Live updates: Bledisloe Cup IV - All Blacks v Australia in Brisbane

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New Zealand 22 Wallabies 24

New Zealand - R Ioane, Taylor, Vaa'i tries; J Barrett 1 penalty, 2 conversion

Red Card to Ofa Tuungafasi in 23rd minute.

Australia - Wright, Tupou tries; Hodge 4 penalties, 1 conversion 

Red Card to Lachie Swinton in 35th minute.


80 mins - All Blacks try attacking from the kickoff but Damian McKenzie has knocked the ball on. From the scrum, Australia kick the ball out to claim a impressive victory. 

78 mins - TRY ALL BLACKS to Tupou Vaa'i - All Blacks are hot on attack just five metres from the line. They keep it tight with the forwards before Tupou Vaa'i crashes over. Jordie Barrett converts the try. (AUS 24-22)

74 mins - TRY AUSTRALIA to Taniela Tupou - Australia have set up camp in All Blacks half and are looking dangerous on the attack with Taniela Tupou making a couple of strong runs. The Wallabies keep it tight with the forwards and Taniela Tupou smashes his way over. Hoodge nails the conversion. (AUS 24-15)

Brad Webber on for TJ Perenara.

Tupou Vaa'i on for Scott Barrett.

69 mins - PENALTY GOAL AUSTRALIA to Reece Hodge - Australia are hot on attack just inches short of the line. At the breakdown Perenara gives away a penalty and Hodge will have a shot at goal. He nails it to put Australia in front. (AUS 17-15)

Asafo Aumua on for Codie Taylor.

Damien McKenzie on Anton Lienert-Brown. 

68 mins - YELLOW CARD ALL BLACKS to Scott Barrett - Australia are starting to control the territory, and have played the last five minutes in the All Blacks half. Scott Barrett gives away a cynical penalty and the referee has sent him to the sin bin. 

Will Jordan on for his debut for Ngani Laumape

63 mins - Australia wins a breakdown penalty on halfway and gives Reece Hodge and his thunder foot the opportunity to put Australia in front but he has missed it to the right. 

61 mins - Ardie Sarvea makes a great run into the Wallabies 22 and puts the All Blacks on the attack. New Zealand try to force it their attack and Perenara has knocked the ball on. 

59 mins - PENALTY GOAL AUSTRALIA to Reece Hodge - Huge scrum from Australia wins them a penalty on the All Blacks 10m line. Reece Hodge will have at shot goal from 45m out. He nails it. (ABS 15-14)

55 mins - Australia responds well from going behind. Tom Wright makes a break down the wing. He tries to draw and pass but his pass is forward to Nic White with the line open.

53 mins - TRY ALL BLACKS to Codie Taylor - From a lineout, the All Blacks set a drive and Codie Taylor power the maul over the line to put New Zealand back in front. Jordie Barrett converts the try. (ABS 15-11)

51 mins - The All Blacks are attacking straight from the kickoff. Sevu Reece breaks down the right wing but Koroibete makes try-saving tackle just inches short of the line and forces Reece into touch.

Karl Tu'inukuafe subbed off for Alex Hodgman

49 mins - PENALTY GOAL AUSTRALIA to Reece Hodge - After six phases of good attack from the Wallabies, Lienert-Brown gives away an offside penalty. Australia will go for goal. (AUS 11-8)

46 mins - All Blacks counter-attacking well from their own 22. Rieko Ioane makes a half break and offloads to Perenara who gives it to Lienert-Brown but his pass is forward. 

Scrum Australia 25m out from New Zealand's line.

42 mins - All Blacks make a strong start to the second half attacking just short of the Wallabies 22 but a forward pass from Whitelock stops the attack.

Second half underway through Beauden Barrett.

Halftime What a first half that has been. Two red cards and a yellow card has been the major talking point of the opening half. Ofa Tuungafasi and Lachie Swinton have both been sent off for dangerous tackles while Marika Koroibete was shown a yellow card on the stroke of halftime. 

In between all that, there have been tries to Rieko Ioane and Tom Wright, which have seen the two sides go in level at the break.

40 + 2 mins - From the lineout, the All Blacks knock the ball on and that will be half time.

