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Tri-Nations: Australia (34) vs New Zealand (19) (1st test) F/T


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :All Blacks, In the news, Tri Nations, Wallabies on 26 Jul 2008 at 10:05

Graeme Henry and his charges are visiting Sydney for the first of three Aus v NZ clashes in this season’s Tri-Nations.

Will the Wallabies use the confidence gained in Perth last weekend?

Or will the Kiwis show that the loss to the Springboks was merely a small hiccup?

Kick-off: 20.05 (10.05 GMT) (12:05 SA time)
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Expected weather conditions: Clear with scattered clouds later, a high of 18°C, dropping to 9°C and a breeze – perfect rugby weather.
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Touch judges: Mark Lawrence (South Africa), James Bolabiu (Fiji)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Teams:

Australia: 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14 Peter Hynes, 13 Ryan Cross, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 George Smith (captain), 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 James Horwill, 3 Al Baxter, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Matt Dunning, 18 Daniel Vickerman, 19 Phil Waugh, 20 Sam Cordingley, 21 Timana Tahu, 22 Drew Mitchell.

New Zealand: 15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Anthony Tuitavake, 13 Richard Kahui, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Daniel Braid, 6 Rodney So’oialo, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Greg Somerville, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 John Afoa, 18 Anthony Boric, 19 Sione Lauaki, 20 Jimmy Cowan, 21 Stephen Donald, 22 Conrad Smith.



59 Comments

  • Aussie!!! Aussie!!!! Aussie!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.07.08 10:54:11 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Superbru would not let me pick the result as a draw..kept chucking me out..so had to settle for All Blacks by 9.Strange :???:

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.07.08 11:12:13 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 2) : :shock:

    Very strange!!!!!!!!

    I am stuck in the office today so will not be able to watch :evil:

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.07.08 11:15:10 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I reckon Aussies will take this!

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.07.08 11:53:45 by Villie Reply
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  • The AB’s pack is nothing special anymore and with McCaw missing I expect the Aussies to dominate. They will also miss McCaws leadership.

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.07.08 11:57:33 by Villie Reply
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  • I can’t watch this. :sad:

    I see it is on Showsport AND Supersport, but that is of no use to me as neither of those broadcast in my office :wink:

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.07.08 11:59:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I really rate the young Aussie scrummie, Burgess. He does the basics brilliantly. And with a little more experience, his confidence will soar. What a find he has been with Gregan retiring!

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.07.08 12:13:35 by Villie Reply
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  • Aussies have won.

    SA Ref seems to be wanting to payback Thorn for the dump on Smit.

    6min
    Yellow Card – Thorn is sent off after a high tackle on Giteau

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.07.08 12:16:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Now THIS is FARKIN rugby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.07.08 12:16:54 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 7) :

    i like him as well.

    didn’t have a GREAT game last week but he is a good find

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.07.08 12:17:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 7
    Penalty – Giteau opens the scoring with a well-struck penalty.

    3 – 0 Aus

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.07.08 12:17:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 9) :

    Hehehhehe :grin:

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.07.08 12:17:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) :

    Let’s hope Snor is recording this on his betamax…

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.07.08 12:20:02 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!

    10min
    Try – Tuqiri fields another weak New Zealand kick and breaks three tackles as he storms into the 22. The wing flips inside to Sharpe who is able to recycle quickly. The ball goes left and Cross goes over untouched in the left-hand corner.

    Conversion Over

    10 – 0 Aus

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.07.08 12:20:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 13) :

    I hope it is being re shown this arvie or eveing sometime. sounds awesome

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.07.08 12:21:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 13) : PML!!

    I had a big bet on the Aussies for this game at 2.7. Have laid it off at 2, so now have a locked in profit no matter who wins! :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.07.08 12:21:34 by Villie Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : Brilliant so far! This Aussie backline is very exciting. Tuqiri on top form so far and Giteau superb at 10!

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.07.08 12:24:26 by Villie Reply
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  • Craig Joubert was super-strict, maybe even overly so, on the breakdown in the CC.

    Is he just as strict here? If so the AB’s must be crying.

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.07.08 12:24:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Thorn coming back on now!

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.07.08 12:24:57 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 17) :

    Burgess, Giteau is the new Gregan, Larkham IMO

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.07.08 12:25:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 16) :

    Good risk/reward bet…

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.07.08 12:26:06 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • 15
    The All Blacks tap a full penalty just short of the line, but Ellis’s pass is weak and intercepted by Elsom in contact. The Wallabies escape to halfway thanks to Giteau’s boot.

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.07.08 12:26:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • This really must be the weakest AB pack for many a year. It certainly doesn’t strike fear into opponents anymore. And if we don’t give them a good hiding in SA, then it will be very disappointing!

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.07.08 12:26:46 by Villie Reply
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  • Aussies are DOMINATING!

    Cannot understand why DM would want the AB’s to win this away… he’s fast becoming a nutter!

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.07.08 12:27:51 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 21) : Yeah, I could have left the bet to stand and made a tidy sum if the Aussies won but this way I win (although not as much) no matter which way it goes!

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.07.08 12:27:53 by Villie Reply
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    Carter charges down a Barnes kick and looks for all the world to be away, but then the All Black star does the unthinkable and kncoks on.

