Live Updates: Bledisloe Cup - All Blacks vs Wallabies, third test

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Full-time - All Blacks 37 (Liam Squire, Kieran Read, Beauden Barret, Ben Smith & Rieko Ioane tries; Beauden Barrett three conversions & two penalties) Wallabies 20 (Sefa Naivalu & Israel Folau tries; Bernard Foley two conversions & penalty; Kurtley Beale penalty)

With that victory, New Zealand complete a three-test Bledisloe Cup sweep of the Wallabies. There were moments they didn't look that convincing, but Latu's yellow card 13 minutes from the end probably swung the game back to the All Blacks.

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80th minute - Australia are penalised on halfway and Mo'unga finds a great touch, just a few metres out from the line.

The All Blacks win the lineout, Harris finds Ben Smith steaming a straight line, but when he's tackled, they knock on. It's over.

78th minute - TRY to Rieko Ioane

Mo'unga makes the initial thrust, before he finds Ben Smith in support. When the ball goes left, Barrett flings a pass between his legs to Ioane, who props infield to score.

Mo'unga's conversion attempt is well wide.

77th minute - Latu is back from the sin bin, so the Wallabies have their full contingent.

75th minute - TRY to Israel Folau

Some nice pressure from the short-handed Aussies and when the ball comes to the back-line, Folau runs off a nice pass to slice through. Foley converts quickly.

71st minute - Ioane is bundled into touch and when the Aussies throw in, it's David Pocock feeding the lineout, as they opt not to replace Latu with a specialist hooker.

Seconds later, a scrum is called and starting hooker Faingaa must come back into the front row.

70th minute - TRY to Ben Smith

Folau looks threatening and evades SBW, but when he passes inside, it's snapped up by Ben Smith, who sprints away for the try.

There's some question that Aaron Smith ran an interferring line, but that suggestion goes no further. Barrett misses the conversion, his first of the night.

Taylor is replaced by Nathan Harris.

67th minute - Poite is checking a brush-up between Latu and Taylor - Taylor pushed first and then copped a hand in the mush. It wasn't a fist though.

Taylor was the first infringement, but Poite reverses the penalty and shows Latu a yellow card for striking a blow to the face.

Matt Todd comes on for Liam Squire, so Savea will go to blind-side. McKenzie leaves, Mo'unga comes into first-five and Barrett moves to fullback.

65th minute - Koroibete makes a break up the right touch-line, pushing off Lienert-Brown and Taylor, before he's finally brought down. Haylett-Petty continues the move, but when he tries to offloard to Latu, the pass is too low and spilled.

59th minute - TRY to Beauden Barrett

From the scrum, the All Blacks start to go right, but then come left, with Ioane slicing through the wrong-footed defence and off-loading to Barrett in support for a clear run to the line.

Barrett converts - he's now five from five - and in the background, Aaron Smith replaces Perenara and Anton Lienert-Brown comes on for Crotty.

58th minute - Kerevi replaces Naivalu, which may move Folau to the wing. The Wallabies throw crooked into a lineout, so the All Blacks have the bacll to a scrum.

55th minute - Ardie Savea has prime position at the breakdown and forces Australia into conceding a penalty. New Zealand are back on attack.

53rd minute - Australia are penalised in front of their posts and Barrett makes no mistake with the kick.

The Wallabies also make several changes among the forwards.

52nd minute - All Blacks making replacements - Franks and Moody are gone, Laulala and Tu'inukuafe come on. Sam Whitelock leaves and Brodie Retallick enters the fray.

For the Aussies, Dempsey replaces Hannigan on the side of the scrum. Beale seems winded, but is staying on.

51st minute - Foley makes a break up the right and the Aussies are back on attack, building phases. When the ball goes right, Naivalu can't handle it and the All Blacks steal possession.

Barrett threatens to score, but the Wallabies tidy up. Meanwhile, Beale is down field injured.

49th minute - Barrett kicks deep and the Aussies have the ball again - not sure this tactic is working for the All Blacks, who are having to do a lot of tackling.

47th minute - After the action is reviewed, the All Blacks are penalised and Foley lines up a kick from directly in front - he could throw this over.

He slots it, no problem.

45th minute - Simmon charges towards the posts and is over, but he's wrapped up in a tackle from Barrett and Perenara before he can force the ball. Five-metre scrum.

44th minute - McKenzie's clearance finds Folau and he starts a counter attack. Hooper makes ground up the left, but the defence manages to bring Simmons down, as he's about to lope away.

43rd minute - Australia swarm towards the posts, but Rodda drops the ball cold. All Blacks defensive scrum.

42nd minute - Sio makes a break up midfield and finds Hooper in support. When the ball is hacked forward, Barrett is trapped behind his own line for an attacking five-metre scrum to Australia.

41st minute - That try before the break will hurt the All Blacks, who had dominated the half otherwise. It has allowed the Wallabies to stay within striking distance.

Half-time - All Blacks 17 (Liam Squire & Kieran Read tries; Beauden Barrett two conversions & penalty) Wallabies 10 (Sefa Naivalu try; Bernard Foley conversion; Kurtley Beale penalty)

39th minute - TRY to Sefa Naivalu

From the kick-off, Australia go on the attack, eventually getting the ball to Naivalu on the left side-line.

He's one-on-one against Barrett and has too much strength, charging across in the tackle to score.

Foley converts from on the chalk to send his team into half-time only seven points astray. 

36th minute - TRY to Kieran Read

From an attacking scrum, Read picks up from the back and has no-one between him and the try-line - that's too easy.

Barrett converts - that's three out of three for him so far.

