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Twickenham - Saturday, 24 October 2015
KO: 16:00 HT: 12-7 Att: 80,090
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Boks v NZ Almost game time at HQ...warm ups done, the choir is arriving & it's definitely Autumn!
Boks 0-0 NZ Anthems done; haka done; time to get on with it...Jérôme Garcès with the whistle
Boks 0-0 NZ 0m We have KO & Handré Pollard does the honours...
Boks 0-0 NZ 1m Boks take possession after a little shove back slightly...
Boks 0-0 NZ 1m Jesse Kriel takes the initiative & looks v threatening but doesn't quite come off
Boks 0-0 NZ 2m A little tussle results in Boks penalty deep in ABs' half & Pollard tees up
Boks 3-0 NZ 3m Pollard starts well & opens the Boks score
Boks 3-0 NZ 3m ABs have a lineout, attacking just outside the Bok 22 & they do win it...
Boks 3-0 NZ 4m ABs try to kick for a bit territory into the 22 but Willie le Roux calls it well
Boks 3-0 NZ 5m The Boks clear but the ABs are right back at them with a vengeance
Boks 3-0 NZ 5m The tiniest space appears in the corner & Richie McCaw offloads to Jerome Kaino...
Boks 3-5 NZ 6m ...& off Kaino goes to score. Suspected forward pass from McCaw but ref says good try
Boks 3-5 NZ 7m Drama already as Bryan Habana charges too early so Carter is allowed to re-kick
Boks 3-7 NZ 8m After reset, Dan Carter converts from touch & the ABs are well away too
Boks 6-7 NZ 10m From restart, McCaw pinged for obstruction & Pollard replies with a 3-pointer
Boks 6-7 NZ 11m The Boks are doing awfully well so far & forcing the ABs backwards from restart
Boks 6-7 NZ 12m Huge drive from the Boks & they cross over halfway, over 10m & halfway into ABs half but
Boks 6-7 NZ 13m At the breakdown, Francois Louw challenges for the ball but is pinged & ABs clear
Boks 6-7 NZ 14m ABs set up lineout just outside Boks 22 & they're up to the line but forced sideways
Boks 6-7 NZ 15m Carter chips a grubber kick but Dan Coles can't get to it before touch; Bok lineout
Boks 6-7 NZ 16m Lineout good & Boks eventually kick it away but Julian Savea pounces under high ball
Boks 6-7 NZ 17m ABs set up lineout 5m out but goes long & Boks rescue it...
Boks 6-7 NZ 18m ..but had penalty coming anyway for ABs taking man out in air; clear ABs out....
Boks 6-7 NZ 19m From lineout closer to midfield, Boks attack & chip ahead goes too far & to deadball
Boks 9-7 NZ 20m But ABs offside & Pollard has another kick at uprights to take the lead
Boks 9-7 NZ 21m Boks attack quickly again from restart & Pollard gets to ball in midfield but knock on
Boks 9-7 NZ 23m It's ABs now attacking into Bok territory; a clear doesn't find touch & into 22
Boks 9-7 NZ 24m Boks lose opportunity to escape own half & it's a scrum, attacking for ABs on 22
Boks 9-7 NZ 25m The first scrum is pretty even & ABs end up going backwards before return to 22
Boks 9-7 NZ 26m But Boks are doing well at the breakdown & win a penalty on own 22; time off...
Boks 9-7 NZ 26m Time back on & thumping kick from Pollard gives then defending lineout just near halfway
Boks 9-7 NZ 27m But lineout is stolen & ABs are on the attack again...
Boks 9-7 NZ 28m No walk in the park for ABs & are no further than halfway into Boks territory as yet
Boks 9-7 NZ 29m An AB's chip thru finds touch & it's a defending lineout for Boks inside 22
Boks 9-7 NZ 29m A v brief interlude as Willem Alberts comes on as blood replacement for Louw
Boks 9-7 NZ 30m ABs steal possession & have advantage coming...
Boks 9-7 NZ 31m The whistle goes & it's an easy 3 points for Carter on the 22 out wide
Boks 9-7 NZ 31m Crowd over-reacting after Schalk Burger is wrist-slapped for a dodgy tackle
Boks 9-7 NZ 32m Not quite sure what Carter is doing as kick is still not taken...
Boks 9-7 NZ 33m Maybe if he hadn't faffed so much, Carter's kick wouldn't have bounced off post
Boks 9-7 NZ 33m ABs go out wide but JP Pietersen intercepts & charges over halfway but...
Boks 9-7 NZ 33m ...whistle goes as ABs had penalty coming...however, ...
Boks 9-7 NZ 33m TMO checks the tackle from Joe Moody who high tackles; penalty Boks in own 22
Boks 9-7 NZ 34m Alberts off as Louw returns bandaged up & Boks clear
Boks 9-7 NZ 35m ABs come back but Boks turnover in maul & have defensive scrum
Boks 9-7 NZ 36m Scrum collapses & it's Bok penalty; clear & have attacking lineout...
Boks 9-7 NZ 37m Bok lineout is far from perfect but McCaw is pinged for knock on...
Boks 9-7 NZ 38m Bit of a hot mess at the breakdown & Kaino kicks ball into touch...Bok penalty
Boks 9-7 NZ 38m But ref then checks tape for Kaino kick - cynical kick & he's shown yellow...
Boks 12-7 NZ 39m Pollard pings over another 3 whilst ABs are down to 14 men
Boks 12-7 NZ 40m A little bit this way, a little bit that & time is frittered away for HT whistle
Boks 12-7 NZ HT P: Pollard (4) | T: Kaino C: Carter Kaino
Boks 12-7 NZ HT Well this is what a Semi Final is all about-edge of seat action & no complacency
Boks 12-7 NZ HT And the Boks have the All Blacks properly rattled; no free-flowing rugby at all!
Boks 12-7 NZ 40m So we're back & the ABs still have 14 men for the first 8 minutes...
Boks 12-7 NZ 41m Le Roux makes a mistake giving ABs a scrum just outside the Bok 22
Boks 12-7 NZ 42m But Boks take advantage & scrum is won by the defending team; Bok scrum...
Boks 12-7 NZ 43m Scrum is reset & Duane Vermeulen clears it away...
Boks 12-7 NZ 43m ABs kick it right back but Fourie du Preez gets under it...
Boks 12-7 NZ 44m ABs wrestle it back & are in Bok territory; set up attacking lineout on the 22 &...
Boks 12-10 NZ 46m Lineout held; ball does go loose but rescued & Carter casually slips over drop goal
Boks 12-10 NZ 47m From restart Nehe Milner-Skudder barges thru the defence over halfway...
Boks 12-10 NZ 48m He does get shut down & Boks get ball back in ABs territory...
Boks 12-10 NZ 49m A clumsy push from Habana & ABs have penalty; clear over halfway
Boks 12-10 NZ 49m Milner-Skudder replaced by Beauden Barrett after the knock from Habana; Kaino on
Boks 12-10 NZ 50m A Bok scrum goes awry & ABs have every opportunity here now...
Boks 12-15 NZ 51m Boks get flustered now; ABs see the space on far touch & Ma'a Nonu > Barrett > try
Boks 12-15 NZ 52m As Carter tees up from touch for corner try, Habana shown yellow for deliberate knock on
Boks 12-17 NZ 52m Carter kicks perfectly & the Boks need to regroup quickly with a man down
Boks 12-17 NZ 53m From restart, Boks have attacking lineout outside ABs 22
Boks 12-17 NZ 54m Strauss & Nyakane for du Plessis & The Beast | Faumuina & Williams for Franks & Nonu
Boks 12-17 NZ 55m Boks continue to pile on pressure even tho ABs have recovered their plan
Boks 12-17 NZ 56m Boks have a massive scrum outside ABs 22, & win penalty to boot...
Boks 15-17 NZ 57m Pollard adds 3 to reduce deficit to just 2 points
Boks 15-17 NZ 58m But Boks infringe directly from restart & hand over penalty to Carter outside 22
Boks 15-20 NZ 59m Tee is just outside the Bok 22 c.10m in from touch & Carter has no problem
Boks 15-20 NZ 60m Matfield & Jannie du Plessis on for Malherbe & de Jager
Boks 15-20 NZ 61m Meanwhile Boks are in possession, on the ABs 10m line but not making ground
Boks 15-20 NZ 62m Have penalty coming & Pollard kicks randomly knowing that
Boks 15-20 NZ 62m Penalty Boks & Pollard to kick as Habana returns & apologies to ref immediately
Boks 15-20 NZ 63m But TMO pulls up footage of a neck roll from Matfield at breakdown; penalty reversed
Boks 15-20 NZ 64m ABs attack directly into the Boks 22 & Habana saves a try in goal area
Boks 15-20 NZ 64m Both Pollard & Eben Etzebeth receive treatment in a time out
Boks 15-20 NZ 64m Pollard hit hard & Pat Lambie replaces him; Bok scrum inside own 10m
Boks 15-20 NZ 65m Scrum needs to be reset then Boks keep hold of ball til du Preez clears...
Boks 15-20 NZ 66m Kick not great but Faumuina is offside so back for penalty
Boks 15-20 NZ 66m Boks lineout as Mealamu & Cane on for Coles & Kaino
Boks 15-20 NZ 67m ABs pinged for Kieran Read offside; drop goal goes awry but penalty coming
Boks 18-20 NZ 68m Lambie tees up from out wide in the grey drizzle & adds 3 more for Boks
Boks 18-20 NZ 69m The restart doesn't go to plan for ABs as Boks thump ball ahead & chase...
Boks 18-20 NZ 70m Green shirts coming up fast & Carter has no option but to kick to touch
Boks 18-20 NZ 71m It's not drizzle - it's proper rain causing foggy haze in lights; ABs turnover in own 22
Boks 18-20 NZ 72m ABs kick to touch for Bok lineout but have gained 10m...
