ad link


13     38


Super Rugby | Melbourne
09:40 (GMT) | 15-04-2016
  • 83
That's it for now. Join us later for the next Super Rugby match-up between the Cheetahs and the Sunwolves in Bloemfontein. Should be entertaining, at the very least.
  • 80
That conversion attempt was missed by the Rebels, and nothing much results from the restart and the remaining seconds of the game. It's all over in Melbourne, with a final score of 13-38 to the Hurricanes.
  • 78
Some consolation for the home side, as Cam Crawford dots down over the whitewash for the Rebels. Too little, too late.
  • 76
Once again, Barrett converts his own try to add some icing to a standout performance by him today.
  • 75
The Rebels cough up possession once again, and Beauden Barren opts for a chip, which comes off a Rebel arm, he snatches it out of midair and races toward the tryline. With his pace, no one's going to catch him. And that sums up the Rebels' efforts in this one-sided match-up.
  • 74
The Hurricanes attack continues to probe the Rebels defence inside their 22, but the Aussie side is up to the challenge. They manage to push the Canes back and turn over possession. Their turn to launch an attack now.
  • 72
That one's better by both sides, and finally a scrum is successfully completed. Rebels swing the ball out wide to the left, but the ball is turned over by the Canes. Frustration for the home side, as the Canes are once again on the attack.
  • 70
The Hurricanes have a new front row on, and scrums are a bit unstable. The shoddy pitch in Melbourne isn't helping matters either, and the scrum keeps collapsing. Results in another short-arm penalty to the Rebels, and surely they will go for another scrum here... and they do.
  • 65
After a long period of play with possession ebbing and flowing either way, the Rebels finally get the upper hand as they are awarded a penalty right in front of the sticks in the Canes' 22, but they want tries, so they opt for the scrum. The first go at the scrum results in another penalty to the Rebels, and they retake the scrum.
  • 60
Barrett fails to nail the conversion for the extra points.
  • 59
The Hurricanes once again relinquish possession on their opposition's tryline, but Ardie Savea pounces on an open ball at the back of a Rebels defensive ruck, and the referee awards the try!
  • 56
Reece Hodge, back on the field, wins a turnover penalty for the Rebels at a breakdown, and they opt for a line-out which takes play close to the halfway line. They lose their own line-out though, and the Canes are on the attack again. Camping out in the Rebels' 22.
  • 54
The Hurricanes fail to build anything constructive off a string of phases off the back of a scrum, knock it on, and hand possession to the Rebels at a scrum, inside their 22. The Rebels win back their own ball and manage to clear it comfortably.
  • 50
Off the back of that scrum, the Hurricanes rumble it up for a number of phases, but it's spoiled and the Rebels earn themselves a yellow card for cynical play.
  • 48
The ball is help up over the Rebels' tryline, and play is brought back for a 5 metre scrum to the attacking Hurricanes.
  • 47
MONSTER scrum by the Hurricanes to win a tighthead on that scrum. After a couple of phases with ball in hand, the Canes are awarded a penalty inside the Rebels' 22, and they opt for the 6-man line-out.
  • 45
The Hurricanes give the ball some air, getting some width to their play, with a couple of strong carries by Julian Savea bumping off defenders for good measure. Brings us to a slight stoppage in play before a scrum to the Rebels inside their own half.
  • 42
The Rebels' Reece Hodge copped a knee to the head and goes off for a concussion test. Bit of blood there as well. Dan Hawkins comes on to replace him.
  • 41
And we're back! The Rebels have a bit of mountain to climb here, as the Hurricanes are statistically better in the 2nd half than they are in the 1st, and they're already starting this half with a comfortable lead.

