Definitely an anti-climax with the match finishing at 12-12.
NZ were definitely the better team but couldn't translate their dominance into anything more than a few shots at penalty goal.
Australia looked more likely to score a try but always looked more likely to concede one with a moment of madness.
Fourth-choice hooker Nathan Charles showed he can handle it at Test level, Kurtley Beale was solid at five-eight but the conditions were never going to suit his style of play.
It's off to Eden Park in Auckland next Saturday night for game two. Join us then for all the action, hopefully it won't end in another stalemate and perhaps we might even see a try or two.
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Neither team looks too happy with that result. NZ have gone 18 games undefeated but miss out on the world record for wins in a row.
Fulltime. It's a draw. 12-12
NZ going for the win, they're trying to ruck it out from their own territory.Back to top
80min: We're into added time. Scrum won by Australia but NZ get a penalty 20 metres out from their own line.
79min: Scrum collapses. Both teams think they should get a penalty. Ref says reset.
Barrett is back on to the field, it's 15 on 15 for the next 76 seconds plus added time.
78min: Aussies awarded a scrum. Ben Alexander replaces Sekope Kepu.
78min: 13 phases now for the Aussies.Back to top
77min: Skelton bumps off the defence and sends an offload out the back, Aussies still sniping away.
76min: Bent-arm penalty to Aussies from scrum, Ashley-Cooper had a sniff of a break but Crotty flattened him.
75min: Toomua hoofs the ball upfield to get Australia away from their own in-goal area. NZ throw in a terrible lineout and Australia fail to capitalise. Sekope Kepu receiving treatment. Scrum to Australia near halfway. Bill Lawry's probably not watching but it's all happening!
You know that scene in Jurassic Park when the water shakes in the cup. Will Skelton is on.— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) August 16, 2014
71min: NZ a player down but regain the momentum only a few metres out. .... And then Sam Cane knocks on without a defender on him.Back to top
Palu also getting an early shower. Big big big biiiig Will Skelton comes on for Palu.
Beale is benched with less than 10 minutes to go, Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley is the new fly-half.
And then the Wallabies stuff up the restart, coughing up the pill from the deep kick-off with Wycliff Palu and Matt Toomua colliding trying to reel in the high ball.
70min: Tied game again. Beale sends the pigskin over the crossbar from wide out, around 35 metres away. Wallabies 12 NZ 12
Sam Cane on for Jerome Kaino, who looks like he's picked up an arm injury.Back to top