Boks 18-20 NZ 73m Bok lineout is stolen & play over halfway but ball is a slippery mess
Boks 18-20 NZ 73m It's an ABs scrum just over halfway in Bok territory... 6 minutes to go...
Boks 18-20 NZ 74m Le Roux takes high ball & clears to Ben Smith who offloads to Carter to kick
Boks 18-20 NZ 75m Du Preez gets under Carter's high ball & the result is an ABs lineout on Bok 10m
Boks 18-20 NZ 77m The lineout is good for ABs & have another scrum - this time outside the Bok 22
Boks 18-20 NZ 77m Scrum is reset to ABs advantage as clock is being run down...
Boks 18-20 NZ 78m Savea used as far side decoy as breakdown happens on the 22...
Boks 18-20 NZ 79m ABs break into 22 but SBW knock on; Boks scrum but 10m from their tryline
Boks 18-20 NZ 79m Time off as Jan Serfontein replaces Damian de Allende
Boks 18-20 NZ 79m Boks retain ball from scrum but are struggling to get out of their 22
Boks 18-20 NZ 80m Boks go every which way but forwards & eventually the final whistle goes
Boks 18-20 NZ FT Oh so close for Boks but it's the All Blacks that are through to another final
15 Willie le Roux 14 JP Pietersen 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Damian De Allende 11 Bryan Habana 10 Handré Pollard 9 FOURIE DU PREEZ (C) 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Bismarck du Plessis 3 Frans Malherbe 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Lood de Jager 6 Francois Louw 7 Schalk Burger 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: Adriaan Strauss 17 Trevor Nyakane 18 Jannie du Plessis 19 Victor Matfield 20 Willem Alberts 21 Ruan Pienaar 22 Pat Lambie 23 Jan Serfontein
SCORERS P: Pollard (5), Lambie Habana
15 Ben Smith 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder 13 Conrad Smith 12 Ma’a Nonu 11 Julian Savea 10 Daniel Carter 9 Aaron Smith 1 Joe Moody 2 Dane Coles 3 Owen Franks 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Sam Whitelock 6 Jerome Kaino 7 RICHIE MCCAW (C) 8 Kieran Read BENCH: 16 Keven Mealamu 17 Ben Franks 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Victor Vito 20 Sam Cane 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Sonny Bill Williams
SCORERS T: Kaino, Barrett C: Carter (2) P: Carter DG: Carter Kaino
Man of the Match: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR) Asst Referees: Romain Poite (FFR), John Lacey (IRFU) TMO: George Ayoub (ARU)
Twickenham - Sunday, 25 October 2015
KO: 16:00 HT: 9-19 Att: 80,025
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Pumas v Wallabies Well g'day from Twickenham possums!
Pumas v Wallabies It's a beautiful sunshiny day today at HQ!
Pumas v Wallabies D'ya know what...the build up to the match in the stadium is pretty awesome!
Pumas v Wallabies And you can't beat a bit of Robbie Williams entertaining you... but oh...the MC loud bloke
Pumas v Wallabies So, the anthems are done...& we'll just hang around til ITV Rugby have their adverts(!)
Pumas v Wallabies This Pumas v Aussies should be a bloody cracker today...
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 0m Wayne Barnes blows the whistle for KO & Pumas start...
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 0m Aussies run it back but there's a turnover in the midfield for Pumas
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 1m The noise is already deafening as Aussies miss 1st break opportunity with loose ball
Pumas 0-5 Wallabies 1m But Pumas offload is smartly intercepted & Rob Simmons belts from 10m under posts to score
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 2m Bernard Foley pops over a simple conversion & the Green & Gold are away...
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 4m It's pretty frantic already & Pumas have an attacking lineout outside the 22...
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 5m An excellent lineout & Marcelo Bosch arcs beautifully around the defence deep into the 22
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 5m The Aussies regather their defence & don't let Pumas any further but penalty coming
Pumas 3-7 Wallabies 6m Nico Sanchez tees up a simple penalty kick & starts the Pumas' account
Pumas 3-7 Wallabies 7m The restart puts the Aussies up to the Pumas 22...
Pumas 3-7 Wallabies 8m And it's an Aussie scrum just inside the 22 for Santiago Cordero error...
Pumas 3-12 Wallabies 9m It's perfect setpiece work from Aussies & Adam Ashley-Cooper who flies over in corner
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 10m And Foley's conversion from touch kisses the far upright & is thru
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 11m Pumas are in possession just inside their 10m from the restart...
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 12m Martin Landajo takes the ball into the breakdown but it's G&G that come up with it
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 13m Aussies force the opposition back into their 22 but it's turned over yet again...
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 13m Ball goes in both directions before Cordero sublimely evades the defence to break
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 14m Pumas not kicking possession away & up to halfway with lineout but time off
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 14m Correction - Aussie lineout after David Pocock has some blood cleared away
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 15m Aussies win lineout but it's a battle; Pumas collect from kick but Moore steals it
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 15m The defensive line is strong from Pumas on their 22; Fernandez Lobbe kicks it ahead
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 16m Pumas don't get too far before Aussies are all over the ball at breakdown on far touch
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 17m Hooper & Pocock can't win as Pumas deftly claim it back...
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 17m Juan Imhoff off with concussion; Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino replaces him
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 18m Time off-Joaquin Tuculet gets attention after Will Genia tries to take his head off
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 19m Penalty to Pumas - had it coming anyway & clear to touch inside 22
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 20m It's a 5m scrum to Pumas but it's the Aussies that are given a scrum...
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 21m Scrum reset & both hooker captains look incredulously at Barnes trying to explain
Pumas 3-14 Wallabies 22m Aussies pinged at the scrum as James Slipper collapses it; Pumas penalty
Pumas 6-14 Wallabies 23m Sanchez tees up from almost touch just outside the 22 & it's perfectly arced
Pumas 6-14 Wallabies 24m Restart collected by Pumas & they clear it away; it comes back to midfield ...
Pumas 6-14 Wallabies 25m Aussies running it & just short of 10m not going forward; kick to touch but...
Pumas 6-14 Wallabies 25m ...goes too long so Pumas ball...but TMO interjects for no arm tackle on Izzy Folau
Pumas 6-14 Wallabies 25m After many a replay, Tomas Lavanini shown yellow for marginal offence
Pumas 6-14 Wallabies 26m Aussies thump ball to touch for 5m lineout & Pumas have to defend hard
Pumas 6-14 Wallabies 27m Guido Petti is magnificent in rescuing the ball at the ruck & wins penalty scrum
Pumas 6-14 Wallabies 28m Aussies pinged again at the scrum - Barnes explains to Moore he's the problem
Pumas 6-14 Wallabies 29m Pumas in possession just outside their own 22 in front of posts...
Pumas 6-14 Wallabies 30m But Aussies win the battle of the breakdown; time off for Pumas replacement...
Pumas 6-14 Wallabies 30m Julian Montoya comes on for captain Agustin Creevy who's not looked great from start
Pumas 6-14 Wallabies 31m Strong work from Folau but stopped short; much recycling to get within 2m of tryline
Pumas 6-19 Wallabies 32m From one touch to other, perfect offloads & Giteau > AAC & he slips over in far corner
Pumas 6-19 Wallabies 33m Foley tees up from far touch 22 but this time he pushes it past both uprights
Pumas 6-19 Wallabies 34m Aussies win ball at breakdown from restart again & clear back towards the midfield
Pumas 6-19 Wallabies 34m It's a Pumas lineout almost on the 10m and it's well taken, followed by a penalty...
Pumas 6-19 Wallabies 35m Pumas halfway into Aussies half & could have quick tapped but opt for points instead...
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 36m From 30m in front of posts, Sanchez perfectly illustrates his skills adding 3 more
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 37m Pumas win the battle of possession from the restart & try to run out of own half...
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 38m Keeping ball in hand is cool...but not in own half! Finally Pumas clear it away...
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 39m Good kick but Folau thumps it back 50m for Pumas 10m defensive lineout
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 39m An amazing break from Cordero but a teenie knock on at 3rd offload halfway into Aussie 22!
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 40m The Pumas crowd are furious - the noise is deafening - it's a collapsed Aussie scrum
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 40m Reset scrum collapses but Barnes lets it go & ball it's walloped into crowd for HT
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies HT P: Sanchez (3) Lavanini | T: Simmons, Ashley-Cooper (2) C: Foley (2)
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies HT Well what a match so far. Most excellent but Pumas need to stop playing so loose
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 40m From KO Cordero pinged at first breakdown & Aussies have a penalty kick from inside 10m
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 41m About c.10 m in from touch, Foley misses the kick though; Pumas breathe out...
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 42m Petti is all over the next breakdown & Pumas win it off Aussies ...
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 43m Pumas clear to touch & lineout is fine outside Aussie 22 but knock on from Fernandez Lobbe
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 43m Jeronimo De La Fuente replaces injured Juan Martin Hernandez & it's Pumas scrum
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 43m Jeronimo De La Fuente replaces injured Juan Martin Hernandez & it's Aussie scrum
Pumas 9-19 Wallabies 44m Feed not straight & Barnes doesn't hesitate in awarding penalty to Pumas
Pumas 12-19 Wallabies 45m Sanchez simply adds three more points from in front of posts
Pumas 12-19 Wallabies 46m But from restart, Pumas infringe & Aussies have penalty kick from almost 10m
Pumas 12-22 Wallabies 47m Foley's kick is awfully close but does cancel out Sanchez's
Pumas 12-22 Wallabies 48m Kurtley Beale & Toby Smith for Giteau & Slipper | Facundo Isa for Senatore
Pumas 12-22 Wallabies 49m Pumas are attacking fiercely into the Aussie half & battling outside the 22...
