Live updates: Bledisloe Cup III - All Blacks v Wallabies at Sydney

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All Blacks - 43     Wallabies - 5

All Blacks (Tu'inukuafe, Mo'unga 2, Coles, Ioane, J Barrett, tries; Mo'unga 5 conversions, penalty)

Wallabies (Lolesio try)


80 min - Australia have a lineout on All Blacks 22. The Wallabies are trying to finish with a bang. After 14 phases Koroibete knocks the ball on into touch when trying to score in the corner.

That will be fulltime.

79 min - YELLOW CARD: Frizell - With just a minute remaining Australia are attacking in their own half and win a penalty for a head-high tackle. TMO looking at the tackle for potential yellow card. 

Yellow card for Shannon Frizell for high tackle

76 min - Wallabies win kick-off back, start attacking in All Blacks half and get inside 22m line. Wallabies are looking dangerous but Koroibete knocks on. 

74 min - TRY ALL BLACKS: Jordie Barrett - Wallabies knock the ball on around halfway. A short pass from Mo'unga to Jordie Barrett puts him in a massive hole and he runs 45m to score under the posts. Mo'unga converts the try. 43-5 AB

71 min - TRY ALL BLACKS: Ioane - A strong scrum from the All Blacks just 5m out, Sotutu picks up from the back of the scrum before offloading to Ioane who scores in the corner. Mo'unga converts the try. 36-5 AB 

70 min - All Blacks win a lineout against the throw, Ioane breaks down the right win and gets into Wallabies 22. All Blacks win a penalty for Australia being offside and take a scrum. 

69 min - From the scrum, All Blacks attack through Mo'unga who makes a strong run before All Blacks knock on in contact. Sotutu gives away breakdown penalty. Lineout Australia on halfway. 

68 min - From the scrum, Laumape makes strong run before All Blacks put a grubber in. Wallabies start their attack on halfway before McDermott knocks on.

Sam Cane down for the All Blacks. He will go off for a HIA and Dalton Papalii will come on. 

67 min - Perenara puts up a bomb in midfield, which Laumape gathers and his offloads is knocked on by Australia. 

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Rieko Ioane on for Beauden Barrett

65 min - Wallabies attacking just short of the line, but Sam Cane wins breakdown penalty to halt Wallabies momentum.

63 min - From the scrum, Perenara throws a bad pass and All Blacks knock-on. Wallabies counter through Petaia who gets into 22. All Blacks give away a penalty. Lineout Australia 5m out.

62 min - Wallabies building their attack just inside All Blacks half and win a penalty for All Blacks being offside. Lolesio kicks the ball dead going for touch. Scrum All Blacks just short of halfway.  

59 min - PENALTY GOAL ALL BLACKS: Mo'unga - From the lineout, which is on Australia's 22m line, the All Blacks win breakdown penalty. Mo'unga will have shot at goal from 25m out. He slots it down the middle. 

Ofa Tuungafasi and Jack Goodhue off for Tyrel Lomax, Ngani Laumape.

57 min - From the scrum, All Blacks dominate the scrum and win a scrum penalty.  

55 min - From the lineout, Wallabies knock-on while going for lineout drive. 

54 min - All Blacks go short at lineout again. Wallabies win breakdown turnover and win a penalty. 

Scott Barrett and TJ Perenara on for Tuipulotu and Smith. 

53 min - All Blacks dominate the scrum and win a penalty. All Blacks will have a lineout on Australia's 22. 

51 min - All Blacks attacking centrefield just short of 22 of Wallabies. After eight phases of good Wallabies defence, they win breakdown penalty.

Lineout Australia All Blacks 10m line. From the lineout, Harry Wilson makes a strong run but knocks-on in contact.

50 min - Wallabies steal lineout and White puts kick downfield but it goes out on the full. Lineout New Zealand. 

49 min - White puts up a bomb which Clarke can't gather and Wallabies attack, but All Blacks win breakdown penalty through Sam Whitelock. 

