Defiant Wallabies snap losing streak against All Blacks in thrilling Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane

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The Wallabies have defeated the All Blacks 23-18 in a thrilling Bledisloe Cup Test at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane tonight.

FULLTIME - Wallabies 23 All Blacks 18

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Last throw of the dice for the All Blacks as they get a penalty! They go for the lineout.

78 mins - Wallabies 23 All Blacks 18

New Zealand's Waisake Naholo attacks during the third Bledisloe Cup rugby Test match between Australia and the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, 21 October 2017. Copyright Image: Tertius Pickard/ www.photosport.nz

New Zealand's Waisake Naholo attacks during the third Bledisloe Cup rugby Test match between Australia and the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

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THREE! Reece Hodge nails a huge 52m kick and the Wallabies lead by five points.

74 mins - Wallabies 20 All Blacks 18

KNOCK ON! Bernard Foley drops the ball cold around halfway and the All Blacks have six minutes to get in front and snatch the win.

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TRY! SBW comes up with a stunning offload to Kieran Read before the skipper finds his winger Rieko Ioane who dives over the left hand corner to score. Damian McKenzie misses his attempt at goal.

67 mins - Wallabies 20 All Blacks 13

NO TRY! TJ Perenara catches the Wallabies napping going with a quick tap and go before putting in a clever chip kick - he almost gets to the ball but the Wallabies hit the ball into touch just inside their 22.

64 mins - Wallabies 20 All Blacks 13

THREE! Reece Hodge is on target with his shot at goal and the Wallabies extend the lead. Waisake Naholo was penalised for holding onto the halfback at the break down Will Genia.

61 mins - Wallabies 17 All Blacks 13

PENALTY! The All Blacks are penalised again for taking a Wallabies player out of play that wasn't part of the ruck. NZ were looking good on attack - just small errors and discipline starting to hurt the All Blacks.

57 mins - Wallabies 17 All Blacks 13

TRY! Marika Koroibete goes over in the corner after a strong line-out maul - their backs showed great patience and width before Koroibete crashes over to take the lead. Bernard Foley misses another conversion attempt from out wide.

56 mins - Wallabies 12 All Blacks 13

PENALTY! The Wallabies turn down the three points from easy range and opt for another line-out.

53 mins - Wallabies 12 All Blacks 13

PENALTY! Ofa Tu'ungafasi has been penalised for collapsing the scrum and the Wallabies opt for a line-out with Reece Hodge banging the ball into touch.

50 mins - Wallabies 12 All Blacks 13

MISS! Bernard Foley misses a chance at getting his side in front - the kick wasn't easy on the angle from over 40 metres out.

45 mins - Wallabies 12 All Blacks 13

MISTAKE! Israel Folau makes a great break before throwing an awesome offload to his winger Marika Koroibete - but Kurtley Beale spills the ball just as it looked like he might have been through a gap before he dropped the ball.

43 mins - Wallabies 12 All Blacks 13

Simmons is stretchered off the field with Lukhan Tui replacing him.

42 mins - Wallabies 12 All Blacks 13

Play has stopped with Wallabies lock Rob Simmons in real trouble - seems to have suffered a serious head/injury after attempting a tackle on All Blacks' prop Nepo Laulala.

42 mins - Wallabies 12 All Blacks 13

PENALTY! A great turnover from Michael Hooper who gets a well-deserved penalty. He catches Rieko Ioane isolated and gets his side out of trouble.

40 mins - Wallabies 12 All Blacks 13

Lima Sopoaga gets things underway with a short kick-off towards the Wallabies.

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Kieran Read looks to collect a kickoff, New Zealand All Blacks v Australia, Rugby Championship test match, Forsyth Barr stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand. 26 August 2017. Copyright Image: Joe Allison / www.photosport.nz

Kieran Read looks to collect a kickoff, New Zealand All Blacks v Australia, Rugby Championship test match, Forsyth Barr stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand. 26 August 2017.

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TRY! Israel Folau crashes over down the left edge after some great running rugby from the Wallabies' forwards and backs. Australia starting to run some excellent lines and get over the advantage line with ease with some good go forward momentum. The home team really had the visitors back pedaling. Bernard Foley misses the conversion from out wide.

38 mins: Wallabies 7 All Blacks 13

Both sides guilty of trying to do too much and this time it is the Wallabies that spill the ball. Kane Hames has left the pitch with an HIA after colliding with his teammate Sam Cane.

34 mins: Wallabies 7 All Blacks 13

Another missed opportunity from the All Blacks with Ryan Crotty dropping the ball cold just inside the Wallabies' 22. Aaron Smith looking good tonight with his passes hitting their mark.