Pumas 12-22 Wallabies 50m Aussies having to throw the kitchen sink defensively at Pumas to keep them out
Pumas 12-22 Wallabies 51m There is a break for Aussies as they clear Pumas back but they come right back
Pumas 12-22 Wallabies 52m Pumas win a penalty in the midfield & kick to corner for attacking lineout
Pumas 12-22 Wallabies 53m The lineout inside 22 is good & Aussies hand over penalty for contact in air
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 54m Sanchez kicks again perfectly, splicing the uprights to creep closer
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 55m The restart works well for the Pumas & Tuculet kicks it in awesome fashion...
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 55m ...from deep inside own 22 way into Aussie half near 10m line
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 56m Cubelli for Landajo | Holmes & McCalman for Kepu & Fardy
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 56m It's a Aussies lineout which is good & they get into the Pumas 22 & look good for a score
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 57m But Pumas rock them back to other side of 22 & have scrum from Aussie knock on
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 58m Sanchez getting treatment for knock on shoulder before scrum
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 58m Pumas penalty from breakdown following scrum & kick to midfield
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 59m Alemanno for Petti | Polota-Nau for Moore
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 60m Aussies come away with ball from lineout but Foley wastes a drop goal...
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 60m Pumas clear Aussies back & it's an Aussie lineout on the 10m...
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 61m The lineout is OK, but it's the Pumas that end up with an attacking scrum just over halfway
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 62m The scrum is very good & Pumas are attacking into the 22 steadily but surely...
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 63m The defensive from Australia is excellent & patiently they wait to turn it over...
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 64m Aussies turnover comes & they clear Pumas back to midfield for lineout
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 64m The lineout is the Pumas but they don't make much ground before lost....
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 65m Genia gets behind a kick but ball comes back into Aussie territory
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 66m Play to midfield & Aussies have penalty just in the Pumas half
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 67m Figallo & Noguera for Herrera & Ayerza | Toomua & Phipps on for Folau & Genia
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 67m Aussies attack into Pumas half opting for corner not 3 points...
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 68m Aussies make nothing of territory & Pumas drive it back over halfway...
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 69m Mumm's on for Simmons while Pumas are almost at the 22
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 69m But eventually it gets turned over & Pumas start again from own half
Pumas 15-22 Wallabies 70m Fardy had returned but now he's off again with McCalman back & Aussie defensive lineout
Pumas 15-27 Wallabies 71m It's not simple work but AAC finds a big open space on edge to run round for hat trick
Pumas 15-29 Wallabies 72m It was proper teamwork putting AAC over again & Foley adds extras
Pumas 15-29 Wallabies 73m It's all uphill for Pumas now & they're halfway into Aussie territory but drop & knock on
Pumas 15-29 Wallabies 74m Aussies are all calm & in control now, win penalty on halfway...
Pumas 15-29 Wallabies 75m Kick to touch & lineout is good just outside the 22 but it's tough moving forward
Pumas 15-29 Wallabies 76m Aussies knock on on the 22 & Pumas have a defensive scrum which is strong & firm
Pumas 15-29 Wallabies 77m Pumas escape their own half & trundle up to and into the 22...
Pumas 15-29 Wallabies 78m Pumas forced back outside but keeping possession cross over again...but out...
Pumas 15-29 Wallabies 79m But Aussies manage to turn it over & kick it back into Pumas 22...
Pumas 15-29 Wallabies 80m The Pumas run it back & are almost up to the Aussie 22 again...
Pumas 15-29 Wallabies 80m But a knock on at the death & it's a Aussies v All Blacks final next Saturday
Pumas 15-29 Wallabies FT Pumas strewn over the park on their knees in disappointment...
15 Joaquin Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Marcelo Bosch 12 Juan Martin Hernandez 11 Juan Imhoff 10 Nicolas Sanchez 9 Martin Landajo 1 Marcos Ayerza 2 AGUSTIN CREEVY (C) 3 Ramiro Herrera 4 Guido Petti 5 Tomas Lavanini 6 Pablo Matera 7 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe 8 Leonardo Senatore BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Lucas Noguera 18 Juan Figallo 19 Matias Alemanno 20 Facundo Isa 21 Tomas Cubelli 22 Jeronimo De La Fuente 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
SCORERS P: Sanchez (5) Lavanini
15 Israel Folau 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Matt Giteau 11 Drew Mitchell 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 1 James Slipper 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Kane Douglas 5 Rob Simmons 6 Scott Fardy 7 Michael Hooper 8 David Pocock BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 Toby Smith 18 Greg Holmes 19 Dean Mumm 20 Ben McCalman 21 Nick Phipps 22 Matt Toomua 23 Kurtley Beale
SCORERS T: Simmons, Ashley-Cooper (3) C: Foley (3) P: Foley
Man of the Match: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Australia)
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU) Asst Referees: Jaco Peyper (SARU), George Clancy (IRFU) TMO: Ben Skeen (NZRU)
SOUTH AFRICA 23 - 19 WALES
Twickenham - Saturday, 17 October 2015
KO: 16:00 HT: 12-13 Att: 79,572
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Boks v Wales 15mins to KO here at HQ...bit grey...bit breezy...no rain expected. But Autumn is here!
Boks v Wales The teams for Boks & Wales this afternoon: http://ow.ly/Twwks
Boks v Wales Stadium's nowhere near full yet...Twickers swimming with Bokke fans since this morning
Boks v Wales So Boks have played Wales 30 times ever. Boks 27. 1 draw. Wales 2.
Boks v Wales Flecks of red all round but more Bokke methinks...
Boks v Wales Anthem time at Twickers...
Boks v Wales We're moments from KO... Wayne Barnes is the ref...bring it on!
Boks 0-0 Wales 1m Boks KO & Wales take first penalty to clear them away from their 22
Boks 0-0 Wales 1m The Beast gets into it & the crowd chants deeply "BEAST"!
Boks 0-0 Wales 2m Oh...Beast may be a common occurrence! Boks up to halfway but Wales steal it & charge
Boks 0-0 Wales 2m Wales break with a mission & George North is pulled down short a couple of metres...
Boks 0-0 Wales 3m Wales forced to recycle wide to nearside touch bit ball into touch; Boks lineout inside 22
Boks 0-0 Wales 3m Good lineout for Boks but Wales coming back at them on the 10m
Boks 0-0 Wales 4m Alex Cuthbert destroyed by Eben Etzebeth in defence!
Boks 0-0 Wales 5m Boks get a little go forward but Handré Pollard knock on & Wales can attack again...
Boks 0-0 Wales 6m But Toby Faletau gets royally done over at the breakdown & Boks are over halfway & maul...
Boks 0-0 Wales 7m Boks attacking but still haven't got up to 22; North pinged at breakdown & Burger wins it
Boks 3-0 Wales 8m Penalty to Boks & Pollard pops it thru perfectly splicing the uprights from out wide
Boks 3-0 Wales 9m Wales knock on from breakdown; Boks take advantage & Kiwi Gareth Anscombe knocks on too
Boks 3-0 Wales 10m First scrum to Boks as chant of 'Bokke!' goes round stadium, just over halfway
Boks 3-0 Wales 11m Good scrum for Boks & penalty coming for Alun Wyn Jones not rolling away...
Boks 6-0 Wales 12m Penalty Boks 40m out on 10m & Pollard is bang on again with another 3-pointer
Boks 6-0 Wales 12m Adriaan Strauss is on as blood replacement for Bismarck du Plessis with cut on hand
Boks 6-0 Wales 13m Better restart for Wales who are deep in Bok 22 but going backwards & widthways
Boks 6-0 Wales 14m Wales lose possession but Boks pinged for holding on; Dan Biggar in front of posts
Boks 6-3 Wales 14m Biggar couldn't miss that if he tried...Wales play catch up to halve the deficit
Boks 6-3 Wales 15m Boks restart well & AWJ is pinged again at breakdown; Boks halfway in Welsh half out wide...
Boks 9-3 Wales 16m Pollard tees up even closer tho out wider- perfection cancelling out Wales 3 quickly
Boks 9-3 Wales 17m Bryan Habana gets under high ball but it's Wales who capitalise...
Boks 9-8 Wales 17m Biggar proves worth at 10, chips ahead collects & offloads to Gareth Davies to score
Boks 9-10 Wales 18m Biggar converts and the Welsh edge ahead by a point...
Boks 9-10 Wales 19m But Wales concede penalty for offside (Charteris) from restart & Pollard tees up
Boks 12-10 Wales 20m Welsh lead lasts less than a minute as Pollard doesn't miss
Boks 12-10 Wales 21m Huge drive from Wales & win penalty just over halfway; kick to corner for 22 lineout
Boks 12-10 Wales 22m Wales can't win their lineout as it goes long & Francois Louw collects & charges
Boks 12-10 Wales 23m Louw gets isolated & possession changes hands...& again as Boks inside Wales 10m
Boks 12-10 Wales 24m Bismarck returns to the field as Boks have attacking scrum from Cuthbert knock on
Boks 12-10 Wales 24m Schalk Burger makes some yards, as does JP Pietersen; Wales try to steal but fail
Boks 12-10 Wales 25m Ball gets turned by Wales in their 22 & Anscombe thumps it away; chases it...
Boks 12-10 Wales 25m Pietersen gets to it first but panics & kicks it straight into touch for Wales lineout
Boks 12-10 Wales 25m Quick time off then Wales lineout just outside Bok 22; is good for Wales but...
Boks 12-10 Wales 26m ...North handed possession & he gets pinged at breakdown for not rolling away
Boks 12-10 Wales 27m Boks attack but a pass goes forward tho Damian de Allende sprints to score anyway!
Boks 12-10 Wales 28m 5m lineout for Wales & it's well cleared away; Boks come back at the Welsh quickly...