47 min - From the scrum, Wallabies dominate the scrum and win a penalty. Lineout Australia just short of halfway. 

45 min - All Blacks go for touch and will have a lineout 5m. All Blacks go quickly, but Coles doesn't throw it straight. 

Coles subbed off for Codie Taylor and Karl Tu'inukuafe off for Hodgman.

44 min - Wallabies give away a breakdown penalty just past their own 22. 

42 min - TRY WALLABIES: Lolesio Australia gathers kickoff well before White puts up midfield bomb. All Blacks gather but Smith knocks on.

Petaia makes a great break down the right-hand side into the All Blacks 22. Wallabies get fast ball, Lolesio runs into a massive hole and crashes over. Lolesio can't convert. 26-5 AB

SECOND HALF - All Blacks get us back underway through Mo'unga. 


What a half from the All Blacks who have put Wallabies to the sword, scoring four tries through Coles, Tu'inukuafe and a double for Mo'unga. It was a near-perfect first half and the All Blacks unlucky not have to have three more tries, with two ruled out and Goodhue bombing a certain try.

40 min - All Blacks give away free-kick at the scrum. Wallabies kick the ball out and that will be halftime.  

38 min - After three re-set scrums, All Blacks are looking strong on the attack through Clarke. Wallabies are defending well and after seven phases Smith puts up a bomb which Daugunu can't handle.

Mo'unga breaks clear into the backfield and looks certain to score but an ankle tap brings him down, then he offloads to Goodhue who puts it down with the line open.

36 min - From 22m drop out, Wallabies start their attack as they come wide to Petaia, but he drops the ball. Scrum All Blacks on their own 10m line. 

34 min -  From a lineout, Wallabies set a lineout drive before going wide to Simone, but Cane steals the ball back and All Blacks kick down to Wallabies 10m line. White will put up a bomb which Beauden Barrett drops and Australia attack.

Wallabies put a grubber in when looking dangerous and it goes dead. 22m drop out.

32 min - All Blacks looking dangerous with Jordie Barrett making a small break down the short side but they give away breakdown penalty. Lineout Australia 10m line New Zealand. 

31 min - Lienert-Brown clears down to 10m line. All Blacks win linout against throw. 

30 min - TRY ALL BLACKS - COLES - All Blacks will go for lineout and it's just 5m out. They set lineout drive, which they execute perfectly and Coles crahses over. All Blacks on fire!!! Mo'unga converts from out wide. 26-0 AB

28 min - All Blacks clear through Smith with another bomb which Haylett-Petty puts down. Goodhue puts kick into Wallabies 22.

Australia under huge pressure and Clarke wins breakdown penalty just 7m out. 

26 min - TRY ALL BLACKS - Mo'unga - Mo'unga puts up bomb and it's scrappy, before Wallabies gather and start their attack. Daugunu breaks down wing before knocking on.

All Blacks counter attack. Beauden Barrett puts chip kick over the top, Mo'unga regathers, beating two Wallabies defenders and goes 40m to score. Mo'unga converts. 19-0 AB

24 min - From lineout, All Blacks clear down to halfway through Smith. Daugunu throws bad offload into touch. Lineout All Blacks on halfway. 

22 min - All Blacks clear from kickoff through Smith who puts bomb up and Haylett-Petty gathers well. Australia go wide and get into the 22 but Daugunu goes into touch. 

20 min - TRY ALL BLACKS: Mo'unga. What a try from Richie Mo'unga. All Blacks go deep from lineout and set lineout-drive. As Smith clears, Mo'unga comes back down the short side. He uses his speed to beat two defenders to score in the corner.

Mo'unga can't convert his own try. 12-0 AB

18 min - From scrum, All Blacks end up putting a grubber kick in through Coles and Wallabies regather. Both teams trade kicks before Barrett puts up bomb, Haylett-Petty drops it and an offside Aussie player picks it up. Penalty All Blacks. 

Jordie Barrett back from sin bin.  

