 40+3mins Despite the difficulty of the angle, Barrett sublimely splices the uprights for the conversion 💥. 3 tries chalked off but 3 already scored for the deadly All Blacks
Pumas 3 - 24 All Blacks HT P: Boffelli | T: Tuipulotu, Perenara, Vaa'i C: Jordie Barrett (3) P: Jordie Barrett
Pumas 3 - 24 All Blacks 41mins The new young fly half Santiago Carreras kicks off the second half and the Pumas string together an impressive 13 phases before the whistle goes, in their favour for Hoskins Sotutu infringing
Pumas 6 - 24 All Blacks 43mins It's a penalty for Boffelli as they opt for the uprights instead of a 5m lineout 💥
Pumas 6 - 29 All Blacks 45mins The retaliation from the ABs is not unexpected as they make the initial break with class, and then the line out wide flattens for the ball to bob along to Taukei'aho who blobs over in the corner 🏉
Pumas 6 - 29 All Blacks 47mins Officials double check but there are no infringements before the score, but the conversion bounces off the upright and refuses to fall through
Pumas 6 - 29 All Blacks 48mins The changes begin to ring with Carlos Muzzio and Enrique Pieretto on for Facundo Gigena and Santiago Medrano, Finlay Christie and George Bower on for Perenara and Joe Moody
Pumas 6 - 29 All Blacks 49mins The ABs are pinged for a Pumas scrum, Christie tries to steal it but the cover is good and the setpiece has to be reset before the scrum is complete…
Pumas 6 - 29 All Blacks 50mins The Pumas are on the attack again, the fiercest and most convincing so far in the match as they evade the All Blacks from every attack...
Pumas 11 - 29 All Blacks 51mins ...& off the back of the ruck in front of the posts in the 22, Bertranou clears to Carreras who dinks it out to Boffelli who performs human origami to land the score before falling into touch in the corner 🏉
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 53mins After the officials confirm the try again with a replay, Boffelli adds the extras 💥 while Guido Petti has come on for Matías Alemanno
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 55mins The ABs reply by aiming directly for the Pumas goal line but are thwarted right on it, and an excellent save from the Pumas for an otherwise certain score
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 57mins Changes incoming: Gonzalo García for Bertranou | Ofa Tu'ungafasi & Braydon Ennor for Tyrel Lomax and Ioane
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 59mins Meanwhile, the ABs work forward 10 phases in attack, only for the Pumas to thwart them with their continued impressive defence
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 61mins As play reaches the midfield again, Santiago Socino and Tomas Lezana replace the Pumas captain Montoya and Matera; ABs lineout almost on halfway but Socino gets over the ball at the breakdown well enough to secure the penalty
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 63mins The Pumas head over halfway and have an attacking lineout just inside the ABs 22, winning it but promptly losing possession, having to make up lost ground from the ABs clear...
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 65mins ...and they don't hesitate for a moment, running the ball close to the whitewash, halted in their tracks, but winning a penalty before a time off
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 65mins Matías Moroni replaces Santiago Cordero | Luke Jacobson and Beauden Barrett on for Sotutu and McKenzie
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 67mins Play resumes, Pumas kick to corner for attacking 5m lineout, win it but are repelled back, but another infringement from the ABs and they again have a 22 lineout, advantage being played...
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 68mins The Pumas belt ahead and run oh so close, are thwarted metres short so go out wide and almost to touch, the ABs running over the ball to snaffle it back, but for that advantage still being played...
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 70mins A brief sojourn while Scott Barrett replaces Tuipulotu & attention is given to a couple of players, the Pumas go again with an attacking 22 lineout from the penalty, make more yards with a truck & trailer...
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 72mins ...but the Pumas push it too far, handing over possession to the ABs who can't quite escape their own half with any ease, until a defensive scrum is deftly won
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 74mins It's taken a while for the ABs to clear the Pumas away from their dangerzone, but eventually they do, kicking the ball upfield to push the Pumas back while Miotti comes on for Lucio Cinti
Pumas 13 - 29 All Blacks 76mins The Pumas take a breath and attack again, pinning the ABs back in their 22 yet again, but finally a decisive kick comes from the ABs deep into Pumas territory...
Pumas 13 - 34 All Blacks 77mins ...and they recapture the ball, all the Barrett brothers playing their part and the ball finds Vaa'i who magnificently secures a brace 🏉
Pumas 13 - 34 All Blacks 79mins Jordie B nails the conversion 💥 and then we have a time off for Gonzalez to get attention before play resumes, advantage being played for the Pumas, penalty called in the midfield
Pumas 13 - 36 All Blacks 80mins The Pumas set a scrum back outside the ABs 22, as the siren blazes around the stadium, and the 'homeside' are turned over by Quinn Tupaea at the death, the ball is tapped and kicked into touch for FT
Pumas (3) 13 - 36 (24) All Blacks FT Don't be fooled by the score; ABs were excellent, but Pumas really caused them some issues, maintained 49% possession, spending 20% of the game in ABs' 22 but unable to capitalise. NZ are back at 🌍 #1 in world rugby
15 Juan Cruz Mallía 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Lucio Cinti 12 Santiago Chocobares 11 Emiliano Boffelli 10 Santiago Carreras 9 Gonzalo Bertranou 1 Facundo Gigena 2 Julián Montoya (C) 3 Santiago Medrano 4 Matías Alemanno 5 Tomás Lavanini 6 Juan Martín González Samso 7 Marcos Kremer 8 Pablo Matera BENCH: 16 Santiago Socino 17 Carlos Muzzio 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Guido Petti 20 Tomás Lezana 21 Gonzalo García 22 Domingo Miotti 23 Matías Moroni
SCORERS T: Boffelli C: Boffelli P: Boffelli (2)
15 Jordie Barrett 14 Will Jordan 13 Rieko Ioane 12 Quinn Tupaea 11 George Bridge 10 Damian McKenzie 9 TJ Perenara 1 Joe Moody 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho 3 Tyrel Lomax 4 Patrick Tuipulotu 5 Tupou Vaa’i 6 Ethan Blackadder 7 Ardie Savea (C) 8 Hoskins Sotutu BENCH: 16 Codie Taylor 17 George Bower 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 19 Scott Barrett 20 Luke Jacobson 21 Finlay Christie 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Braydon Ennor
SCORERS T: Tuipulotu, Perenara, Vaa'i (2), Taukei’aho C: Jordie Barrett (4) P: Jordie Barrett
Man of the Match: Samisoni Taukei’aho
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU) Asst Referees: Nic Berry (RA), Jordan Way (RA) TMO: Damon Murphy (RA)
25 September - QLD Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
KO: 17:05 HT: 13-11
HEAD TO HEAD
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
All Blacks vs Springboks It's an historic day for All Black-Bok rugby as they reach 100 tests today, after a century of rugby, and it's also 50 up for Trevor Nyakane
All Blacks vs Springboks It's a packed house at QLD Country Bank Stadium in Townsville, with a significant number of Bok fans too
All Blacks vs Springboks The teams are out, the anthems are underway, the haka is yet to come
All Blacks vs Springboks Today's choice of haka is delightful throat-cutting Kapa O Pango, led by TJ Perenara...
