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Tests, Saturday, 13 October 2012 - Tests - Dairy Farmers Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Australia
Score
18
Team
New Zealand
Score
10
Australia versus New Zealand
Players Smith (23min), Tamou (34min), Boyd (71min) Tries 3 Tries 2 Players Luke (7min), Beale (39min)
Players Thurston 2/3 (66%) Conversions 2 Conversions 1 Players Inu 1/2 (50%)
Players Thurston 1/1 (100%) Penalty goals 1 Penalty goals 0 Players
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Match Tracker

Australia vs. New Zealand

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute New Zealand: Try Issac Luke
  8. 8 minute New Zealand: Conversion Krisnan Inu
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute New Zealand: Substitution Off Sam Kasiano New Zealand: Substitution On Ben Matulino
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute Australia: Substitution Off Tony Williams Australia: Substitution On Ryan Hoffman
  17. 17 minute Australia: Substitution Off James Tamou Australia: Substitution On David Shillington
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute New Zealand: Substitution Off Jesse Bromwich New Zealand: Substitution On Greg Eastwood
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute Australia: Try Cameron Smith
  24. 24 minute
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute New Zealand: Substitution Off Frank Pritchard New Zealand: Substitution On Adam Blair
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute Australia: Substitution Off Matthew Scott Australia: Substitution On James Tamou
  32. 32 minute New Zealand: Substitution On Sam Kasiano New Zealand: Substitution Off Ben Matulino
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute Australia: Try James Tamou
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute Australia: Conversion Johnathan Thurston
  37. 37 minute Australia: Substitution Off Greg Bird Australia: Substitution On Tony Williams
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute New Zealand: Try Gerard Beale
  40. HT Half time

Australia vs. New Zealand

Australia vs. New Zealand

  1. 41 minute
  2. 42 minute
  3. 43 minute
  4. 44 minute
  5. 45 minute
  6. 46 minute
  7. 47 minute Australia: Substitution On Matthew Scott Australia: Substitution Off David Shillington
  8. 48 minute
  9. 49 minute New Zealand: Substitution On Jesse Bromwich New Zealand: Substitution Off Sam Kasiano New Zealand: Substitution On Frank Pritchard New Zealand: Substitution Off Simon Mannering New Zealand: Substitution On Elijah Taylor New Zealand: Substitution Off Adam Blair
  10. 50 minute
  11. 51 minute
  12. 52 minute Australia: Substitution On Greg Bird Australia: Substitution Off Ryan Hoffman
  13. 53 minute
  14. 54 minute
  15. 55 minute
  16. 56 minute
  17. 57 minute Australia: Substitution Off James Tamou Australia: Substitution On Nate Myles New Zealand: Substitution On Simon Mannering New Zealand: Substitution Off Greg Eastwood
  18. 58 minute
  19. 59 minute Australia: Substitution Off Tony Williams Australia: Substitution On Robbie Farah
  20. 60 minute New Zealand: Substitution Off Kevin Proctor New Zealand: Substitution On Ben Matulino
  21. 61 minute
  22. 62 minute Australia: Penalty Goal Johnathan Thurston
  23. 63 minute
  24. 64 minute
  25. 65 minute
  26. 66 minute
  27. 67 minute New Zealand: Substitution Off Elijah Taylor New Zealand: Substitution On Greg Eastwood
  28. 68 minute Australia: Substitution Off Matthew Scott Australia: Substitution On David Shillington
  29. 69 minute
  30. 70 minute
  31. 71 minute Australia: Try Darius Boyd
  32. 72 minute
  33. 73 minute Australia: Conversion Johnathan Thurston
  34. 74 minute New Zealand: Substitution Off Ben Matulino New Zealand: Substitution On Adam Blair
  35. 75 minute New Zealand: Substitution Off Jesse Bromwich New Zealand: Substitution On Sam Kasiano
  36. 76 minute
  37. 77 minute
  38. 78 minute Australia: Substitution Off Greg Bird Australia: Substitution On Tony Williams
  39. 79 minute
  40. FT Full time

Australia vs. New Zealand

Statistics

Match Statistics
AustraliaNew Zealand

1 Billy Slater

1 Josh Hoffman

2 Darius Boyd

Try
1

2 Sam Perrett

3 Greg Inglis

3 Krisnan Inu

Conversion
1

4 Josh Morris

4 Dean Whare

5 Brett Morris

5 Gerard Beale

Try
1

6 Johnathan Thurston

Conversion
2
Penalty Goal
1

6 Benji Marshall

7 Cooper Cronk

7 Kieran Foran

8 Matthew Scott

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

8 Jesse Bromwich

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

9 Cameron Smith

Try
1

9 Issac Luke

Try
1

10 James Tamou

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Sam Kasiano

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

11 Greg Bird

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

11 Frank Pritchard

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

12 Paul Gallen

12 Kevin Proctor

Substitution Off
1

13 Tony Williams

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

13 Simon Mannering

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1
Match Statistics
Interchange Interchange