40 mins - YELLOW CARD AUSTRALIA to Marika Koroibete - From the lineout, All Blacks set a lineout drive and go just short of the line. As the siren goes the All Blacks have been awarded a penalty. 

The referee has sent Koroibete to the sin bin for repeated infringements.


37 min - All Blacks are playing with more energy now and are attacking inside Australia's 22. Sevu Reece makes a great run and goes just short of the line. Nothing comes of the attack but the referee has gone back for a penalty. 

35 min - RED CARD AUSTRALIA to Lachlan Swinton - From the kickoff, Sam Whitelock brings the ball back and is smashed by Lachlan Swinton. The initial contact is on the chin and it is exactly the same as Tuungafasi and the referee has given another red card.

33 min - PENALTY GOAL ALL BLACKS to Jordie Barrett - All Blacks win a breakdown penalty just short of Wallabies 22. Jordie Barrett will go for goal and he slots it over to level the score. (8-8)

30 min - The home side are starting to dominate territory and possession. After a long passage of play where Australia is throwing the ball around and looking dangerous.

Australia throw a forward pass to ease the pressure. 

Akira Ioane has been subbed off so Tyrel Lomax can come on because Ofa Tuungafasi has been sent off earlier.

27 min - The Wallabies try another lineout drive but All Blacks defend it well. After five phases of great defence, New Zealand wins a breakdown penalty to ease the pressure.

26 min - From the lineout, Australia set the lineout drive but the All Blacks have given away another penalty. The referee has issued a team warning for too many penalties by New Zealand.

25 min - Australia are building their attack inside the All Blacks 22 and are looking dangerous. After five phases, Hodge knocks the ball on but the ref has gone back for a penalty. 

There has been a bit of push and shove, which the ref will have a look at now.

23 min - RED CARD NEW ZEALAND to Ofa Tuungafasi - Tom Wright makes a strong run into the All Blacks defence. Ofa Tuungafasi lines him up and makes a big tackle but the initial contact is on the chin and after going to the TMO, the ref has awarded a red card.

21 min - PENTALTY GOAL Australia to Reece Hodge - From the lineout, Koroibete breaks through the All Blacks defence with Akira Ioane making a critical tackle. At the breakdown, New Zealand gives away a penalty. Australia will have a shot at goal and Hodges slots it over. (AUS 8-5) 

19 min - Australia works a short side play from the scrum, but a poor offload from Wright goes to ground and the All Blacks dive on it. 

The All Blacks try to counter-attack through Beauden Barrett who goes for a risky cross-field kick which finds his brother Jordie. At the breakdown, Australia gives away a penalty.

17 min - Australia finally have some ball in hand and build their attack around the halfway line. Strong All Blacks defence forces Nic White into a high kick which Rieko Ioane can't handle. 

Scrum Australia on All Blacks 22.

15 min - After eight phases of more All Blacks attack, Karl Tu'inukuafe gives away a breakdown penalty to ease the pressure. Australia will have a lineout on halfway.

 13 min - New Zealand are continuing to be based in the Wallabies 22 as they build another attack. Laumape puts in an attacking grubber kick but can't find a teammate and Australia will clear.

10 min - TRY ALL BLACKS to Rieko Ioane - New Zealand are setting up their attack inside the Wallabies 22 with Jordie Barrett and Akira Ioane making strong runs. The All Blacks go wide and a nice pass from Laumape finds Rieko Ioane to score in the corner. Jordie Barrett's conversion hits the post and doesn't go over. (5-5)

7 min - The All Blacks have responded well from the opening Wallabies try, building their attack on the Wallabies 22 before Tuungafasi knocks the ball on.

3 min - TRY AUSTRALIA to Tom Wright - A great chip kick from Reece Hodge gets a great bounce for Tom Banks. He offloads to Wright who crashes over to open the scoring. Hodge misses the conversion. (AUS 5-0)

2 min - Australia have made a good start with the ball in hand with a half break from Hunter Paisami. Wallabies win breakdown penalty.

They will kick for touch and will have a lineout on the All Blacks 22.

Kickoff - Australia will get us underway through Reece Hodge.


9:48pm - Sam Cane and Michael Hooper have led their sides out onto a perfect Suncorp Stadium.

After the national anthems, the All Blacks are unleashing 'Kapo o Pango' - their 'A' haka - they mean business tonight.

