All Blacks seal Bledisloe Cup whitewash with stunning second half display over Wallabies

Relive 1 NEWS NOW's live coverage of this evening's Bledisloe Cup Test between the All Blacks and Wallabies from Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Japan.

8:48pm: FULLTIME - All Blacks 37 Australia 20

That's it - the All Blacks seal a Bledisloe clean sweep, while Australia will have to wait until 2019 to taste victory over New Zealand again.

8:45pm: 79 mins - All Blacks 37 Australia 20

TRY!!! The All Blacks hit back staight away and it's an absolute classic! Ben Smith breaks and is tackled just short, before the All Blacks go wide.

Beauden Barrett finds Rieko Ioane with a miracle through the legs pass, and the winger goes over for a stunning try.

Richie Mo'unga with the kick now, but he's missed.

8:42pm: 76 mins - All Blacks 32 Australia 20

TRY!!! The Wallabies aren't going away anytime soon. Beale finds Kerevi with an offload, before the ball ends up with Folau, who races away to score under the posts.

Foley nails the conversion.

8:34pm: 71 mins - All Blacks 32 Australia 13

TRY!!! Ben Smith scores and that should be the game. A terrible offload from Israel Folau sees Ben Smith race away to score.

Barrett with the kick, but he's missed his first of the night.

8:30pm: 68 mins - All Blacks 27 Australia 13

Yellow card! What's happened here then? The referee sends it upstairs after Latu appears to have hit out at Codie Taylor.

Taylor's instigated a reaction from his opposite, pushing Latu before an open-palm push to the face.

This would be a very harsh call to show Latu a card. But that's what's going to happen as the TMO makes his decision. 

Australia down to 14.

8:26pm: 66 mins - All Blacks 27 Australia 13

Aaron Smith has come on and the All Blacks have found another gear. SBW tries a kick through but the Wallabies gather first, Folau moves it wide and Kerevi is through, he finds Haylett-Petty before Damian McKenzie comes up with a perfect ankle-tap to put him down.

What's more, he's forced a knock on, All Blacks' scrum.

8:21pm: 61 mins - All Blacks 27 Australia 13

TRY!!! The All Blacks pack down a scrum just short of halfway. Perenara finds Barrett, who goes back inside to Ioane. Ioane sprints away, before finding Barrett back inside and he's through to score! What a play!

Barrett flawless with the boot to convert his own try.

8:13pm: 54 mins - All Blacks 20 Australia 13

Penalty against Scott Sio and the All Blacks want the points now. Barrett lines up his fourth kick of the night.

No mistake from Beauden Barrett, the All Blacks' lead back to seven points.

8:10pm: 52 mins - All Blacks 17 Australia 13

Foley slips right through the All Blacks' defence, finding Genia inside him only for Codie Taylor to make a try saving tackle.

Australia go wide, but Folau's pass is astray and the All Blacks can counter. McKenzie kicks for Barrett and the chase is on! Haylett-Petty gets there first and saves a try at the other end!

8:05pm: 47 mins - All Blacks 17 Australia 13

Penalty! Australia surge towards the All Blacks' line, before Simmons goes over. Barrett and Perenara have done brilliantly though to get under him and hold the ball up.

The referee wants to check with the TMO, no try is signalled, but we'll go back for a penalty. Foley will have a shot at goal.

He won't miss from there, the All Blacks' lead cut back to just four.

8:00pm: 44 mins - All Blacks 17 Australia 10

The Wallabies kick deep and Beauden Barrett is charging back to claim it. He's tackled in goal and Australia will have a five-metre scrum.

Australia with a great chance - but they've blown it! Rodda spills the ball and the All Blacks will have a scrum now.

7:58pm: 41 mins - All Blacks 17 Australia 10

Foley kicks off, Perenara fields. The All Blacks return fire but the ball doesn't go out.


The All Blacks are back out on the field, no sign of the Wallabies just yet though. Here they are now though - second half moments away.

7:44pm: HALFTIME - All Blacks 17 Australia 10

TRY!!! Australia hit back before the break! Naivalu goes over in the corner after surging over Beauden Barrett in the corner. 

Foley lines up his first kick of the night, and he's got it. That's that for the first half.

7:41pm: 38 mins - All Blacks 17 Australia 3

TRY!!! Taylor throws and Savea has a go at the line. The All Blacks go wide to Ioane who's taken out with no arms. Ben Smith is taken out by Haylett-Petty and we go back for the high shot on Ioane. Four penalties on the bounce against Australia now. The All Blacks go for the scrum.

Perenara feeds, Read takes it quickly off the back and he's scored! Australia caught napping there.

Barrett with his third kick of the night, and he's nailed this one too!

7:36pm: 33 mins - All Blacks 10 Australia 3

Wallabies scrum and Hooper makes a break! They throw a loose ball and Ben Smith boots it downfield! It's a race between Smith and Koroibete. The All Blacks get the ball and the referee has the arm out against Australia. Kieran Read says he wants a lineout. Great position for the All Blacks.

Taylor throws, and Ben Smith ends up taking the line on. He's tackled as the All Blacks' forwards pick and go. Perenara goes wide to Read, Squire has a go from the next run. The ball goes out to the backs as McKenzie is tackled. Ben Smith offloads to Whitelock, but the referee goes back for a penalty against the Wallabies. 