Nate Myles

Substitution On
1

Elijah Taylor

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Robbie Farah

Substitution On
1

Ben Matulino

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

Ryan Hoffman

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Greg Eastwood

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

David Shillington

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Adam Blair

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Australia vs New Zealand

  • Possession

    Australia53%
    53% 47%
    New Zealand47%
  • Sets

    Australia36
    51% 49%
    New Zealand34
  • Completed sets

    Australia28
    56% 44%
    New Zealand22
  • Completion rate

    Australia78%
    55% 45%
    New Zealand65%
  • Tackles

    Australia283
    49% 51%
    New Zealand292
  • Total runs

    Australia163
    53% 47%
    New Zealand144
  • Total run metres

    Australia1523m
    58% 42%
    New Zealand1119m
  • Hit-ups

    Australia65
    50% 50%
    New Zealand64
  • Line breaks

    Australia5
    56% 44%
    New Zealand4
  • Offloads

    Australia10
    42% 58%
    New Zealand14
  • Kicks

    Australia22
    55% 45%
    New Zealand18
  • 40-20 kicks

    Australia0
    50% 50%
    New Zealand0
  • Kick metres

    Australia500m
    45% 55%
    New Zealand611m
  • Penalties

    Australia3
    50% 50%
    New Zealand3
  • Scrums

    Australia6
    46% 54%
    New Zealand7
  • Missed tackles

    Australia32
    46% 54%
    New Zealand37
  • Errors

    Australia9
    47% 53%
    New Zealand10
  • | |
    Australia statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Billy Slater Fullback 80 7 87 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
    Darius Boyd Winger 1 80 11 135 0 1 0 0 0 1 23
    Greg Inglis Centre 1 80 8 56 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Morris Centre 2 80 12 96 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
    Brett Morris Winger 2 80 13 119 2 5 0 0 0 0 0
    Johnathan Thurston Five-eighth 80 7 41 0 1 0 0 0 3 34
    Cooper Cronk Halfback 80 5 46 1 0 0 1 1 11 245
    Matthew Scott Prop 1 51 16 184 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Cameron Smith Hooker 80 9 99 1 5 1 0 0 5 165
    James Tamou Prop 2 43 7 93 2 7 2 0 0 0 0
    Greg Bird 2nd Row 1 62 12 86 1 1 0 0 0 1 6
    Paul Gallen 2nd Row 2 80 18 173 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
    Tony Williams Lock 40 10 70 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
    Nate Myles Interchange 24 8 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Robbie Farah Interchange 22 3 23 0 1 0 0 0 1 27
    Ryan Hoffman Interchange 36 6 41 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    David Shillington Interchange 43 11 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Australia statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Billy Slater Fullback 80 6 3 1 0 0
    Darius Boyd Winger 1 80 6 2 0 0 1
    Greg Inglis Centre 1 80 11 4 1 0 0
    Josh Morris Centre 2 80 10 4 1 1 1
    Brett Morris Winger 2 80 6 1 1 0 1
    Johnathan Thurston Five-eighth 80 14 6 4 0 1
    Cooper Cronk Halfback 80 14 2 1 0 0
    Matthew Scott Prop 1 51 17 0 2 0 0
    Cameron Smith Hooker 80 41 3 6 0 0
    James Tamou Prop 2 43 25 1 4 1 0
    Greg Bird 2nd Row 1 62 26 2 1 0 1
    Paul Gallen 2nd Row 2 80 35 1 3 0 2
    Tony Williams Lock 40 17 0 1 1 2
    Nate Myles Interchange 24 9 0 0 0 0
    Robbie Farah Interchange 22 12 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hoffman Interchange 36 12 0 1 0 0
    David Shillington Interchange 43 22 3 1 0 0
    New Zealand statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Josh Hoffman Fullback 80 14 125 0 10 1 0 0 0 0
    Sam Perrett Winger 1 80 12 79 0 0 0 0 0 1 17
    Krisnan Inu Centre 1 80 11 104 3 5 1 0 0 0 0
    Dean Whare Centre 2 80 13 89 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gerard Beale Winger 2 80 9 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Benji Marshall Five-eighth 80 5 17 1 1 0 1 0 9 312
    Kieran Foran Halfback 80 3 18 0 2 0 0 0 7 253
    Jesse Bromwich Prop 1 45 10 70 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Issac Luke Hooker 80 11 85 1 6 2 0 1 0 0
    Sam Kasiano Prop 2 35 10 98 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Frank Pritchard 2nd Row 1 59 9 65 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Proctor 2nd Row 2 59 3 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Simon Mannering Lock 72 6 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Elijah Taylor Interchange 18 2 34 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Matulino Interchange 33 7 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Eastwood Interchange 50 9 68 1 2 0 1 0 1 29
    Adam Blair Interchange 28 10 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    New Zealand statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Josh Hoffman Fullback 80 7 2 0 0 2
    Sam Perrett Winger 1 80 11 2 0 0 0
    Krisnan Inu Centre 1 80 10 3 0 2 1
    Dean Whare Centre 2 80 12 1 1 0 1
    Gerard Beale Winger 2 80 6 1 0 1 1
    Benji Marshall Five-eighth 80 8 5 0 0 2
    Kieran Foran Halfback 80 16 5 4 0 0
    Jesse Bromwich Prop 1 45 26 2 0 0 1
    Issac Luke Hooker 80 46 5 2 0 1
    Sam Kasiano Prop 2 35 13 2 1 0 0
    Frank Pritchard 2nd Row 1 59 15 2 2 0 1
    Kevin Proctor 2nd Row 2 59 23 0 1 0 0
    Simon Mannering Lock 72 33 2 3 0 0
    Elijah Taylor Interchange 18 19 0 0 0 0
    Ben Matulino Interchange 33 20 1 3 0 0
    Greg Eastwood Interchange 50 18 2 1 0 0
    Adam Blair Interchange 28 9 2 0 0 0

