The second date of Three Nations 2020 found again Australia crashing into New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane . The locals got strong to win 24 to 22 and celebrate big.
The first to hit was Australia, two minutes into the match, with the debutant’s try Tom wright . The first ball he touched with the Wallabies jersey, the wing did not hesitate and scored. New Zealand was quick to reply and take action on the matter. With a series of phases, the All Blacks managed to tie the game at the hand of Rieko Ioane , following a Wrigth.
21 minutes into the first half Ofa Tuungafasi he saw the red card, after hitting Wright with his shoulder. The impact was direct to the chin of the wing and the referee had no alternative but to expel the New Zealand prop. Then at 34 minutes, when it seemed that Australia could take their rival ahead and in the middle of the maelstrom, Lachalan Swinton shocked Sam Whitelock. Everything ended in the red for the third row and the match was fourteen against fourteen.
Between nervousness and inaccuracies on both sides, the first half ended in a draw at 8, with penalties from Beauden Barrett Y Reece hodge .
In the second half, Australia was in charge of breaking the parity with a new Hodge penalty to take advantage with one less player, after the yellow of Marika koroibete . Although New Zealand, true to its style, pressed the accelerator and after an excellent maul reached the try with Codie taylor and Barrett’s conversion. Later, a new penalty from the Wallabies’ opening brought them closer to the score.
In the absence of ten minutes for the closing of the game, Scott barrett committed a child penalty and received a yellow card. The local did not miss his chance and stepped forward with Hodge’s foot. The final lunge took place with the try of Taniela Tupou after an excellent pick and go. The pillar was unstoppable for the rival defense and in this way sealed the success of its selected team.
Already at the end of the game there would be room for the debutante’s attempt Tupou Vaa’i to decorate the result. Finally, Australia defended the result and ended up celebrating the triumph 24-22, to settle in this Three Nations.
In this way the Wallabies beat the All Blacks again after a year without doing it. See the synthesis of the match here.
Australia: 1. James Slipper, 2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 3. Allan Alaalatoa; 4. Rob Simmons, 5. Matt Philip; 6. Lachlan Swinton, 7. Michael Hooper (captain), 8. Harry Wilson; 9. Nic White, 10. Reece Hodge; 11. Marika Koroibete, 12. Hunter Paisami, 13. Jordan Petaia, 14. Tom Wright; 15. Tom Bank.
Substitutes: 16. Folau Fainga’a, 17. Angus Bell, 18. Taniela Tupou, 19. Ned Hanigan, 20. Liam Wright, 21. Tate McDermott, 22. Noah Lolesio and 23. Filipo Daugunu.
New Zealand: 1. Karl Tu’inukuafe, 2. Codie Taylor, 3. Ofa Tuungafasi; 4. Scott Barrett, 5. Samuel Whitelock; 6. Akira Ioane, 7. Sam Cane (captain), 8. Ardie Savea; 9. TJ Perenara, 10. Beauden Barrett; 11. Rieko Ioane, 12. Ngani Laumape, 13. Anton Lienert-Brown, 14. Sevu Reece; 15. Jordie Barrett.
Substitutes: 16. Asafo Aumua, 17. Alex Hodgman, 18. Tyrel Lomax, 19. Patrick Tuipulotu, 20. Cullen Grace, 21. Brad Weber, 22. Damian McKenzie and 23. Will Jordan.