Australia will be looking for revenge when they travel to New Zealand for the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
The Wallabies lost the game against their rivals in the last minute of the match after referee Mathieu Raynal gave the All Blacks a penalty. It was up against Australian Bernard Foley for wasting time after he ignored the referee’s warning to hurry up and take a release kick.
The call was debated all week, but footage emerged of Australia captain Nic White and Raynal chatting away. The referee stood by his decision and calmly explained to the captain.
He said, “I told you twice and you still went on.” He added that it wasn’t “fair” that they were setting the clock back and that “if you think I’m not capable of giving a scrum, you make 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 am BST.
How can I watch?
The game will be available to watch on Sky Sports and the Sky Go app.
If you are not a Sky customer, you can get a NOWTV Daily Pass here to watch without subscription.
The All Blacks will be without captain Sam Cane for their clash with Australia at Eden Park this weekend, but Ardie Savea returns to the back row. Lock Sam Whitelock will lead the team in Cane’s absence, while Dalton Papali’i replaces Cane on the open flank on an all-new backline, with Akira Ioane on the blind side for the injured Scott Barrett and Savea back at number eight after miss the Melbourne match for the birth of their third child.
Dave Rennie made two changes to his peloton but kept his bottom line intact. Cadeyrn Neville comes to the second row in place of Matt Philip and the return of Harry Wilson at number eight means a switch to the blindside flanker for Rob Valetini, who again excelled in the controversial 39-37 loss to New Zealand last night. match.
Loose forward Rob Leota tore an Achilles tendon against the All Blacks in Melbourne, requiring changes from the backline, but Pete Samu keeps his spot on the flank open after a stellar performance in his first game 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
Substitutions: 16-Samison 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)
substitutions: 16-Folau Fainga’a, 17-Angus Bell, 18-Pone Ma’ai’ai, 19-Nick Frost, 20-Fraser McReight, 21-Nic White, 22-Reece Hodge, 23-Jordan Petaia
New Zealand – 1/12
Raffle – 1/30
Australia – 01/07
Australia will suffer from last week’s result and will come out with all their weapons drawn, but the All Blacks will have enough in the tank to sew the game together. New Zealand 35-20 Australia.