AUS
No.Name
8David Pocock, FB
5Rob Simmons, L
9Will Genia, SH
7Michael Hooper, FL
1Scott Sio, P
3Allan Alaalatoa, P
6Ned Hanigan, FL
2Folau Fainga'a, H
4Izack Rodda, L
15Dane Haylett-Petty, FB
14Sefa Naivalu, W
14Sefanaia Naivalu, W
T
13Israel Folau, C
T
12Kurtley Beale, C
11Marika Koroibete, W
Replacements
10Bernard Foley, FH
2
16Silatolu Latu, FL
17Sekope Kepu, P
18Taniela Tupou, FL
19Rory Arnold, H
20Jack Dempsey, L
21Nick Phipps, L
22Samu Kerevi, P
23Thomas Banks, R
23Tom Banks, H

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: International (Nissan) Stadium
3:00 PM, October 27, 2018
Attendance: 46,143

Match Commentary

81'20-37 End of second half
80'Thanks for your company today. That's it for another year of the Bledisloe Cup. Just the two games to come next year with the World Cup in September. Stay across ESPN for all the fallout from Yokohama and throughout the November Test window.
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80'Knock on. That's it from Yokohama and the All Blacks have a clean sweep of the Bledisloe Cup for 2018 after running out 17-point winners.
79'Penalty New Zealand. The All Blacks have one last chance to attack from a lineout five metres out after a great kick from Mo'unga. The Wallabies were penalised for hands in the ruck.
78'Try time New Zealand! But the All Blacks answer straight away after Izack Rodda spills the restart. New Zealand are immediately on the front foot after a hard run from Richie Mo'unga, before the ball is shifted wide, featuring a through-the-legs pass, and Rieko Ioane steps one back inside the cross.
78'20-37 Try - Rieko Ioane , New Zealand
77'Substitute on - Marika Koroibete , Australia
77'Player substituted - Folau Fainga'a , Australia
76'Try time Wallabies! Israel Folau is over for Australia after a bustling half-break from Samu Kerevi. The replacement centre has been excellent since coming on and found Folau on his left hip after a patient Wallabies build-up. Foley knocks over the extras quickly, but you get the feeling they've left their run just a little too late.
76'20-32 Conversion - Bernard Foley , Australia
76'18-32 Try - Israel Folau , Australia
73'Scrum Australia. The All Blacks can't do anything with the ball as Aaron Smith kicks away possession, before the Wallabies clear downfield. NZ look to go quickly from the lineout but knock-on two phases later.
72'Player substituted - Dane Haylett-Petty , Australia
72'Substitute on - Thomas Banks , Australia
72'Player substituted - Marika Koroibete , Australia
72'Substitute on - Folau Fainga'a , Australia
71'Knock on Australia. The All Blacks will have another chance to attack from centre-field after the Wallabies knock on at the breakdown just outside their 22. A strong tackle from Matt Todd helped force the error.
71'Substitute on - Nick Phipps , Australia
71'Player substituted - Will Genia , Australia
71'Player substituted - Codie Taylor , New Zealand
71'Substitute on - Nathan Harris , New Zealand
70'13-32 Try - Ben Smith , New Zealand
68'Try time All Blacks! Israel Folau pushes the pass which is intercepted by Ben Smith, who sprints 65 metres to score. Folau had made a half-break, but didn't need to push the pass.
68'Player substituted - Liam Squire , New Zealand
68'Substitute on - Matt Todd , New Zealand
68'Player substituted - Damian McKenzie , New Zealand
68'Substitute on - Richie Mo'unga , New Zealand
67'Barrett finds the line just on his side of halfway. It could get ugly for the Wallabies from here.
67'Yellow card - Silatolu Latu , Australia
66'Latu gets a yellow card for a push to the face in retaliation to Codie Taylor's yellow card. That seems harsh, but Latu has got to be better than that.
66'Penalty New Zealand. A dominant All Blacks scrum marches the Wallabies back and rightfully wins the penalty from Poite. The Frenchman then asks the TMO to check for foul play; Tolu Latu could be in trouble here.
66'Player substituted - Rob Simmons , Australia
66'Substitute on - Rory Arnold , Australia
65'Knock on Wallabies. Australia make a break down field through Samu Kerevi who bumps off two defenders and finds Haylett-Petty. But the Wallabies fullback is ankle tapped and pushes the pass, which is knocked on by Tolu Latu. The pressure valve is once again released on New Zealand.
63'Scrum New Zealand. The ball is knocked into touch by the Wallabies, but Poite immediately awards New Zealand a free kick as the Australians fail to heed his warnings about the mark.
62'The Wallabies try their own set-play, a kick back over the scrum for Folau, but it goes straight into touch on the full.
61'Sonny Bill Williams knocks on cold from the kick-off, giving Australia the chance to hit straight back. They'll feed a scrum right on the All Blacks' 22.