Half Time

  • 40
The half time hooter sounds, and the Hurricanes are given the option of taking the line-out if they want it, and they take it. Barrett executes a raking kick to take the play right up to the Rebels' 5 meter line. It all amounts to nothing though, and the teams head to the sheds for the break. Four tries to one in the first half.
  • 38
A terrific conversion attempt from Barrett adds the extras, making it 8-26 to the Canes, just before half time.
  • 37
It's try time for the Hurricanes as Jason Woodward gets his first try of the season to keep the scoreboard ticking over!
  • 34
It's a battle in the middle of the pitch as the Rebels give as good as they are getting from the Hurricanes, but a clearance kick from just outside their own 22 nearly costs the Rebels after the Hurricanes run the ball back at them. Ardie Savea crosses the whitewash, but is held up.
  • 29
Barrett converts his own try, after making it easy as pie for himself. Takes the score to 8-19 to the Hurricanes.
  • 28
Intercept out of nowhere and Beauden Barrett snatches the ball out of midair and races towards the Rebels' tryline!
  • 26
After a bit of deliberation between the referees and the TMO, a flagged "tip tackle" on Dane Coles is ruled fair, and there are no serious repercussions resulting from it. Play resumes.
  • 24
A promising run of play by the Rebels in the Hurricanes' red zone is nullified by an effective turnover by Ardie Savea, who offloads, and the Canes are awarded the penalty at the next breakdown. They go for the line-out option.
  • 21
A chip kick is executed and collected by Jason Woodward who finds Cory Jane, who cracks on the pace and crosses the whitewash for the Hurricanes!
  • 19
Rebels strike back with a penalty kick and Reece Hodge gets it over for his side. 8-7, Rebels.
  • 17
Barrett makes no mistake this time, and slots the conversion for the extras. 5-7 to the Canes.
  • 16
Beauden Barrett makes up for his earlier miss, and creates a try-scoring opportunity for his team 30 seconds later, which is finished off by Victor Vito.
  • 15
Rebels are pinged at the ruck and the ref awards a penalty to the Hurricanes, who opt to take a shot at goal... And Beauden Barrett hits the left upright! Possession back in the hands of the Rebels, who clear it comfortably.
  • 10
Try time, Rebels! And this time it's clear and undisputed as a clever grubber ends with Dom Shipperley dotting down after Julian Savea literally slips up in defence. Try unconverted, 5-0 to the Rebels.
  • 7
Rebels get over for the first try of the game, but TJ Perenara disputes it and the ref goes up to the TMO to check... the video evidence doesn't show anything conclusive... TMO rules no clear grounding, and no try. Hoffmann's awarding of the try is reversed. Still 0-0.
  • 5
The Rebels have an attacking scrum on the Hurricanes' 5 metre line, but the field is cutting up terribly and the turf does not look good. They've got some groundsmen out sodding the ground and filling up holes on the pitch.
  • 4
Things looking promising for the Rebels early on here, who have taken play all the way up to the Hurricanes' 22, but fall short just before the tryline as a 50/50 pass is snatched by the Canes.
  • 2
Handling is a bit messy early on, and a double knock-on sees the first scrum of the game, awarded to the Rebels, who get a short-arm penalty, and opt for another scrum. Ref Rohan Hoffmann just having a word with the Canes' front row.
  • 0
Here we go, it's game time in Melbourne! The Rebels start off the match with the Hurricanes receiving the kick-off.
  • -10
It's a bit muggy and humid out in Melbourne today, but the skies are clear and the current temperature is 19 degrees celsius. Conditions are fair for a good game of rugby.
  • -20
And the next game of the day takes us across the pond to Melbourne, where the home side the Rebels face the Hurricanes.
Mc rebels logo 80x50
Mc hurricanes logo 80x50
  • 1 Toby Smith
  • 2 James Hanson
  • 3 Laurie Weeks
  • 4 Luke Jones
  • 5 Lopeti Timani
  • 6 Jordy Reid
  • 7 Sean McMahon
  • 8 Adam Thomson
  • 9 Nic Stirzaker
  • 10 Jack Debreczeni
  • 11 Cam Crawford
  • 12 Mitch Inman
  • 13 Tamati Ellison
  • 14 Dominic Shipperley
  • 15 Reece Hodge
  • 16 Pat Leafa
  • 17 Cruze Ah-Nau
  • 18 Jamie Hagan
  • 19 Sam Jeffries
  • 20 Scott Fuglistaller
  • 21 Ben Meehan
  • 22 Dan Hawkins
  • 23 Sefanaia Naivalu
  • 1 Reg Goodes
  • 2 Dane Coles
  • 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen
  • 4 Vaea Fifita
  • 5 Michael Fatialofa
  • 6 Brad Shields
  • 7 Ardie Savea
  • 8 Victor Vito
  • 9 TJ Perenara
  • 10 Beauden Barrett
  • 11 Julian Savea
  • 12 Vincent Tavae-Aso
  • 13 Matt Proctor
  • 14 Cory Jane
  • 15 Jason Woodward
  • 16 Leni Apisal
  • 17 Chris Eves
  • 18 Ben May
  • 19 Mark Abbott
  • 20 Tony Lamborn
  • 21 Jamison Gibson-Park
  • 22 Otere Black
  • 23 Ngani Laumape
Mc article ryan crotty crusaders media 800


Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:22

IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Jan de Koning looks at the Friday matches in Part One of Super Rugby's Round Eight.

The Crusaders, on a five-match winning streak in one of their most impressive starts to a Super Rugby season, have an ideal chance to close the gap on the tournament's runaway leaders, the Chiefs.