All Blacks 0 - 0 Springboks 1min With Ref Luke Pearce on the whistle, the ABs kick off the match and make a good start to the game, Boks clearing to the 22 in return but quickly lineout is taken and the ball goes high...
All Blacks 5 - 0 Springboks 2mins The ABs get under it back at their own 22, and Codie Taylor gallops ahead with a break, breaching halfway and offloading to Will Jordan who sprints directly to the whitewash to land try No1 🏉
All Blacks 7 - 0 Springboks 3mins Jordie Barrett tees up and bangs over the conversion in excellent fashion... 💥
All Blacks 7 - 5 Springboks 5mins A beautiful kick through comes from the Boks toward the ABs whitewash and George Bridge can't do anything but watch Sbu Nkosi collect and smack that ball down for a breathless second try already 🏉
All Blacks 7 - 5 Springboks 7mins The conversion doesn't come for the Boks, but the tone is set for a an exciting test match to play out
All Blacks 7 - 5 Springboks 9mins Another high ball comes out of the Bok camp and lands for a the visitors in a penalty in a rather advantageous position for Handré Pollard to tee up..
All Blacks 7 - 8 Springboks 11mins Pollard doesn't hesitate and he takes the lead for his side 💥
All Blacks 7 - 11 Springboks 13mins There's no let up in pressure from either side, and the ABs gift another penalty to Pollard which he uses to punish them with another 3-pointer... 💥
All Blacks 7 - 11 Springboks 15mins After Pollard infringes at the ruck, a ball goes high toward touch & it's a display of acrobatics, Makazole Mapimpi jumping up & back inside touch with ball in hand but lands back outside having released 🙈
All Blacks 7 - 11 Springboks 16mins ABs 22 lineout is secured & possession is retained, only for Boks to interfere, ABs able to set a 5m attacking lineout; but Boks have other ideas, Siya Kolisi upsetting play for Eben Etzebeth to turn over
All Blacks 7 - 11 Springboks 18mins It's a defensive scrum for the Boks but not until the medics are on, wrapping up bloody heads and the players getting a much needed couple of minutes to take a breath and water
All Blacks 7 - 11 Springboks 20mins The scrum is all Boks and they gain serious territory with a lineout just outside the ABs 22, but the ABs fight back and wrestle back possession to return play to the midfield
All Blacks 7 - 11 Springboks 22mins Scott Barrett bolts away from the defence, assisted by Taylor again, the ABs are threatening, but Damian de Allende executes his plan of disruption at the breakdown perfectly, Boks landing a penalty
All Blacks 7 - 11 Springboks 24mins Boks regain lost territory with a thumping kick from Pollard to put the ABs back on the back foot, defending with a lineout, but the Boks interfere with the jumper and ABs are quickly back over halfway
All Blacks 7 - 11 Springboks 26mins The Boks come up with the ball from a ruck on their 10m and Faf de Klerk clears it away, advantage being played and they reach the ABs 10m on the attack before the advantage is over and a kick goes too far
All Blacks 7 - 11 Springboks 28mins Whilst we have a timeout again, the fans can enjoy the 28° Spring sunshine in Queensland 🔥; it's been a frantic and fascinating match so far with no chance to get bored
All Blacks 7 - 11 Springboks 30mins Balls are flying high all over the paddock, the next to be caught by a Barrett brother and hurtled out to Akira Ioane who drops it, but it goes backward and the ABs hang on long enough...
All Blacks 10 - 11 Springboks 31mins ...to remain in attacking mode, advantage being played as they make the yards, the penalty called and Jordie B tees up and bangs over his first penalty of the day 💥 to reduce the deficit to just 1
All Blacks 10 - 11 Springboks 33mins ABs are firmly in possession after the restart, Jordie B kicking to touch for an attacking lineout, won after Etzebeth barges through illegally at the ruck
All Blacks 10 - 11 Springboks 34mins Time off before a ABs scrum which is won, but play is immediately halted for a knock on from Nkosi, being checked for intent and a possible penalty try...
