September 27, 2021

The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

Rugby Championship 2021 live: Australia take on New Zealand

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, Rugby Championship 2021 live: Australia take on New Zealand , The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH
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, Rugby Championship 2021 live: Australia take on New Zealand , The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

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7:12AM

2 min: Australia 0-0 New Zealand

The first scrum of the match sees New Zealand win a penalty.

They kick upfield and start their first attack of the match, Barrett kicks up to put the All Blacks on the front foot but Australia counter and run all the way!

Is Marika short?

7:09AM

Kick-off!

We are underway in this mouth-watering clash!

Who do you have in this one? It could be too difficult to predict.

6:56AM

New Zealand raring to go…

The match will be underway in just under 10 minutes and New Zealand are excited to get started.

They will be attempting to retain the Bledisloe Cup after they did so in August with a storming 57-22 win over Australia.

6:44AM

Will Australia bounce back?

The Aussies may be confident they can bounce back but if they play anything like they did in August then the All Blacks are running away with this one.

While the visitors are missing some key assets, their strength in depth means they are just as formidable now as they were before.

This is a match you won’t want to miss, all the updates coming your way!

6:29AM

What a match we have on our hands

Australia take on rivals New Zealand in their second match of the Rugby Championship.

Dave Rennie’s side were destroyed by New Zealand 57-22 in August and they will want to set the record straight in the match coming up.

Australia scrum-half Tate McDermott has insisted his side will bounce back from the thrashing they received.

He told media this week:

“If there’s no edge going into a game against New Zealand, we’re kidding ourselves. To concede 57 points and call ourselves a tier-one nation is quite embarrassing.

“We’ve looked at ourselves in the mirror. We’ve reviewed exactly what went wrong. The most frustrating part was it was our gifts letting them back into the game.

“We’ve got to cut that out otherwise we can’t expect to compete with them… (The defence) was nowhere near good enough. Coming into this game, you’ll see a massive emphasis on defence.”

What could give Australia a helping hand is three key players, Sam Whitelock, Richie Mo’unga and Aaron Smith, for the All Blacks are not involved in the match as they are staying behind for the births of their children.

New Zealand’s head coach Ian Foster said:

“You know very well who they are probably going to replace them with and it’s just as much experience.

“They left behind key players but they’ve replaced them with three World Cup players, gold medallists… Guys like TJ Perenara, like Beauden Barrett, if we are taking them lightly, we’re kidding ourselves.”

Both teams have already named their team news and here they are in full:

Australia: Tom Banks, Andrew Kellaway, Len Ikitau, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Noah Lolesio, Tate McDermott; James Slipper, Folau Fainga’a, Allan Alaalatoa, Darcy Swain, Matt Philip, Lachie Swinton, Michael Hooper (c), Rob Valetini.

Replacements: Lachlan Lonergan, Angus Bell, Taniela Tupou, Izack Rodda, Pete Samu, Nic White, Reece Hodge, Jordan Petaia.

New Zealand: Jordie Barrett, Will Jordan, Anton Lienert Brown,  David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Beauden Barrett, Brad Weber; George Bower, Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala, Brodie Retallick, Scott Barrett, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea (c).

Replacements: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Angus Ta’avao, Tupou Vaa’i, Ethan Blackadder, TJ Perenara, Damian McKenzie, George Bridge.

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