All Blacks 22 v Australia 0

August 25, 2012
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It’s Bledisloe II and it is not going to be any easier for the Wallabies as they take on the All Blacks at the venue they won the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

MATCH DETAILS:

Australia versus New Zealand (145th test / 169th if NSW matches included)

Eden Park

Auckland, New Zealand

Kick off (1935 local, 0735 GMT, 1735 NSW/ACT, 0935 SAT, 0435 ARG)

Referee: N Owens (WRU)

AR: A Rolland (IRFU)

AR: L Van der Merwe (SARU)

TMO: B Skeen (NZRU)

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 144: New Zealand 98, Australia 41, Drawn 5

Last match: Australia 19 – 27 New Zealand @ ANZ Stadium, Sydney (18 August, 2012)

New Zealand record at Eden Park: Played 72, Won 60, Drawn 2

New Zealand record at home: Played 239, Won 196, Lost 37, Drawn 6

Australia record at Eden Park: Played 25, Won 5, Lost 20 (note this includes one match v Wales)

Australia record away from home: Played 246, Won 108, Lost 132, Drawn 6

Point’s aggregate: New Zealand 2819, Australia 1947 (20-14)

Tries aggregate: New Zealand 374, Australia 221 (3-2)
RECENT MATCHES:

18 August, 2012: New Zealand 27 – 19 Australia (1st round of The Rugby Championship)
23 June, 2012: New Zealand 60 – 0 Ireland (3rd test June tour)
16 June, 2012: New Zealand 22 – 19 Ireland (2nd test June tour)
9 June, 2012: New Zealand 42 – 10 Ireland (1st test June tour)
23 October, 2011: New Zealand 8 – 7 France (RWC FINAL)
16 October, 2011: New Zealand 20 – 6 Australia (RWC SF)

18 August, 2012: Australia 19 – 27 New Zealand (1st round of The Rugby Championship)
23 June, 2012: Australia 20 – 19 Wales (4rd test June tour)
16 June, 2012: Australia 25 – 23 Wales (3rd test June tour)
9 June, 2012: Australia 27 – 19 Wales (2nd test June tour)
5 June, 2012: Australia 6 – 9 Scotland (1st test June tour)
3 December, 2011: Australia 24 – 18 Wales (EOY tour)

TEAMS:

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 (c), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Wyatt Crockett.

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

Australia (revised): 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14 Drew Mitchell, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia (c), 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis, 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Benn Robinson.

Replacements: tbc

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11 Comments

  1. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Much better effort defensively by the Wallabies… question is can they continue this frenetic tackling for 85 minutes?

    There’s a new ref in town… McCaw actually called for hinging…

    And just as I say that… he gives a yellow card to Genia for ‘negative play’… egads!

  2. avatar mawm-the-ever-hopeful-shark says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    “hinging”???????

    I call it playing the player, and not the ball, from an off side position. Mcaew has become a bit of a cnut with his cynical play and then becomes sulky if a ref blows him. :whatever:

  3. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I like watching this off-loading type of game :applause: it may not be the most effective but damn it is fun to watch!!

  4. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Kieren Read showing why he’s currently the world’s best 8 by far…

    These guys are just too good… Aussie wingers got zero ball all night so far…

  5. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 10:41 am:

    Every single time the AB’s are on attack there are a> always support runners b> if they go to ground those 2-3 support runners smash the ruck and clean-out…

    Genia’s had a good game… awesome passing-vision…

    You simply cannot beat these AB’s when they are on the front-foot…

  6. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Another hammering… so frustrating for any team playing the best counter-attacking team in the world… enjoyable game to watch all the same…

  7. avatar Duiwel says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    22-nil.
    First time since ’62.
    Ouch.

  8. avatar DavidS says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Nigel Owens and Wynne Barnes are the next refs who need to get told in no uncertain terms that blowing one set of rules for New Zealand and another set for whoever plays against them is bullshit and has to come to an end.

  9. avatar DavidS says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 11:13 am:

    Game over Dingo…

    Next job

    Lions coach…

    :twisted:

  10. avatar Timeo says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Aus had no kicking game and no running game. Lots of possession in your own half brings you nothing.

    And if anyone still wonders why we see so few chip kicks.
    There you have it.
    They rarely work and your defense is in trouble whenever they don’t.

  11. avatar DavidS says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Reply to Timeo @ 8:52 pm:
    Yup

    Chipping the rush sounds like a good idea until; you figure out that 9/6 and away wing are running cover behind the first line with fullback lurking… nice chip and a runner takes the ball at speed in the opposite direction from where your attack was drifting and good night hun…

    But I suppose there are those who’ll love to believe that was “unplanned” defence from “open play”

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