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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Boks vs Pumas In a late change to the replacements, Jaden Hendrikse has come onto the bench after Herschel Jantjies has withdrawn this morning following a hip pointer niggle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
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
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: tbc
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: tbc
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: tbc
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: tbc
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)