Rugby Championship

Wallabies and All Blacks deadlocked in Brisbane

The Wallabies and All Blacks found themselves deadlocked in the third Bledisloe Cup test, with an 18-18 draw at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

The Wallabies went into the half-time break in the lead, although the kicking duel between the two teams would continue throughout the second half.

Kurtley Beale struck first with a penalty in the 51st minute, although Dan Carter followed it up with two of his own.

The All Blacks then drew level in the 67th minute thanks to the boot of Carter, and pushed passed the home side thanks to another penalty goal.

The trusty boot of Wallabies full back, Mike Harris, put the home team back on level pegging in the 75th minute.

The best part of the game came after the siren, when the Wallabies went on a full-fledged attack, although the ball was turned over and it was the visitors who pressed in the post-80 minutes to try and get the crucial 18th record-breaking win that the side was looking for.

The All Blacks pushed towards the opposition 22, and Carter went for the killing blow through an attempted drop goal. The Suncorp crowd let out a loud roar as the All Black fly-half’s shot sailed wide of the uprights, leaving both teams with a close-but-no-cigar feeling.

The scorers:

For Australia:
Pens: Harris 5, Beale

For New Zealand:
Pens: Carter 6

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