17 min - From lineout, Wallabies go into midfield. They come back to the short side and Simone knocks on going for a grubber kick.

Scrum All Blacks 25m out from their own line.  

16 min - From scrum, Wallabies dominate before going wide, Simone puts grubber into All Blacks 22, where Beauden Barrett gathers and Smith clears down to 10m line. 

15 min - All Blacks start their attack on halfway, before Smith puts midfield bomb up and Cane gathers. Tu'inukuafe puts down a simple pass. 

14 min - From lineout, All Blacks set maul, before going short side. Aaron Smith draws and passes to Clarke who looks like he has scored, but Koroibete has forced him dead and he can't ground the ball. 22m drop-out. 

Daugunu back from sin bin. 

13 min - Wallabies clear through Lolesio, giving All Blacks a lineout 15m out. 

12 min - NO TRY ALL BLACKS - COLES - All Blacks building their attack nicely. Crossfield kick from Mo'unga into in goal area and Dane Coles, ranging wide, grounds it to score.

Referee now checking the grounding. TMO has ruled try out. 

11 min - Australia will have lineout on their 10m line. Wallabies go short to Nic White who gets smashed by Coles.

Mo'unga puts bomb up and Clarke gathers it. All Blacks attacking in 22. 

9 min - YELLOW CARD - J BARRETT - Tuipulotu gathers kickoff strongly. Mo'unga puts crossfield kick in, which Lienert-Brown regathers and offloads to Jordie Barrett, who gets down to Aussie 22 and knocks on in contact.

Ref looking at foul play by Jordie Barrett for elbowing Dane Haylett-Petty. Ref sends Barrett to sin bin.  

7 min - TRY ALL BLACKS: Tu'inukuafe. Lineout 7m out. All Blacks set lineout drive before going wide to Mo'unga. All Blacks get fast ball and find Tu'inukuafe, who slides over.

Great start ABs. Mo'unga converts the try. 7-0 ABS

6 min - From lineout, All Blacks set maul and go about 10m before they go wide to Beauden Barrett. Wallabies give away offside penalty. 

4 min - Mo'unga finds touch from penalty. Lineout All Blacks on Wallabies 10m line. 

3 min - YELLOW CARD WALLABIES: Filipo Daugunu. From lineout, White puts up a bomb and Clarke puts it down under huge pressure from Daugunu.

Ref having a look at foul play. Daugunu sent to sin bin for tackling Clarke in air. 

2 min - Wallabies from lineout go out to forwards in midfield. All Blacks start strongly on defence before Lolesio clears down to Clarke. 

Lienert-Brown makes small break down wing but goes into touch on halfway. 

1 min - Beauden Barrett gathers the kick off, clears to halfway. 

KICKOFF - The Wallabies get us under way in Sydney. 


Sam Cane and Michael Hooper have led their sides out onto a wet Stadium Australia field. Australia are wearing their indigenous jerseys.

The All Blacks are unleashing 'Kapo o Pango' - their 'A' haka - they mean business tonight.


After a turbulent day of weather in Sydney, with lighting, rain and sun, showers will welcome the players in Sydney so we could be in for a battle between the forward packs.  

New Zealand refereee Ben O'Keefe will be in the man in the middle for this test match. 

Australia have won the toss and will kick off. 


The All Blacks have dominated the Wallabies over the last 10 years, winning 19 of last 25 matches since the 2011 Rugby World Cup, with the Wallabies only recording three wins in that period.  

Last five encounters:

2020: 27–7 All Blacks - Eden Park, Auckland

2020: 16-16 draw - Sky Stadium, Wellington

2019: 36–0 All Blacks - Eden Park, Auckland

2019: 47–26 Australia - Optus Stadium, Perth

2018: 37–20 All Blacks - Nissan Stadium, Yokohama, Japan

Confidence is growing in Australia with former Wallabies fullback Matthew Burke predicting a tight win for the Aussies. 

