Australia tour / New Zealand tour - Tokyo, 31 October 2009, 17:30 local, 08:30 GMT
Australia (16) 19 - 32 (13) New Zealand (FT)

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Summary

Time Score  
 

The Wallabies kick off - long and right. The Blacks gather and box kick long. Elsom knocks on near half way.

1

The Wallabies get the ball on the left after the scrum - chip ahead and the Blacks counter left. Back down the centre. Recycle - penalty to the Wallabies on their 10 metres line.

2

Ball to touch down the Aussie left. Moore throws in - a late change to the starting line out - Messed up - scrum.

3

Wallaby put in - free kick to them - tap and go. Ball wide right. Back infield - ball charged down the Blacks pile forward - but the Aussies keep it and counter really well through scrum-half Will Genia who makes 50 metres - penalty to the Wallabies.

4

Matt Giteau for the posts - wide right - lovely kick - Wallabies take the lead.

5 3 - 0

The Wallabies gather the ball left and then high kick - Dan Carter counters left but McCaw messes up - very unusual - knock on.

6

Wallaby scrum and they get a penalty.

7

Ball to touch down the Aussie right on to the Black 10 metre line.

8

NZ win the lineout and then get a penalty. Carter to touch midway in to the Wallaby half - the Black left.

9

Ball moved wide right after throw. Ball back right - under pressure but keep the ball - Wallaby penalty and a bit of a dust up.

10

Ball to touch and they win it and then get another penalty - this time in front of the posts.

11 6 - 0

Giteau for the posts - and scores.

12

Fly-half Carter goes right and the All Blacks get the ball. Keep close to the breakdown. Back infield and down the centre.

13

Slow ball at the breakdown - Ball right - up to the 22 metres. Slow ball again. Ball right close to the touch - penalty to the All Blacks - very kickable. Carter for the posts.

14 6 - 3

The great Carter looks up and puts the ball between the posts.

15

The Wallabies go down the centre at the restart. NZ get the ball and its cleared to touch.

16

Aussies go down the centre after their throw, but give away a penalty. Ball on All Black 10 metres line. Ball to touch down their right. Ball won at the back but a forward pass - silly.

17

Match yet to take off. Wallabies with the ball - slow - very slow - pick and drive. Still with the forwards but spilled - grubber kick up to the Aussie try line. The Aussies get it 5 metres out and clear to touch - good kick to the 22.

18

All Blacks attacking down the centre and then left - recycle - ball infield. recycle - good defence.

19

Slow recycle - ball right - huge tackle - great hands by the Blacks and winger Sivivatu gets the quick ball from McCaw to score in the corner.

20 6 - 8

Carter for the conversion - and scores - good kick.

21 6 - 10

Sivivatu messes up at the restart and the Wallabies get a scrum inside the Black 22 - down the Aussie right.

22

Ball left after the scrum - Giteau cuts in - recycle - ball five metres out - but the Blacks nick it and counter from their try line. Knock on - scrum on Black 22.

23

Wallabies down the centre - recycle - but again the Black nick it and counter Cory Jane bursts out but eventually is put in to touch inside the Wallaby half.

24

Freekick to the Wallabies.

25

Tap and go but again the Blacks get it - kick - Ashley Cooper to touch off a Black player.

26

Blacks with the ball after the lineout but mess up and the Wallabies gather and move the ball wide left. - recycle - slow. - inside the Black half.

27

Wallabies up to the Black 22 and get a penalty very near their right hand touch. Going for the posts.

28 9 - 10

Not an easy kick for Giteau - five metres in - but again the fly-half does well to score.

29

Knock on at the restart by Australia under pressure - scrum down the centre of the pitch.

30

The All Blacks get a penalty at the scrum. Carter in front of the posts.

31 9 - 13

Easy kick - and Carter does it.

32

Aussies restart again deep and right. All Blacks gather and box kick - bad tackle by Sivivatu - player in the air. yellow card. No thinking what so ever.

33

Penalty to touch. Wallabies drive it on after the throw. Recycle - ball left and down centre. 10 metres out. Pocock drives it on under the posts and winger Peter Hynes dives for the corner - smashed by two Black players, Video ref.

