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New Zealand’s All Blacks have played Australia’s Wallabies 165 times since 1903, New Zealand has won 114 matches, lost 44 games and drawn seven.

The All Blacks’ 114 wins give them a record of winning 73% of their matches against the Wallabies regardless of venue.

  • New Zealand has held the Bledisloe Cup since 2003, and in this match, Australia has the opportunity to win it back for the first time in 16 years.
  • New Zealand’s All Blacks have, however, won their last 18 matches Australia’s Wallabies at Eden Park.
  • The All Blacks have not lost at Eden Park since 1994, winning 40 Tests and drawing twice.
  • Australia‘s last victory at Eden Park was a 22-9 triumph in 1986.
  • Australia has won just two of their last 10 encounters with New Zealand, including last week’s 47-26 demolition.
  • Steve Hansen is coaching the World Champions for the 100th time.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick-off.

1.00: PEEEEP! We are underway at a wet and greasy Eden Park. Christian Lealiifano kicks just past the 10-metre line, so the Kiwis get the lineout from which they win the game’s first penalty for interference.

2.00: Dane Coles overthrows his first lineout, but Australia knock-on giving the All Blacks an attacking scrum outside the opposition’s 22.

3.00: MASSIVE SCRUM by the All Blacks forwards, they demolish the Aussie pack and win a kickable penalty.

4.00: PENALTY! Richie Mo’unga opens the scoring for the hosts. 3-0

6.00: It’s been a poor start by the Wallabies, conceding penalties at every set-piece to go with a forward pass and knock-on.

9.00: Sevu Reece is tackled high inside his 22 after chasing back an Australia grubber-kick. It is the third penalty conceded by the visitors.

11.00: MISS! Beauden Barrett misses a speculative drop-kick effort, pushing the kick wide of the posts. 3-0

13.00: Kieran Read loses possession in contact before Australia get a penalty and clear their lines.

14.00: Sam Whitelock gets penalised at the breakdown for a high tackle on Reece Hodge.

15.00: Marika Koroibete goes close after Samu Kerevi’s midfield break, but the ball is turned over and New Zealand clear to halfway.

17.00: Australia, with an 11-phase attack, go from their half to the Kiwis’ 22 before earning a kickable penalty.

18.00: MISS! Lealiifano curls his kick onto the left-hand post, something he did last weekend. His kicking style could use an adjustment because there is far too much bend on his kicks. 3-0

20.00: Australia is back on the front foot, going through multiple attacking phases inside the opposition’s 22.

22.00: The All Blacks concede another penalty on their goal-line – Michael Hooper opts for another shot at goal.

23.00: MISS! Lealiifano pushes his kick past the right-hand post. Still 3-0

25.00: A couple of reset scrums have given the teams a breather.

27.00: The penalty – as seems the norm these days – goes against the attacking team. Hodge boots the ball out of his half.

29.00: TRY! Mo’unga, with a one-hand pick-up from a Hodge mistake, races 60 metres down the touchline to score the Test’s first try. Hodge should really have hung on to Kurtley Beale’s pass, instead, his mistake costs five. 8-0

31.00: CONVERSION! Mo’unga converts his five-pointer. 10-0

32.00: TRY! It’s the old one-two punch! Beauden Barrett collects a stray kick, runs across the field to his left and puts George Bridge through a gap. The winger puts on the afterburners and coasts between Hodge and Lukhan Salakaia-Loto before drawing Beale and putting Aaron Smith away. 15-0

34.00: CONVERSION! Mo’unga adds the extras. 17-0

36.00: A scuffle breaks out after Hooper’s infringement at the ruck. The All Blacks are fired up and the Aussies look rattled. Mo’unga boots the ball deep into the Wallabies’ 22.

36.31: The Kiwis go to their driving maul before a handling error stalls the attack. Jaco Peyper spotted another infringement and awards a penalty against Adam Coleman. We are checking for foul play with the TMO.

37.00: YELLOW CARD! Coles gets his marching orders for another high tackle described as a “Judo throw” by Mr Peyper. The penalty is overturned. 17-0

39.00: Koroibete, as is so often the case, runs down Mug’s Gully and concedes possession as he looks for a miracle pass to no-one; it’s poor from the winger. Australia has been off the pace and is in trouble.

40.00: Isi Naisarani loses possession in contact with Sam Cane, who looked to have ripped the ball from the No 8. New Zealand’s scrum inside the Wallabies’ 22 midway between the posts and the right-hand sideline.

41.00: New Zealand win a scrum-penalty; Read tells the ref that he wants a shot at goal. No bonus-points on offer, tonight.

42.00: MISS! Mo’unga misses from almost in front. 17-0

The halftime score was New Zealand 17 Australia 0 

41.00: PEEEEP! We are back underway in the City of Sails. Dane Coles will be off for another six minutes after receiving a yellow card near the end of the first half.

44.00: New Zealand has started strong, they are back inside the Aussie 22 with a nine-phase attack. The referee blows the game immediately because an Australian player is down with what looks to be a neck injury.

45.00: Allan Alaalatoa got his head on the wrong side of the ball-carrier and will not return; he looks groggy as he is helped off the field by two trainers.

46.00: TRY! The All Blacks break blind off the back of the scrum with Ardie Savea packing down at No 8 and Read at sis. The ball is played inside by Savea to Aaron Smith before Sonny Bill Williams crashes over. 22-0

47.00: CONVERSION! Mo’unga keeps adding to his tally. 24-0

50.00: Another series of reset scrums.

53.00: Taniela Tupou’s introduction for Alaalatoa looks to have shored up the Aussie scrum. They win a scrum-penalty and Hodge kicks deep into the Kiwis’ 22.

54.00: Australia keeps possession for going forward.

57.00: The game is starting to slow, the intensity dissipating as the benches empty.

60.00: It feels as if the dam wall is about to break; it’s only a matter of time before the World Champions put their foot down.

65.00: New Zealand is all over the Wallabies.

67.00: TRY! Sevu Reece Toes Jordie Barrett’s grubber past Hodge goes around the winger and gathers before dotting down the All Blacks’ fourth.

69.00: CONVERSION! Beauden Barrett takes over kicking duties, slotting the kick. 31-0

74.00: Australia doing well to keep the Kiwis at bay.

77.00: TRY! Bridge dances his way over after Ardie Savea’s turnover. The Kiwis created the overlap, shifted the ball wide to Bridge, who cut inside three defenders to score. 36-0

78.00: MISS! Barrett can’t add the extras, this time. 36-0

81.00: The hooter sounds; the ball is booted into the crowd.

FULL TIME

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The final score is New Zealand 36 (17) Australia 0 (0)

Scorers

New Zealand
Tries – Mo’unga, A. Smith, Williams, Reece, Bridge
Pen – Mo’unga
Con – Mo’unga (3), B. Barrett
Drop –
Cards – Coles (Yellow, 37′)

Australia
Tries –
Pen –
Con –
Drop –
Cards –

Match officials
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
Assistant Ref 1: Matthew Carley (RFU)
Assistant Ref 2: Shuhei Kubo (JRFU)
TMO: Marius Jonker (SARU)

Teams

New Zealand 

15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 George Bridge; 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Ardie Savea, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody

Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Jackson Hemopo, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Thomas Perenara, 22 Ngani Laumape, 23 Jordie Barrett.

Australia

15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Reece Hodge, 13 James O’Connor, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Nic White, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Scott Sio.

Replacements: 16 Folau Fainga’a, 17 James Slipper, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Liam Wright, 21 Will Genia, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Adam Ashley-Cooper.

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