With their main rivals in the New Zealand conference - the table-topping Chiefs and third-placed Highlanders - on a bye and having played one match more, the Crusaders have the perfect opportunity to move within striking distance of the top.

The Chiefs are on 29 points (after seven matches), followed by the Stormers (six matches) and Highlanders (seven matches) - who are both on 23 points.

Having beaten the Sharks, Lions and Western Force on a three-match road trip, the Crusaders, on 22, face a Jaguares team that has been out of sorts all season and must fancy their chances of a bonus-point win.

Another team having a better than expected season, the Rebels, also have a chance to improve their play-off prospects.

The men from Melbourne host the Hurricanes - a team four places (in fifth) and three points (20) ahead of them.

The last of the Friday matches is a basement battle of sorts - the Cheetahs (15th in the 18-team competition with just one win) host the winless and last-placed Sunwolves of Japan.

We look at the Friday, April 15, matches below!

The Crusaders may be on a hot streak - five straight wins - but they have had very little time to prepare.

It has been an exceptionally short week - returning from Perth on Sunday after a three-match road trip, and then playing on Friday.

However, coach Todd Blackadder is adamant there will be no problem keeping motivation and energy levels up for the team.

"With a home crowd to play in front of and an exciting new team to face, the boys will also be keen to ensure that it is a memorable night for their good mate Ryan Crotty," he said of the midfielder - who will be playing in his 100th game for the Crusaders.

"He is a pivotal member of this team and to reach 100 games already is testament to the commitment and hard work that he has put in.

"We have been privileged to have him in the team for the last 99 games and we hope to have him around for many more."

The Argentinean team, the Jaguares, of course will present a very different challenge - especially in terms if tactics.

"We have prepared really well as a coaching team," Blackadder said.

"They have actually changed their team quite consistently - eight, seven and nine changes in the last three weeks, so they have rotated a lot of their players.

"For us, it is simply about looking at how they are playing week to week."

Jaguares - on the final leg of a three-week New Zealand tour - will be looking to get some momentum before they complete their road trip worth a match against the Sunwolves in Japan.

With nine changes to the team that lost to the Hurricanes last week, continuity is not something this team knows about.

Lucas González Amorosino, one of the new names on the matchday team sheet, said they are "well-rested" after staying at home in Argentina during the first leg of the tour.

Amorosino said the Crusaders are one of the "most structured" New Zealand teams.

"They have solid set pieces, playing a lot from the line-outs and the scrums," the Jaguares back said.

"We have studied them and have a plan to ensure we are competitive."

Recent results:
These teams have not met before.

Prediction: The Crusaders have won their last five matches, the last time they won more consecutive games was in 2011 (six in a row). The Crusaders have won their last five matches against teams from outside of New Zealand and are yet to lose such a match this season. The Crusaders return home for the first time since Round Four where they've won five of their last six matches, those five victories coming by an average margin of 24 points. The Jaguares have scored only twice in the opening 20 minutes of matches this season, the joint fewest in Super Rugby, while Crusaders have scored the most in the same period (seven). The Crusaders boast the most effective scrum in the competition this season with a 95 percent success rate, they've lost just two of 40 scrums on their own feed in total. Maybe all the travel will catch up with the Crusaders, but until the Jaguares get some continuity and sort out their discipline issues they will not be a real threat to the top teams. The Crusaders should win by 10 to 15 points.


Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody.
Replacements: 16 Ged Robinson, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Mike Alaalatoa, 19 Jimmy Tupou, 20 Tim Boys, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Sean Wainui, 23 Ben Volavola.

Jaguares: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Matías Orlando, 13 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 12 Santiago González Iglesias, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Juan Martín Hernández, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Rodrigo Báez, 6 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustín Creevy (captain), 1 Santiago García Botta.
Replacements: 16 Facundo Bosch, 17 Felipe Arregui, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Juan Cruz Guillemaín, 20 Pablo Matera, 21 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Joaquín Paz, 23 Lucas González Amorosino.

Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
TMO: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

This is a crucial match for both teams - even at this early stage of the competition.

Both have four wins and two defeats to their credit, with a bye thrown in for good measure.

The Hurricanes' victories came against the Jaguares, Kings, Western Force and Blues.

The Rebels have beaten the Force, Reds, Sunwolves and Waratahs.

The men from Melbourne feel structure will be key when they host last year's losing finalists.

The Wellington-based franchise boast one of the competition's most threatening attacks - with three consecutive bonus point victories - and have scored the fourth most tries after seven rounds in 2016.