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 35mins The replays show the knock on to be deliberate, but there's sufficient Bok cover to award only a penalty to the ABs, which Jordie knocks over the take the lead 💥, while Nkosi is off to the naughty step 🟨
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 37mins The restart has the ABs defending their 22, the ball kicked out for a Bok lineout which is won, and then the ball starts flying high again and advantage is with the Boks
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 39mins The ABs go for territory instead of the uprights from the penalty, but the Boks steal the lineout ball on their 22 for de Klerk to clear the ABs away, play settling back at halfway with a Bok scrum
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 40+1mins The scrum is good for the Boks and Willie le Roux kicks it away high, Jordie B taking it only to be taken down by Mapimpi, ABs hang on to run it toward halfway but it spills forward & half time is called
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks HT T: Jordan C: Jordie Barrett P: Jordie Barrett (2) | T: Nkosi P: Pollard (2) Nkosi
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 40mins The Boks are still a man down for a couple of minutes, while Steven Kitshoff has replaced Nyakane in the front row
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 42mins The ABs have come out with a fresh outlook and already begin to make in roads into Bok territory with a more aggressive feel to their play; Bongi Mbonambi has been replaced by Malcolm Marx
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 44mins An attacking barge from the ABs and they breach the Bok 22, but the ball is somehow wrestled away and Pollard clears them back, Nkosi back on for XV on XV again
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 46mins Another attacking lineout & Akira I battles almost the entire Bok team to reach the corner, but is promptly bundled into touch. Boks clear the ABs away again and another lineout is stolen from further back
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 48mins From their own half, Kolisi runs the ball hard, and he has the back up from his team for them to reach the ABs 22, but it all gets a tad fraught as possession is awarded to the ABs at the whitewash
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 50mins Beauden B missed an obvious intercept in the run up, then Jordie B is monumentally shut down as the ABs attempt to exit their 22, Boks soon back at the ABs 22, but the scrum is a defensive one for the ABs
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 52mins The ABs retain the ball, are bullied by the Boks, particularly Kwagga Smith, and are soon forced back to their 22, but again, have possession
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 52mins The ABs reach the midfield and promptly gift possession to le Roux who counters and forces the ABs back again.
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 54mins The Boks are being very proficient in pinning back the ABs, not letting them execute their playbook, disrupting at every step, and secure the scrum put in on halfway as Franco Mostert replaced Etzebeth
All Blacks 13 - 11 Springboks 56mins It's the Boks that come up in credit following the next battle, the ABs gifting another penalty within Pollard's kicking range...
All Blacks 13 - 14 Springboks 57mins ...and he retakes the lead 💥 Meanwhile, changes are afoot for the All Blacks...
All Blacks 13 - 14 Springboks 58mins Damian McKenzie, Karl Tu'inukuafe & Ofa Tu'ungafasi come on for Jordan, Joe Moody and Nepo Laulala
All Blacks 16 - 14 Springboks 59mins In the meantime, the Boks have coughed up a penalty of their own, the 6th, and they are punished with the lead taken away by Jordie B 💥
All Blacks 16 - 14 Springboks 61mins The ABs have had to work much harder in attack than the Boks, all the stats in excess for them; the Boks can't still be accused of being 'boring' - that churlish label given to teams that just wanna win
All Blacks 16 - 14 Springboks 63mins Samisoni Taukei'aho is on for Taylor, while on the other side, Marco van Staden and Vincent Koch are on for Smith and Frans Malherbe as the Boks are still causing havoc for the ABs
All Blacks 16 - 17 Springboks 65mins It's the Boks who come up all rosy from the next encounter, Pollard teeing up again and smashing the penalty kick to take the lead from the No1 team in the world 💥
All Blacks 16 - 17 Springboks 67mins Brad Weber and Patrick Tuipulotu have come on to replace Perenara and Scott B, as the Boks continue to frustrate the All Blacks
All Blacks 16 - 17 Springboks 69mins The ABs invade Bok territory again with an attacking lineout, but knocks ons from both sides ensue, the Boks coming up with possession
All Blacks 16 - 17 Springboks 70mins The Boks not only have pushed the ABs back up to the midfield, but they win the scrum after a time off; Frans Steyn and Hoskins Sotutu are on for de Allende and Akira I
All Blacks 16 - 17 Springboks 72mins It takes a mighty effort for the ABs to clear the Boks out of their half following the Bok attacking lineout, and still more changes are afoot...
All Blacks 16 - 17 Springboks 74mins Quinn Tupaea replaces Bridge while Weber makes a searing break for the All Blacks, but he is promptly shut down by Mapimpi and van Staden escapes his danger zone with ball in hand
All Blacks 16 - 17 Springboks 75mins de Klerk is relieved by Herschel Jantjies as another break is ended with an ABs lineout, and the Boks steal it yet again, on their own 22, and they force the ABs back up to the 10m...
All Blacks 16 - 17 Springboks 76mins It is frantic on both sides and up in the midfield, and it's Tupaea who gets over the ball at the breakdown and he comes up with ball in hand, right after the advantage is ended for the Boks by Ref Pearce
All Blacks 19 - 17 Springboks 77mins The position is almost from touch, on the 10m, and Jordie B composes himself before splicing the uprights to take the lead back from the visiting Boks 💥
All Blacks 19 - 17 Springboks 79mins With only a minute to go, the ABs have to keep the Boks on the backfoot, but the Boks wrestle their way out of their own half, Duane Vermeulen running it and the Boks go wide toward near touch...
All Blacks 19 - 17 Springboks 80mins ...but as the ball comes to Mostert, he spills it forward at the 10m, the ball flying forward for Beauden B to grab & thump it into touch for a hard fought All Black win in the 100th test between these two
All Blacks (13) 19 - 17 (11) FT Springboks Well that was an attritional battle of the two best teams in the world, one with the No1 ranking and one with the World Champions title. And we'll do that all over again next Saturday 😎
All Blacks (13) 19 - 17 (11) Springboks FT Well that's not just the win in the bag, but also the Freedom Cup back in the hands of the All Blacks
15 Jordie Barrett 14 Will Jordan 13 Rieko Ioane 12 David Havili 11 George Bridge 10 Beauden Barrett 9 TJ Perenara 1 Joe Moody 2 Codie Taylor 3 Nepo Laulala 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Scott Barrett 6 Akira Ioane 7 Ethan Blackadder 8 Ardie Savea (C) BENCH: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 19 Patrick Tuipulotu 20 Hoskins Sotutu 21 Brad Weber 22 Damian McKenzie 23 Quinn Tupaea
SCORERS T: Jordan C: Jordie Barrett P: Jordie Barrett (4)
15 Willie le Roux 14 Sbu Nkosi 13 Lukhanyo Am 12 Damian de Allende 11 Makazole Mapimpi 10 Handré Pollard 9 Faf de Klerk 1 Trevor Nyakane 2 Bongi Mbonambi 3 Frans Malherbe 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Lood de Jager 6 Siya Kolisi (C) 7 Kwagga Smith 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Malcolm Marx 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Vincent Koch 19 Franco Mostert 20 Marco van Staden 21 Herschel Jantjies 22 Elton Jantjies 23 Frans Steyn
SCORERS T: Nkosi P: Pollard (4) Nkosi
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU) Asst Referees: Jordan Way (RA), Reuben Keane (RA) TMO: Damon Murphy (RA)
25 September - QLD Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
KO: 20:05 HT: 17-8
HEAD TO HEAD
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Wallabies vs Pumas The Wallabies will today be wearing their new First Nation jerseys incorporating the Aboriginal culture
Wallabies vs Pumas The teams are out and we've had welcome to country, anthems are underway.
