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RECAP: Australia v New Zealand

RECAP: Australia v New Zealand
Sat 31 Oct 2020 | 10:00
RECAP: Australia v New Zealand
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READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our coverage of the Bledisloe Cup and Tri-Nations match between Australia and New Zealand in Sydney.

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New Zealand hasn’t had to wrap up the Bledisloe Cup on Australian soil in 11 years.

For All Black coach Ian Foster that’s a massive motivation to snuff out Wallaby hopes of keeping the series alive when the two sides meet Saturday in Sydney.

After a 16-all draw at the opening game in Wellington, it was back to business as usual for the All Blacks at their Eden Park fortress in Auckland, where they won 27-7.

It means Australia must win on Saturday to stand any chance of lifting the Trans-Tasman trophy for the first time since 2002 at the fourth and final game in Brisbane on November 7.

* To read our pre-match predictions, CLICK HERE!

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Teams

Australia: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Filipo Daugunu, 13 Jordan Petaia, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Nic White, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 James Slipper.
Replacements: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Tate McDermott, 22 Reece Hodge, 23 Hunter Paisami.

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New Zealand: 15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Jordie Barrett, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Sam Cane (captain), 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe.
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Tyrel Lomax, 19 Scott Barrett, 20 Dalton Papalii, 21 Thomas Perenara, 22 Ngani Laumape, 23 Rieko Ioane.

Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant referees: Paul Williams, Nic Berry
TMO: Angus Gardner

PV: 33
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