Boks 12-10 Wales 28m Anscombe is kicked at with another high ball - he's getting better
Boks 12-10 Wales 29m Biggar's kick is poor tho & Boks have scrum just over halfway...
Boks 12-10 Wales 30m Boks don't much ground but still have possession not yet over 10m; scrum Boks
Boks 12-10 Wales 31m Anscombe getting some attention before scrum is set almost on the 10m
Boks 12-10 Wales 31m A superb crossfield kick from captain Fourie du Preez but bounce of ball not good
Boks 12-10 Wales 32m Had it bounced in rather than out, that was a sure-fire try for Pietersen
Boks 12-10 Wales 33m Etzebeth pinged & Wales regain possession on their 22; Wales lineout on halfway
Boks 12-10 Wales 33m AWJ collects the lineout but maul collapses so kick it away...
Boks 12-10 Wales 34m Boks collect outside 22 & send ball back into it; Jesse Kriel clears it away
Boks 12-10 Wales 35m Boks carry ball over 10m but Wales turnover at the breakdown from captain Sam Warburton
Boks 12-10 Wales 36m Wales clear ball away & end up halfway into Bok half; but get pinged at breakdown again
Boks 12-10 Wales 36m Duane Vermeulen does a good job for Boks & play back in the midfield from clear
Boks 12-10 Wales 37m Welsh lineout just over halfway which is won but driving maul collapses again
Boks 12-10 Wales 38m Wales still in possession & The Beast hands over penalty at breakdown...
Boks 12-10 Wales 38m Biggar tees up from just inside Bok half, just off centre...
Boks 12-10 Wales 39m Has distance but rebounds off post; Boks flounder a tad, knock on from maul & Wales scrum
Boks 12-10 Wales 40m Scrum is set & it's quick ball for Wales & their into the 22; passed back out...
Boks 12-13 Wales 40+1m ..to Biggar and he's in the pocket for an excellent drop goal for the lead on HT
Boks 12-13 Wales HT P: Pollard (4) | T: Gareth Davies G: Biggar
Boks 12-13 Wales HT It's a cracking game here; & oh joy...the annoying MC has been allowed back on mic
Boks 12-13 Wales 40m What a start as both sides frantically looking dangerous; Boks in Wales 22
Boks 12-13 Wales 41m Gareth Davies hands Boks a gift of 5m lineout & they win both it & a penalty... Wales 22
Boks 12-13 Wales 42m Pollard tees up just outside 22 c.10m in from touch but he pushes it wide
Boks 12-13 Wales 44m Wales can clear Boks back to halfway & over; Bok knock on & Wales have attacking scrum
Boks 12-13 Wales 45m Scrum is fine; Faletau does good but Biggar's kick to corner fails
Boks 12-13 Wales 46m Boks clear from own 22 but Burger pinged for obstruction at breakdown just in own half
Boks 12-16 Wales 46m It's a solid kick from pretty much in front of posts from Biggar & he widens lead
Boks 12-16 Wales 47m Boks game is just not clicking into gear; but they are over Wales 10m with ball
Boks 12-16 Wales 48m Boks not making much ground; go backwards before Louw breaks & to ground...
Boks 12-16 Wales 49m Kriel sprints round the corner into 22 & Boks are just 5m out!
Boks 12-16 Wales 50m But Wales steal it & clear the Boks back over halfway!
Boks 12-16 Wales 50m Boks run it back up to the 22 as 'Wales!' chanted round stadium, Boks into 22
Boks 15-16 Wales 51m As a déjà vu of 40th minute, ball comes back out to Pollard for a drop goal
Boks 15-16 Wales 52m So much high ball being kicked around before Pollard kicks to corner but short
Boks 15-16 Wales 53m Ball quickly collected & cleared for Bok lineout halfway into Welsh half...
Boks 15-16 Wales 53m lineout is good & Bok maul is working; penalty coming & ball thumped crossfield
Boks 15-16 Wales 54m Collected by red but back for penalty halfway in Welsh half 5m in from touch
Boks 15-16 Wales 55m Pollard kicks it but the strong swirling wind carries it across face of posts
Boks 15-16 Wales 56m Time for change as Strauss back on for Bismarck dP & Paul James for Gethin Jenkins
Boks 15-16 Wales 56m Boks make superb charge into the 22 but huge defence stops Habana from finding tryline
Boks 15-16 Wales 56m Biggar raps up Habana tightly but time off as Scott Baldwin is down & stretcher on
Boks 15-16 Wales 56m Trevor Nyakane on for The Beast while Ken Owens replaces Baldwin; he's sitting up
Boks 15-16 Wales 57m It's a Bok lineout on the Welsh 10m & du Preez box kicks it but Habana knock on
Boks 15-16 Wales 58m Barnes gets TMO to check tackle on Jamie Roberts as play goes on; back for penalty
Boks 15-16 Wales 59m Vermeulen pinged for high tackle; clearly across chest & slipped up as Doc went down
Boks 15-16 Wales 60m Boks attack again into Welsh territory from clear & Gareth D pinged for off feet
Boks 18-16 Wales 61m Pollard tees up from far touch 5m in halfway into Welsh half & this time it's good
Boks 18-16 Wales 62m Restart much improved for Wales & win penalty over ball at breakdown just outside 22 wide
Boks 18-19 Wales 63m Bok lead quashed quickly; wind is stronger on nearside touch (West Stand)
Boks 18-19 Wales 64m Boks barely make it over the 10m before Pietersen goes backwards; come back...
Boks 18-19 Wales 65m Ball pops up outside 22 into Welsh hands & cleared high - is promptly returned & again
Boks 18-19 Wales 66m It's a good match but the high kicks are getting a tad tedious...Boks almost to 22
Boks 18-19 Wales 67m Boks steadily gaining ground metre by metre & up to the 22 but it's turned over
Boks 18-19 Wales 67m Wales clear over halfway & Boks kick it back to touch; time off
Boks 18-19 Wales 68m Alberts & Serfontein for Louw & Kriel | Tipuric & Brad Davies for Lydiate & Charteris
Boks 18-19 Wales 69m Wales lineout is good & attacking on the fringes of the Bok 22...
Boks 18-19 Wales 70m 10 minutes to go & Wales still at the 22 but pinged for Owens holding on
Boks 18-19 Wales 71m Boks clear for lineout just inside on half; Lloyd Williams on for Gareth Davies
Boks 18-19 Wales 71m Both sides' defence has been quite spectacular as Boks are almost up to Wales 22
Boks 18-19 Wales 72m Boks find a way over the 22 but Wales steal it; but not for long as steal it back
Boks 18-19 Wales 73m It's a time off before Boks have attacking scrum inside Welsh 22...
Boks 18-19 Wales 73m Rhys Priestland replaces Dan Biggar - the latter is bloody angry at that
Boks 18-19 Wales 73m Biggar is still having a hissyfit at the HIA; time's back on & scrum collapses
Boks 18-19 Wales 74m Collapsed scrum before put in- reset & the pressure is huge & equal...
Boks 23-19 Wales 74m The classiest offload from Vermeulen & du Preez collects to fly over in corner!
Boks 23-19 Wales 75m Pollard misses the conversion which he may well regret; Pat Lambie replaces him
Boks 23-19 Wales 76m Wales have lineout just outside the Boks 22 from restart & have to score try now...
Boks 23-19 Wales 77m But the Boks have the penalty & de Allende steals possession over the ball
Boks 23-19 Wales 77m Boks clear Wales way back over halfway & have attacking lineout halfway in Welsh half
Boks 23-19 Wales 78m lineout is good & Boks just need to wind clock down...but are gagging for a try...
Boks 23-19 Wales 79m Lambie takes bizarre decision to drop a goal from far out & it's short
Boks 23-19 Wales 79m Wales in possession & run from own 22 to halfway; back to own 10m but still have ball
Boks 23-19 Wales 80m The clock's turned red & the ball pops up into Bok hands from ruck!
Boks 23-19 Wales 80m Boks try to play it but du Preez gets hands on it & thumps it into touch for win
15 Willie le Roux 14 JP Pietersen 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Damian De Allende 11 Bryan Habana 10 Handré Pollard 9 FOURIE DU PREEZ (C) 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Bismarck du Plessis 3 Frans Malherbe 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Lood de Jager 6 Francois Louw 7 Schalk Burger 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: Adriaan Strauss 17 Trevor Nyakane 18 Jannie du Plessis 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit 20 Willem Alberts 21 Ruan Pienaar 22 Pat Lambie 23 Jan Serfontein
SCORERS T: du Preez P: Pollard (5) DG: Pollard
15 Gareth Anscombe 14 Alex Cuthbert 13 Tyler Morgan 12 Jamie Roberts 11 George North 10 Dan Biggar 9 Gareth Davies 1 Gethin Jenkins 2 Scott Baldwin 3 Samson Lee 4 Luke Charteris 5 Alun-Wyn Jones 6 Dan Lydiate 7 Sam Warburton (C) 8 Taulupe Faletau BENCH: 16 Ken Owens 17 Paul James 18 Tom Francis 19 Bradley Davies 20 Justin Tipuric 21 Lloyd Williams 22 Rhys Priestland 23 James Hook
SCORERS T: Gareth Davies C: Biggar P: Biggar (3) DG: Biggar
Man of the Match: Schalk Burger (South Africa)
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU) Asst Referees: George Clancy (IRFU), JP Doyle (RFU) TMO: Graham Hughes (RFU)
NEW ZEALAND 62-13 FRANCE
Millennium Stadium - Saturday, 17 October 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 29-13 Att: 71,619
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
NZ v France The atmosphere here in Cardiff is, as usual, fantastic. Both sets of fans in great voice
NZ v France The teams are on their way out here, Allez les bleus is ringing round the stadium
NZ v France Here are the anthems
NZ v France Here comes the Haka. How will France respond this time round?