Wallabies vs Pumas One cannot but notice that rugby has some of the worst haircuts possible, and that stretches right across the rugby world 🙈
Wallabies 0 - 0 Pumas 1min Well that's enough irrelevant commentary 😜 Nic White kicks off under the watchful eye of Ref Matt Carley
Wallabies 0 - 0 Pumas 2mins The Pumas start well and are soon at the Wallabies 22 with advantage being played, for the penalty to promptly come...
Wallabies 0 - 0 Pumas 3mins Emilio Boffelli tees up from outside the 22 and out wide, but he pulls it to the left of the upright amidst jeers and boos from the petulant fans
Wallabies 5 - 0 Pumas 4mins The Wallabies are let off, Matt Philips offloads to Samu Kerevi who bolts ahead, making the crucial break before he's shut down, the ball is recycled and it lands with Reece Hodge who finds the whitewash 🏉
Wallabies 7 - 0 Pumas 6mins The inimitable Quade Cooper tees up and makes no mistakes with his conversion to put the Wallabies 7 up already 💥
Wallabies 7 - 0 Pumas 8mins First scrum of the match is for the Wallabies on halfway, and has to be reset as Ref Carley schools both front rows before we try again...
Wallabies 7 - 0 Pumas 9mins Facundo Gigena and Santiago Medrano are both deemed the guilty parties as the front collapses for the Wallabies to have the scrum penalty and their soon at the Pumas 22
Wallabies 7 - 0 Pumas 11mins But as soon as the Wallabies are in a solid attacking position, they are pinged at the breakdown, the Pumas are able to kick them clear and defend their 10m with a good lineout
Wallabies 7 - 0 Pumas 13mins The Wallabies get over the ball at the ensuing breakdown and have the put in to the next scrum too, but the result is 👜👜👜 are drawn en masse
Wallabies 7 - 0 Pumas 14mins Ref Carley has words with both captains before the penalty for the Wallabies is awarded for angling at the scrum and players out of place
Wallabies 7 - 0 Pumas 16mins The Wallabies gain some territory and land themselves in the Pumas 22 before the Pumas win a scrum penalty and clear the homeside back up to the 10m
Wallabies 7 - 0 Pumas 18mins Wallabies regroup at the lineout and they charge forward again, breaching the 22 and threatening the whitewash from Cooper chipping ahead and Kerevi carries it to the posts...
Wallabies 12 - 0 Pumas 18mins On-field decision from Ref Carley is no try but goes to TMO Cronan to check a little closer and actions around the score; oh that's clever from Kerevi who slips round and grounds behind himself on the post on the line 🏉
Wallabies 14 - 0 Pumas 19mins It's the easiest of conversions for Cooper following an excellent effort from both him & Kerevi 💥
Wallabies 14 - 3 Pumas 21mins However, the Wallabies immediately cancel out some of that effort by gifting a penalty to Boffelli who cracks open the scoring for the Pumas 💥
Wallabies 14 - 3 Pumas 23mins A kicking game ensues from the restart which results in a Wallabies 10m attacking lineout, but Folau Fainga’a overthrows the ball, saved by Cooper but the Pumas are fraught after they are denied possession for ...
Wallabies 14 - 3 Pumas 25mins ...Ref Carley awarding the Wallabies a scrum for the ball hitting & coming off him. Pumas are unimpressed & begin to cause frustration for the Wallabies who are finding it difficult to get passed halfway
Wallabies 14 - 3 Pumas 27mins The Wallabies eventually crawl ahead and make a few yards, the defence still frustrating them, and eventually it's Taniela Tupou who is pinged for not releasing at the breakdown
Wallabies 14 - 3 Pumas 29mins Pumas clear their lines and the Wallabies have a lot of ground to make up, but they are awarded another penalty and kick to touch for an attacking 5m lineout
Wallabies 14 - 3 Pumas 31mins The Wallabies go 9 phases before White grounds the ball against the post. However, the laws have changed and that is no longer a try where once it was 🙄
Wallabies 17 - 3 Pumas 31mins Ref calls it a no try but goes to TMO; advantage was being played so the Wallabies have the penalty and opt for the uprights. Cooper takes the three 💥
Wallabies 17 - 3 Pumas 33mins The Wallabies repel the Pumas from the restart, giving the opposition a lineout just inside their own half, but it's the Wallabies who secure the long ball before aerial football ensues
Wallabies 17 - 3 Pumas 35mins Eventually the Wallabies take territory from the Pumas and the ball into touch gives them an attacking lineout outside the 22, the Pumas securing possession from the maul
Wallabies 17 - 3 Pumas 37mins It's a Pumas defensive scrum outside their 10m and they win the penalty, the resulting kick favouring them and it's a halfway lineout for the visitors, neatly won but...