34 14 - 13

Close but a really good score by Hynes. Really long delay. Try awarded.

35 16 - 13

Giteau wide out right - really great kick. Score.

36

Aussies back in front. Long restart and Aussies gather and clear long. Ball back from New Zealand - Aussies counter and kick to Black 22. New Zealand under pressure - great pressure - ball loose and Nonu kicks the ball behind their tryline.

37

Aussie 5 metres scrum. Off the base and Palu dives for the line. Aussies think he got there - another video ref - hopefully a bit quicker this time.

38

May not be given - scrum-half Cowen may have got underneath. No try - Wallabies five metre scrum. All Blacks have only seven men in the scrum. Good defence by the All Blacks who nick the ball on the line. Ball to touch - line out 5 metres out.

39

Knock on at the lineout.

40

It's half time.

 

The match has started to really build up and I feel the Aussies just about deserve their lead. The tackle by winger Sivivatu was silly and incredible dangerous - reckless at best - and could have got a red card.

40

The teams enter the stadium - great atmosphere. Nearly three minutes to go on the yellow card. All Blacks to start the second half - left to right. Carter kicks high and left. Aussies gather. Box kick - knock on by Wallabies.

41

Good scrum bu New Zealand - ball down centre - nearly up to Aussie 22. Recycle - Ball popped up - Aussies gather. Aussie scrum on their 22.

42

Steady scrum by Aussies but McCaw gets to the base of the scrum - Black get the ball - but penalty to Australia for crossing

43

Ball to touch down the Wallabies left. Just inside their own half. Ball to the front and get a few metres. Recycle - Box kick - Mark called. Tap and go - wide left - Kick - great kick up to Aussie 5 metres line.

44

Black get the ball and move it widish right - recycle - to centre Conrad Smith who cuts inside to score near the posts.

45 16 - 18

Carter converts.

46 16 - 20

Giteau restarts - Ball high and right - All Blacks gather and kick. Wallabies counter well - up to the Black 10 metes line. Penalty to the Wallabies for hands in the ruck.

47

Giteau for the posts. Similar position to previous kicks in this match. But this time he misses. Changes being made by both teams.

48

Carter kicks long from 22.

49

Kicked high back and the Aussies regather - recycle - down the centre field. ball right.

50

Aussies nearly up to the Black 22. Knock on. Black scrum on their 22 down the centre of the pitch.

51

Ball cleared to touch after the scrum. But too long - outside 22 - ball back to the Black 22 - Aussie lineout.

52

Ball wide right after the throw. Ashley Cooper nearly through - ball dead - Aussie scrum - deep in Black 22.

53

Ball left after scrum - recycle - 5 metres out - driven on - 2 metres out - knock on. Scrum to All Blacks under the shadow of their posts.

54

Carter may be injured. Scrum five metres out. Cowen clears but not to touch - Aussies counter wide right and back infield. Knock on by Nonu - could have been a penalty - scrum to Wallabies.

55

Freekick to Blacks at scrum - tap and go - long kick - Aussies inside their 22 - ball kicked back - Blacks counter - Ball to touch - Wallabies win throw. Box kick.

56

Jane gathers and kicks - Aussies kick back. NZ counter left - kick ball in to touch - Black throw.

57

Ball wide following throw - good movement - 5 metres out near right touch line - Sivivatu knocks on under pressure.

58

George Smith picks up at the base of the scrum and drives it on - recycle - ball to touch.

59

NZ win their throw and move ball wide left - back wide right - five metres out - ball dead. Scrum to All Blacks.

60

Penalty to All Blacks at the scrum. Going for goal. That has been a lot of pressure for the Blacks. In many ways the Aussies may take just three points as a bit of a victory - it could have easily been a try.

61 16 - 23

Carter does well to score.

62

NZ get the ball at the restart. Kick long - Smith counters.

63

Recycle and Aussies kick. NZ put it back high. Penalty to the Wallabies.

64

The Wallabies need to get in to the NZ half - for a time. Lineout not straight. Scrum to All Blacks on half way line.