Another All Blacks lineout.

7:29pm: 26 mins - All Blacks 10 Australia 3

Penalty! The All Blacks will have a shot at goal now, Beauden Barrett lines up his kick, with Codie Taylor having to hold the ball in place.

This is a 40m kick, wide on the right. He's nailed it though! Brilliant from Barrett.

7:25pm: 22 mins - All Blacks 7 Australia 3

Penalty! Australia have a penalty after McKenzie chops down Koroibete. Kurtley Beale points for the posts, he's going to have a go from range.

Beale lines up his kick from just shy of the 10m line, and my word, he's belted it over!

7:20pm: 17 mins - All Blacks 7 Australia 0

SBW steals a turnover and the All Blacks can counter from inside their own half. Beauden Barrett kicks downfield and Foley can't take it cleanly at the back. All Blacks scrum. 

Perenara feeds, Barrett finds Ioane with an inside pass. Kieran Read runs into a tackle, and the Wallabies have turned it over. Pocock the hero.

7:16pm: 13 mins - All Blacks 7 Australia 0

TRY!!! The All Blacks go wide from the scrum and Ioane has the ball just shy of the 5m line. SBW gets an offload away back to Perenara and the All Blacks are looking to work their way up ht emiddle.

Australia turn the ball over, but then knock it on, another All Blacks scrum. Perenara feeds, and throws wide to Ben Smith on the right, he cuts back inside before finding Franks. Squire is tackled and the All Blacks again go up the middle.

McKenzie and SBW wrap each other before finding Read on the right wing. The ball goes back infield before SBW goes short to Squire and he's through! The All Blacks open the scoring! Barrett with his first kick of the night, and he's got it.

7:11pm: 8 mins - All Blacks 0 Australia 0

The All Blacks are nearly in through Ioane down the left - but the TMO calls play back for an illegal cleanout.

Foley kicks into touch and the Wallabies will have a lineout just inside their own half. Faingaa throws, and the Wallabies look to move the ball quickly, but Naivalu spills it.

All Blacks scrum.

7:08pm: 5 mins - All Blacks 0 Australia 0

Damian McKenzie is taken out with a high tackle, the All Blacks will have a lineout from the penalty.

Australia win against the throw though, Michael Cheika's men are here to play tonight!

7:05pm: 3 mins - All Blacks 0 Australia 0

Barrett kicks over the top but straight to Israel Folau - who slices NZ apart up the middle. He finds Koroibete inside and the Wallabies have started on fire in Tokyo.

Australia go wide to Haylett-Petty who tries to score in the corner, but has he stayed in? Scott Barrett's done brilliantly to see the Australian fullback into touch. Try saved, the All Blacks will have a scrum - the TMO declaring Haylett-Petty dropped the ball before he was in touch.

7:02pm: KICK OFF - All Blacks 0 Australia 0

Beauden Barrett goes short from the kick-off, and Ioane claims it.


Anthems done, TJ Perenara leads the haka.


The All Blacks make the Wallabies wait before emerging themselves. Both sides line up for the anthems.


The Wallabies are the first side out of the tunnel, a decent crowd in - but not a full house in Tokyo.


Despite the Bledisloe Cup being locked away for another year, tonight's clash between the All Blacks and the Wallabies in Tokyo is anything but a dead rubber.

Steve Hansen and Michael Cheika have both named strong sides, with the odd bit of experimentation for good measure.

Sonny Bill Williams will play his 50th Test for the All Blacks, while Damian McKenzie and TJ Perenara are given rare starts, the former at fullback in place of Ben Smith and Jordie Barrett.

For Australia meanwhile, injury to Reece Hodge sees Israel Folau shifted into the midfield, partnering Kurtley Beale.


New Zealand: 15. Damian McKenzie, 14. Ben Smith, 13. Ryan Crotty, 12. Sonny Bill Williams, 11. Rieko Ioane, 10. Beauden Barrett, 9. TJ Perenara, 8. Kieran Read (c), 7. Ardie Savea, 6. Liam Squire, 5. Scott Barrett, 4. Sam Whitelock, 3. Owen Franks, 2. Codie Taylor, 1. Joe Moody

Reserves: 16. Nathan Harris, 17. Karl Tu'inukuafe, 18. Nepo Laulala, 19. Brodie Retallick, 20. Matt Todd, 21. Aaron Smith, 22. Richie Mo'unga, 23. Anton Lienert-Brown.

Australia: 15. Dane Haylett-Petty, 14. Sefa Naivalu, 13. Israel Folau, 12. Kurtley Beale, 11. Marika Koroibete, 10. Bernard Foley, 9. Will Genia, 8. David Pocock, 7. Michael Hooper (c), 6. Ned Hanigan, 5. Rob Simmons, 4. Izack Rodda, 3. Allan Alaalatoa, 2. Folau Faingaa, 1. Scott Sio.

Reserves: 16. Tolu Latu, 17. Sekope Kepu, 18. Taniela Tupou, 19. Rory Arnold, 20. Jack Dempsey, 21. Nick Phipps, 22. Samu Kerevi, 23. Tom Banks.

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