Wallabies 17 - 3 Pumas 38mins ...the Wallabies fight back enough to wrestle back possession, not making many yards as the whistle goes for a halt in play, Facundo Gigena needing attention for leading into the tackle with his head
Wallabies 17 - 3 Pumas 39mins Gigena is off for a Head Injury Assessment, Rodrigo Martinez replacing him ahead of a Wallabies scrum just inside Pumas territory
Wallabies 17 - 3 Pumas 40mins The Wallabies bulldoze their way over the 10m, barging through the 22 in a good collective effort but for Fainga'a spilling it, the Pumas can't do much at the breakdown so kick to touch for half time
Wallabies 17 - 3 Pumas HT T: Hodge, Kerevi C: Cooper (2) P: Cooper | P: Boffelli
Wallabies 17 - 3 Pumas 42mins We have kick off from the Pumas for the second half, the visitors building phases effectively and go 14 and just a couple of metres short of the whitewash, before Tupou is pinged for hands in the ruck
Wallabies 17 - 8 Pumas 43mins A brief time off before the Pumas kick to the corner for a solid 5m lineout, a well executed catch and drive as they maul their way to the whitewash to land the score 🏉
Wallabies 17 - 8 Pumas 44mins 👜👜👜 s erupt yet again 🙄 Boffelli just misses the conversion from captain Julian Montoya's try, clipping the top of the upright
Wallabies 17 - 8 Pumas 46mins A strong restart from the Wallabies as they charge to the Pumas 22 but Tupou is brought down and he spills the ball for Montoya to collect and reverse the direction of play
Wallabies 17 - 8 Pumas 48mins The Pumas make the yards they need and head toward the Wallabies 22, but play is halted as Ref Carley goes to the TMO after awarding the Pumas a penalty; he wants a look at Marcos Kremer
Wallabies 17 - 8 Pumas 48mins Kremer has barged into Marika Koroibete with his elbow and shoved him. The penalty is reversed in favour of the Wallabies. Guido Petti has replaced Matías Alemanno
Wallabies 17 - 8 Pumas 50mins Play resumes back up at halfway and the Wallabies win their lineout, going 6 phases up to the Pumas 22 but the visitors are over the ball at the breakdown, winning the penalty and they clear back over halfway
Wallabies 17 - 8 Pumas 52mins The Wallabies gift another penalty in defence and Boffelli has an opportunity to narrow the deficit again, but again he pulls it to the left from wide and the 10m 🙈
Wallabies 17 - 8 Pumas 53mins Pete Samu and Angus Bell replace Robert Leota and Slipper | Santiago's little brother Mateo Carreras comes on to replace Santiago Cordero
Wallabies 17 - 8 Pumas 54mins The Pumas are not making life easy for the Wallabies, and like the Boks earlier, are disrupting the playbook of their opposition, but finishing is where they are tripping up
Wallabies 17 - 8 Pumas 55mins Indiscipline is also causing the Pumas some real grief, this time a penalty reversed for Kremer (yeah him again 🙄) intentionally tripping up Hodge. 10 minutes on the naughty step 🟨
Wallabies 17 - 8 Pumas 56mins The Wallabies again can clear the Pumas out of their territory while Tate McDermott and James O’Connor replace White and Cooper
Wallabies 17 - 8 Pumas 58mins The Wallabies build 15 phases into Pumas territory before they are shut down, however, Pablo Matera is pinged at the breakdown for further unnecessary shenanigans
Wallabies 20 - 8 Pumas 60mins It's O'Connor's time to shine with a penalty conversion as the Wallabies continue to edge ahead on the scoreboard 💥, not from their own efforts so much as the Pumas playing in a churlish fashion
Wallabies 20 - 8 Pumas 62mins Gigena has passed his HIA and he returns to the park, Martinez back to the bench. Meanwhile, the Pumas, despite being a man down, have eaten up all the Wallaby territory to set a 5m attacking lineout
Wallabies 20 - 8 Pumas 64mins The lineout is won but the Wallabies have nicked the ball back at the breakdown, and so have to defend their 22 with a scrum...
Wallabies 20 - 8 Pumas 66mins The Wallabies manage the scrum well and advantage is being played as the Pumas are repelled away from the Wallabies 22, up to the 10m before the whistle goes for the penalty
Wallabies 20 - 8 Pumas 68mins Tom Robertson is on for Tupou, Kremer's time is up and Joaquin Oviedo replaces him. Wallabies put the ball in touch for an attacking lineout and are up to 15 phases, bothering the whitewash...
Wallabies 25 - 8 Pumas 69mins ...and from under the posts, 16 phases and the ball is thrown out from McDermott to O'Connor to Andrew Kellaway who does it again 🏉
Wallabies 27 - 8 Pumas 70mins O'Connor bangs over the conversion 💥, wasting no time since there's still 10 minutes to go and there may be more tries to score...
Wallabies 27 - 8 Pumas 72mins From the restart, the Wallabies steal back possession and Kellaway is off again, cutting a line through the defence deep into the Pumas 22 and he's not brought down until he is 2m short; ball is recycled...
Wallabies 27 - 8 Pumas 74mins ...and the Wallabies run it close repeatedly. But that pesky Pumas defence is not letting up and they force the homeside back outside their 22
Wallabies 27 - 8 Pumas 75mins In the last couple of minutes, Enrique Pieretto, Domingo Miotti and Santiago Socino have replaced Medrano, Juan Cruz Mallía & Montoya
Wallabies 27 - 8 Pumas 76mins As the Argentinians still keep the Wallabies pinned back, Feleti Kaitu'u and Jordan Petaia complete the emptying of the home bench with Fainga'a and Hodge replaced
Wallabies 27 - 8 Pumas 78mins It's a Pumas lineout just outside the Wallaby 22 and they breach the gainline but Santiago Carreras knocks on, followed by the opposition too; Wallabies defensive scrum...