65

Black scrum under pressure and Wallabies get the next put-in.

66

Ball wide right after scrum - recycle - knock again. Scrum to All Blacks inside their own half. Carter kicks and Aussies kick badly back - McCaw gathers - and they get a penalty. Very kickable.

67

kick 40 metres out but just about in front of the posts. Carter increases the All Black lead.

68 16 - 26

Blacks 10 points in the lead. Restart goes high and down the centre. Box kick - Aussies counter - recycle - ball right.

69

Recycle - ball back left - nearly up to the Black 22. recycle - good defence - Penalty to the Wallabies. Kickable and Giteau is going for the posts. Should be easy enough.

70

Giteau scores to narrow the scoreline.

71 19 - 26

Carter left at the restart. Box kick away - Chip back and the Blacks get a penalty.

72 19 - 29

Carter in front of the posts should quickly regather the 10 point lead - and the fly-half does.

73

Wallabies get the restart and burst in to the Blacks 22 - ball left - Hynes just stopped 5 metres out ball back right. Recycle - scrum to Blacks.

74

Ball cleared to touch inside the Black half. Penalty to the All Blacks for pulling a player back off the ball.

75

Ball to touch out side the Aussies 22.

76

Throw won at the front by the Blacks - another penalty to the Blacks. Carter for the posts. Not easy but it wastes time and Carter will also probably score!

77 19 - 32

Another great kick.

78

Penalty at the restart to the Wallabies. Going for the corner. Aussie lineout 15 metres from the Blacks tryline.

79

Giteau on the burst after the throw - 5 metres out but ball lost - ball kicked down field. Aussies start again. Inside the Black half. Penalty to Wallabies. Tap and go. - Inside the Blacks 22.

80

Knock on by the Wallabies inside the Blacks 22. This will probably be the final play. Blacks put in - Ball cleared long and Ashley Cooper counters really well making some 40 metres. Still more play. Scrum to Australia inside the Blacks 22.

80+1

Ball wide right after scrum - good Black pressure - ball left and infield. penalty to All Blacks and a bit of a punch up. All Blacks kick the ball in to touch and the game ends with an All Black victory.

Timeline

Time Australia  Score  New Zealand
0 start of first half start of first half
5 Giteau - penalty goal 3 - 0
11 Giteau - penalty goal 6 - 0
14 6 - 3 Carter - penalty goal
20 6 - 8 Sivivatu - try
21 6 - 10 Carter - conversion
28 Giteau - penalty goal 9 - 10
31 9 - 13 Carter - penalty goal
32 Sivivatu - yellow card
34 Hynes - try 14 - 13
35 Giteau - conversion 16 - 13
39 end of first half end of first half
40 start of second half start of second half
45 16 - 18 Smith - try
46 16 - 20 Carter - conversion
Tialata - sub off
Afoa - sub on
49 Moore - sub off
Polota-Nau - sub on
50 Chisholm - sub off
Mumm - sub on
54 Palu - sub off
Smith - sub on
Read - sub on
So'oialo - sub off
61 16 - 23 Carter - penalty goal
68 16 - 26 Carter - penalty goal
71 Giteau - penalty goal 19 - 26
72 19 - 29 Carter - penalty goal
77 19 - 32 Carter - penalty goal
78 Carter - sub off
sub on
79 Eaton - sub on
Donnelly - sub off
80+4 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
0
80
84

Notes

 
Result New Zealand won by a margin of 13 points
 
Ground name Olympic Stadium, Tokyo (neutral venue)
Attendance 45000
 
Referee SM Lawrence (South Africa)
 
Australia Test debuts none
New Zealand Test debuts none

Teams

Australia New Zealand
Tries Hynes (34) Tries Sivivatu (20), Smith (45)
Cons Giteau (35) Cons Carter (21, 46)
Pens Giteau (5, 11, 28, 71) Pens Carter (14, 31, 61, 68, 72, 77)

