15Israel Folau, FB
14Dane Haylett-Petty, W
13Reece Hodge, C
12Kurtley Beale, C
11Marika Koroibete, W
10Bernard Foley, FH
9Will Genia, SH
1Tom Robertson, P
2Tatafu Polota-Nau, H
3Sekope Kepu, P
4Izack Rodda, L
5Adam Coleman, L
6Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, FL
7Michael Hooper, FL
8David Pocock, N8
16Silatolu Latu, R
17Allan Alaalatoa, R
18Jermaine Ainsley, R
19Rob Simmons, R
20Peter Samu, R
21Nick Phipps, R
22Matt Toomua, R
23Jack Maddocks, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: ANZ Stadium
10:45 AM, August 18, 2018
Capacity: 83,500

Match Commentary

84'That's it here at ESPN. It was a big clash, with the All Blacks pulling out an amazing second half performance to crush the Wallabies. The Wallabies will have plenty of work to do - especially at the set piece - as they head to game II at Eden Park.
83'Is Bledisloe Cup 2018 all over after that game? Does any see the Wallabies ending their hoodoo at Eden Park next week to level the series?
81'The All Blacks make it 38-13 and make it 1-0. Set piece was abysmal for the Wallabies, while they fell apart midfield with poor handling and terrible ball skills. The All Blacks gave the Aussies a sniff in the opening half, with plenty of uncharacteristic mistakes, but they turned it on in the second and made the Wallabies pay.
81'13-38 End of second half
79'The Wallabies just have no answer. Pocock makes another steal only to see it lost downfield with another poor mistake. They end their night with another lose at the line out.
77'13-38 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
76'It's all just too easy for the All Blacks with Naholo crashing over just minutes later for his double. The All Blacks snatched another line out before they tore apart the Wallabies sloppy defence to add another try to their total. Barrett gets the extras and it's 38-13. It now becomes the most points ever scored in the second half against the Wallabies.
75'13-36 Try - Waisake Naholo , New Zealand
74'Substitute on - Nick Phipps , Australia
74'Player substituted - Will Genia , Australia
74'Substitute on - Peter Samu , Australia
74'Player substituted - Michael Hooper , Australia
74'Substitute on - Jermaine Ainsley , Australia
74'Player substituted - Tom Robertson , Australia
74'13-31 Try - Waisake Naholo , New Zealand
72'Try Waisake Naholo! But first they're going upstairs to check if he's in front of the kicker. The Wallabies made an absolute mess with the ball and turned it over again, before McKeznie jigged around the defence before Barrett sends the perfectly weighted kick into the corner from within the All Blacks half before Naholo chased 60 metres down field for the try. Barrett can't slot the extras but All Blacks hold a strong 31-13 lead.
71'But again they make a mess of their opportunity and their all the way back into their half with the All Blacks driving them back.
70'The Aussies get the penalty at the scrum and back their line out to get over the line.
70'Substitute on - Ardie Savea , New Zealand
70'Player substituted - Sam Cane , New Zealand
68'Opportunity here for the Wallabies. All Blacks don't throw it in straight and the Wallabies need to score here to close the gap and give themselves the chance. They're within the All Blacks 22, can they produce something?
68'Player substituted - Codie Taylor , New Zealand
68'Substitute on - Nathan Harris , New Zealand
68'Substitute on - TJ Perenara , New Zealand
68'Player substituted - Aaron Smith , New Zealand
67'Try to debutant Jack Maddocks! Suddenly a massive turn of play, Hooper makes the intercept before he slings it to Foley who makes the break down field before he gets it onto Maddocks who trots over the line and dabs it down. Foley takes the quick conversion and the Wallabies close the gap 26-13.
67'13-26 Conversion - Bernard Foley , Australia
67'11-26 Try - Jack Maddocks , Australia
65'All Blacks just carving up the Wallabies defence now. Damien McKenzie, Aaron Smith, Ben Smith and Beauden Barrett just finding gaps everywhere in the Wallabies defence.
65'Substitute on - Rob Simmons , Australia
65'Player substituted - Izack Rodda , Australia
65'6-26 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
64'Substitute on - Matt Toomua , Australia
64'Player substituted - Israel Folau , Australia
63'6-24 Try - Brodie Retallick , New Zealand
60'Try time Retallick after he gives a little show and go on the wing and punishes the Wallabies short defence. Barrett converts and it's 26-6.
60'It's all coming undone for the Wallabies. They lose another lineout, and players seem to be falling left right and centre with Folau leaving the field in the middle of play while the All Blacks make them pay for their messy play.
59'That's four lost lineouts now for the Wallabies. They need something big to get their game back on track, but it doesn't look like it'll be coming soon. Several handling errors and poor passes just hindering any opportunities. Luckily they get the penalty metres from their line.
59'Substitute on - Scott Barrett , New Zealand
59'Player substituted - Liam Squire , New Zealand
59'Player substituted - Owen Franks , New Zealand
59'Substitute on - Karl Tu'inukuafe , New Zealand
59'Substitute on - Allan Alaalatoa , Australia
59'Player substituted - Sekope Kepu , Australia
58'Set piece just killing the Wallabies at the moment. It's another penalty at the scrum and all pressure on the All Blacks is released.
57'Wallabies continue to send it side to side in attack, hoping to find a chink in the All Blacks defence, they start to ask some questions with a great break from debutant Jack Maddocks, but again the last pass isn't needed and we go to a scrum five metres from the All Blacks line.
54'Player substituted - Dane Haylett-Petty , Australia
54'Substitute on - Jack Maddocks , Australia
54'Substitute on - Tim Perry , New Zealand