NZ 0-0 France 0m Nigel Owens blows his whistle and Dan Carter gets us underway
NZ 0-0 France 0m Parra gets the ball from the base of the ruck but NZ turn it over
NZ 0-0 France 1m Carter to Whitelock to Nonu and almost over the line but France defence too strong
NZ 0-0 France 1m Kicked through but just a bit too much on it and it goes dead
NZ 0-0 France 2m Kicked dangerously cross field at the restart, miss touch & NZ in possession via Carter
NZ 0-0 France 3m Milner-Skudder tries to step but he is bundled into touch just on 22m
NZ 0-0 France 3m NZ steal the line out, they are in the France 22
NZ 0-0 France 4m France turn it over just 8m out from their own line.
NZ 0-0 France 4m Para box kicks but only as far as half way into Milner-Skudder's hands
NZ 0-0 France 5m NZ have the penalty as Dusautoir holds on in the ruck
NZ 0-0 France 6m Carter is going for the posts from 40m out
NZ 3-0 France 6m As if there was any doubt, he makes the kick with apparent ease
NZ 3-0 France 7m Ben Smith kicks downfield, into French hands. Retallick is pinged for hands in the ruck
NZ 3-0 France 8m Spedding is going for the posts, the French crowd cheer him on
NZ 3-3 France 8m It clips the upright but it goes through and it is all square
NZ 3-3 France 10m France in possession on their own 10m line
NZ 8-3 France 10m Retallick charges down a Michalak kick, chases and goes over for the try
NZ 8-3 France 11m Michalak seems to be injured following that clearance, Remi Tales replaces him
NZ 10-3 France 11m Carter adds the extras to Retallick's try
NZ 10-3 France 12m France on the attack, just outside the NZ 22. Playing advantage to France
NZ 10-3 France 13m France have a penalty from that phase of play, offside by NZ and they are going for posts
NZ 10-6 France 14m Para slots it over with ease through the centre of the posts
NZ 10-6 France 15m Carter to Nonu to Ben Smith who is taken down & ball goes towards touch
NZ 10-6 France 115m From just on half way to the NZ 22 line and Savea is called offside. Penalty to France
NZ 10-6 France 16m Parra misses what would be seen as a relatively easy kick
NZ 10-6 France 17m Coles in possession, just short of half way, Aaron Smith kicks through over French 22
NZ 10-6 France 17m The French return it and it is picked up by Milner-Skudder who runs a good 10m
NZ 10-6 France 18m Nonu sends a grubber kick 15m across field and finds touch
NZ 10-6 France 18m France in possession from the lineout just inside the 10m line
NZ 10-6 France 19m Nakaitaci takes the ball high in the air but ends in touch, NZ in possession
NZ 10-6 France 20m Ben Smith has it, offloads to Milner-Skudder, advantage being played for France off feet
NZ 10-6 France 20m NZ make nothing of the advantage so Carter kicks to touch just short of France 22
NZ 10-6 France 21m Taken at the front of the lineout, NZ looking to drive here, France defence is strong
NZ 10-6 France 22m Carter goes for a drop goal but it is charged down, NZ pushed back to half way
NZ 15-6 France 23m Milner-Skudder just found a gap in the French defence and charged over the line
NZ 17-6 France 24m Carter adds the 2
NZ 17-6 France 25m NZ in possession, Aaron Smith sends the ball high but it is taken by Picamoles
NZ 17-6 France 25m NZ get a penalty, Carter sends it to touch for the lineout just inside France 22
NZ 17-6 France 26m The Kiwis have the ball but they give away a penalty as Crockett goes off his feet
NZ 17-6 France 27m France send the resulting penalty to touch just on their own 10m line
NZ 17-6 France 27m Crockett is being replaced by Joe Moody
NZ 22-6 France 28m Nonu secures possession, Carter hands off beautifully to Savea who scores a lovely try
NZ 24-6 France 28m Carter takes the kick and makes it 4 from 4 tonight
NZ 24-6 France 31m France on the attack just inside the NZ 22. it is turned over by NZ
NZ 24-6 France 32m Carter sends a cross field kick to the waiting Dane Coles but there is a knock on
NZ 24-6 France 32m Scrum to France between the 10m & 22m line goes to ground immediately
NZ 24-6 France 33m France take the ball from the scrum, they race over half way & now on attack on the 22
NZ 24-6 France 34m Owens tells Parra to use the ball quickly, they have been pushed back to before the 22
NZ 24-6 France 35m Savea & Nakaitaci collide, hard, in midfield but France maintain the ball
NZ 24-6 France 35m Picamoles takes the ball and bundles over the line under the posts TMO decision pending
NZ 24-11 France 35m Try given as the TMO decides there was not a forward pass in the build up
NZ 24-13 France 37m Parra slots over the conversion with ease. That brings France back into it
NZ 24-13 France 37m Huge kick from Carter, Spedding catches and calls for the mark, continues quickly.
NZ 24-13 France 38m Huge kick up field from NZ, taken in the air nicely despite a huge hit
NZ 29-13 France 39m Savea goes over in the corner after crashing through 3 defenders
NZ 29-13 France 39m Carter misses a pretty tough kick, 4 from 5 for him
NZ 29-13 France 40m Aaron Smith sends the ball to touch & closes the first half
NZ 29-13 France HT T: Retallick, Milner-Skudder, Savea (2) C: Carter (3) P: Carter | T: Picamoles C: Parra P: Spedding, Parra
NZ 29-13 France HT Teams are coming back out for the 2nd half, a HUGE half for both teams needed
NZ 29-13 France 40m Tales kicks off the 2nd half
NZ 29-13 France 40m He only makes 11m with the restart but France in possession through Fofana
NZ 29-13 France 41m France have the ball in hand but Nakaitaci lost it, backwards, France still on attack
NZ 29-13 France 41m Kicked to touch by France as Milner-Skudder is replaced (injured) by Barrett
NZ 29-13 France 42m Fofana charges up to the NZ 22, France looking dangerous here
NZ 29-13 France 43m Just 6m out from the try line but NZ turn it over, Barrett kicks to touch
NZ 29-13 France 43m Coles takes the lineout, NZ take possession & sent to touch just short of half way
NZ 29-13 France 44m France take the lineout well and pass through the hands
NZ 29-13 France 44m Grubber kick through but Aaron Smith gets there first, Barrett kicks to touch
NZ 29-13 France 45m France in possession from the lineout but Owens brings it back as NZ a man short
NZ 29-13 France 46m France pushing towards the line as chants of 'heave' ring round the stadium
NZ 29-13 France 46m A bit of nasty looking handbags over on the far touch line
NZ 29-13 France 46m Owens has stopped the clock & is reviewing the fight, looks like a punch from France
NZ 29-13 France 46m McCaw is on the ground and takes a punch to the face by the looks of the replay.
NZ 29-13 France 46m Owens says it wasn't a punch to the face but is sending Picamoles to the bin
NZ 29-13 France 46m The penalty has been reversed as Pape is replaced by Nyanga
NZ 29-13 France 47m NZ in possession just inside the French 10m line
NZ 29-13 France 48m Kick from France is charged down by Ben Smith but it just bounces too far for him
NZ 34-13 France 49m McCaw offloads nicely, Smith to Nonu to Savea, offloaded to Kaino who gets the try
NZ 34-13 France 50m Carter just misses the conversion. Franks replaced by Faumuina
NZ 34-13 France 51m Sonny Bill Williams replaces Conrad Smith to huge cheers
NZ 34-13 France 51m Lineout to France just inside the NZ 22. The Kiwis are pinged for not releasing
NZ 34-13 France 53m France trying to get the push on the maul following the lineout
NZ 34-13 France 54m Scrum to NZ on their own 5m line
NZ 34-13 France 55m Dusautoir pinged, resulting penalty kicked by Carter to touch just on half way
NZ 34-13 France 56m Lineout was knocked on, Guirado replaced by Szarzewski as the scrum is set
NZ 34-13 France 56m Parra gets the ball from the scrum, passed to Tales
NZ 34-13 France 56m Kicked through but it bounces a few too many times & goes to touch
NZ 34-13 France 57m France on the attack just on halfway, looping pass to Fofana
NZ 34-13 France 58m France still in possession through Spedding but it is intercepted by Savea
NZ 39-13 France 58m Savea sprints from 40m and goes over for his 3rd try of the match
NZ 41-13 France 59m Carter slots it over from in front of the posts
NZ 41-13 France 60m Dumoulin has been replaced by Bastareaud
NZ 41-13 France 61m Ben Arous & Slimani replaced by Debaty & Mas respectively
NZ 41-13 France 61m NZ kick for territory and send to touch just inside the France 22
NZ 41-13 France 63m Dane Coles has been replaced by Mealamu
NZ 41-13 France 63m NZ in possession just outside the France 22, Smith takes the ball from the ruck
NZ 46-13 France 64m Smith passes to Read who runs over the line and scores yet another NZ try
NZ 48-13 France 64m Carter adds the 2. Can't see France coming back here
NZ 48-13 France 66m Scrum on the far touch line as Smith & Kaino are replaced by Kerr-Barlow & Vito
NZ 55-13 France 65m Nonu taking it from the scrum & with his 1st touch Kerr-Barlow scores, Carter converts
NZ 55-13 France 68m France on possession deep in their own half, they make a break in the middle of pitch
NZ 55-13 France 69m NZ turn it over and it is kicked through but Nakaitaci is there to claim it back
NZ 60-13 France 70m Quick lineout and a few passes through the hands gives Kerr-Barlow another try
NZ 62-13 France 71m Carter slots the conversion over
NZ 62-13 France 71m Picamoles has been replaced by Chouly, Parra by Kockott & McCaw by Cane
NZ 62-13 France 73m NZ pinged for going off their feet. France kick resulting penalty to touch
NZ 62-13 France 74m France have the ball on half way, Kockott makes a break to the 22
NZ 62-13 France 74m Smith takes possession, he kicks through, chases but France bring him down 3m out
NZ 62-13 France 75m Ben Smith knocks it on in contact, scrum to France just on their 5m
NZ 62-13 France 76m Owens has given France a penalty as NZ don't push straight
NZ 62-13 France 77m France in possession just outside their own 10m line
NZ 62-13 France 78m NZ defence is just too string for France they can't break through
NZ 62-13 France 79m Savea is awarded MOTM as France have a lineout just outside NZ 10m
NZ 62-13 France 79m Nonu makes a run from just inside half way, dodges 3 defenders but drops it on the line
NZ 62-13 France 80m Scrum to France on 5m as the clock turns red.