61'Substitute on - Anton Lienert-Brown , New Zealand
61'Player substituted - Ryan Crotty , New Zealand
61'Substitute on - Aaron Smith , New Zealand
61'Player substituted - TJ Perenara , New Zealand
60'Barrett converts his own try and suddenly the lead is back out to 14 points.
60'13-27 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
59'13-25 Try - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
58'Try time New Zealand! It's a brilliant set-play from the All Blacks who go back behind the scrum to Rieko Ioane, who cruises through the broken Wallabies defensive line and puts Beauden Barrett on a clean sprint to the line. That's why they're the world champions, the Wallabies gift them free ball and they go bang.
58'Player substituted - Sefanaia Naivalu , Australia
58'Substitute on - Samu Kerevi , Australia
57'The Wallabies can't do anything with the possession, though, as Tolu Latu's first lineout throw of the night isn't straight.
56'Penalty Australia. And just like that, Pocock wins one straight back for the Wallabies. The All Blacks just got a little isolated, and Pocock swooped immediately.
55'Penalty New Zealand. The Wallabies again start to build something before Ardie Savea absorbs a poor cleanout and wins a penalty for holding on.
54'Player substituted - Allan Alaalatoa , Australia
54'Substitute on - Taniela Tupou , Australia
54'Player substituted - Scott Sio , Australia
54'Substitute on - Sekope Kepu , Australia
54'Player substituted - Folau Fainga'a , Australia
54'Substitute on - Silatolu Latu , Australia
53'It's over, taking the All Blacks back out to a seven-point lead once more.
53'13-20 Penalty goal - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
52'Penalty New Zealand. The All Blacks will gather themselves and take a shot at goal after Scott Sio is penalised for a breakdown infringement.
52'Player substituted - Ned Hanigan , Australia
52'Substitute on - Jack Dempsey , Australia
52'Player substituted - Sam Whitelock , New Zealand
52'Substitute on - Brodie Retallick , New Zealand
52'Player substituted - Joe Moody , New Zealand
52'Substitute on - Karl Tu'inukuafe , New Zealand
52'Substitute on - Nepo Laulala , New Zealand
52'Player substituted - Owen Franks , New Zealand
50'An exhaustive period of play eventually comes to an end with the Wallabies kicking into touch. Australia put 13 phases together before they eventually turned the ball over, giving NZ the chance to attack. They did just that through Barrett, who was only denied after grubbering through for himself by a desperate Bernard Foley.
48'The Wallabies twice kick into the All Blacks' in-goal, which New Zealand comfortable force and come out to the 22. They go short from the second restart and win possession back, before clearing once more.
48'13-17 Penalty goal - Bernard Foley , Australia
46'It's over, and the Wallabies now trail by just four points.
46'The Wallabies opt to kick for three points, Foley to line up the shot from right under the sticks.
45'It's no try, so Poite comes back for the penalty against Kieran Read for hands in the ruck.
45'We're going up to the TMO! Rob Simmons crashes through next to the posts but he is denied by three All Blacks defenders. It was a great build-up from the Wallabies playing under advantage; Sio and Hooper again prominent in the build-up.
43'Scrum New Zealand. Australia can't do anything with the field position as Izack Rodda rolls around from the second phase and drops the ball cold. That is just not good enough from the Wallabies.
42'We're back underway in Yokohama as the Wallabies kick deep down into New Zealand's 22, the All Blacks clear straight away through Perenara. But the Wallabies surge onto the attack following two great runs from Scott Sio, before Bernard Foley rolls a beautiful kick in behing the All Blacks and Beale follows through to trap Beauden Barrett in-goal.
41'10-17 End of first half
41'10-17 Conversion - Bernard Foley , Australia
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40'Foley adds the extras and it's halftime in Yokohama, the All Blacks leading by seven. That could prove a vital strike from Naivalu on halftime, but the Wallabies will need to tide up their handling and be the first to score upon the resumption.
40'10-17 Start of second half
39'Try time Australia! Sefa Naivalu is over in the corner after a great build-up from the Wallabies. There were some good runs from Ned Hanigan, Israel Folau and Folau Fainga'a before the shift came wide. After Marika Koroibete had been denied out wide, the Wallabies went short side once more and Naivalu was too strong for Barrett in the corner.
39'8-17 Try - Sefanaia Naivalu , Australia
37'3-17 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
36'Try time New Zealand! It's all too easy in the end, as Kieran Read scores his 25th Test try simply by drifting off the scrum and running between Ned Hanigan and Will Genia. Hanigan was just that step too slow to break, and Read pounced immediately.
36'3-15 Try - Kieran Read , New Zealand
35'Penalty New Zealand. The Wallabies are pinged again, this time for being offside at the ruck. Perenara passed the ball straight into a Wallabies player to get the call. This time the All Blacks opt for the scrum.
33'Penalty New Zealand. The Wallabies manage to hold the All Blacks out from close range before Poite comes back for a penalty for offside. New Zealand kick to the corner. Here we go again.