54'Player substituted - Joe Moody , New Zealand
53'The Wallabies look burnt out from the opening half, while the All Blacks have stepped up to another level.
53'6-19 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
52'6-17 Try - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
51'Barrett try! The wheels look to have fallen off for the Wallabies! Genia sends it out from the scrum, but Haylett-petty can't hold onto Foley's pass and Barrett pounces. Barrett converts and now the All Blacks lead 19-6 with plenty of time left on the clock.
50'The Wallabies give away the scrum penalty and suddenly were all the way back into the Wallabies half. Luckily for the Aussies, the All Blacks make the mistake in attack and the Wallabies get the scrum put in for a knock on.
48'It looked like it could have been magic for the Wallabies, but it's a forward pass! Genia pounces on a loose ball from the All Blacks, who looked certain to score a third try, and he makes a big run down field passing off to Foley who puts it on the toe for Marika Koroibete. Barrett chased the wing down before the ball makes its way midfield, but Tolu Latu can't continue the movement, throwing the ball forward.
47'Player substituted - Rieko Ioane , New Zealand
47'Substitute on - Damian McKenzie , New Zealand
46'Substitute on - Silatolu Latu , Australia
46'Player substituted - Tatafu Polota-Nau , Australia
45'The All Blacks continuing to look dangerous, but the Wallabies get their hands on the ball in their half. Another mistake from the Wallabies though puts them under pressure again.
44'6-12 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
43'The Wallabies are chancing their hand in attack, moving side to side as they look to penetrate the defence. But they lose the ball and the All Blacks send it across and make the Wallabies pay. Reiko Ioane just has too much pace for Michael Hooper, easily beating the defender before sending it into Jack Goodhue who finds the line. All Blacks take a 12-6 lead.
43'6-10 Try - Jack Goodhue , New Zealand
41'Barrett goes long at the kick off and the Wallabies send it deep into the All Blacks half. It's a bit of to and fro in the early minutes, but the All Blacks eventually send it into touch.
41'Both teams are both out and ready to rip in. Who'll end up on top at the end of the second 40?
41'A lot of uncharacteristic mistakes from the All Blacks in the first 20 which gave the Wallabies plenty of opportunities. A late try gives them momentum heading into the second 40, but they won't be happy with some of their play.
41'Player substituted - Jermaine Ainsley , Australia
41'Substitute on - Sekope Kepu , Australia
41'6-5 End of first half
40'Wallabies remain in front 6-5 at the break, but won't be happy they let in a late try just a minute from the break. They were constantly pushed in defence late in the half but were unable to withstand the constant bombardment from the All Blacks.
40'6-5 Start of second half
39'Some how New Zealand finds the whitewash! Wallabies obviously tiring and the All Blacks make the most of it, catching the Wallabies short on the side and Aaron Smith gets the spoils at the end of a great phase of play. Barrett misses from the sidelines.
39'6-5 Try - Aaron Smith , New Zealand
37'But the All Blacks go BANG at scrum time and turn the Wallabies for the penalty. Barrett chooses to go for the points, is this a mental win for the Wallabies? Keeping the All Blacks tryless in the opening 40 is a hard task. And he's missed it! It's gone just toe the left of the posts.
35'All Blacks take the scrum metres inside their half, they quickly make it to the 10 metre line in the Wallabies half. but it's another mistake! Retallick's knocked it on. Wallabies celebrate as the start to see out the first half.
35'Substitute on - Jermaine Ainsley , Australia
35'Player substituted - Sekope Kepu , Australia
32'The All Blacks build the phases as they test the Wallabies line, but the Wallabies are keeping strong before the break. Wallabies continue to scramble in defence, and it's Tatafu Polota-Nau who steals the ball and the Wallabies break down field. But Kurtley Beale can't hold onto the pass.
30'The pressure was still on the Wallabies with a scrum just metres from their line, but they hold strong and are able to clear the ball almost to halfway.
30'The All Blacks looked certain to cross the whitewash, making metres and putting pressure on the Wallabies line, but they throw it forward! The Wallabies' defence seems to be getting to the All Blacks at the moment.
26'Both sides making some mistakes, but it's the All Blacks who are back in the Wallabies 22 with a strong opportunity to get on the board. But the Wallabies have stolen the lineout five metres from the line and they've relieved some pressure.
23'Sam Cane rectifies the mistake, but Barrett doesn't put the ball into touch and the Wallabies find themselves out of immediate danger. Pocock continued his impressive form at the breakdown, making another steal and the Wallabies are getting plenty of ball.
21'All Blacks making some uncharacteristic mistakes. They knock it on at the kickoff and then give away the penalty for not rolling away.
21'6-0 Penalty goal - Bernard Foley , Australia
20'Wallabies add the extras through Bernard Foley 6-0.
19'The Wallabies are banging on the All Blacks defence just metres from the line, but so far aren't able to pierce a gap. Wallabies make it to 11 phases before the All Blacks make the mistake in front of the posts.
13'Not looking good for Ryan Crotty who was forced from the field with a head knock. Anton Leinart-Brown takes to the field.
13'Substitute on - Anton Lienert-Brown , New Zealand
13'Player substituted - Ryan Crotty , New Zealand
10'3-0 Penalty goal - Reece Hodge , Australia
1'0-0 Start of first half

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