Full Time
80:00
6:45pm Sat November 15, 2014
Final - Sky Stadium, Wellington
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FULL TIME - The Aussies thought they had levelled it but a forward pass at the end dented the chances

New Zealand 22-18

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PENALTY AUSTRALIA: NZ lose it at the back and they are offside on the pick up - Aussies on the attack inside the 10m zone

New Zealand 22-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION AUSTRALIA
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cameron Smith converts the try from out wide and the Aussies are within a try

New Zealand 22-18

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TRY AUSTRALIA
Scored by Ben Hunt. Kick to come.

Some good work from the Aussies and a few forward passes, a Manu shoulder charge and some luck help the Aussies to have a fighting chance

New Zealand 22-16

PENALTY AUSTRALIA: Kiwi's make a second effort and they are penalised helping Australia upfield

New Zealand 22-12

71

ANOTHER Goaline dropout coming for the Aussies after a Shaun Johnson grubber bounces up before it goes dead and GI has to knock it dead

New Zealand 22-12

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NZ creating space on the outside of the Australian defenders and the ball is taken dead by the Aussie defender after a Nightingale grubber

New Zealand 22-12

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Michael Jennings flings the ball back into play but the English Touch Judge has his flag up for Jennings being out, and it was a good call even though it was just a toe

New Zealand 22-12

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

Shaun Johnson keeping the Aussies in it... just, he hits the post and keeps the margin at 10

New Zealand 22-12

63

TRY NEW ZEALAND
Scored by Manu Vatuvei. Kick to come.

Kieran Foran straightens the attack, sets up the lead up and Manu Vatuvei has too much strength for the Aussie defence

New Zealand 22-12

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

Shaun Johnson magic with the try - then bland with the conversion

New Zealand 18-12

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TRY NEW ZEALAND
Scored by Shaun Johnson. Kick to come.

Shaun Johnson gives a show and go and puts the pedal down and beats the Aussie defensive line and GI

New Zealand 18-12

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Shaun Johnson runs across field and finds a gap but the last ditch cover tackle from Michael Jennings saves the day and Johnson is pushed over the sideline

New Zealand 14-12

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Sione Mata'utia slides in to try and get the 20m restart but slides into goalpost instead

New Zealand 14-12

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Greg Inglis puts a good kick in and claims a 40/20 but the replay easily dispels the claim

New Zealand 14-12

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A mass of offloads from the Kiwis on their own line puts pressure on themselves but Greg Bird knocks the ball down in trying to get the ball free

New Zealand 14-12

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PENALTY AUSTRALIA: Kiwis penalised for having 2 efforts in the tackle

New Zealand 14-12

45

Long delay here after a neck injury to Martin Taupau after a tackle that didn't have too much in it by the looks of things

New Zealand 14-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION AUSTRALIA
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cam Smith makes no mistake with the conversion attempt from the sideline to close the gap to 2 points.

New Zealand 14-12

43

TRY AUSTRALIA
Scored by Sione Mata'utia. Kick to come.

Sione Mata'utia is awarded the try after several reviews of obstruction as Daly Cherry-Evans bolted through the Kiwis defence to score. Cherry-Evans created the open space with his footwork to give Mata'utia clearance at the line.

New Zealand 14-10

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VIDEO REFEREE for the Kangaroos with Sione Mata'utia crossing in the corner

New Zealand 14-6

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Second half is UNDERWAY as the Kangaroos get first use of the ball as the Kiwis kick off.

New Zealand 14-6

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HALF TIME: New Zealand 14 lead Australia 6

New Zealand 14-6

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UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND
Kieran Foran makes an unforced error.

Kieran Foran drops an offload on his own 10m line and despite the protests it looks pretty clear

New Zealand 14-6

34

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Shaun Johnson's kick is absolutely perfect and pushes the lead out to 8

New Zealand 14-6

34

TRY NEW ZEALAND
Scored by Manu Vatuvei. Kick to come.

Some Shaun Johnson magic sees him beat 4 or 5 Aussie defenders then he throws a beautiful rocket ball out to the Beast who scores in the corner

New Zealand 12-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Manu Vatuvei TRY - Checking obstruction midfield, then Sideline and Grounding, Phil Bentham has given the 'T'

New Zealand 8-6

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They don't call him Kapow for nothing - Martin Taupau just steamrolls the Aussie defence

New Zealand 8-6

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A great kick from Kieran Foran forces Greg Inglis to bat the ball dead

New Zealand 8-6

32

Farrier required on the track - No.15 NZ has lost a shoe (Greg Eastwood lost his boot in the tackle)

New Zealand 8-6

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Cooper Cronk tries a 40/20 and it fails...... badly, goes out on the full by about 5m

New Zealand 8-6

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Shaun Johnson goes high once again and this time its Greg Inglis underneath it and he takes it beautifully

New Zealand 8-6

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEW ZEALAND
Penalty goal attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Shaun Johnson takes the easy 2 points on offer and they take the lead for the first time tonight

New Zealand 8-6

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PENALTY KIWIS: Kieran Foran gets over the tryline but ducked under a high tackled that is now penalised by Phil Bentham

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Kieran Foran puts a beautiful bomb in that traps Josh Mansour and he can't reach it and on the bounce has to bat it dead

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Shaun Johnson converts the try from the sideline to level the scores

6 all

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TRY NEW ZEALAND
Scored by Jason Nightingale. Kick to come.