Eliminating unstructured play will mitigate the individual brilliance of Beauden Barrett, Super Rugby's fourth leading point scorer this season, and Ngani Laumape, who's ranked equal fifth for defenders beaten.

"Our defence has been a really strong point of what we've done this season," Rebels coach Tony McGahan said on the team's website.

"It's really kept us in games and allowed us to get some really close victories, which maybe we've stumbled in the last 15 minutes in the last couple of years - so for us we really need to be on our game [against the Hurricanes].

"The Kiwi sides are very good at turning over ball, kick and chase, structure and counter work so we really need to make sure that we make it a set piece game.

"We need to be able to move ourselves into a structured position defensively to counter what they do with brilliant individuals attacking."

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd admitted his team have their work cut out for them.

"They are a very good side," Boyd said.

"Their last match was an away win against the Waratahs in Sydney and they are well rested after the bye round."

The Hurricanes have played the Rebels on four previous occasions for three wins including a 36-12 win in Wellington last year.

Recent results:
2015: Hurricanes won 36-12, Wellington
2014: Hurricanes won 25-15, Melbourne
2012: Hurricanes won 66-24, Wellington
2011: Rebels won 42-25, Melbourne

Prediction: The Hurricanes have won their last three matches against the Rebels, their only loss coming in their first ever encounter with the Melbourne side. The four matches between these teams in Super Rugby have seen an average winning margin of 23 points. The Hurricanes have now scored 40+ points in three consecutive matches for the first time since 1997. Never before have they scored 40+ points in four consecutive Super Rugby games. The Rebels have seen their match day opponents record a 93 percent kick success rate so far this season, no other team in the competition has faced such accurate goal kicking from their opposition. The Hurricanes have scored five tries after seven or more phases in possession this season, no team has scored more. The Rebels have a real chance of taking a huge step towards the play-offs, but the smart money will be on the Hurricanes - who may win through a late try - seven points or less.


Rebels: 15 Reece Hodge, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Cam Crawford, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker (captain), 8 Adam Thomson, 7 Sean McMahon, 6 Jordy Reid, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 James Hanson, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Pat Leafa, 17 Cruze Ah Nau, 18 Jamie Hagan, 19 Sam Jeffries, 20 Scott Fuglistaller, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Dan Hawkins, 23 Sefa Naivalu.

Hurricanes: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Vince Aso, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (vice captain), 8 Victor Vito, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles (captain), 1 Reggie Goodes.
Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Ben May, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Tony Lambourn, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Otere Black, 23 Ngani Laumape.

Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant referees: Damien Mitchelmore, Ed Martin
TMO: Peter Marshall

These are two teams still trying to find their feet - playing some good rugby at times, but simply not consistent enough.

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith said his team - with three straight losses after their solitary win in Round Three - is looking for some momentum ahead of their tour to Australia.

They will face the high-flying Rebels, Reds and Waratahs on the road.

Coming off a bye they will be looking for a better showing than the narrow loss to the Bulls in week five.

He spoke of the "soft moment" that cost them so dearly this season.

He is looking for control in the set pieces and remain focussed for the full 80 minutes against a Sunwolves team that can cause havoc when the fame becomes unstructured.

"We'll have to pile on the pressure from the opening minute and ensure we don't allow them back in the game," he said.

The return of two burly Springboks - utility forwards Teboho Mohoje and Hilton Lobberts - will add some grunt to a Cheetahs team looking to play with a lot more structure.

"I think we are in a privileged position," Smith said.

"Hilton has been knocking on the door for a while now, and I'm excited to give him a start. I think he is itching to contribute."

Recent results:
These teams have never met before.

Prediction: The Cheetahs will become the first team to face the Sunwolves twice and will be aiming to record back to back wins over the Japanese side following their 32-31 victory in Round Three. The Sunwolves are the only team the Cheetahs have defeated so far this season and are on a run of three straight losses. The Sunwolves have lost both of their matches away from home so far this campaign conceding 79 points in the process. The Cheetahs have won an average of 14.2 line-outs per game so far this season, the most of any team, however their 85 percent line-out success rate is ranked just 12th in the competition. Sunwolves' Viliami Lolohea made four clean breaks in Round Seven, the second most of any player across the round and only one behind the Reds' Samu Kerevi. If the Cheetahs remain structured and don't allow the Sunwolves to run wild they should win - but it is likely to be less than 10 points.


Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Francois Venter (captain), 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Neil Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Hilton Lobberts, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Nicolaas van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Teboho Mohoje, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Fred Zeilinga.