29 mins: Wallabies 7 All Blacks 13

THREE! Lima Sopoaga nails an easy kick from close range and extends the All Blacks' lead. Looked like they were going to score before the Wallabies were penalised for an offside play. Rieko Ioane returns to the field with a heavily strapped hand.

26 mins: Wallabies 7 All Blacks 10

KNOCK ON! Sonny Bill Williams nails his opposite Kurtley Beale with a classic bone-rattling tackle and earns his side an attacking scrum just outside his 22 metre line.

25 mins: Wallabies 7 All Blacks 10

THREE! He's cool as ice - Lima Sopoaga lands a big 46m penalty kick which hits the crossbar before going over. The All Blacks are now in front.

24 mins: Wallabies 7 All Blacks 7

PENALTY! And the Wallabies have been penalised for entering the ruck from the side after another excellent tackle from Kieran Read on Israel Folau.

20 mins: Wallabies 7 All Blacks 7

Some big hits being put on here first Waisake Naholo smokes Will Genia with a solid tackle - then Kieran Read puts on a big shot on Kurtley Beale. The All Blacks are penalised for an infringement in the ruck and the Wallabies march up field into the All Blacks' territory.

14 mins: Wallabies 7 All Blacks 7

TRY! A great and patient build up from the men in black, with the forwards charging with intent towards their opposition. Aaron Smith makes a perfect skip pass which lands right into the hands of Waisake Naholo who dives over to score down the right edge.

Lima Sopoaga adds the extras from out wide. And the scores are level. 

12 mins: Wallabies 7 All Blacks 0

PENALTY! Kieran Read makes brilliant turnover around halfway and Lima Sopoaga bangs the ball deep into the Wallabies' 22. All Blacks now have an attacking line-out. They opt to go with the pick and go close to the try-line.

7 mins: Wallabies 7 All Blacks 0

TRY! Lima Sopoaga makes a bad pass and Reece Hodge reads it to perfection making a superb intercept. He runs 70 metres to score under the posts. Bernard Foley converts the two points.

4 mins: Wallabies 0 All Blacks 0

The All Blacks looking dangerous on attack with Waisake Naholo making a big break into the Australians' 22 but the Wallabies get out of trouble. Sam Cane makes a huge tackle forcing a knock on - the ABs now have an attacking scrum just inside the Wallabies' 22m line.

2 mins: Wallabies 0 All Blacks 0

A missed opportunity for the Wallabies as they had a clear overlap down the left edge, but they spill the ball and the All Blacks have a feed into the scrum just inside their 22m line.

KICK OFF!

Wallabies 0 All Blacks 0

Bernard Foley gets things underway kicking off towards the All Blacks.

PRE-MATCH:

The All Blacks have made four changes to their line up from their win over the Springboks two weeks ago including Lima Sopoaga in at first-five in the final Bledisloe Cup Test against the Wallabies at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane tonight.

Sopoaga is in the starting XV replacing Beauden Barrett who suffered a concussion in their 25-24 win in Cape Town.

Waisake Naholo has been named on the right wing, replacing Nehe Milner-Skudder who suffered a shoulder injury against the Springboks.

The other two changes come on the bench with TJ Perenara at reserve halfback while Anton Lienert-Brown comes in at cover for the backs.

Meanwhile, Brodie Retallick remains absent from the squad, after he and his partner suffered a family tragedy - Scott Barrett again takes his place in his absence.

Sam Cane, who signed a contract extension with New Zealand Rugby until 2021 earlier this week, will also get to celebrate his 50th Test starting at No. 7.

He's joined by Liam Squire on the other side of the scrum with Ardie Savea the back up off the bench.

The All Blacks have already wrapped up the Bledisloe Cup series beating Australia twice already in August.

TEAMS:

All Blacks: 15. Damian McKenzie, 14. Waisake Naholo, 13. Ryan Crotty, 12. Sonny Bill Williams, 11. Rieko Ioane, 10. Lima Sopoaga, 9. Aaron Smith, 8. Kieran Read (c), 7. Sam Cane, 6. Liam Squire , 5. Scott Barrett, 4. Sam Whitelock, 3. Nepo Laulala, 2. Dane Coles, 1. Kane Hames.

Reserves: 16. Codie Taylor, 17. Wyatt Crockett, 18. Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 19. Patrick Tuipulotu, 20. Matt Todd, 21. TJ Perenara, 22. Anton Lienert-Brown, 23. David Havili.

Wallabies: Israel Folau, Marika Koroibete, Tevita Kuridrani, Kurtley Beale, Reece Hodge, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Sean McMahon, Michael Hooper, Jack Dempsey, Adam Coleman, Rob Simmons, Sekope Kepu, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Scott Sio.

Reserves: Stephen Moore, Tom Robertson, Allan Alaalatoa, Lukhan Tui, Ned Hanigan, Nick Phipps, Samu Kerevi, Henry Speight.

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