Kurtley Beale (70,56,45,12)
Aaron Cruden (60,23,17,4)
15. Israel Folau
14. Pat McCabe
13. Adam Ashley Cooper
12. Matt Toomua
11. Rob Horne
10. Kurtley Beale
9. Nic White
8. Wycliff Palu
7. Michael Hooper
6. Scott Fardy
5. Rob Simmons
4. Sam Carter
3. Sekope Kepu
2. Nathan Charles
1. James Slipper
16. James Hanson
17. Pek Cowan
18. Ben Alexander
19. Will Skelton
20. Scott Higginbotham
21. Nick Phipps
22. Bernard Foley
23. Tevita Kuridrani
Australia 12 New Zealand 12
The Wallabies are pinged for a ruck infringement inside their 22. The All Blacks opt to run the ball but make little headway, as they are met by a wall of defenders. The ball goes out wide but the visitors eventually commit a handling error and that's the ball game! The Wallabies have, once again, prevented the All Blacks from setting a world record for consecutive victories! It was a closely fought affair but, in the end, it was a fair result.
The Wallabies attack, just outside the All Blacks' 22 and Toomua offloads to Hooper, who is smashed in the tackle by Savea!
New Zealand try to attack from a line-out, close to the halfway line but Keven Mealamu's throw is horribly crooked!
The All Blacks take the ball through the phases with their forwards deep inside the Wallabies' 22. It all comes to nothing though when Sam Cane knocks on!
PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, BEALE! 12-12. Beale slots the three-pointer and we're level again!
YELLOW CARD, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT. 9-12. Barrett will spend the next 10 minutes in the sin bin, after he kicks the ball away, after entering a ruck from the side, just outside his 22.
Read gathers the ball at the back of a scrum, inside his 22, and offloads to Aaron Smith, who clears his line with a kick into touch just inside his half.
Fekitoa is pinged for not releasing the ball in the tackle. Toomua puts the ball out on the All Blacks' 22-metre line.
Australia are camped close to New Zealand''s try-line! The ball is spun wide to McCabe but he is tackled into touch, by Savea, close to the corner flag!
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN. 9-12. Cruden adds another three-pointer after Michael Hooper infringes at a ruck.
Beale throws a long pass but Savea intercepts! He fails to capitalise, however, as he is nailed in the tackle by Folau!
PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, BEALE. 9-9. Beale draws the hosts level after Jane is penalised for playing the ball from an offside position.
McCabe is penalised for not releasing the ball on the ground. Cruden puts the ball into touch on the Wallabies' 22-metre line.
New Zealand are on the attack inside Australia's 22. The ball comes out to the backs but Nonu knocks on an inside pass from Cruden!
McCaw and Cory Jane are both penalised for side entry at a ruck. Toomua puts the resulting penalty into touch on their 10-metre line.
PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, BEALE. 6-9. Beale narrows the gap to three points, after McCaw is penalised for illegal play at a ruck.
Kieran Read does brilliantly when he wins a turnover just outside his 22. The ball is spun wide but the All Blacks make little headway and are eventually pinned inside their 22. Ben Smith is then forced to boot the ball into touch.
Cruden gets the second half underway! His kick is gathered by Rob Simmons who goes to ground close to his 10-metre line.
Australia 3 New Zealand 9
Beale takes a shot at goal, after Ben Franks is pinged for straying offside on defence. His effort strikes an upright! the Wallabies regather and set off on attack but Wycliff Palu is soon bundled into touch by three defenders! That's the final act of the half, as the hooter has gone to indicate half-time. Although it's a tight game, the All Blacks will be happy with their lead as the Wallabies have wasted several chances to score points. The visitors have played the conditions better and deserve their lead.
YELLOW CARD, NEW ZEALAND, CROCKETT! Referee Peyper gives Wyatt Crockett his marching orders, after he slows down the ball cynically, at a ruck deep inside his 22.
Sam Whitelock fails to roll away at a ruck and is penalised. Toomua kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the halfway mark.
Julian Savea kicks ahead, close to the halfway line. The ball bounces off a defender into the hands of Nonu, who then knocks on!
White is pinged for not releasing the ball on the ground. Cruden kicks for touch and puts the ball out inside Australia's 22.