Match stats

Australia   New Zealand
1 Tries 2
1 from 1 Conversion goals 2 from 2
4 from 5 Penalty goals 6 from 6
83.0% Kick at goal success 100.0%
0 Dropped goals 0
Kick/pass/run
19 Kicks from hand 22
104 Passes 95
76 Runs 68
394 Metres run with ball 261
Attacking
59% (54%/64%) Possession (1H/2H) 41% (46%/36%)
59% (55%/65%) Territory (1H/2H) 41% (45%/35%)
5 Clean breaks 7
13 Defenders beaten 7
5 Offloads 11
61 from 67 (91.0%) Rucks won 43 from 47 (91.5%)
1 from 1 (100.0%) Mauls won 1 from 1 (100.0%)
15 Turnovers conceded 14
Defensive
59/7 Tackles made/missed 89/13
89.0% Tackling success rate 87.0%
Set pieces
12 won, 1 lost (92.3%) Scrums on own feed 9 won, 0 lost (100.0%)
9 won, 5 lost (64.3%) Lineouts on own throw 7 won, 1 lost (87.5%)
Discipline
0 Penalties conceded 0
0/0 Yellow/red cards 1/0

Aust stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB O'Connor 0/0 0 2/3/5 37 1 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
W Hynes 1/0 5 1/4/6 57 1 0 2 1 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
C Cross 0/0 0 1/4/4 13 0 0 0 0 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Ashley-Cooper 0/0 0 1/6/9 86 1 5 0 2 3/0 0/0 1 0/0
W Ioane 0/0 0 2/2/12 57 0 1 1 3 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
FH Giteau 0/0 14 6/20/6 12 1 1 0 0 2/0 1/0 0 0/0
SH Genia 0/1 0 6/48/3 55 1 2 0 1 4/1 0/0 0 0/0
P Robinson 0/0 0 0/2/5 5 0 0 0 0 4/0 2/0 2 0/0
H Moore 0/0 0 0/0/2 4 0 0 0 1 7/1 0/0 0 0/0
P Alexander 0/0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0 4/0 0/0 1 0/0
L Horwill 0/0 0 0/1/5 9 0 0 0 1 4/0 1/0 0 0/0
L Chisholm 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 1 3/1 1/0 1 0/0
F Elsom 0/0 0 0/3/1 3 0 0 1 1 6/0 3/0 0 0/0
F Pocock 0/0 0 0/2/1 0 0 1 0 0 6/0 0/0 1 0/0
N8 Palu 0/0 0 0/3/8 18 0 0 0 3 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
(H) Polota-Nau 0/0 0 0/0/1 10 0 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(L) Mumm 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
(N8) Smith 0/0 0 0/5/5 28 0 2 1 1 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

NZ stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Muliaina 0/0 0 2/9/4 21 1 0 2 2 4/1 0/0 2 0/0
W Jane 0/0 0 1/5/6 60 1 3 3 1 3/0 0/0 1 0/0
C Smith 1/0 5 0/1/5 38 0 1 1 1 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Nonu 0/0 0 2/3/5 4 0 0 0 1 6/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Sivivatu 1/0 5 1/3/12 49 0 0 0 2 2/1 0/0 1 1/0
FH Carter 0/0 22 7/14/8 41 1 2 2 1 7/1 0/0 0 0/0
SH Cowan 0/0 0 8/37/3 13 2 0 1 1 9/1 0/0 1 0/0
P Woodcock 0/0 0 0/2/3 3 0 0 0 1 6/1 0/0 0 0/0
H Hore 0/0 0 0/2/4 2 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 3 0/0
P Tialata 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
L Thorn 0/0 0 0/2/3 0 0 0 0 0 10/2 2/0 0 0/0
L Donnelly 0/0 0 0/3/2 4 1 0 0 0 4/1 3/1 0 0/0
F Thomson 0/0 0 0/1/2 1 0 0 0 1 8/2 2/3 3 0/0
F McCaw 0/1 0 0/5/6 24 1 1 1 1 7/1 0/0 1 0/0
N8 So'oialo 0/0 0 0/2/3 0 0 0 0 1 4/1 0/0 1 0/0
(P) Afoa 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
(L) Eaton 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(N8) Read 0/0 0 0/6/1 1 0 0 1 1 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
(FH) Donald 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

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