Wallabies 27 - 8 Pumas 79mins The penalty goes to the homeside for the Pumas pulling down the scrum, O'Connor clearing well for a defensive lineout, which they win decisively
Wallabies 27 - 8 Pumas 80mins The Wallabies attempt to drive ahead toward the halfway, hoping to go all the way and secure a bonus point try, but the maul collapses and the clock has turned red, Ref Carley calling full time
Wallabies (17) 27 - 8 (3) Pumas FT A cracking game, only mired by the Pumas' churlish indiscipline. Congrats to Wallabies on a good win. & shout out to Sera Naiqama of Stan Sport who is rocking it with her rugby nous & looking fabulous
15 Reece Hodge 14 Andrew Kellaway 13 Len Ikitau 12 Samu Kerevi 11 Marika Koroibete 10 Quade Cooper 9 Nic White 1 James Slipper 2 Folau Fainga’a 3 Taniela Tupou 4 Izack Rodda 5 Matt Philip 6 Rob Leota 7 Michael Hooper (C) 8 Rob Valetini BENCH: 16 Feleti Kaitu’u 17 Angus Bell 18 Tom Robertson 19 Darcy Swain 20 Pete Samu 21 Tate McDermott 22 James O’Connor 23 Jordan Petaia
SCORERS T: Hodge, Kerevi, Kellaway C: Cooper (2), O’Connor P: Cooper, O’Connor
15 Juan Cruz Mallía 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Lucio Cinti 12 Santiago Chocobares 11 Emiliano Boffelli 10 Santiago Carreras 9 Gonzalo Bertranou 1 Facundo Gigena 2 Julián Montoya (C) 3 Santiago Medrano 4 Matías Alemanno 5 Tomás Lavanini 6 Juan Martín González 7 Marcos Kremer 8 Pablo Matera BENCH: 16 Santiago Socino 17 Rodrigo Martínez 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Guido Petti 20 Joaquín Oviedo 21 Gonzalo García 22 Domingo Miotti 23 Mateo Carreras
SCORERS T: Montoya P: Boffelli Kremer
Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU) Asst Referees: Jaco Peyper (SARU), Nic Berry (RA) TMO: Brett Cronan (RA)
02 October - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast
KO: 17:05 HT: 3-15
HEAD TO HEAD
15 Juan Cruz Mallía 14 Matías Moroni 13 Lucio Cinti 12 Santiago Chocobares 11 Emiliano Boffelli 10 Santiago Carreras 9 Gonzalo Bertranou 1 Rodrigo Martínez 2 Julián Montoya (C) 3 Enrique Pieretto 4 Guido Petti 5 Tomás Lavanini 6 Juan Martín González 7 Marcos Kremer 8 Rodrigo Bruni 16 Facundo Bosch 17 Thomas Gallo 18 Eduardo Bello 19 Matías Alemanno 20 Francisco Gorrissen 21 Gonzalo García 22 Domingo Miotti 23 Mateo Carreras
SCORERS T: Gallo (2) C: Boffelli (2) P: Boffelli Lavanini
15 Reece Hodge 14 Jordan Petaia 13 Len Ikitau 12 Samu Kerevi 11 Andrew Kellaway 10 Quade Cooper 9 Nic White 1 James Slipper 2 Folau Fainga’a 3 Taniela Tupou 4 Izack Rodda 5 Darcy Swain 6 Pete Samu 7 Michael Hooper (C) 8 Rob Valetini 16 Lachlan Lonergan 17 Angus Bell 18 Greg Holmes 19 Matt Philip 20 Sean McMahon 21 Jake Gordon 22 James O’Connor 23 Tom Wright
SCORERS T: Fainga’a, Kellaway (3), Kerevi C: Cooper (2) P: Cooper Hooper
Man of the Match Andrew Kellaway
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU) Asst Referees: Nic Berry (RA), Reuben Keane (RA) TMO: Brett Cronan (RA)
02 October - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast
KO: 20:05 HT: 14-20
HEAD TO HEAD
15 Willie le Roux 14 Sbu Nkosi 13 Lukhanyo Am 12 Damian de Allende 11 Makazole Mapimpi 10 Handré Pollard 9 Faf de Klerk 1 Ox Nché 2 Bongi Mbonambi 3 Trevor Nyakane 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Lood de Jager 6 Siya Kolisi (C) 7 Kwagga Smith 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Malcolm Marx 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Vincent Koch 19 Franco Mostert 20 Jasper Wiese 21 Herschel Jantjies 22 Elton Jantjies 23 Frans Steyn
SCORERS T: de Allende, Mapimpi P: Pollard (4), Elton Jantjies (2) DG: Elton Jantjies
15 Jordie Barrett 14 Sevu Reece 13 Anton Lienert-Brown 12 David Havili 11 Rieko Ioane 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Brad Weber 1 Joe Moody 2 Codie Taylor 3 Nepo Laulala 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Scott Barrett 6 Akira Ioane 7 Ardie Savea (C) 8 Luke Jacobson 16 Asafo Aumua 17 George Bower 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 19 Patrick Tuipulotu 20 Ethan Blackadder 21 TJ Perenara 22 Richie Mo’unga 23 Damian McKenzie
SCORERS T: Reece, Savea, Weber C: Jordie Barrett P: Jordie Barrett (4)
Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU) Asst Referees: Damon Murphy (RA), Jordan Way (RA) TMO: Brett Cronan (RA)
NEW ZEALAND 33 - 25 AUSTRALIA
Saturday 07 August 2021 - Eden Park, Auckland
KO: 19:05 HT: 16-8
BLEDISLOE CUP 1
HEAD TO HEAD
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
All Blacks vs Wallabies The teams are out at Eden Park, All Black captain Sam Whitelock runing out first on request of Aaron Smith who today becomes a centurion; the anthems are done, the haka is performed led by Smith & it's game time!
All Blacks 0 - 0 Wallabies 1min We have kick off from Noah Lolesio, and funnily enough, no one seems to be having a hissy fit about a full Kiwi complement of officials...🤔
All Blacks 0 - 0 Wallabies 2mins The Aussies win the first penalty and kick downfield to touch for an attacking 22 lineout, but it ends better for the ABs as they have a defensive scrum
All Blacks 0 - 0 Wallabies 4mins Solidly executed by centurion Aaron Smith and the ball is thumped to the Aussie 22, only to be kicked away, penalty to Aussies at the breakdown and they clear over halfway for a 10m attacking lineout
All Blacks 0 - 0 Wallabies 5mins This lineout is better won, but again the ABs end up with a scrum penalty, which again they cleanly win and go wide this time, reaching halfway but knock on
All Blacks 0 - 0 Wallabies 7mins Solid tackles coming in at the midfield, David Havili knocking on courtesy of Hunter Paisami, but the kick to touch doesn't go far, and the lineout is again poor for the Aussies
All Blacks 0 - 0 Wallabies 9mins There shouldn't be much rust to fall away after the July Tours, but both sides are flailing a tad, ABs stealing back possession but only at the Aussie 10m...
