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Rugby365 said Australia needs the perfect game… I reckon they need a miracle as the All Blacks march to the most consecutive test wins record.

Recent Results:

2012: New Zealand won 22-0 at Eden Park, Auckland
2012: New Zealand won 27-19 at Stadium Australia, Sydney
2011: New Zealand won 20-6 at Eden Park, Auckland
2011: Australia won 25-20 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
2011: New Zealand won 30-14 at Eden Park, Auckland
2010: Australia won 26-24 at Hong Kong Stadium
2010: New Zealand won 23-22 at Stadium Australia, Sydney
2010: New Zealand won 20-10 at Jade Stadium, Christchurch
2010: New Zealand won 49-28 at Colonial Stadium, Melbourne
2009: New Zealand won 32-19 at Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
2009: New Zealand won 33-6 at Westpac Trust, Wellington
2009: New Zealand won 19-18 at Stadium Australia, Sydney
2009: New Zealand won 22-16 at Eden Park, Auckland

Predictions: Recent history does not give Australia much of a chance, and recent form does not give Australia much of a chance either. This year New Zealand are certainly the better side. An upset is – mercifully for sport – always possible but we predict a New Zealand victory by more than 20 points. For one thing, Dan Carter is there.

Teams:

Australia: 15 Mike Harris, 14 Nick Cummins, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Higginbotham, 5 Nathan Sharpe (captain), 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 James Slipper, 2 Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 James Hanson, 17 Sekope Kepu, 18 Kane Douglas, 19 Dave Dennis, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Brett Sheehan, 22 Drew Mitchell.

New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Hore, 17 Owen Franks, 18 Luke Romano, 19 Victor Vito, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Aaron Cruden, 22 Ben Smith.

Date: Saturday, 20 October 2012
Kick-off: 20.00 (10.00 GMT)
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Expected weather conditions: Clear and hot with a high of 30°C, dropping to 19°C.
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
TMO: Matt Goddard (Australia)

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  1. OZmob leads 12-6 HT.
    Joubert has nailed McCaw; and the AB’s
    for obstructive running – their old
    trade mark.
    YC to Woodcock.

    Great and entertaining game to watch.
    Rugby as it should be played, not the
    boring shit dished up by the Boks.

  2. Carter misses drop kick 3 min into
    extra time – and the record 17 the
    Boks share with the ABs is safe.
    :applause:

    What a game!

  3. Aussies are getting praise in NZ for their commitment and great defence – a bit like they manged in that dreaded Bok – Oz 1/4 final in Wellington. Supposedly more than 100 tests since the AB’s were last kept tryless and as has been said on radio here, this was with 8 key Wallaby players out due to injury.

  4. This team is only moments away from the
    Best international side ever
    In the history of the game.
    Maybe they’ll even get to twenty

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