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All Blacks 41, Australia 33

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New Zealand play Australia in the third Bledisloe Cup match of 2013 in Dunedin on Saturday, not that it will have any bearing on the destination of the huge cup.

By: Paul Dobson

New Zealand won both of the first two matches for the Bledisloe and so have won the series and keep the Cup, as they have done since 2003.

Recent results
2013: New Zealand won 27-16, Wellington
2013: New Zealand won 47-29, Sydney
2012: New Zealand and Australia drew 18-a, Brisbane
2012: New Zealand won 22-0, Auckland
2012: New Zealand won 27-19, Sydney
2011: New Zealand won 20-6, Auckland
2011: Australia won 25-20, Brisbane
2011: New Zealand won 30-14, Auckland
2010: Australia won 26-24, Hong Kong
2010: New Zealand won 23-22, Sydney
2010: New Zealand won 20-10, Christchurch
2010: New Zealand won 49-28, Melbourne

Teams
New Zealand:
15 Israel Dagg, 14 Charles Piutau, 13 Ben Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ben Franks, 19 Brodie Retallick, 20 Steven Luatua, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Tom Taylor.

Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Ben Mowen, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper.
Replacements: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Benn Robinson, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Sitaleki Timani, 20 Dave Dennis, 21 Nic White, 22 Mike Harris, 23 Bernard Foley.

Date: Saturday, October 16
Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick-off: 19.35 (06.35 GMT; 17.35 AEST)
Expected weather: The weather will have no impact, it is an indoor stadium.
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)

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  1. Good morning South Africa. Word wakker julle bliksems! Half time score AB’s leading 30-19.

  2. Ok Kuridrani manufactured the intercept but Matt Toomua eventually went over for the try

  3. @Jacques(Bunny):

    Was great but gees the amount of possession handed over by the Aussie from handling errors was shocking…

    Too open too…

    Wallabies are starting to look good again… and jeez… Cooper is unflappable with the boot…

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