42 mins: NZ 17 AUS 0
The All Blacks have started strongly here. Sam Whitelock puts it down on the right between the posts. The decision on the field is given as a trial, but there is a TMO check to knock and check that it is actually established.
41 mins: NZ 17 AUS 0
Holloway tries to block Jordie Barrett’s kick and gets knocked down. He seems to be fine, making his way very slowly back to the starting line.
The second half!
Starts. New Zealand kicking.
Half time: NZ 17 AUS 0
The All Blacks are two tries to nil, 17-0 up. Some ill-discipline in the Australian ranks proved costly.
Australia had a few good attacks, but New Zealand closed the door and they were successful. A great carrier from the start of the All Blacks.
37 mins: NZ 17 AUS 0
Porecki comes back on the field, out of the bin.
Neville won the line out for the Wallabies. A kick comes down around halfway and Clarke picks it out of the sky beautifully.
A beautiful interception by Foley to steal the ball from the All Blacks attack, Papali’i’s pass was picked off.
34 mins: NZ 17 AUS 0
Australia continue to chase the elusive try… but the All Blacks manage to regroup and make a turnover and push the Wallabies back to their 22. Beauden Barrett’s kicking was superb this evening. Great work from the hosts to push the visitors back as the pressure started to mount.
30 mins: NZ 17 AUS 0
Australia come again, driving to the line, but the ref calls that it has been put up.
28 mins: NZ 17 AUS 0
Koroibete puts it down in the left corner! Was he too far across when he got the pass? The TMO shows that it was.
Neat move by the forward, catching the All Blacks out, but Koroibete’s leg was just wide.
27 mins: PENALTIES Try NZ 17 AUS 0
Line off NZ right, Taylor throws. Whitelock takes it down and the All Blacks drive.
It’s a penalty try! A tackle from Porecki that goes to the bin – in all fairness it was the whole pack that dragged the NZ man down, but someone had to take the hit. Australia is in trouble now.
25 mins: NZ 10 AUS 0
Ioane runs up the field on the New Zealand counter. He probably had a moment to offload to his right-hand man, but hits traffic instead.
We have now received a TMO decision from Australia regarding possible foul play, it has been cleared, now a check to the outside. It is given. The New Zealand advantage.
20 mins: Try NZ 10 AUS 0
All Blacks on the march here! They switch play to the left, then back to the right, a really nice sequence of short balls.
Will Jordan gets to the outside right, puts his foot on the gas and pushes away from Jordan Petaia’s diving tackle to go over the line.
Mo’unga changes. The All Blacks struck twice.
20 mins: NZ 3 AUS 0
Mo’unga scored a simple enough penalty to break the deadlock after 20 minutes.
18 mins: NZ 0 AUS 0
Foley tries a kick down through the right, but it’s pretty ineffective and he’s out of the game.
Scoreless heading into the fourth point of the game. Australia won the ball off the All Blacks’ line out.
16 mins: NZ 0 AUS 0
The Wallabies look good with ball in hand. They survived being one man down and are pushing the All Blacks here.
Jordie Barrett drives the ball back towards the halfway line from his scrum, 12 yards out from his try line.
13 mins: NZ 0 AUS 0
Australia are driving for the line here… but the All Blacks win the penalty and can start a counter.
A bit of back and forth, up and back down the field. Barrett eventually touches down at 22.
12 mins: NZ 0 AUS 0
Australia have now won a penalty a few yards into the New Zealand half.
Foley goes to touch with a left, as Holloway returns to the field.
10 mins: NZ 0 AUS 0
Another penalty… The All Blacks now go on the line.
Taylor to wear. It’s brought down, but this time the Wallabies won the penalty and can clear their lines.
Interesting change from the All Blacks – there was a man advantage in the scrum but they decided to go for the line out … and there is no pay for it.
8 mins: NZ 0 AUS 0
The All Blacks drive the scrum, but lose control. Smith does a good job cleaning up and is another scrum. Australia are ticking the clock to bring Holloway back in another three minutes.
6 mins: NZ 0 AUS 0
Savea is almost over the line, but he is just holding up. Advantage of penalties. We’re going back to another five yard scrum here…
6 mins: NZ 0 AUS 0
The All Blacks have a scrum, 10 yards into their own half. australian man down so big discrepancy in pack weight.
Download Savea and Smith well. They switch over to the left and Beauden Barrett comes off a couple of tackles before firing one over the top. The All Blacks won a scrum, five yards out.
2 mins: NZ 0 AUS 0
A very dangerous maneuver from Jed Holloway. He lifts his man and throws his head down on the deck. Clear yellow then and it’s off for 10.
Foley takes us through the motions.
A moment of silence
For Queen Elizabeth II before the national anthems.
And then the haka … only a few minutes to go now.
New Zealand: Beauden Barrett, Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Caleb Clarke, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Ardie Savea, Dalton Papali’i, Akira Ioane, Sam Whitelock (captain), Brodie Retallick, Tyrel Lomax, Codie Taylor, Ethan de Groot.
Reserves: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Nepo Laulala, Tupou Vaa’i, Hoskins Sotutu, Finlay Christie, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Sevu Reece.
Australia: Andrew Kellaway, Tom Wright, Len Ikitau, Lalakai Foketi, Marika Koroibete, Bernard Foley, Jake Gordon; Harry Wilson, Pete Samu, Rob Valetini, Cadeyrn Neville, Jed Holloway, Allan Alaalatoa, David Porecki, James Slipper (captain).
Reserves: Folau Fainga’a, Angus Bell, Pone Fa’amausili, Nick Frost, Fraser McReight, Nic White, Reece Hodge, Jordan Petaia.
Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s live coverage of the Rugby Championship final between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park in Auckland.
The All Blacks won last week’s match between the teams in Melbourne in controversial circumstances to retain the Bledisloe Cup for a 20th consecutive year and stay top of the Premier League table.
But it was not without controversy.
The Wallabies were incensed that a win that could have given them the chance to win the Bledisloe Cup after two decades had been taken away from them by a rule that is not often applied in modern rugby.
Australia led 37-34 with a minute to play in the game when the All Blacks conceded a penalty for a broken line drive. The Australian players celebrated and scrum-half Bernard Foley prepared to kick to touch to set up what could have been the last play of the game.
But French referee Mathieu Raynal felt Foley was taking too long to kick the ball, cautioned him and then called him for time wasting, awarding the All Blacks a scrum from which they scored the winning try.
Australia has sought clarification on Raynal’s ruling from World Rugby and head coach Dave Rennie claims the world body backed their view that it was wrong.
“We’ve decided to take that on the chin and we’re going to move forward,” said Rennie. “We asked for a little clarity and we got that. It’s not going to help us win on the weekend.”
New Zealand haven’t tested at Eden Park for 28 years and haven’t lost to Australia at the Auckland stadium since 1986. But there was a year of firsts: the All Blacks have played their first test against Ireland. in New Zealand, their first home series in Ireland for the first time. They then lost to Argentina in New Zealand for the first time.
So the moment seems ripe for Australia to break their Eden Park jinx and they will be more determined to do so given the circumstances of last weekend’s loss.