NZ 62-13 France 80+1m Kicked to touch following the scrum and it is all over, NZ win in style
15 Ben Smith 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder 13 Conrad Smith 12 Ma’a Nonu 11 Julian Savea 10 Daniel Carter 9 Aaron Smith 1 Wyatt Crockett 2 Dane Coles 3 Owen Franks 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Sam Whitelock 6 Jerome Kaino 7 Richie McCaw (C) 8 Kieran Read BENCH: 16 Keven Mealamu 17 Joe Moody 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Victor Vito 20 Sam Cane 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Sonny Bill Williams
SCORERS T: Retallick, Milner-Skudder, Savea (3), Kaino, Read, Kerr-Barlow (2) C: Carter (7) P: Carter
15 Scott Spedding 14 Noa Nakaitaci 13 Alexandre Dumoulin 12 Wesley Fofana 11 Brice Dulin 10 Frederic Michalak 9 Morgan Parra 1 Eddy Ben Arous 2 Guilhem Guirado 3 Rabah Slimani 4 Pascal Pape 5 Yoann Maestri 6 Thierry Dusautoir (C) 7 Bernard Le Roux 8 Louis Picamoles BENCH: 16 Dimitri Szarzewski 17 Vincent Debaty 18 Nicolas Mas 19 Damien Chouly 20 Yannick Nyanga 21 Rory Kockott 22 Remi Tales 23 Mathieu Bastareaud
SCORERS T: Picamoles C: Parra P: Spedding, Parra Picamoles
Man of the Match: Julian Savea
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU) Asst Referees: Jaco Peyper (SARU), John Lacey (IRFU) TMO: Shaun Veldsman (SARU)
IRELAND 20-43 ARGENTINA
Millennium Stadium - Sunday, 18 October 2015
KO: 13:00 HT: 10-20 Att: 72,316
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Ireland v Pumas Just 15 minutes to KO and the atmosphere in The Millennium Stadium is bubbling
Ireland v Pumas Fields of Athenry is ringing out around the stadium. It sounds truly wonderful
Ireland v Pumas And now it is the Argentinian fans turn to make a lot of noise. This atmosphere is electric
Ireland v Pumas The teams are coming out to the field, a HUGE reception for them both
Ireland v Pumas Anthems done, kick off imminent
Ireland 0-0 Pumas 0m Garces blows his whistle and Ian Madigan kicks us off
Ireland 0-0 Pumas 0m KO nicely taken by Argentina, booted downfield and collected by Ireland
Ireland 0-0 Pumas 1m Pumas on the attack, just on their own 10m line
Ireland 0-0 Pumas 1m Madigan starts a run, makes about 1m and gets stopped, Ireland going through phases
Ireland 0-0 Pumas 2m Ireland pinged for holding on, penalty to Argentina, sent to touch but too far, Ireland have it
Ireland 0-5 Pumas 3m Turned over, through the hands and the Pumas go over the line in the corner
Ireland 0-7 Pumas 4m Sanchez sends the conversion over, very close to the right upright
Ireland 0-7 Pumas 5m Argentina on the attack again, run from deep and stopped just inside Ireland half
Ireland 0-7 Pumas 5m Ireland handed a penalty as Argentina hold on to the ball. Sent to touch
Ireland 0-7 Pumas 6m Huge kick downfield, Earls tries to get hands to it but it goes to touch, lineout Pumas
Ireland 0-7 Pumas 7m Knock on at the lineout. Scrum to Ireland just inside Argentina 22
Ireland 0-7 Pumas 7m Scrum collapsed by Ireland so Pumas have the penalty, sent to touch on half way
Ireland 0-7 Pumas 8m Lineout taken well by Pumas. Loose pass follows but they maintain possession
Ireland 0-7 Pumas 9m Chip over the top, 2 on 1 foot race, it looks very close and Garces goes to the TMO
Ireland 0-7 Pumas 9m Checking for Tuculet offside and the grounding, was he in touch?
Ireland 0-14 Pumas 9m It is a try for Imhoff, a great bit of vision from the Pumas there. Conversion made by Sanchez
Ireland 0-14 Pumas 10m Ireland on the attack now, making ground and just inside the Pumas 10m line
Ireland 0-14 Pumas 11m Argentina clear with a kick, straight into the hands of the Irish who kick it back
Ireland 0-14 Pumas 12m Ireland off their feet (Ross) so Argentina have a penalty, Sanchez going to posts
Ireland 0-14 Pumas 12m Tommy Bowe has been replaced by Luke Fitzgerald. Bowe is being stretchered off
Ireland 0-14 Pumas 12m Looks like a knee injury for Bowe, huge blow to Ireland if they make the semis
Ireland 0-17 Pumas 12m Sanchez slots the penalty over adding a further 3 points to their score
Ireland 0-17 Pumas 13m Ireland on the attack, looking much more fierce than earlier but Argentina have turned it over
Ireland 0-17 Pumas 14m Pumas have made 20m here, just short of the 22
Ireland 0-17 Pumas 15m Bizarre kick from Sanchez, kicked the ball dead but didn’t look like a DG attempt
Ireland 0-17 Pumas 16m Ireland take possession through the kick back but clock stopped for a TMO decision
Ireland 0-17 Pumas 15m Yellow card to Herrera for a cynical tackle. Madigan sends penalty to corner
Ireland 0-17 Pumas 17m Resulting lineout sent to middle of line, Ireland looking for a driving maul
Ireland 0-17 Pumas 18m Ireland going through the hands, Garces playing the advantage so back for a penalty
Ireland 0-17 Pumas 18m Quick tap & go and Ireland go over the line but Garces was not ready so brings them back
Ireland 3-17 Pumas 19m Madigan decides to go for the posts and makes it with ease
Ireland 3-17 Pumas 20m Conor Murray sends the ball high & it is taken by Ireland nicely
Ireland 3-17 Pumas 20m Argentina have turned it over again. Ireland in at the side so Argentina have a pen
Ireland 3-17 Pumas 20m Henry was the one pinged for illegal entry to the ruck, Sanchez going for posts
Ireland 3-20 Pumas 21m He slots it over, yet another 3 for the Pumas
Ireland 3-20 Pumas 22m Knock on by Argentina so there is a scrum to Ireland just inside the Argentina half
Ireland 3-20 Pumas 21m Senatore is replaced by Juan Pablo Orlandi as Ireland win the scrum but Argentina turn it over
Ireland 3-20 Pumas 24m Mistakes creeping in to the Irish play here, not rolling away gives another penalty to Argentina
Ireland 3-20 Pumas 24m Sanchez just hits the upright from 44m out with that penalty
Ireland 3-20 Pumas 25m Ireland take possession from the missed kick, pass through the hands it reaches Fitzgerald
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 26m Fitzgerald makes a great break and goes over for the try which is easily converted
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 26m Restart goes very long and into the hands of the Irish
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 27m Resulting ruck sees Argentina go off their feet & give away a penalty, sent to touch
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 27m Lineout on the Ireland 10m line taken well by the boys in green, on the attack on half way
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 28m Knock on by Henshaw just inside the Argentina 10m line clock stopped as Madigan gets treatment
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 28m Scrum to Argentina just on their own 10m line
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 29m Ireland win the ball back through immense pressure at the scrum. Ireland put in this time
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 30m Ireland clear it well. They are on the attack over on the far touch line
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 31m Ref was playing advantage as Ayerza pulled down the scrum. penalty Ireland, going for posts
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 32m Madigan didn't have enough on it, hit the posts but then Argentina knock it on at the regather
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 33m Scrum to Ireland just inside the Argentina 22, collapsed on the Argentine side
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 33m Ireland keep the ball, but ref hands Argentina a penalty as Rob Kearney doesn't release
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 35m Penalty sent to touch but Ireland have the ball, they make a charge much to crowds delight
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 35m TMO decision pending for a suspected knock on and a few Argentina players getting treatment
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 35m Scrum to Argentina bang on half way and they get the penalty from it as Ireland don't push straight
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 36m Penalty is sent to touch on the Ireland 22, fumbled in the lineout by Argentina
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 37m Ireland get a penalty as Herrera was off his feet. Sent to touch just inside Argentina half
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 38m Ireland lost the ball at the lineout. Earls temporarily gathers but is knocked on.