30'Penalty New Zealand. A wayward Will Genia pass is toed through by Ben Smith who then beats Marika Koroibete to the ball. The Australian compounds the situation by not releasing; allowing the All Blacks to kick to the corner from the penalty.
28'Scrum Australia. This time it's the All Blacks who cough up possession, Sonny Bill Williams dropping a low pass from TJ Perenara. The Wallabies can go either side from the scrum should they win it, the set-piece packing down right in the middle of the field 40 out from the All Blacks' line.
27'A brilliant leap and take from Israel Folau comes to nothing as Bernard Foley throws a forward pass. Folau's break had set the Wallabies on the attack, and was followed up by a David Pocock break, only for Foley to then attempt a cut-out pass. Scrum New Zealand.
25'It's over, and the All Blacks are back out to their seven-point lead.
25'3-10 Penalty goal - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
24'Penalty New Zealand. Barrett will line up a shot at penalty from that very spot after the Wallabies are pinged for a scrum infringement.
22'Scrum New Zealand. Dane Haylett-Petty is held up in a maul, albeit with his knee seemingly on the ground. The All Blacks will have the chance to attack from just inside the Wallabies' 10-metre line.
21'3-7 Penalty goal - Kurtley Beale , Australia
20'It's over! The Wallabies are on the board after Beale slots the shot a penalty. Australia need to build a little bit more time in possession, though; they look incredibly rusty thus far.
19'Penalty Australia. The Wallabies get lucky after an awful pass puts Kurtley Beale under pressure from the scrum, referee Poite coming back for a penalty for offside. Sonny Bill Williams was the guilty player, the Wallabies to line up a long-range shot at penalty through Beale.
16'Penalty Australia. Rob Simmons wins a vital penalty for Australia after a strong tackle from Izack Rodda. Simmons went straight in on the ball to get the call from referee Poite.
14'Scrum New Zealand. The All Blacks will have another great attacking opportunity after the Wallabies cough up possession and Beauden Barrett clears down field. Bernard Foley knocks on in trying to clean up, giving the All Blacks the scrum.
13'Barrett adds the extras and it's the All Blacks up 7-0.
13'0-7 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
12'0-5 Try - Liam Squire , New Zealand
10'Try time New Zealand! The All Blacks have the opening try of the match as Liam Squire brushes off the tackle of Kurtley Beale and runs in to score 15 metres wide of the left upright. The Wallabies had looked solid in defence until that point, but all it took was one missed tackle.
9'Knock-on Australia. New Zealand will attack from directly under the posts 10 metres out, but only after a solid defensive period from the Wallabies. Hooker Folau Fainga'a had the chance to win a turnover from a loose ball, but knocked on in trying to pick it up.
7'Scrum New Zealand. The Wallabies can't do anything with the lineout ball as they knock-on in midfield. Israel Folau was trying to run a line, but mistimed it and created a mess Bernard Foley couldn't tidy up.
6'Penalty Australia. A patient new Zealand build-up finally comes to an end near the corner with a covering tackle from Will Genia on Rieko Ioane. But referee Romain Poite gets a tip from the TMO about an illegal NZ cleanout.
4'Penalty New Zealand. After Australia lose their first lineout, albeit via a missed NZ knock-on, Izack Rodda catches Damian McKenzie in a high tackle. The All Blacks kick for touch but then lose the lineout themselves.
3'The All Blacks clear through Beauden Barrett with Sonny Bill Williams taking the first hit up from the scrum.
2'And we're underway! The Wallabies work off the back of a massive tackle from David Pocock, before Dane Haylett-Petty almost goes within a whisker of scoring in the corner. No try, but positive signs for Australia early on. Scrum New Zealand.
1'That's the haka done and dusted, led, as usual, by TJ Perenara! We're all set to go in Yokohama.
1'Anthems are about to get underway, followed by the haka, and then we'll be set for kick-off. Looks to be a decent crowd inside the stadium, but certainly not a full house.
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1'And here come the players, Australia heading out first. It's a big day for Sekope Kepu who will earn his 100th cap when he is introduced off the bench by Michael Cheika. The Wallabies are closely followed by the All Blacks, captain Kieran Read taking his team out on what looks like a glorious afternoon in Yokohama.
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1'A couple of interesting team selections for this one, the Wallabies having to pick Israel Folau at No. 13 particularly. With Reece Hodge injured and Samu Kerevi not yet right to start, Folau gets his chance at outside centre. For the All Blacks, TJ Perenara has another start at No.9 while Damian McKenzie has been given the nod at fullback with Ben Smith shifting to the wing.
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1'Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the third Bledisloe Cup from Yokohama, Japan. The All Blacks have, of course, wrapped up the trophy for yet another year but the world champions are determined to make it a clean sweep after slipping up in the corresponding game in Brisbane last year. The Wallabies, meanwhile, are coming off that brilliant second-half comeback victory over the Pumas. Can Cheika's men roll that form into a decent trans-Tasman showing? Stay with us as we bring you all the build-up to kick-off.
1'0-0 Start of first half