All Blacks 0 - 0 Wallabies 11mins It's the ABs coughing up continuous penalties at the breakdown, and the Aussies coughing up inadequate lineouts; this one's not straight either but they get away with it
All Blacks 0 - 0 Wallabies 13mins The Aussies secure the ball momentarily but Brandon Paenga-Amosa the guilty party in handing over the penalty in the midfield for the ABs to kick to touch for a 22 lineout of their own
All Blacks 0 - 0 Wallabies 14mins The ball is nicked by the visitors and they win a defensive scrum in front of the posts in 22, executing it well and quickly to clear, only for the ABs to run it back from deep in their own territory...
All Blacks 0 - 0 Wallabies 15mins But the pass from Ardie Savea following Codie Taylor's break is forward; Aussie scrum on halfway is lost for a collapsing scrum and it's time for the first points potentially fro the resulting penalty...
All Blacks 3 - 0 Wallabies 17mins Richie Mo'unga tees up in front of the posts but at halfway, at perfectly splices the uprights to get he scoreboard ticking over 💥
All Blacks 3 - 0 Wallabies 19mins The restart has a smidgeon of kicking, and the ball bounces forward off Tom Banks' face for a knock on and penalty to the ABs for an attacking scrum on the Aussie 10m
All Blacks 6 - 0 Wallabies 20mins The positive for the Aussies is that they only cough up a penalty to lose another 3-pointer from Mo'unga, rather than 7 from that vantage point, inside the 22 💥
All Blacks 6 - 0 Wallabies 22mins The restart has the Aussies on the attack quickly, and as they approach the ABs 22, the ball lands for a goal line dropout for the homeside, giving the visitors an attacking lineout...
All Blacks 6 - 0 Wallabies 24mins The penalty is secured by the Aussies and Lolesio has an opportunity to open the account for the Australians, but he takes an age to tee up...
All Blacks 6 - 0 Wallabies 25mins ...and manages to push the ball wide of the uprights so they come away with nothing for their efforts, from not a difficult distance 🙊
All Blacks 6 - 0 Wallabies 27mins The restart works in favour of the ABs, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto pinged for obstructing at the breakdown at the Aussie 22, giving Mo'unga another opportunity for points
All Blacks 9 - 0 Wallabies 29mins The ball is held on the tee closer to touch than the centre, so not the easiest penalty conversion, but Mo'unga is fairly seasoned by now, and adds another 3 💥
All Blacks 9 - 0 Wallabies 30mins A far improved lineout fro m the Aussies off the restart, and Tate McDermott collects from the back of the breakdown to make a break, still low, Brodie Retallick pinged for tickling his neck in a tackle
All Blacks 9 - 3 Wallabies 31mins This time Lolesio doesn't falter in his kicking prowess, and the Wallabies are on the board from Retallick's penalty... 💥
All Blacks 9 - 3 Wallabies 33mins Lovely hands from the ABs as they attack toward the Aussie 22, quick ball from Smith to Mo'unga to Akira Ioane back to Mo'unga but the defence edges them toward and into touch
All Blacks 9 - 8 Wallabies 35mins Excellent efficiency from the Aussies as they traverse the ball downfield, over halfway, attacking 10m lineout to Paisami who offloads to Andrew Kellaway who sprints through the defence to score 🏉
All Blacks 9 - 8 Wallabies 37mins But Lolesio can't find his target again and the ABs manage to stay ahead despite the try from the Green & Gold
All Blacks 9 - 8 Wallabies 39mins A penalty comes for the ABs outside the Aussie 22, and it's an easy 3 if they want it, but the kick goes to touch instead for an attacking 5m lineout...
All Blacks 14 - 8 Wallabies 40mins ...and the efficiency is perfectly commendable in the lineout, the ball thrown > caught > carried to the goal line en masse, recycled by Sevu Reece and he finds the whitewash 🏉
All Blacks 16 - 8 Wallabies 40+1mins 💥 and the conversion is over promptly from Mo'unga, the ABs scoring late and more than cancelling out the previous effort from the opposition for half time
All Blacks 16 - 8 Wallabies HT T: Reece C: Mo'unga P: Mo'unga (3) | T: Kellaway P: Lolesio
All Blacks 16 - 8 Wallabies HT Neither side is covering themselves in glory - it's been messy and fraught, but not at any crazy pace. Both teams are yet to find their feet, but on the precipice of TRC2021, it's a start...
All Blacks 16 - 8 Wallabies 40mins Give Lolesio his dues for his missed kicks - the breeze is strong at Eden Park tonight and all Mo'unga's kicks have been held in place before coming off the tee; wind is in Aussie favour this half
All Blacks 16 - 8 Wallabies 41mins ABs kick off, Aussies take it well, a little aerial football ensues and Reece infringes in defence at the ABs 10m, giving the opposition a scrum
All Blacks 16 - 8 Wallabies 43mins After a tad of faffing, the scrum is completed, both front rows going down and Ref Williams says play on, the Aussies securing their ball and making some yards toward the 22...
All Blacks 21 - 8 Wallabies 45mins The ball finds touch for an ABs 5m defensive lineout, which is not just well secured, but Smith kicks for the ball to go from midfield > Retallick > Havili > Savea > Reece > whitewash > 🏉 > magnificent!
All Blacks 16- 8 Wallabies 46mins However, Aussie captain Michael Cooper wanders over for a quiet word with the ref, and TMO Glenn Newman has a close look at the forward pass to Retallick - and it was. No try.
All Blacks 16- 8 Wallabies 47mins Well despite the no score, that was dangerous and exciting from the ABs, and just shows their capability from their own 22; but almost as quickly, the ABs cough up a kickable penalty in defence
All Blacks 21- 8 Wallabies 51mins From an attacking position at the ABs 22, the Aussies go to offload but Mo'unga intercepts and runs the length of the pitch and smacks down the grounding to score 🏉 Oh so dangerous!
All Blacks 23- 8 Wallabies 52mins Mo'unga wastes no time in converting his delightful try as changes are afoot...
All Blacks 23- 8 Wallabies 53mins Karl Tu’inukuafe replaces George Bower and Taniela Tupou for Allan Alaalatoa in the front rows
All Blacks 23- 8 Wallabies 56mins Ooh ouch 🙈 Those pesky All Blacks are so deceptive and sharp as the ball flies out in attack from Ioane > X > tip on from Damian McKenzie > Havili > Anton Lienert-Brown who goes to ground...