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Issac Luke 46
    Runs
    Player name Paul Gallen 18
    Line Breaks
    Player name James Tamou 2
    Offloads
    Player name Krisnan Inu 3

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:30PM
    Weather:
    Hot
    Surface:
    Good
    Referee:
    Ben Cummins
    Touch Judges:
    Russell TurnerAnthony Elliot
    Video Ref:
    Leon Williamson

    Live: Australia v New Zealand

    Date

    David Sygall

    Australia and New Zealand battle it out at Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville.

    Full-time: The Kangaroo Crew in the crowd erupt as the siren sounds with Australia finishing deserved winners. A little too much class for the Kiwis in the end. Thanks for joining me tonight for the final league match of the year. See you next year!

    76m: Josh Morris penalised for a double movement. A try there would have definitely put NZ away, if the Kangaroos haven't done so already.

    73m: Thurston adds the extras, equalling Mick Cronin's record for points v the Kiwis. Australia 18-10.

    71m: Magnificent long-range try to the Kangaroos scored by Darius Boyd after a flick pass on the run by Paul Gallen, of all people. What can't Gal do? 16-10 to Australia, kick to come.

    68m: Kiwis hanging in there but time is not their friend, my friends.

    62m: Australia regain the lead via a Thurston penalty goal. 12-10 to Australia.

    60m: Great try-saving tackle by Simon Mannering and Josh Hoffman on Johnathan Thurston. Video referee correctly rules NO TRY.

    59m: Take a bow, Gerard Beale, who spectacularly defuses a Cooper Cronk kick but is tackled in-goal. Another set of six for the Kangaroos.

    55m: Kiwis breathe easier after a Cameron Smith kicks goes dead in-goal. The Kangaroos were looking as dangerous as some of the North Queensland wildlife.

    53m: Marshall finds touch near the Australian line to give his forwards a much-needed break.

    50m: Luke into a gap! Offloads to Elijah Taylor! But then Hoffman spills the miracle pass from Taylor. Oh, Taylor should have shown more patience there.

    46m: Great goal line defence by the Kangaroos. They earn possession back. And they make ground pretty quickly.

    Kasiano's a big boy.

    44m: Australian drop out now. 

    42m: Intercept by Darius Boyd but then ruled to be a knock on by Boyd. Rough call by the officiating officialdom. Looked to have been a rake.

    41m: Early penalty to the Kiwis, against Tony Williams for tackling Issac Luke when he wasn't in line with the marker.

    Second half beginneth!!!!

    Interesting tweet from @NSWRL: "Almost 2 years ago today, Gerard Beale scored a try for the Jnr Roos against the Kiwis, tonight he scores for NZ against AUS #AUSvNZ"

    10-10 at half time.

    The half time siren has sounded at Dairy Farmers. There's been some razzle dazzle tonight! New Zealand stunned the Australians early on with an 8th minute try to Issac Luke, as they dominated the first quarter of the match. Cameron Smith got Australia on the board after 23 minutes with a slippery snake effort from dummy half.

    Then it was Test match tete-a-tete nearing the end of the stanza, when James Tamou thundered across for his maiden test four-pointer before, incredibly, the plucky Kiwis jagged one back through Gerard Beale out wide.

    It's an arm wrestle, a war of attrition and any other worthy cliche. A great half of footy!