Sunwolves: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Viliami Lolohea, 13 Harumichi Tatekawa 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Mifiposeti Paea, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Yuki Yatomi, 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Tomás Leonardi, 5 Liaki Moli, 4 Hitoshi Ono, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Shota Horie (captain), 1 Masataka Mikami.
Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Ziun Gu, 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 19 Faatiga Lemalu, 20 Yoshiya Hosoda, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Yasutaka Sasakura.

Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner, Lourens van der Merwe
TMO: Marius Jonker

Compiled by Jan de Koning

* Statistical information provided by Opta Sports

Mc article beauden barrett hurricanes try 800

Hurricanes put down big marker

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:43

REPORT: The Hurricanes issued a timely warning to their main rivals in the Super Rugby play-off race when they dispatched the Rebels 38-13 in Melbourne on Friday.

The six tries to two victory is even more emphatic than the scoreline suggests, with the home team's scoreline getting a touch of respectability with a late consolation try.

With All Black Beauden Barrett - who scored two tries - in commanding form, the Hurricanes showed why they were finalists last year.

Barrett put himself in prime position for the All Black No.10 jersey with a sublime display in the Victorian capital.

The Hurricanes scored six tries to two in a dominant performance that keeps them in touch with New Zealand conference leaders the Chiefs.

The Hurricanes are now four points behind the Chiefs on the ladder, with the two teams to meet in Wellington next weekend.

"We're really looking forward to that so we'll enjoy this match and rest up, but we know how much those home derbies mean to us," Barrett said.

The Rebels, who last week made history by beating the Waratahs in Sydney for the first time, would have gone into the match full of confidence after drawing level with the Brumbies at the top of the Australian conference.

The Rebels held their own in the first 20 minutes and even took an early lead when wing Dom Shipperley scored out wide from a Jack Debreczeni kick ahead.

But the Hurricanes struck back soon after when Victor Vito crossed following a superb break from Barrett up the centre of the park.

A Reece Hodge penalty put the Rebels back in front midway through the half, but they held on for barely a minute, a Cory Jane try giving the Hurricanes a lead they never looked like surrendering.

A Barrett intercept under the posts made it 22-8, before fullback Jason Woodward crossed two minutes before the break to send the visitors into halftime with a commanding 29-8 lead.

The Hurricanes continued to dominate in the second half but the Rebels lifted their defensive intensity and it took until the 60th minute for the visitors to score, flank Ardie Savea crashing over after a wealth of possession.

Barrett then crossed for his second when he brilliantly regathered a charged down kick to race away and score under the posts.

Rebels wing Cam Crawford scored a consolation try right on full-time, but the home side were well beaten by a rampant Wellington outfit.

"We got what we deserved," Melbourne captain Nic Stirzaker said.

"We had a bit of an off day and were definitely not accurate in a lot of areas.

"I would like to see the territory stats - it didn't feel like we were in their half at all.

"The inability to get out of our own half killed us."

Man of the match: Adam Thomson and Reece Hodge tried gamely, but lacked support to make a real impact. The Savea brothers, Julian and Ardie, also made their presence felt. However, this was a simple choice really - Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett - who pulled the strings and showed he is a frontline contender for the All Black No.10 jersey.

The scorers:

For the Rebels:
Shipperley, Crawford
Pen: Hodge

For the Hurricanes:
Vito, Jane, Barrett 2, Woodward, A Savea
Cons: Barrett 4

Yellow card:  Sean McMahon (Rebels, 50 - cynical play, killing the ball near the tryline)


Rebels: 15 Reece Hodge, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Cam Crawford, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker (captain), 8 Adam Thomson, 7 Sean McMahon, 6 Jordy Reid, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 James Hanson, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Pat Leafa, 17 Cruze Ah Nau, 18 Jamie Hagan, 19 Sam Jeffries, 20 Scott Fuglistaller, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Dan Hawkins, 23 Sefa Naivalu.

Hurricanes: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Vince Aso, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (vice captain), 8 Victor Vito, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles (captain), 1 Reggie Goodes.
Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Ben May, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Tony Lambourn, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Otere Black, 23 Ngani Laumape.

Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant referees: Damien Mitchelmore, Ed Martin
TMO: Peter Marshall

Dominic Shipperley (10min) and Cam Crawford (78min)
Victor Vito (16min), Cory Jane (21min), Beauden Barrett (28min), Jason Woodward (37min), Ardie Savea (59min), and Beauden Barrett (75min)
Beauden Barrett (17min), Beauden Barrett (29min), Beauden Barrett (38min), and Beauden Barrett (76min)
Reece Hodge (19min)
Sean McMahon (50min)
VENUE Melbourne
REFEREE Rohan Hoffmann