All Blacks 28- 8 Wallabies 57mins ...but Smith collects and flings it out and Havili is the expert who flies over almost in the corner 🏉 Such class...
All Blacks 28- 8 Wallabies 59mins That not so favourable wind is causing a headache for the kickers, and Mo'unga can't convert that one, but the ABs are looking comfortable
All Blacks 28- 8 Wallabies 60mins Angus Ta’avao on for Nepo Laulala and Angus Bell and Fraser McReight for Harry Wilson and Slipper as the Aussies breach the ABs 10m, win the ball and almost find the 22 but Paisami knocks on
All Blacks 28- 8 Wallabies 62mins Samisoni Taukei'aho and Jordie Barrett on for Taylor and Reece | Angus Bell and Fraser McReight for Harry Wilson and Slipper
All Blacks 33- 8 Wallabies 63mins Meanwhile, the ABs have a taste for that whitewash now and from an attacking lineout on the Aussie 22, after a tussle a couple of metres out, the ball is taken out wide and it's McKenzie who flies over in the corner 🏉
All Blacks 33- 8 Wallabies 64mins There's no conversion yet again, but the ABs are racking up the score
All Blacks 33- 8 Wallabies 65mins Patrick Tuipulotu and Beauden Barrett for Retallick and Mo'unga | Matt Toomua and Matt Philip for Paisami and Darcy Swain; Aussies win a penalty for ABs not releasing and they kick to touch for a 5m attacking lineout
All Blacks 33- 8 Wallabies 67mins They catch and rive, are all over the tryline but are forced back with advantage being played; the penalty comes and they set up another 5m lineout
All Blacks 33- 8 Wallabies 68mins Luke Jacobson comes on for Akira Ioane who's put in a decent shift
All Blacks 33- 13 Wallabies 69mins The Wallabies are on the front foot and attacking deep into the All Blacks 22 again, the pressure piling on around the posts and it's Banks who finds the goal line out wide after 10 phases of bloody hard work 🏉
All Blacks 33- 13 Wallabies 70mins Ref Williams has a word with Captain Whitelock as the ABs have been busy haemorrhaging penalties around the breakdown at their goal line
All Blacks 33- 13 Wallabies 71mins As more changes are on the brink, Lolesio is really having a rotten day off the boot 🙈
All Blacks 33- 13 Wallabies 71mins Jordan Uelese, Jake Gordon and Reece Hodge on for Petaia, Paenga-Amosa and McDermott
All Blacks 33- 13 Wallabies 72mins It's an ovation for Price as he leaves the field as a proud and deserved centurion, Brad Weber on for him 👏 👏 👏
All Blacks 33- 13 Wallabies 73mins The Aussies are back on the front foot, and another penalty gives them another attacking lineout, this time inside the 10m
All Blacks 33- 18 Wallabies 75mins A cheeky chip through from Lolesio and Banks chases it to hunt out the whitewash yet again and the deficit is being summarily reduced 🏉
All Blacks 33- 18 Wallabies 76mins But dear oh dear, Lolesio shan't be celebrating much post-match as another kick at the uprights goes awry to the right 🙊
All Blacks 33- 18 Wallabies 77mins The Aussies win a penalty off the ABs restart at their own 22, pushing play back up to their 10m for a defensive lineout, breaching halfway and Hodge makes a break
All Blacks 33- 18 Wallabies 78mins 8 phases in the Aussies have made it to the ABs 22, and a penalty comes for Ta’avao offside; 5m lineout set…
All Blacks 33- 18 Wallabies 79mins The lineout is won but Uelese is pinged for latching on; ABs clear for a defensive lineout just outside their 22; it's won but all the ABs are offside so the penalty is for the Wallabies again
All Blacks 33- 18 Wallabies 80+1mins The Aussies opt to tap and go; they need to be controlled now as they have a screaming opportunity to match ABs tries despite the score...slowly edging ahead, advantage being played...
All Blacks 33- 23 Wallabies 80+2mins The ABs hand over further penalties and the advantage is taken, kick to touch for another 5m lineout, and it's tidy... catch > drive > Jordan Uelese behind it and he breaks off and is over 🏉
All Blacks 33- 25 Wallabies 80+3mins So the Antipodeans are equal on the tries, but Lolesio will rue his missed penalties and conversions; however, this time, the kick is good 💥 Huzzah 🎉
All Blacks (16) 33 - 25 (8) Wallabies FT Well that's all for now, and Bledisloe 1 goes to the All Blacks. It's all to play for with two more opportunities to come, starting in 7 days, same place, same time...
15 Damian McKenzie 14 Sevu Reece 13 Anton Lienert-Brown 12 David Havili 11 Rieko Ioane 10 Richie Mo’unga 9 Aaron Smith 1 George Bower 2 Codie Taylor 3 Nepo Laulala 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Sam Whitelock (C) 6 Akira Ioane 7 Dalton Papali'i 8 Ardie Savea BENCH: 16 Samisoni Taukei'aho 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe 18 Angus Ta’avao 19 Patrick Tuipulotu 20 Luke Jacobson 21 Brad Weber 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Jordie Barrett
SCORERS T: Reece, Mo'unga, Havili, McKenzie C: Mo'unga (2) P: Mo'unga (3)
15 Tom Banks 14 Jordan Petaia 13 Len Ikitau 12 Hunter Paisami 11 Andrew Kellaway 10 Noah Lolesio 9 Tate McDermott 1 James Slipper 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa 3 Allan Alaalatoa 4 Darcy Swain 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto 6 Rob Valetini 7 Michael Hooper (C) 8 Harry Wilson BENCH: 16 Jordan Uelese 17 Angus Bell 18 Taniela Tupou 19 Matt Philip 20 Fraser McReight 21 Jake Gordon 22 Matt To’omua 23 Reece Hodge
SCORERS T: Kellaway, Banks (2), Uelese C: Lolesio P: Lolesio
Referee: Paul Williams (NZR) Asst Referees: Mike Fraser (NZR), Brendon Pickerill (NZR) TMO: Glenn Newman (NZR)