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 39m Scrum to Argentina, ball gathered nicely and a great break but Ireland bundle them to touch
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 40m The clock is red and the ball is sent to touch calling time on the 1st half
Ireland 10-20 Pumas HT T: Fitzgerald C: Madigan P: Madigan | T: Moroni, Imhoff, C: Sanchez (2) P: Sanchez (2) Herrera
Ireland 10-20 Pumas HT Teams are in the tunnel getting ready to run out for the 2nd half here in Cardiff
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 40m And the 2nd half is underway, Argentina in possession
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 41m Argentina secure possession from the breakdown, they are just inside the Irish 22
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 41m Argentina give away a penalty for holding on after a great bit of attack from them
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 42m Resulting penalty is sent to touch just short of half way
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 42m Ireland secure the ball through Toner at the lineout and they then get a penalty at the breakdown
Ireland 10-20 Pumas 43m Kick sent to touch, halfway between the 10m & 22m lines in the Argentina half, lineout taken well
Ireland 15-20 Pumas 44m Murphy gets hold of the ball, makes a break & goes over for the try
Ireland 17-20 Pumas 44m Madigan adds the 2 with ease. The Irish have found their voices
Ireland 17-20 Pumas 46m Scrum to Ireland just inside their on half. Chants of heave ring round the stadium
Ireland 17-20 Pumas 46m Argentina give away another scrum penalty and it looks like Ireland are right back in it
Ireland 17-20 Pumas 47m Penalty kicked to touch just outside the Argentina 22, Ireland claim the lineout well
Ireland 17-20 Pumas 47m Ireland in possession just 6m out from the line
Ireland 17-20 Pumas 48m Argentina have turned it over and clear with a huge kick, Kearney sends it back
Ireland 17-20 Pumas 49m Argentina in possession on half way Landajo makes a break, Imhoff trying to find space
Ireland 17-20 Pumas 49m Ireland pinged for not releasing and Sanchez goes for the posts
Ireland 17-23 Pumas 49m He slots it over perfectly
Ireland 17-23 Pumas 51m Lots of messy switching between possession on the floor, Ireland finally get the pen
Ireland 17-23 Pumas 51m Herrera could be in trouble here, TMO is reviewing another none arms tackle
Ireland 17-23 Pumas 51m TMO has decided he used one arm. Ref gives a penalty to Ireland and Herrera stays on
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 52m Madigan slots over the penalty from 42m out closing the gap to 3 points
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 53m Argentina in possession just over halfway almost fumbled by Cubelli who is on for Landajo
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 54m Ireland penalty at the breakdown it doesn’t make touch. Ref calls it back for another pen
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 56m Scrum to Argentina as Ireland were accidentally offside
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 57m Scrum is being reset as Fields of Athenry rings round the Millennium
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 57m Argentina make a break from the scrum but they drop it, penalty to Ireland for a knock on
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 58m Madigan is going for the posts
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 59m He sends it just wide, he had the distance just not the angle
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 60m MGrath to Madigan who box kicks to the Argentina 10m line
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 60m Fantastic turn over for Ireland by Jordi Murphy
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 61m Ireland have the scrum on their own 22, taken nicely by Murray
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 62m Clearance kick plucked out of the air by Argentina
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 62m Argentina in possession and they have a penalty as Henderson tackles Sanchez round the head
Ireland 20-23 Pumas 63m Sanchez is going for the posts from 30m out
Ireland 20-26 Pumas 63m He makes it, straight through the posts
Ireland 20-26 Pumas 64m The Argentina fans are literally dancing in the aisles here in Cardiff
Ireland 20-26 Pumas 64m Ireland in possession just short of half way
Ireland 20-26 Pumas 65m Madigan kicks straight to touch, a mistake and the lineout is bought back into Ireland half
Ireland 20-26 Pumas 66m Argentina take the lineout but fumble it in play and Ireland get possession
Ireland 20-26 Pumas 66m Best replaced by Strauss and Ayerza replaced by Noguera
Ireland 20-26 Pumas 68m Scrum just inside Ireland 10m line, Argentina take it well and they charge to the line
Ireland 20-26 Pumas 68m It looks, from the Pumas celebration, that there is a try but we go to TMO
Ireland 20-31 Pumas 68m It is given. What a time to score for Tuculet
Ireland 20-33 Pumas 69m Sanchez slots another one over adding the 2
Ireland 20-33 Pumas 70m Argentina in possession from the restart, De La Fuente makes a break down the wing
Ireland 20-33 Pumas 70m Clock stopped as Isa gets some treatment on the floor; he is up & looks ok
Ireland 20-33 Pumas 70m Ireland have scrum and take it well from the rear, ball to touch just inside Argentina half
Ireland 20-33 Pumas 71m Lineout is messy but Argentina have the ball, amazing break by Imhoff who swallow dives over
Ireland 20-40 Pumas 73m Sanchez adds the 2 and Argentina have probably secured their SF spot
Ireland 20-40 Pumas 73m Lineout to Argentina just on the Ireland 10m line
Ireland 20-40 Pumas 74m Tuculet sends the ball high, chases it but Madigan is there to claim it for Ireland
Ireland 20-40 Pumas 75m Ireland kick long to the Argentina22 but it is kept in by Cordero
Ireland 20-40 Pumas 76m Sanchez has a penalty and is going for the posts just to drive the knife in deeper
Ireland 20-43 Pumas 76m He slots it over, the Pumas fans go crazy & the Irish fans are leaving
Ireland 20-43 Pumas 77m Ireland on the attack just between the 10 & 22m lines
Ireland 20-43 Pumas 78m Henshaw makes a break, passes to Paddy Jackson who is tackled on touch ball kept in
Ireland 20-43 Pumas 79m Argentina off their feet at the breakdown, quick tap & go by Ireland
Ireland 20-43 Pumas 79m Argentina take possession, send it to touch but there is still 30 seconds left
Ireland 20-43 Pumas 80m The clock is red but Ireland are pushing for the line
Ireland 20-43 Pumas 80m Argentina turn it over following an Irish fumble and they boot it to touch
15 Rob Kearney 14 Tommy Bowe 13 Keith Earls 12 Robbie Henshaw 11 Dave Kearney 10 Iain Madigan 9 Conor Murray 1 Cian Healy 2 Rory Best 3 Mike Ross 4 Iain Henderson 5 Devin Toner 6 Jordi Murphy 7 Chris Henry 8 JAMIE HEASLIP (C) BENCH: 16 Richardt Strauss 17 Jack McGrath 18 Nathan White 19 Donnacha Ryan 20 Rhys Ruddock 21 Eoin Reddan 22 Paddy Jackson 23 Luke Fitzgerald
SCORERS T: Fitzgerald, Murphy C: Madigan (2) P: Madigan (2)
15 Joaquin Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Matias Moroni 12 Juan Martin Hernandez 11 Juan Imhoff 10 Nicolas Sanchez 9 Martin Landajo 1 Marcos Ayerza 2 AGUSTIN CREEVY (C) 3 Ramiro Herrera 4 Guido Petti 5 Tomas Lavanini 6 Pablo Matera 7 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe 8 Leonardo Senatore BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Lucas Noguera 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi 19 Matias Alemanno 20 Facundo Isa 21 Tomas Cubelli 22 Jeronimo De La Fuente 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
SCORERS T: Moroni, Imhoff (2) Tuculet C: Sanchez (4) P: Sanchez (5) Herrera
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR) Asst Referees: Romain Poite (FFR), Chris Pollock (NZRU) TMO: George Ayoub (ARU)
AUSTRALIA 35 - 34 SCOTLAND
Twickenham - Sunday, 18 October 2015
KO: 16:00 HT: 15-16 Att: 77,110
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Australia v Scotland Almost time here at Rugby HQ...& it's a bit bloody balmy! *furcoatnotneeded*
Australia v Scotland Love this #Heineken ad they just played on big screens here: http://youtu.be/d2Vv0uLnby0
Australia v Scotland Still no fan of the shouty MC bloke from @ITVRugby ... it ain't football mate!
Australia v Scotland Scottish fans in good voice for anthems...
Australia 0-0 Scotland 0m Craig Joubert with the whistle & we have KO in Twickenham...
Australia 0-0 Scotland 1m Good start from Aussies & bad for Scotland after Jonny Gray gives away a penalty
Australia 0-0 Scotland 1m Aussies kick to touch for attacking lineout, won well but Scots steal it at breakdown...
Australia 0-0 Scotland 2m But a Scottish knock on & Aussies have an attacking scrum just outside the 22
Australia 0-0 Scotland 3m Aussies looking v strong as they steadily & surely recycle & just 7m short of tryline
Australia 0-0 Scotland 4m A host of phases & Bernard Foley goes to offload but touched down by Scots over tryline
Australia 0-0 Scotland 5m 5m defensive scrum for Scotland who are being hugely tested already
Australia 0-0 Scotland 6m Forced to ground still behind Aussies under posts & eventually get it away to clear
Australia 0-0 Scotland 6m Aussies thump it straight back & captain Stephen Moore throws into attacking lineout
Australia 0-0 Scotland 7m The lineout is good but Scotland wrestle back possession & clear; Aussie lineout just inside halfway
Australia 0-0 Scotland 8m Super setpiece work & come infield; offload > Tevita Kuridrani > Adam Ashley-Cooper..
Australia 5-0 Scotland 9m Ashley-Cooper flies over the tryline just in form the corner for the first score..
Australia 5-0 Scotland 10m But Foley can't convert it; Scots need to pull socks up & defend defend defend...
Australia 5-0 Scotland 11m Good response from Scots who are into the Aussie 22 & edging closer to tryline...
Australia 5-0 Scotland 12m 'SCOTLAND' chanted round stadium with vigour as penalty goes to Scots
Australia 5-3 Scotland 13m Captain Greig Laidlaw tees up from wide, just inside the Aussie 22 & it's 3 points
Australia 5-3 Scotland 14m Scots get under restart & Finn Russell up & under, rescued by Tommy Seymour on halfway
Australia 5-3 Scotland 16m Scots do get shut down but lovely play from the Scots; forced back but up to 22
Australia 5-3 Scotland 17m The hugely pro-Scotland crowd are damn loud in their support; just 5m out...
Australia 5-8 Scotland 17m Peter Horne collects from breakdown & 5m out & sprints round & behind posts to score!