Perfect conditions in Brisbane for attacking rugby. It's still a balmy 22 degrees in Brisbane with a slight breeze.  

The referee tonight will be Nic Berry from Australia.

9:10pm - Australia have won the toss and will kick off. 

8:45pm - Due to the state restrictions for COVID-19 in Brisbane, the All Blacks have had a unique build-up to the test. New Zealand will fly from Sydney into Brisbane several hours before the game and return to Sydney post-game.

8:20pm - Brad Webber and Will Jordan describe the conditions in Brisbane for tonight's contest. 

7:45pm - The All Blacks have arrived at Suncorp Stadium. 


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

The All Blacks have already wrapped up the Bledisloe Cup for the 17th straight year, after a convincing 43-5 victory at ANZ Stadium last weekend

The two sides will turn their attention to the Tri-Nations, which also features Argentina. A win for the men-in-black tonight will put them in box position to pick up their second trophy of the year. A win for Australia and the tournament is well and truly alive. 

Dating back to 1996, New Zealand have played seven times in total at Suncorp Stadium, claiming four victories there, two defeats and a draw.

The last time these two sides played at Suncorp was in 2017, when the Wallabies ran away 23-18 winners. 

Ian Foster has rung the changes for this clash. Blues powerhouse Akira Ioane has been named for his All Blacks test debut, where he will start at blindside flanker, with three more test newbies coming off the bench - hooker Asafo Aumua, loose forward Cullen Grace and utility back Will Jordan.

Other changes see Codie Taylor starting at hooker, Scott Barrett replacing Patrick Tuipulotu at lock, Ardie Savea returning to No.8, TJ Perenara slotting into halfback, with Rieko Ioane, Ngani Laumape and Sevu Reece joining the backline.

Beauden Barrett will shift from fullback to first-five, while brother Jordie moves from wing to the No.15 jersey.

Halfback Brad Weber will make his first appearance of the series off the bench.

At lock, Sam Whitelock will bring up his 100th test start in his 120th test appearance - the fifth All Black to achieve this milestone.

Live updates: Bledisloe Cup IV - All Blacks v Australia in Brisbane

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has turned to two debutants in flanker Lachlan Swinton and winger Tom Wright. 

Veteran prop James Slipper has been named to start in his 100th test match, but the Wallabies have been dealt an injury blow, with lock forward Lukhan Salakaia-Loto ruled out. 

Swinton, 23, will join Harry Wilson and skipper Michael Hooper in the back row, while Rennie has opted for a brand new midfield of Queensland duo Hunter Paisami and Jordan Petaia. Winger Wright will wear the No.14 jersey on debut, completing a back three with Tom Banks and Marika Koroibete. 

Reece Hodge has been shifted to first-five in the continued absence of James O'Connor.

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Cane backs All Blacks debutants to shine in Bledisloe Cup finale

Of all the tasks Sam Cane must perform as All Blacks captain, handing out first test jerseys is one of his favourites.

Cane will have that "honour" four times this week, with Akira Ioane named to start Saturday's dead-rubber Bledisloe Cup clash against the Wallabies in Brisbane, while Cullen Grace, Asafo Aumua and Will Jordan will come off the bench.

"Normally I just leave them to do their thing during the week," says Cane.

"[But] it's my honour to present guys with their first test jersey, that's something I find pretty special and I hope they do too."

Cane added that he has every confidence in the four players who will make their debuts.

"They are probably some of the guys who have been training the best against us the last few weeks and helping us prepare for the last few two matches," says Cane.

"In terms of timing, it's great for them because they've worked out what the All Blacks are about and how we train and what's required of them and now they can just go out there and be themselves and play."

Cane's 72nd test on Saturday will be his seventh as skipper after he was given the captaincy this year having served a long apprenticeship under two of the modern day greats in Richie McCaw and Kieran Read.

The 28-year-old said while he was forging his own path as skipper he had learned from the pair.

"I think one thing that stands out for me from those two is that they always led with their actions on the field," Cane said.

"They were both different leaders off the field but they demanded excellence and helped create a culture of excellence."

Cane told reporters last week that his captaincy style was pretty subdued, though he could "fire up" when he needed to lay down the law. He rarely felt the need to motivate players, he added.

"They're putting on an All Blacks jersey," he says 

"The motivation will be there."