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.07.08 12:28:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The Aussie loose forwards are also superb. They have the perfect blend of size, raw power and pace!

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.07.08 12:30:21 by Villie Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 24) :

    Still perplexed by that myself.

    Everyone else is saying an Aus win would help us.

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.07.08 12:30:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 24) : I think he feels it will be easier to beat the AB’s at home once than the Aussies twice!

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.07.08 12:31:50 by Villie Reply
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  • Try AB’s! What a game!!

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.07.08 12:32:06 by Villie Reply
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  • 24
    Try – The Wallabies lose the ball just short of the tryline. The ball goes two wide where Muliani breaks. The fullback kicks ahead at halfway and a three-man chase is beaten by the bounce. Muliaina himself regathers and wriggles over for a try.

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.07.08 12:33:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Okay guys I have to go now. I’m recording the game and will watch later when I get back! Ciao

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.07.08 12:34:58 by Villie Reply
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  • Conversion missed.

    10 – 5 Aus

    25min

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.07.08 12:35:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) :

    KSA at 3 and 10 o clock..cracking game!

    On another note when WILL the Aussies be pinned for coming in from the side and offsides at the ruck!!

    cheating frickin convicts!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.07.08 12:36:12 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 32) :

    Cheers

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.07.08 12:36:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I don’t recall the ABs having such a shite scrummy..ever!

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.07.08 12:38:31 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 34) :

    cool so i can watch after we have whipped you guys :lol: :wink:

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.07.08 12:38:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) :

    :grin:

    ek bly liewers stil vir nou..

    aussies score.. heynes from a grubber good play.

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.07.08 12:41:33 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • 31
    Try – Ashley-Cooper grubbers through after a linebreak. Tuqiri and Sivivatu race for the ball and take each other out. Hynes is next in line to score.

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.07.08 12:42:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 38) :

    you’d think at my age I woulda learnt that my words come back to bite me quite often, wouldn’t you :wink:

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.07.08 12:43:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Conversion Over

    17 – 5 Aus
    32min

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.07.08 12:46:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Shit this is one seriously good game!!

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.07.08 12:48:14 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Hore on the wing cuts back in straightens and 4 aussies miss him ABs score

    conversioooooooon over 17 – 12

    Half Time

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.07.08 12:49:28 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Oops seems i missed a try.

    39
    Try – The All Blacks make good yards using around-the-corner runners next to rucks. Hore is one of them and his run is long enough to make it past the tryline

    40
    Conversion – The halftime whistle goes.

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.07.08 12:57:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • it’s 17-19 now

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.07.08 13:13:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • Love the early subs from Henry!!Never could see a reason for playing ANYONE for 5 min only!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.07.08 13:17:55 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • Kiwi defence is shocking. Even Rob could have scored that try. :wink:

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.07.08 13:18:37 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 47) : I’m a machine, asshole! ;)

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.07.08 13:23:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • try to Big ROCKY! I am doing well in this game from a Fantasy League point of view.

    F*ckers… you reckon they’re going to give each other a bonus point, then start playing for the win? Typical “let’s get the Japies” thing…

  • Comment 49, posted at 26.07.08 13:24:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • Work is messing with my social life :evil:

    44
    Try – Carter bumps off Giteau and is straight through. He is brought down just short and Ellis dives over from behind the ruck

    45
    Conversion

    55
    Try – The Wallabies come close to scoring twice when both Tuqiri and Ashley-Cooper breaks the line only to be tackled just short. The third break is by Elsom and the flanker runs through to score under the sticks.

    56
    Conversion

    24 – 19 Aus

  • Comment 50, posted at 26.07.08 13:27:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 48) :
    Then you is a broke machine.

  • Comment 51, posted at 26.07.08 13:29:34 by Big Fish Reply
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  • 67
    Drop Goal – Waugh steals a ball from Lauaki at the back of a NZ scrum. The ball comes back to Giteau who slots a drop.

    27 – 19 Aus
    67min

    That’s the stuff don’t give the Kiwis ANY BP’s.

  • Comment 52, posted at 26.07.08 13:33:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 74
    Try – The Wallabies make huge yards with pick-and-drives through and iffish All Black fringe defence. Horwill gets his hands on the ball two metres short and the lock powers over for the fourth try.

    76 Conversion

    34 – 19 Aus
    76min

  • Comment 53, posted at 26.07.08 13:41:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • FULL TIME

    AUSTRALIA 34 – 19 NEW ZEALAND

  • Comment 54, posted at 26.07.08 13:47:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Aus go top of the Log and NZ go 2nd with a better PD than us

  • Comment 55, posted at 26.07.08 13:51:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Glad to see our “vistors” using our Tri-Nations log :wink:

  • Comment 56, posted at 26.07.08 14:01:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • cool – NZ have lost twice. I like it.

    We just need to win all 3 at home and it’s ours

  • Comment 57, posted at 26.07.08 14:05:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) :

    I think this may go down to BP and/or PD come the end of the series.

  • Comment 58, posted at 26.07.08 14:08:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • awesome game of TEST rugga…. let’s hope OUR individuals… can carry the COACHING team…. AGAIN!!!!!

    watch Inside rugga for the non BETAMAX version…dammit!

  • Comment 59, posted at 26.07.08 17:09:41 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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