Australia 6 New Zealand 0 LIVE SCORE: Latest updates from Rugby Championship opener in Sydney

  • jsheridan 's avatarjsheridanAugust 18, 201811:27 am

    Almost a fast break from the Wallabies, after 16 brutal phases of attack from the All Blacks.

    They knock it on though and the chance is gone. Someone get a couple of the big boys some oxygen – a huge amount of tackles from Australia in that phase of play and they’re starting to gas.

  • jsheridan 's avatarjsheridanAugust 18, 201811:25 am

    The Aussies survive the scrum on their own 2m line and Foley is able to hammer downfield and relieve the pressure.

    But it’s the All Blacks back in possession and back on the attack. Pressure starting to tell with less than eight minutes until the half.

  • jsheridan 's avatarjsheridanAugust 18, 201811:23 am

    It’s calamity hour with three turnovers in quick succession, which allows New Zealand to hammer the Aussie line.

    Naholo charges towards the corner, but he’s forced into touch. Someone’s knocking on the door…

  • jsheridan 's avatarjsheridanAugust 18, 201811:21 am


    First real bit of excessive pressure and the Aussies collapse the maul. Barrett hammers it into touch and they’re about 5m out…

  • jsheridan 's avatarjsheridanAugust 18, 201811:19 am

    Koroibete with the gymnastics as the All Blacks fall short of touch, before Foley and Barrett trade kicks.

    After all the early tension the Aussie crowd starting to get involved. If you can count ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oy, oy, oy’ as involvement.

    The All Blacks with another rare handling error in midfield and another Wallabies penalty. Familiar story so far and they’re struggling for their usual rhythm.