Kurtley Beale sets off on attack, from a scrum inside New Zealand's 22, but is soon penalised when he crawls on the ground after being tackled by Cruden.
Sam Carter takes the ball into contact, inside New Zealand's 22, but is bundled into touch after a big hit from Malakai Fekitoa!
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN. 3-9. Cruden gives the visitors a six-point lead, from in front of the posts, after the Wallabies' front row is penalised for a scrum infringement.
There's some concern as Nic White and Folau clash heads, after trying to field a grubber kick from Aaron Smith. Referee Jaco Peyper blows his whistle immediately to call a halt to proceedings. Folau has a bleeding nose and is attended to by the Wallabies' medics.
Rob Horne takes the ball into contact and breaches the advantage line, on the edge of New Zealand's 22, but loses possession after a big hit from McCaw!
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN. 3-6. Cruden makes up for his earlier miss, after Toomua is pinged for holding on to the ball on the ground.
Cruden gets a chance to restore his side's lead after Fardy is pinged for a line-out infringement. The kick is wide of the target, however!
PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, BEALE. 3-3. Beale draws his side level after the All Blacks forwards go off their feet at a ruck.
The All Blacks are in control and show great continuity as they take the ball through several phases inside the Wallabies half. They are eventually penalised when Richie McCaw holds on to the ball on the ground.
Aaron Smith makes a break and is soon inside the Wallabies' 22! He throws an inside pass to Dane Coles, who knocks on with the try-line at his mercy!
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN. 0-3. Aaron Cruden opens the scoring after Scott Fardy is penalised for a ruck infringement.
The All Blacks have a chance to attack, at a line-out, on the edge of the Wallabies' 22 after Israel Folau steps into touch after gathering a kick from Ben Smith.
And we're off! The rain is pouring down as Matt Toomua gets the game underway with a hanging kick which the All Blacks fail to control. The Wallabies are soon on the attack.
All eyes are now on the All Blacks as Keven Mealamu leads them during a stirring version of the Kapa O Pango haka! We're all set now!
The teams stand to attention for the anthems. First up is New Zealand's God defend New Zealand followed by Australia's Advance Australia Fair.
There's been torrential rain in Sydney all day and more is expected during this match. The current temperature is a cool 15 degrees celsius.
Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has named Kurtley Beale at 10 ahead of Bernard Foley for this encounter. The shock call sees Beale line-up alongside scrum-half Nic White, with Matt Toomua and Adam Ashley-Cooper retained as the centres. Pat McCabe and Rob Horne will be the Wallaby wings either side of Israel Folau. The two remaining changes in the XV see hooker Nathan Charles replace the injured Tatafu Polota-Nau and the return at lock of Sam Carter.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has picked Ben Smith ahead of Israel Dagg at full-back for this Test. There is no room in the matchday 23 for Dagg, who is also dropped for the first time since becoming New Zealand's first-choice full-back in 2011. In the only other change Wyatt Crockett takes over from the injured Tony Woodcock in the front row. Conrad Smith was initially picked at outside centre, but he was forced to return home for the birth of his child. His place in the starting XV is taken by Malakai Fekitoa while Ryan Crotty comes on to the replacements bench. Also amongst the replacements, Steven Luatua and Sam Cane have been selected as second row and loose forward cover while Liam Messam has been rested after a gruelling Super Rugby campaign. Prop Charlie Faumuina was a late withdrawal due to an illness. his absence means that Joe Moody will get a chance to make his Test debut if he comes off the bench.
Good day and welcome to our live coverage of the Rugby Championship opener, between the Wallabies and the All Blacks, from the ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Don't go away! We'll return shortly with team news.
15. Ben Smith
14. Cory Jane
13. Ryan Crotty
12. Maa Nonu
11. Julian Savea
10. Aaron Cruden
9. Aaron Smith
8. Kieran Read
7. Richie McCaw
6. Jerome Kaino
5. Sam Whitelock
4. Brodie Retallick
3. Owen Franks
2. Dane Coles
1. Wyatt Crockett
16. Keven Mealamu
17. Ben Franks
18. Joe Moody
19. Steven Luatua
20. Sam Cane
21. TJ Perenara
22. Beauden Barrett
23. Malakai Fekitoa
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