AUS
NO.NAME
2Stephen Moore, H
5Rob Simmons, L
9Will Genia, SH
6Ben McCalman, FL
4Kane Douglas, L
7Michael Hooper, FL
8David Pocock, R
3Sekope Kepu, P
1Scott Sio, P
15Israel Folau, FB
14Adam Ashley-Cooper, W
13Tevita Kuridrani, C
12Matt Giteau, C
11Dane Haylett-Petty, W
10Bernard Foley, FH
Replacements
16Tatafu Polota-Nau, R
17James Slipper, C
18Allan Alaalatoa, H
19Dean Mumm, R
20Scott Fardy, L
21Nick Phipps, R
22Matt Toomua, L
23Rob Horne, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: ANZ Stadium
1:05 AM, August 21, 2016
Attendance: 65,328

Match Commentary

1'Hello and welcome to our Live Blog commentary of the 2016 Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup-opening Test between Sydney in New Zealand. The All Blacks now have held the Bledisloe Cup since reclaiming it in 2003, and they'll be confident given their 3-0 sweep of Wales in June while England defeated Australia by the same score. Plus the Hurricanes since won the Super Rugby title to cap a season of dominance by the NZ franchises. Australia won this Sydney Test last year, and they're recalled the Europe-based veterans as they bid to follow up. Will they do so? Read our preview. And what about the story of a listening device being found in the All Blacks' team meeting room in their Sydney hotel. Craig Dowd meanwhile considers why the All Blacks in recent years have struggled at ANZ Stadium

Match Stats

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0Clean Breaks0
0Tackles0
0Missed Tackles0
0Turnover Knock On0

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