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New Zealand beat Australia in Auckland

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Article Published: Friday 22 August 2014|

Out of the last five Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup matches between New Zealand's All Blacks and Australia's Wallabies the All Blacks have won three and drawn two.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

Kurtley Beale kicks off and we are underway.

I.00: The All Blacks are immediately caught offside so the Wallabies have a shot at the posts.

2.00: Kurtley Beale takes the kick and nails it putting Australia into the lead.

3.00: The All Black look to hit straight back and push the Wallabies back into their 22. They continue to press hard.

4.00: The All Blacks win a penalty and take it quickly. The Wallabies are not back 10 so the All Blacks get another one.

5.00: Cruden lines up and takes the penalty kick and levels the scores.

6.00: The All Blacks win the ball back from the restart and attack. They press the Wallabies back and win a penalty.

7.00: Cruden takes the penalty shot and nails it so the All Blacks lead.

9.00: Owen Franks is caught offside so the Wallabies have a penalty. Matt Toomua kicks for touch.

10.00: The Wallabies win the line out and attack in the All Blacks 22.

11.00: The Wallabies go for the line and get to within 5m but the All Blacks stop them turn the ball over and kick for touch.

12.00: The All Blacks lose Richie McCaw to the sin bin for 10 minutes as he is yellow carded for playing the ball on the ground.

13.00:Beale lines up the penalty kick and nails it. The scores are level.

16.00: Penalty to the All Blacks for offside at the ruck after some huge pressure in the Wallabies 22.

17.00: Cruden takes the kick and nails it. The All Blacks lead.

21.00: The All Blacks are still playing with a man less but they are creating all the pressure. They have several attacks at the Wallabies but the Wallabies hang on in defence. The Wallabies turn the ball over and kick it out.

22.00: The All Blacks win a line out and Messam sets up the maul and drives. The All Blacks win a penalty for sacking the maul. Rob Simmons lifts the leg of an All Black player so he is yellow carded as Richie McCaw is about to come back on.

23.00: Cruden lines up for the penalty and this one he misses. McCaw returns to the field.

26.00: The All Blacks have the ball again on attack in the Wallabies 22. They (Brodie Retalick mainly) drive over the line next to the posts but initially the ball is held up. All Black 5m scrum.

27.00: The All Blacks put the power on in the scrum and a penalty try is awarded under the posts. TRY! James Slipper the infringer.

28.00: Cruden slots the conversion.

29.00: After the restart Israel Folau makes a break but is brought down. Although it looks a little high the game continues and the All Blacks counter attack.

30.00:Cruden sells a dummy and makes ground and then sets up Julian Savea with an open try line ahead so he races away to score. TRY!

31.00: Cruden slots the conversion. 14 points so far in Simmons's absence.

33.00: The All Blacks just want to run. They attack the Wallabies but knock on so the Wallabies have a scrum near the half way line. Simmons is back on.

35.00: The Wallabies win the scrum after being reset. They make about 10m and then knock on. The All Blacks territory is at 53% and possession at 48%.

37.00: The All Blacks look to attack out wide but the handling lets them down and the ball is knocked into touch.

39.00: The Wallabies win a scrum and try to attack by using their backline. They get over the half way line as the siren sounds. They play on.

40.00: The whistle goes for a penalty to the All Blacks - playing the ball on the ground. They take it quickly but knock on.

It's half time.

The half time score was New Zealand 23 Australia 6

Aaron Cruden kicks off and the second half is underway.

42.00: Australia make a solid start to the second half. They go through the phases working the ball forward. They win a penalty for not rolling away. Ryan Crotty is off injured.

43.00: The Wallabies kick for touch and the line out.

44.00: The Wallabies work the ball into the All Black 22 but then they concede a penalty. Cruden kicks for touch.

45.00: The All Blacks make some ground but then they have to kick. Beale kicks the ball back and into touch. Cory Jane limps off.

47.00: The Wallabies win a penalty from the scrum. Toomua kicks for touch but the All Blacks keep the ball in and attack. They work the ball into the Wallabies half and then concede a penalty.

48.00: There is an injury break for Adam Ashley-Cooper. He eventually carries on and Toomua kicks for touch.

49.00: The Wallabies win the line out and set up the maul. The All Blacks however turn the ball over and attack. They chip the ball ahead and Fekitoa comes close to scoring and is stopped short. The All Blacks recycle the ball a metre out and Kieran Read gets the ball and crashes over. TRY!