35th minute - All Blacks have another attacking lineout, just five metres out, after another penalty. Australia are having to make a lot of tackles and they're also being penalised - surely a card is not far away.

31st minute - As the Wallabies build an attack, the ball spills free and Ben Smith hacks it upfield to chase. He eventually gathers it and lays it back, but the Aussies are penalised and Barrett looks to the side-line for an attacking lineout.

29th minute - The All Blacks are trying to break out of their own territory - McKenzie is just dragged down before he can get away, but Sonny Bill can't take a pass and the Aussies have an attacking scrum.

27th minute - Folau pounces on a loose ball and sets his back-line alight. Foley can't handle it, but the Wallabies maintain possession.

Eventually, Haylett-Petty receives a dipping pass that he can't catch and he knocks on.

23rd minute - The Australian front row is penalised for collapsing a scrum on their own 10m mark, maybe 10 metres in from the right touch.

Barrett signals to the posts - he needs Codie Taylor to hold the ball steady - and it goes over.

22nd minute - Australia have not lined up as advertised, with Folau and Beale moving around the back-line to create different points of attack.

20th minute - Wallabies have the ball from a scrum and the All Blacks make a couple of key tackles in midfield, before they're penalised for offside.

Beale sets up the kick a couple of metres inside the NZ half - it's beyond Foley's range - and it's over.

17th minute - All Blacks charge onto attack, but are penalised for not releasing the ball in the tackle.

14th minute - Barrett puts a long kick downfield to relieve pressure and Foley can't gather it cleanly, gifting them an attacking scrumon the 22.

12th minute - TRY to Liam Squire

After several minutes and phase after phase, the blindside flanker is matched up against Kurtley Beale on defence and simply runs through the ineffective tackle to score.

Barrett converts.

10th minute - New Zealand are building phases inside the 22 and win a scrum in the shadow of the posts.

Sixth minute - All Blacks building momentum and when the ball goes left, Ioane is tackled into touch. The ABs are penalised back in midfield for an illegal clean-out.

Fourth minute - All Blacks win an attacking lineout off Australia, it falls to Taylor and McKenzie is lowered in a high tackle for a penalty.

Second minute - From about 10 metres out, the ball goes to Haylett-Petty on the left touch-line. He appears to ground the ball in the corner, but Scott Barrett has managed to drag him into touch, as he loses the ball. 

First minute - Barrett kicks off and the All Blacks win the ball, but when Barrett puts a kick through for his wing, Folau gathers and makes good ground up the centre to set up the Wallabies attack.


Significantly, the All Blacks are opening the game with the 'Kapa o Pango' haka, which is usually the one they unleash when they really mean business.

The Aussies don't stand a chance.

Referee is Romain Poite from France, who refereed the All Blacks against the Lions last year.


This will be the 50th All Blacks test for Sonny Bill Williams, who has taken eight years to achieve the mark, between injuries, and visits backwards and forwards across codes.


And before we get underway with this international game, just a shout out to the winners of provincial titles this afternoon - Thames Valley in the Heartland Meads Cup and Auckland in the Mitre 10 Cup premiership.

Both finals were absolute thrillers and set us up perfectly for a great evening of rugby.


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live updates of the All Blacks vs Wallabies - the third Bledisloe Cup test of the year - played in Yokohama, Japan.

It seems months ago that these two rivals last met in the opening rounds of the 2018 Rugby Championship. Since then, New Zealand have gone on to defeat Australia twice, en route to securing the championship title outright for a third straight year.

Apart from that one blip against South Africa in Wellington (and the last-minute winner in Pretoria), the All Blacks have dominated the competition again. They have now won the Bledisloe Cup every year since 2003.

Meanwhile, the Wallabies have had a year to forget, narrowly avoiding the championship wooden spoon with a miraculous second-half comeback against Argentina in Salta.

That result does give them some momentum into this clash and remember last year, when the All Blacks wrapped up the Bledisloe Cup, only to lose the dead rubber.

That loss still weighs on the minds of this NZ outfit and they will keen to avoid that happening again.

The biggest talking point in the All Blacks selection is Damian McKenzie at fullback, while the Wallabies have shifted Israel Folau into the centres, where he'll match up against Sonny Bill Williams.

All Blacks: 1-Joe Moody, 2-Codie Taylor, 3-Owen Franks, 4-Sam Whitelock, 5-Scott Barrett, 6-Liam Squire, 7-Ardie Savea, 8-Kieran Read (captain), 9-TJ Perenara, 10-Beauden Barrett, 11-Rieko Ioane, 12-Sonny Bill Williams, 13-Ryan Crotty, 14-Ben Smith, 15-Damian McKenzie

Reserves: 16-Nathan Harris, 17-Karl Tu'inukuafe, 18-Nepo Laulala, 19-Brodie Retallick, 20-Matt Todd, 21-Aaron Smith, 22-Richie Mo’unga, 23-Anton Lienert-Brown

Wallabies: 1-Scott Sio, 2-Folau Faingaa, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 4-Izack Rodda, 5-Rob Simmons, 6-Ned Hanigan, 7-Michael Hooper (captain), 8-David Pocock, 9-Will Genia, 10-Bernard Foley, 11-Marika Koroibete, 12-Kurtley Beale, 13-Israel Folau, 14-Sefa Naivalu, 15-Dane Haylett-Petty

Reserves: 16-Tolu Latu, 17-Sekope Kepu, 18-Taniela Tupou, 19-Rory Arnold, 20-Jack Dempsey, 21-Nick Phipps, 22-Samu Kerevi, 23-Tom Banks 

More to come