"If you can keep New Zealand to 16 points or less, you go well in the game, so defence will be the key tonight," Burke tells Newshub. 

"We are all Aussies now. Whether there was a separation or disconnect the last couple of years, certainly now what we are seeing is everyone is connecting incredibly well.

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Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the third Bledisloe Cup test match between the All Blacks and Australia from Stadium Australia in Sydney.

The All Blacks require just one win from the final two Bledisloe Cup matches to retain the Cup for the 17th year in a row. 

After the two sides played out a pulsating draw in Wellington in the first test post-COVID, the All Blacks bounced back to thrash the Wallabies at Eden Park

The clash also marks the start of the revamped Rugby Championship, which will also feature Argentina.

New Zealand doesn’t have the strongest record in Australia, winning only 61 percent of their matches and at Stadium Australia, only 58 percent.

The All Blacks have named an almost full-strength line-up. Rookie All Blacks No.8 Hoskins Sotutu will make his first test start with Ardie Savea late to arrive, after his wife gave birth to their first child. 

Sotutu is one of three changes to the run-on side, with Karl Tu'inukuafe returning to tighthead prop at the expense of Joe Moody, who is still going through HIA (concussion) protocols.

Veteran Sam Whitelock reclaims his spot at lock, after overcoming his own concussion issues, forcing Tupou Vaa'i out of the matchday squad.

Midfielder Ngani Laumape and loose forward Dalton Papalii are also in line for their first All Blacks appearances of the year, both named to the bench.

Elsewhere among the reserves, prop Tyrel Lomax comes in for Nepo Laulala, also on baby-watch, while Rieko Ioane returns, after a hamstring injury forced him out of the Eden Park test.

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For the Wallabies, Dave Rennie has named four fresh faces for his 23-man squad. Noah Lolesio and Irae Simone are named in the starting 15, while Tate McDermott and Fraser McReighrt will make their debuts off the bench. Allan Alaalatoa is the only change to the pack and he comes in for Taniela Tupou.

Injuries to Matt To’omua and James O’Connor have forced Rennie's hand somewhat. Noah Lolesio will start at first-five for the O'Connor, while Irae Simone comes in at second-five and Dane Haylett-Petty comes in for Tom Banks at fullback. 

Australia have a lot of experience on the bench, with Scott Sio, Rob Simmons and Reece Hodge all have played over 40 tests. 

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'Get in their faces': Alan Jones urges Wallabies to challenge haka.

By Ben Francis

Former Wallabies coach Alan Jones is urging Australia to challenge the All Blacks' haka before the third Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney on Saturday. 

With a draw in the first test in Wellington, followed by a win in Auckland a week later, the All Blacks only need to draw one of the final two tests to retain the Bledisloe Cup for a 17th consecutive time.

The All Blacks have never secured the trophy on Australian soil and they're determined to wrap up the series before the fourth match in Brisbane.

Writing a column in The Australian, Jones lashed out at the haka, calling it a "war dance" that should "only be performed on New Zealand soil when they are defending their home turf".

That's when Jones said he wants the Wallabies to challenge the haka, similar to what France did before the 2007 Rugby World Cup quarter-final or what England did before their semi-final win over New Zealand at last year's tournament.

"Why should they have to stand 20m away? I would be saying to the team, get in their faces," writes Jones. 

"But, nonetheless, I do not believe the All Blacks have any right issuing a challenge to the Wallabies on Australian soil."

Jones wants to see the rise in defiance of the challenge laid down by the All Blacks' haka.

"Rather than taking a knee or wearing the indigenous Wallaby jersey, take a stand against the haka," Jones says.

World Rugby regulations dictate that a 20m gap is maintained between the two sides while the haka is being performed, which Jones encouarges the Wallabies to shun.

"I mean no offence to the All Blacks. They are a wonderful side. New Zealand is a fine country and we have the best of relationships.

"But, nonetheless, I do not believe the All Blacks have any right issuing a challenge to the Wallabies on Australian soil," Jones wrote in The Australian