Australia 5-10 Scotland 18m Aussies are stunned & Scots fans are elated as Laidlaw knocks over conversion
Australia 5-10 Scotland 19m Michael Cheika looking rather concerned as Aussies drop ball; Scotland attacking scrum nr 10m
Australia 5-10 Scotland 20m Scots win the penalty & Laidlaw is teeing up from outside the 10m c10m in...
Australia 5-13 Scotland 21m This could be a turnaround for the books if Scotland keep this up! 3 more pts...
Australia 5-13 Scotland 22m From KO Scotland box kick it from outside their 22; doesn't go far & Kuridrani has it
Australia 5-13 Scotland 23m Nice hands from Aussies; Scots defensive lineout by halfway. Aussies get possession...
Australia 5-13 Scotland 24m A little chip ahead from Aussies & Russell pumps it back; back on halfway...
Australia 5-13 Scotland 25m Scots nick it but Mark Bennett drops the ball with wide open space ahead!
Australia 5-13 Scotland 26m Aussie scrum just inside their half; the packs are pretty even but Scots gift pen
Australia 5-13 Scotland 27m That was churlish as Aussies have lineout just inside Scots 22...
Australia 5-13 Scotland 27m From farside lineout to nearside touch & back to centre, Aussies still attacking in 22
Australia 5-13 Scotland 28m Aussies edging closer & Scots defence holding well across pitch; 2m short...
Australia 5-13 Scotland 29m Aussies stop running into centre defence, hurl it out wide & Drew Mitchell has it
Australia 10-13 Scotland 29m Mitchell flies over in the corner as Scots run out of men out wide
Australia 10-13 Scotland 30m Another acute conversion for Foley & he can't find his mark again
Australia 10-13 Scotland 31m Restart results in Scottish attacking scrum outside the Aussie 22 & win penalty
Australia 10-13 Scotland 32m No time to rest for Scotland as Laidlaw tees up 5m outside 22 c.8m in from touch
Australia 10-16 Scotland 33m Laidlaw is definitely having a good day at the office as he increases the lead
Australia 10-16 Scotland 34m Laidlaw kicks it high & not far from ruck following restart; off Scotland go on attack
Australia 10-16 Scotland 36m Scots waste no time & at halfway > 10m > halfway into Aussie half but hold on at breakdown
Australia 10-16 Scotland 37m Aussies can take a moment as take penalty & set up lineout outside the Scottish 22
Australia 10-16 Scotland 38m Maul from lineout & it shifts infield before Scots pinged; kick to corner for 5m lineout
Australia 15-16 Scotland 39m Text book lineout & Aussies drive the maul en masse over the tryline to score!
Australia 15-16 Scotland 40m Conversion from 5m in, outside the 22 and Foley misses it again! Shocking boot!
Australia 15-16 Scotland HT T: Ashley-Cooper, Mitchell, Hooper | T: Horne C: Laidlaw P: Laidlaw (3)
Australia 15-16 Scotland HT Foley having an awful day at office losing 6 points so far; Scots have shown up!
Australia 15-16 Scotland 40m The sun has well & truly gone...it ain't so warm for 2nd half KO at Twickers now
Australia 15-16 Scotland 41m It's an Aussie scrum on the Scots 22; but time off already as the TMO interferes
Australia 15-16 Scotland 41m There is absolutely no reason for TMO to butt in there; the Ref was right there
Australia 15-16 Scotland 41m Stupid call - no intention from Sean Maitland but handed a yellow anyway
Australia 20-16 Scotland 42m Aussies were going to score anyway; Aussies play it well & Mitchell has a brace
Australia 22-16 Scotland 43m Try scored on Maitland's wing. The hardest kick so far & Foley gets it!
Australia 22-16 Scotland 44m Wonder if TMOs have been promised a raise & are trying to justify it in RWC!
Australia 22-16 Scotland 45m Right then, from restart Aussies have defensive scrum but Scotland win penalty
Australia 22-19 Scotland 46m From out wide & outside the Aussie 22, Laidlaw thumps it over accurately
Australia 22-19 Scotland 47m But no sooner have they got 3 pts, an appalling Scottish kick gives Aussies a 5m lineout
Australia 22-19 Scotland 48m Textbook setpiece work from Aussies & Ashley-Cooper flies over in far corner!
Australia 22-19 Scotland 49m But TMO butts in again, goes back to last breakdown, & finds a knock on to disallow the try
Australia 22-19 Scotland 50m Gordon Reid on for Alasdair Dickinson & James Slipper on for Scott Sio
Australia 22-19 Scotland 51m Scots hold Aussies out for a couple of mins, forcing them side to side, until...
Australia 25-19 Scotland 53m ...Scots hand over penalty on their 10m & Foley adds 3 from in front of posts
Australia 25-19 Scotland 53m Fraser Brown replaces Ross Ford; Greg Holmes for Sekope Kepu
Australia 25-19 Scotland 54m Maitland has returned but Scotland shipped 10 points during the sin binning
Australia 25-19 Scotland 55m Scotland lose possession after defensive lineout; Aussies have 10m attacking lineout...
Australia 25-19 Scotland 56m They make a few yards but Reid turnover & Scots make 40+m across halfway before a farce
Australia 25-19 Scotland 56m Ball gets knocked on by both sides with silly fumbling; Aussie defensive scrum
Australia 25-19 Scotland 57m A moment's time out then Aussies set outside their 22; Ref calls timeout again
Australia 25-19 Scotland 58m Scrum is reset & is good but a kick is charged down & Russell bolts...
Australia 25-24 Scotland 58m ...taken down but offloads to Seymour who pounces over in the corner! Genius!
Australia 25-24 Scotland 59m Laidlaw misses the conversion from touch but they're right on top of the Aussies
Australia 25-24 Scotland 60m The Aussies aren't taking this lying down & sprint after breaking the blue wall
Australia 25-24 Scotland 61m Superb breaks & offloads on far side touch but lose it; comes to nearside touch
Australia 25-24 Scotland 61m & it's crazy frantic as Aussies almost get to tryline but a Scots foot kicks to touch
Australia 25-24 Scotland 62m Aussies lineout on Scottish 22 which is good but Scotland throwing the kitchen sink at it
Australia 30-24 Scotland 63m Sean Lamont replaces Seymour swiftly followed by Kuridrani heaving over tryline to score
Australia 32-24 Scotland 64m Foley has his confidence back & widens the gap...15 to go...what a game!
Australia 32-24 Scotland 65m The Scots are struggling to get out of own half but win penalty on halfway...
Australia 32-24 Scotland 66m A neat kick to touch gives Scotland a lineout just inside the Aussies 22...
Australia 32-24 Scotland 67m Excellent work & are just 5m out under the posts...
Australia 32-24 Scotland 67m That wall of green & gold is pretty solid but Scots have a penalty coming...
Australia 32-24 Scotland 68m A penalty is called & Laidlaw tees up from inside the 22 not far off centre...
Australia 32-27 Scotland 69m It's a solid kick & Scotland are not out of the game just yet...
Australia 32-27 Scotland 70m Strauss, Swinson & Vernon on for Cowan, Jonny Gray & Horne; Mumm for Simmons
Australia 32-27 Scotland 71m The rain has arrived in spectacular fashion & the Scots have a defensive scrum
Australia 32-27 Scotland 72m Scrum is good, Scots into Aussie half > Aussies win it back & kick to clear...
Australia 32-32 Scotland 73m ...but Bennett intercepts in front of posts outside 22 & sprints under them!
Australia 32-34 Scotland 74m And Laidlaw only takes them ahead with the conversion! OMFG!
Australia 32-34 Scotland 75m THE best quarter final so far...this is electric. The rain always helps Scotland!
Australia 32-34 Scotland 76m Defensive scrum to Scotland outside 22 & win a free kick! & they do kick hard
Australia 32-34 Scotland 77m Aussies run it back but it's a Scotland defensive lineout outside 22...
Australia 32-34 Scotland 78m Scotland take their time but Hardie gives away penalty!
The penalty that many argue was incorrect that gave the Wallabies the win...but it does look like John Hardie knocks it on...
Australia 32-34 Scotland 79m Foley tees up from outside 22 & the noise from Scottish fans is despicable
Australia 35-34 Scotland 79m Foley is bang on target & it's seconds Aussies need to ride out
Australia 35-34 Scotland 80m Restart takes ball into Aussie 22 & they thump it into touch for the win & SF
Australia 35-34 Scotland FT Aussies are booed all round by opposition fans - so sad after such a good game
15 Kurtley Beale 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Matt Giteau 11 Drew Mitchell 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 1 Scott Sio 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Kane Douglas 5 Rob Simmons 6 Scott Fardy 7 Michael Hooper 8 Ben McCalman BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 James Slipper 18 Greg Holmes 19 Dean Mumm 20 Sean McMahon 21 Nick Phipps 22 Matt Toomua 23 Quade Cooper
SCORERS T: Ashley-Cooper, Mitchell (2), Hooper, Kuridrani C: Foley (2) P: Foley (2)
15 Stuart Hogg 14 Sean Maitland 13 Mark Bennett 12 Pete Horne 11 Tommy Seymour 10 Finn Russell 9 GREIG LAIDLAW (C) 1 Alasdair Dickinson 2 Ross Ford 3 WP Nel 4 Richie Gray 5 Jonny Gray 6 Blair Cowan 7 John Hardie 8 Dave Denton BENCH: 16 Fraser Brown 17 Gordon Reid 18 Jon Welsh 19 Tim Swinson 20 Josh Strauss 21 Henry Pyrgos 22 Richie Vernon 23 Sean Lamont
SCORERS T: Horne, Seymour Bennett C: Laidlaw (2) P: Laidlaw (5) Maitland
Man of the Match: Matt Giteau (Australia)
Referee: Craig Joubert (SARU) Asst Referees: Glen Jackson (NZRU), Pascal Gaüzère (FFR) TMO: Ben Skeen (NZRU)