Australia 19, All Blacks 27

It is the start of the Rugby Championship and also an important Bledisloe Cup fixture which kicks off a Super Saturday of rugby!

MATCH DETAILS:

Australia versus New Zealand (144th test / 168th if NSW matches included)

ANZ Stadium

Sydney, Australia,

Kick off (20:05 local, 10:05 GMT, 22:05 NZT, 12:05 SAT, 07:05 ARG)

Referee: A. Rolland (IRFU)

AR: N. Owens (WRU)

AR: L. Van Der Merwe (SARU)

TMO: M. Goddard (ARU)

HEAD TO HEAD:

Please note these stats do not include the 24 matches played between 1920 and 1928 when NSW represented Australia and played the All Blacks.

Played 143: New Zealand 97, Australia 41, Drawn 5

Last match: New Zealand 20 – 6 Australia @ Eden Park, Auckland (16 October, 2011)

Australia record at Sydney: Played 133, Won 76, Lost 54, Drawn 3

Australia record at home: Played 248, Won 152, Lost 89, Drawn 7

New Zealand record at Sydney: Played 50, Won 29, Lost 19, Drawn 2

New Zealand record away from home: Played 248, Won 171, Lost 66, Drawn 11

Point’s aggregate: New Zealand 2792, Australia 1928 (20-13)

Tries aggregate: New Zealand 372, Australia 220 (3-2)

RECENT MATCHES:

New Zealand 60 – 0 Ireland (3rd test June tour)
New Zealand 22 – 19 Ireland (2nd test June tour)
New Zealand 42 – 10 Ireland (1st test June tour)
New Zealand 8 – 7 France (RWC FINAL)
New Zealand 20 – 6 Australia (RWC SF)

Australia 20 – 19 Wales (4rd test June tour)
Australia 25 – 23 Wales (3rd test June tour)
Australia 27 – 19 Wales (2nd test June tour)
Australia 6 – 9 Scotland (1st test June tour)
Australia 24 – 18 Wales (EOY tour)

TEAMS:

Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Anthony Fainga’a, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Berrick Barnes, 9 Will Genia, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 David Pocock (captain), 6 Dave Dennis, 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.

Replacements: 16 Stephen Moore, 17 James Slipper, 18 Rob Simmons, 19 Radike Samo, 20 Michael Hooper, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Drew Mitchell.

New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Ma’a Nonu, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (capt), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.

Replacements: 16 Andrew Hore, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Brodie Retallick, 19 Victor Vito, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Aaron Cruden, 22 Ben Smith.

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