Australia will be looking for revenge when they travel to New Zealand in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
The Wallabies lost the game to their rivals in the last minute of the match after referee Mathieu Raynal awarded the All Blacks a penalty. It was against Australian Bernard Foley for wasting time after ignoring the referee’s warning to hurry up and take a clearance.
The call has been debated all week, but footage has emerged of the game of Australia captain Nic White and Raynal chatting. The referee maintains his decision and calmly explains it to the skipper.
He said, “I told you twice and then you continued.” He added that it wasn’t “fair” that they were slowing down time and that “if you think I’m not capable of scrumming, you’re making a mistake”.
Australia and New Zealand are still in contention to win the tournament and this is how you can watch all the action.
When is it?
The match will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 8:05 a.m. BST.
How can I watch?
The game will be available to watch on Sky Sports and their Sky Go app.
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The All Blacks will be without skipper Sam Cane for the clash with Australia at Eden Park this weekend but Ardie Savea returns to last place. Lock Sam Whitelock will lead the team in Cane’s absence while Dalton Papali’i will replace open-flanked Cane in an all-new back row, with Akira Ioane going blind for the injured Scott Barrett and Savea back at number eight after missing the Melbourne game for the birth of her third child.
Dave Rennie made two changes to his pack but kept his bottom line intact. Cadeyrn Neville steps into the second row in place of Matt Philip and Harry Wilson’s return to number eight means a move to the blind flank for Rob Valetini, who was again outstanding in the controversial 39-37 loss to Nova Scotia. Zealand the last time.
Loose striker Rob Leota ruptured an Achilles tendon against the All Blacks in Melbourne which necessitated changes at the back, but Pete Samu retains his place on the open flank after a stellar performance on his first start of the season.
New Zealand: 15-Beauden Barratt, 14-Will Jordan, 13-Rieko Ioane, 12-Jordie Barrett, 11-Caleb Clarke, 10-Richie Mo’unga, 9-Aaron Smith, 8-Ardie Savea, 7-Dalton Papali ‘i, 6-Akira Ioane, 5-Sam Whitelock (captain), 4-Brodie Retallick, 3-Tyrel Lomax, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Ethan de Groot
Replacements: 16-Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17-Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 18-Nepo Laulala, 19-Tupou Vaa’i, 20-Hoskins Sotutu, 21-Finlay Christie, 22-Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 23-Sevu Reece
Australia: 15-Andrew Kellaway, 14-Tom Wright, 13-Len Ikitau, 12-Lalakai Foketi, 11-Marika Koroibete, 10-Bernard Foley, 9-Jake Gordon, 8-Harry Wilson, 7-Pete Samu, 6-Rob Valetini, 5-Cadeyrn Neville, 4-Jed Holloway, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 2-Dave Porecki, 1-James Slipper (captain)
Substitutes: 16-Folau Fainga’a, 17-Angus Bell, 18-Pone Fa’amausili, 19-Nick Frost, 20-Fraser McReight, 21-Nic White, 22-Reece Hodge, 23-Jordan Petaia
New Zealand – 1/12
Draw – 30/1
Australia – 7/1
Australia will suffer from last week’s result and fire all the guns blazing, but the All Blacks will have enough in the tank to sew up the game. New Zealand 35-20 Australia.