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    New Zealand v Australia (Result)




    It is the second week of Rugby Championship and as expected the All Blacks and South Africans won the first round of test against Australia and Argentina.

    This week Australia as to travel to Eden Park to face the All Blacks at home where they have won 17 test against Australia on the bounce.

    Their average score has been a margin of 27 points which does not look good for the Aussies who lost last week 38-13 at home.

    The All Blacks also boost a record of 41 unbeaten wins at Eden Park with the last lost against France in 1994.

    A bigger problem for Australia is that they do not win without Folau who will not be playing this weekend.

    Hansen made two changes to his backline with Laumape coming in the midfield and Jordie Barrett coming in at full back with Smith moving to the wing.

    The forwards will be the same as last week with just a change on the bench with Tuugafasi coming in for Perry.

    The team is fully aware that it has the opportunity to close out the Bledisloe Cup series on Saturday. In saying that, we know that there’ll be a massive response from Australia following their performance last week. Not only are we excited by this challenge, but we’re looking forward to responding ourselves with a better performance,” said All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen.

    Our preparation this week – both physically and mentally – has been all about getting ready to do that. We’ll be looking to execute to an even higher level and play at an intensity that will challenge ourselves and our opponent.”

    Micheal Cheika made four changes to his starting team with Faingaa and Banks coming in the front row.

    The All Blacks dominated the set pieces last weekend and were too good for the Aussie pack in the scrums.

    Sio will also be back after injury with Maddocks being promoted to the starting team.

    Robertson and Kepu will make way and drop to the bench.

    Tupou was also included on the bench as the coach is looking to get a better result in the set pieces.

    In the backs Haylett-Petty will move to fullback after the injury to Folau and Maddocks to the wing

    The Aussies need to play out of their skins this weekend to upset the All Blacks in their own back yard and keep hopes alive for getting their hands on the Bledisloe Cup.

    Losing this weekend will give the trophy yet again to the world champions.

    The Aussies were great in last weeks first forty minutes but could not sustain it for 80 minutes.

    Any team can keep the All Blacks in range for 40 to 60 minutes and if you are not able to do so for 80 minutes plus, then you will be on the losing end of things.

    Cheika will also want his troops to keep the pressure on Barrett like they did in that first half and not give him any space or time to do his magic.

    The problem for Cheika is that the All Blacks have about 5 Barrett like players in this team and that is what makes this so difficult.

    Defence will be a major factor for both teams and we can expect a huge onslaught from the Aussies.

    Prediction: Although the Aussies will come out firing the All Blacks will take on the onslaught and pull away in the second half, All Blacks by 15


    New Zealand: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Waisake Naholo, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody
    Replacements: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18 Ofa Tuungafasi, 19 Scott Barrett, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Damian McKenzie, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown

    Australia: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Jack Maddocks, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Lukhan Tui, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio
    Replacements: 16 Folau Faingaa, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Tom Banks

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    Date Time League Season Full Time
    August 25, 2018 9:30 am Rugby Championship 2018 Rugby Championship 2018 80'


    Eden Park


    TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome
    All Blacks0075140Win


    40 - 129:30 am
    All Blacks
        • 80'

          FULL-TIME! The AllBlacks claim a comfortable 40-12 victory over the Wallabies

        • 71'

          This time Barrett misses the conversion.

        • 70'

          TRY, NEW ZEALAND, BEAUDEN BARRETT! 40-12: Well, well, well! He has four tries after all. That started with a turn-over ball in their own 22. Damian McKenzie breaks into a gap and offloads to Barrett, who sprints home for his fourth try, for the second time this evening. Sensational stuff!

        • 67'

          NO TRY, NEW ZEALAND! A brilliant Barrett try is scrapped by the TMO, who rules that Ardie Savea knocked the ball on prior to the All Blacks going wide to score.

        • 64'

          CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BEAUDEN BARRETT! 35-12: Barrett extends the lead further and surely it is all over for the Wallabies now.

        • 64'

          TRY, NEW ZEALAND, BEAUDEN BARRETT! 33-12: That is a hat-trick for Barrett! The All Blacks string together 12 patient phases and then Barrett runs all the way from the half-way line and through some poor defending to score!

        • 36'

          TRY, AUSTRALIA, HODGE! 28-12: Bernard Foley finds his way into a gap after a scrum. He makes good ground before offloading to Reece Hodge, who finishes off an excellent move!

        • 48'

          CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BEAUDEN BARRETT! 28-7: Barrett extends the lead further.

        • 48'

          TRY, NEW ZEALAND, SQUIRE! 26-7: The All Blacks secure the line-out. Ngani Laumape gets in a good run and after the recycle Brodie Retallick sends Squire away to score! Easy peasy

        • 45'

          CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BEAUDEN BARRETT! 21-7: Barrett slots another good kick.

        • 45'

          TRY, NEW ZEALAND, MOODY! 19-7: The try within five minutes on either side of the break is what hurt the Wallabies last week and we have the same here. The All Blacks string together 14 phases after the line-out and then Joe Moody scores! Brilliant!

        • 40'

          Halftime All Blacks lead 14-7

        • 38'

          The try on the stroke of the break. Goodhue sends Ben Smith into a gap and he makes good ground after Beale turned the ball over. That moved started in the All Blacks 22 and Ben Smith deserves the credit.

        • 38'

          Slot the conversion and All Blacks lead 14-7

        • 38'

          TRY All Blacks! It's Beauden Barrett in for his second after Jack Goodhue is stopped just short

        • 35'

          Sam Cane offloads to Jordie Barrett, who breaks through the Wallabies defence. The move comes to an end after Brodie Retallick fails to release the ball.

        • 35'

          The Wallabies defence are up to it for now, but can they keep this going for the rest of the game

        • 31'

          CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 7-7: The scores are level.

        • 29'

          TRY, AUSTRALIA, GENIA! 7-5: Will Genia collects the ball at the back and then forces himself into a gap on the short-side, to score!

        • 27'

          The Wallabies opt for another scrum and then Owen Franks is penalised and we have another scrum.

        • 26'

          The Wallabies opt for a five metre scrum and then Joe Moody is penalised for collapsing the scrum.

        • 21'

          The Wallabies secure the line-out after a good touch-finder, but then they concede a penalty for hands in the ruck. Their discipline needs to improve. Beauden Barrett finds touch

        • 13'

          CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BEAUDEN BARRETT! 7-0: Barrett slots the easy conversion.

        • 13'

          TRY, NEW ZEALAND, BEAUDEN BARRETT! 5-0: Ben Smith takes a high kick and the All Blacks recycle the ball. Jordie Barrett is then into a gap and after seven phases, Beauden Barrett scores! The Wallabies missed Folau there.

        • 7'

          The Wallabies have the first penalty of the game after Liam Squire fails to roll away from the ruck.

        • 4'

          The All Blacks feed the first line-out and it is stolen by Izack Rodda. Great work! The Wallabies mess up the good work with a handling error due to a greasy wet bal

        • 2'

          On cue it has started drizzling here in Auckland just as we started