     

    38m: TRY TO NEW ZEALAND!!  Sam Perrett takes a bomb, offloads to Dean Whare, who chucks it out to Beale and the winger gets across the line. What a try! Probably against the run of play because it looked like the Kiwis were looking for half time until that last play of the set - and bang!! Inu misses the tough conversion attempt. It's all locked up at 10-10.

    34m: TRY TO AUSTRALIA!! Cooper Cronk delivers a short, sharp pass to 'Aussie' James Tamou and the giant forward burst into the hole and across the line. Did he have a hand laid on him? I don't think so!!! Ok, ok, Adam Blair nearly knocked it out of his hands. But 'Aussie' James has his first try. (Ok, I'll stop calling him 'Aussie'. He decided to play for Australia, not New Zealand, and all power to him.) Thurston slots over the conversion and it's 10-6 to Australia.

    33m: Kieran Foran puts the ball out for New Zealand. Yes, Foran's on the field, too!

    Suddenly possession is in Australia's favour.

    The Lotto results are 2, 13, 40.... ah, never mind. If you won, you'll find out after the game.

    29m: Josh Morris tackled over the sideline by the desperate NZ defence. It took three of them close to the line.

    27m: Kiwis on the ropes as Australia looks for a double strike! Cronk gives it the mini-bomb treatment and Beale takes it well for New Zealand - but he's been pulled back and tackled in goal. Drop out for the Kiwis and they'll have to take another set in defence. The Kangaroos are warming up!!

    23m: TRY TO AUSTRALIA!! Oh! Like a hot knife through butter, Cameron Smith carves them up from dummy half! But Thurston's missed the conversion attempt from out wide. 6-4 to New Zealand.

    22m: Beale cleans up Thurston's grubber in goal but he's tackled there and NZ has to drop out.

    21m: Luke throws a forward pass and the Kangas will have good field position by the end of this set.

     NZ 56 percent of possession! 86 percent completion rate, baby. Australia six missed tackles.

    17m: The Australians have woken up!! Thurston chips and they go up, but the ball gets knocked out of play, over the sideline. NZ ball now from their 10m.

    15m: Great take of a bomb by Josh Morris and earns the penalty as Gerard Beale tackles the man dangerously as he went up. Australia to work it out of their own 20m.

    Oh, by the way, Johnathan Thurston's out there! I didn't notice..

    13m: 'Baby' Sam Kasiano has come off the ground for a breather after a solid opening 12 minutes.

    11m: Now NZ has lost the ball and there will be a scrum. Big let off for Australia. You don't want to be tackling too much in this heat..

    NZ completed five from five, Aus two from four. Kiwis all over the Aussies.

    10m: Another mistake from Australia as Paul Gallen messes up the play the ball. Come on, boys!! Simple errors!

    8m: TRY! New Zealand 6 - Australia 0 as smiley Inu pots the conversion. Luke was awarded the try after a video ref investigation. There was no separation as the tacklers did their best and no double movement as the powerful hooker grounded the ball.

    8m: Inu gets so close! Tackled just before the line - and then Issac Luke burrows across!! It's gone to the video ref.........................

    6m: Penalty against Australia. 'Aussie' James Tamou the culprit. New Zealand in good field position with six tackles now.

    4m: NZ threaten early! Ball goes wide from Benji to Perrett whose kick through goes dead. Expansive play by the Kiwis!

    3m: Billy Slater and Josh Morris keeping NZ on their toes early, looking for pace out wide. But as the ball comes back in field Tony Williams fumbles in the play the ball. Poor ball security from the youngster.

    1m: We're underway! Australia has the ball first.

    Issac Luke leading the HAKA now!!

    National anthems being played now (while I quickly try to finish off my pad thai before kick off!). I hope everything's set for this clash. Should be fascinating with so many NRL heroes running around. There's been some belters between these sides in recent years. Will this be another one?

    Rabs assures us "it's a wonderful atmosphere" at the ground. The visitors have just made their way out on to the field. The Aussies are walking out now to a big reception.

     

    Welcome - wherever you are - to the Herald's live blog coverage of the Kangaroos v Kiwis match in Townsville.

    New Zealand has never played a Test in Townsville. Australia has played four, each against Papua New Guinea, and won them all.

    This is a one-off Test, one of the last international hit outs before next year's World Cup in the UK. You can expect that the players will not only be looking to do their best for their country, but also make sure they secure a berth for the World Cup.

    Stephen Kearney is in charge of the Kiwis, despite getting marched from Parramatta this season and Tim Sheens maintains the Australian coaching job after being moved along from Wests Tigers.

    Quite a few new faces on both teams, including Matt Scott, Greg Bird and the epic Tony Williams among the Australians' new faces from the last match between these sides, in April at Eden Park, while New Zealand has included the likes of Sam Perrett, Krisnan Inu and Sam Kasiano in their line up.

    Not long to go now. Should be a cracker!!

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