50.00:Cruden slots the conversion.

52.00: There is a period of mad and fast open play which ends with the Wallabies taking the ball into touch on the 5m line.

53.00: The All Blacks win the line out and drive the maul and they go over for the bonus point TRY!. It's awarded to Richie McCaw.

55.00; Cruden takes the conversion kick and nails it. The Wallabies have now changed Phipps for White and Palu for Higginbotham.

57.00: The Wallabies appear to have no answer to the All Blacks. The All Blacks work the ball into the Wallabies 22 and the Wallabies turn the ball over and kick for touch.

58.00: The All Blacks win a penalty and kick for touch to set up a line out on the 5m line.

59.00: The All Blacks win the line out and drive over the line again with the maul. The whistle goes so we go to the TMO to check. It's a TRY! Another to McCaw.

59.00: Cruden takes the conversion and nails this one.

60.00: The Wallabies continue to press when they can and Israel Folau slips through the All Blacks and scores. TRY!

61.00: Kurtley Beale takes the conversion kick and nails it.

64.00: Penalty to the Wallabies. They kick for touch and just find it.

65.00: The Wallabies win the line out and Michael Hooper gets the ball and runs around Aaron Smith and the referee and scores. TRY!

66.00:Beale converts the try.

67.00: The All Blacks get the ball back into the Wallabies 22 but knock on.

68.00: The first scrum has to be reset so the Wallabies get the put in again.

69.00: All Black territory is now at 56%. Penalty to the Wallabies for releasing the binding. They kick for touch.

73.00: The Wallabies have the ball but the All Blacks keep them pinned back in their half and mostly in their 22. The Wallabies knock on.

74.00: The All Blacks win the scrum and run at the Wallabies.

75.00: The All Blacks look to stretch the Wallabies but Israel Folau gets an intercept pass and races for the line. However Beaden Barrett catches him and brings him down and then with the help of Aaron Smith pushes him into touch.

76.00: TJ Peranara comes on as Aaron Cruden comes on. Barrett goes to 10 and Peranara goes to the wing. A little bit of a limp from Cruden.

76.00; Ben Franks is yellow carded for playing the ball on the ground. The Wallabies kick for touch. They win the line out and attack.

77.00: Penalty to the All Blacks for not releasing. A.Smith kicks for touch.

79.00: Penalty to the All Blacks for hands in the ruck. Smith kicks for the corner. The All Blacks win the line out and initially set up the maul and then they spread the ball wide. Steven Luatua breaks off and races for the line and scores under the posts after the siren. TRY!

80.00: Aaron Smith slots the conversion. That's it. NZ win the match and retain the Bledisloe Cup.

The full time score is New Zealand 51 (23) Australia 20 (6)


New Zealand
Tries - Penalty Try, J.Savea, K.Read, R.McCaw 2, S.Luatua
Pen - A.Cruden 3
Con - A.Cruden 5, A.Smith
Drop -
Cards - R.McCaw (13th min yellow), B.Franks (76th min yellow)

Tries - I.Folau, M.Hooper
Pen - K.Beale 2
Con - K.Beale 2
Drop -
Cards - R. Simmons (23rd minute yellow)

Match Officials
Romaine Poite
Assistant Ref 1: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 2:Stuart Berry
TMO : Shaun Veldsman


New Zealand

1. Wyatt Crockett , 2. Dane Coles , 3. Owen Franks , 4. Brodie Retallick , 5. Samuel Whitelock , 6. Liam Messam , 7. Richie McCaw (c), 8. Kieran Read , 9. Aaron Smith , 10. Aaron Cruden , 11. Julian Savea , 12. Ryan Crotty , 13. Conrad Smith , 14. Cory Jane, 15. Ben Smith

Replacements : 16. Keven Mealamu , 17. Ben Franks , 18. Charlie Faumuina , 19. Steven Luatua , 20. Sam Cane , 21. TJ Perenara , 22. Beauden Barrett, 23. Malakai Fekitoa


Israel Folau; Pat McCabe, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Matt Toomua, Rob Horne; Kurtley Beale, Nic White; Wycliff Palu, Michael Hooper (capt), Scott Fardy; Rob Simmons, Sam Carter; Sekope Kepu, Nathan Charles, James Slipper

Replacements: James Hanson, Pek Cowan, Ben Alexander, Will Skelton, Scott Higginbotham, Nick Phipps, Bernard Foley, Tevita Kuridrani

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