Great work across 2 plays from the Kiwis sets up some great field position and an overlap and Jason Nightingale scores in the corner

Australia 6-4

22

Peta Hiku is absolutely poleaxed by David Klemmer then Manu Vatuvei was on the opposite end to one of his usual tackles

Australia 6-0

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Kieran Foran puts a kick towards the ingoal in but GI picks it up quite easily

Australia 6-0

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PENALTY KIWIS: Australia penalised for a high tackle, NZ on the attack 10m out

Australia 6-0

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A bit of push and shove after a bit too much going on in the tackle according to Phil Bentham

Australia 6-0

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The Kiwis on the attack just 5m out from the tryline after the scrum

Australia 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR AUSTRALIA
Michael Jennings makes an unforced error.

Michael Jennings sticks his arm out and cuts down a pass that almost definitely would've sent the Kiwis into score

Australia 6-0

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PENALTY KIWIS: Phil Bentham penalises the Kangaroos for being too slow leaving the ruck

Australia 6-0

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Shaun Johnson is going high but Greg Inglis is as safe as dairy at a vegan conference

Australia 6-0

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Shaun Johnson sends the ball high with the bomb then gets tackled in the air BUT nothing again from Phil Bentham

Australia 6-0

13

Excellent set after points for the Aussies, they find touch 10m out from the NZ line

Australia 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION AUSTRALIA
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cameron Smith converts the goal to put the Aussies ahead

Australia 6-0

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TRY AUSTRALIA
Scored by Michael Jennings. Kick to come.

The Video Referee screen might have been no good but the Try was all good after the review for Michael Jennings to get the 4 points

Australia 4-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Michael Jennings try, Checking the onside and the contest, Phil Bentham says TRY

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DECISION CHANGED: Video Referees check the replay and it shows the ball went straight through Dylan Walker without a touch and hit the back of the NZ player, 20m restart

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Dylan Walker can't grab hold of the ball and Phil Bentham rules a goalline dropout

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Cooper Cronk puts a deep kick in that finds Peta Hiku on the full who offloads to SKD and he goes to halfway

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Shaun Johnson goes super high off the bomb but Greg Inglis takes a good take at the back

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HELD UP IN GOAL: Corey Parker bursts to the line but the Kiwis defence is too strong and they resist the Aussie attack and come away with the handover

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PENALTY AUSTRALIA: Adam Blair penalised for crowding the man playing the ball and Australia move to the 40m line

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Cameron Smith finds space and puts a grubber kick to the corner for Josh Mansour but the ball bounces too high and it goes dead

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PENALTY AUSTRALIA: Early Penalty against the Kiwi's for a hand on the ball, Australia start next set on the 30m line

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Good opening set for the Kiwi's they get to halfway but the last tackle kick was average under pressure only going 15m

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Phil Bentham calls time on and the final game of 2014 is underway

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Both teams out onto Westpac Stadium with the National Anthems to be performed ahead of the New Zealand Haka

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Welcome to LeagueUnlimited.com's LIVE coverage from Westpac Stadium in Wellington as the New Zealand Kiwis host the Australia Kangaroos in the 2014 Four Nations Final. The Kangaroos met the Kiwis in the opening game of the competition which saw the Kiwis claim victory. Australia have been patchy in their performances to date and the Kiwis will be up to the task of taking out the tournament.

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TEAM NEWS: Australian Kangaroos – Robbie Farah, Aidan Guerra and Ryan Hoffman once again not picked in the run on side. Josh Jackson and David Klemmer come onto the interchange.

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TEAM NEWS: New Zealand Kiwis – Gerard Beale and Bodene Thompson not required off the extended bench

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Referees & scorers:

Referee: Phil Bentham

Touch Judges: Jason Walsh, Robert Hicks

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Henry Perenara

NEW ZEALAND (22)
Tries: Jason Nightingale, Shaun Johnson, Manu Vatuvei (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Shaun Johnson (1/1)

AUSTRALIA (18)
Tries: Michael Jennings, Sione Mata'utia, Ben Hunt
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/3)
Penalty Goals: