Italy tour - Melbourne, 20 June 2009, 20:00 local, 10:00 GMT
Australia (22) 34 - 12 (6) Italy (FT)

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It's all change for the Wallabies and Italy at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium, with myriad changes on both sides. Berrick Barnes starts in place of Matt Giteau for the Wallabies, while Craig Gower will be hoping for a better return in his second Test for the Azzurri. Join us for LIVE commentary from 11.00 GMT.

1

James O'Connor starts the game by making making a hash of a high ball and knocks-on. Scrum to Italy deep in the Wallabies half.

2 0 - 3

Wallabies are struggling. A knock-on by the Wallabies gives Mclean an easy kick in front.

3

Mclean converts and the Wallabies kick off.

4

A 6 phase move from the Italians comes to an end for Australia as Mumm concedes a penalty for not releasing.

5

Gower kicks to touch in the Wallabies' half and the Italians win their lineout.

6

Italy have the scrum but they get penalised for not staying on their feet. Barnes kicks to touch in the Italian half.

7

The Wallabies try to switch the ball from right to lef and start to make inroads but they're up against a solid blue wall.

8

A knock-on from Mumm gives the Italians a scrum in their own half. It's a sloppy start from the Wallabies.

9

Gower kicks to touch in the Wallabies half and it's an Italian lineout.

10 5 - 3

The Aussies have the ball again and spread the ball left. A suspicious forward pass from Barnes is missed by the ref and Turner offloads in the corner for Polota-Nau to score.

11

O'Connor slices his kick.

12

Wallabies have the ball and try to move up the field by taking on the Italian pack.

13

O'connor tries a cheeky chip and he gets a lucky bounce as it lands to Turner.

14

Barnes tries to then kick to touch but McLean catches it and hooks it horribly out of play.

15

Wallabies have a penalty and Barnes kicks deep into the Italy half.

16

An up-and-under from O'Connor is dropped by Parisse and Alexander then makes a sensational break forward but he offloads but it's knocked-on.

18

The Wallabies try to spread the ball wide and Cross gets hit with a brutal tackle from Quartaroli. Penalty Wallabies for not staying on feet at the scrum.

19

The Wallabies take the scrum and it collases at the first attempt.

20

The Italians have it and Tebaldi kicks it out but it's caught in touch by Hynes.

21

George Smith charges down a Tebaldi kick and the Italians concede a penalty for not releasing. O'Connor to kick.

22

O'Connor scores.

23 8 - 3

Gower kicks off and Turner kicks long into touch.

24

Turner catches an up-and-under but the pass goes long but Barnes saves the situation an amazing one-bounce kick into touch in the Italian half.

25 13 - 3

Italy run themselves into trouble and Tebaldi is tackled by kimlin and Cooperr lays it off to O'Connor who sets up Cross to score.

26 15 - 3

O'Connor converts and Barnes collects the ball and kicks into the Italy half but Cooper concedes a penalty from the resulting ruck for kicking the ball when it wasn't out.

27

Former Aussie McLean misses his kick. He hooked it wide.

28

from the restart Gower lays off Rubini who is takled but Mumm is penalised for not releasing.

29

Mclean lines up his kick as Hynes goes off with an injury.

30 15 - 6

Mcean scores from 45 yards.

31

Gower catches from the restart and wins a lineout as the ball was apparently touched on the way out of play.

32

Tebaldi tries an up-and-under but its caught by hooker Polota-Nau and the Aussies break.

33

The Italians get turnover and Gower kicks supremely to touch in the Australian 22.

34

Gower lays off Garcia and he jinks and weaves brilliantly. Parisse tries a pointless kick but he's taken out by Cooper and Italy have a penalty from 20 yards.

35

Mclean hits the right upright and the Wallabies are let off the hook.

36

Italy have it on the halfway and spread the ball right. In the ruck but concede a penalty for not staying on their feet.

37

The Wallabies kick to touch and then spread the ball right. Barnes throws to Cooper who then releases Turner who makes a great run on the right and goes inside to Ashley Cooper who scores the Wallabies third try.

38 20 - 6

O'Connor lines up his kick.

39

O'Connor with his socks down by his ankles misses.

40

The players go off for half time. That was a half that got better for Australia as it went on. They played some good running rugby towards the end of the half and with a weakened Italian side, we could some more tries in the second half.

40

Gower to kick-off. Great take from Horwill. Aussies kick long but Mcleans' kick is long into the dead-ball zone and it's touched down by Cooper.

41

The ball comes back to O'Connor and he kicks brilliantly to touch deep in the Italian half.

42

Australia come forward and Kimlin and Parisse unintentionally clash heads but Parisse has come off badly from that.

43

Italy have the put-in in their scrum and Tebaldi kicks to touch in the Italian half.

44

Gower spreads the ball right but it's dropped on the wing by Rubini. A good chance wasted. It was advantage Italy so Mclean has a kick in front.

45 20 - 9

Luke Mclean scores and Australia kick-off.

46

A kicking war develops and Italy have a lineout as Turner slices it out.

47

A break from Garcia causes the Australians problems but he has no support on the right.

48

Gower spreads the ball left and Rubini boots straight to Cooper when he had space to run into.

49

Gower and Garcia link well but the ball is spilled and the situation is saved by Tebaldi who gets the loose ball. Italy will get the put in as Canale receives treatment.

50

The scrum collapses and the ball is kicked long into touch by Ashley Cooper.

51

Australia spread the ball left and try to breakdown Italy.

52

Barnes jinks his way through the Italy defence but he loses the ball and Italy kick deep. The ball is put out by Cooper after pressure from the Italian runner.

53

Gower makes a hash of the kick and gives it to Smith who boots it forward and chases.

54

Australia have turnover and spread the ball wide in a move that is in its fifth phase.

55

Mumm gets penalised for not staying on his feet. Mclean kicks to touch.

56

Mclean kicks forward from the lineout and Barnes then reaches touch with his kick on the halfway.

57

Australia turnover from the lineout and come forward at pace with Cooper.

58

A great move from Barnes and he lays off to Horwill who can't offload. But its a penalty to Italy for killing the ball. Easy kick for Barnes.

59

Barnes hooks it wide from 20 yards.

60

Mclean kicks long straight to Quaid Cooper and the Australians come forward. They give away a soft penalty on the halfway for not releasing.

61

Italy will kick for three points.

62 20 - 12

Mclean converts and this game is not over.

63

O'Connor receives a kick from Gower and tries a cheeky up-and-under which is knocked-on. Quartaroli kicks deep and O'Connor kicks to touch in his own half.

64

Gower gets the ball from the lineout and kicks one that hits the posts. The bounce is lucky for Australia and Burgess collects the ball.

66

Australia are having to revert to kicking as Italy put them under pressure.

67

Mclean kicks long but Australia Quaed Cooper kicks briliantly deep into touch.

68

Italy are under pressure now and Mclean kicks but Australia are in the sixth phase of a good move.

69 25 - 12

Burgess offloads from the ruck and Sets up Turner who makes a dart into space and runs over to score the Wallabies' fourth try.

70 27 - 12

O'Connor converts.

71

Another Australian move threatens but a slight fumble from Mumm. Barnes has a penalty and kicks to touch.

72

Italy have the ball and Gower kicks to Ashley Cooper.

73

Turner makes another great run and Barnes has the ball and kicks over the Italians for Cooper and Turner to chase but its touched down by Mclean.

75 32 - 12

Barnes, Mumm and Valentine link brilliantly to set up Ashley Cooper and he runs in to score under the posts.

76 34 - 12

Barnes scores from in front.

77

Australia have the ball at the re-start and spread it left.

78

The Wallabies concede a penalty in the Italian half and Italy have the put in at the scrum.

79

Italy kick long with Mclean but it only reaches Cooper so Australia will run with ball.

80

The siren goes and the ref blows up for full-time. Australia looked good when they came forward and scored some excellent tries. They struggled with their kicking and made handling errors but it was understandable considering all the changes. When Gower had the ball Italy looked like they could cause better sides problems but the Wallabies were deserved winners.

Timeline

Time Australia  Score  Italy
0 start of first half start of first half
2 0 - 3 McLean - penalty goal
6 Sgarbi - sub off
Quartaroli - sub on
10 Hynes - sub off
Ashley-Cooper - sub on
Polota-Nau - try
5 - 3
16 Ashley-Cooper - sub off
Hynes - sub on
23 O'Connor - penalty goal 8 - 3
25 Cross - try 13 - 3
26 O'Connor - conversion 15 - 3
30 Ashley-Cooper - sub on
Hynes - sub off
15 - 6 McLean - penalty goal
38 Ashley-Cooper - try 20 - 6
40 end of first half end of first half
40 start of second half start of second half
Perugini - sub on
Staibano - sub off
45 20 - 9 McLean - penalty goal
46 Ashley-Cooper - sub off
Hynes - sub on
51 Geldenhuys - sub on
Reato - sub off
Montauriol - sub off
Zanni - sub on
60 Tebaldi - sub off
Toniolatti - sub on
61 Sbaraglini - sub off
Ghiraldini - sub on
62 20 - 12 McLean - penalty goal
67 Waugh - sub on
Kimlin - sub off
69 Turner - try 25 - 12
70 O'Connor - conversion 27 - 12
71 O'Connor - sub off
Ashley-Cooper - sub on
72 Burgess - sub off
Valentine - sub on
75 Ashley-Cooper - try 32 - 12
76 Barnes - conversion 34 - 12
77 Gower - sub off
Burton - sub on
80 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
80+1
0
80
81

Notes

 
Result Australia won by a margin of 22 points
 
Ground name Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance 20280
 
Referee D Pearson (England)
 
Australia Test debuts PJM Cowan
Italy Test debuts S Favaro
 
Match notes match played indoors

Teams

Australia Italy
Tries Polota-Nau (10), Cross (25), Ashley-Cooper (38, 75), Turner (69) Tries none
Cons O'Connor (26, 70), Barnes (76) Cons none
Pens O'Connor (23) Pens McLean (2, 30, 45, 62)

Match stats

Australia   Italy
5 Tries 0
3 from 5 Conversion goals 0 from 0
1 from 2 Penalty goals 4 from 6
57.1% Kick at goal success 66.7%
0 Dropped goals 0
Kick/pass/run
35 Kicks from hand 38
120 Passes 71
102 Runs 55
634 Metres run with ball 286
Attacking
16 Clean breaks 2
13 Defenders beaten 4
18 Offloads 4
65 from 69 (94.2%) Rucks won 51 from 59 (86.4%)
3 from 3 (100.0%) Mauls won 5 from 5 (100.0%)
6 Turnovers conceded 8
Defensive
76/4 Tackles made/missed 102/13
95.0% Tackling success rate 88.7%
Set pieces
3 won, 1 lost (75.0%) Scrums on own feed 6 won, 2 lost (75.0%)
7 won, 5 lost (58.3%) Lineouts on own throw 17 won, 1 lost (94.4%)
Discipline
12 Penalties conceded 8
0/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

Aust stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB O'Connor 0/1 7 9/7/9 48 0 0 0 2 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Turner 1/1 5 5/5/7 87 3 1 4 0 3/0 0/0 1 0/0
C Cross 1/0 5 0/2/12 89 0 1 5 2 4/1 0/0 0 0/0
C Cooper 0/0 0 4/10/5 23 0 1 1 0 5/2 0/0 2 0/0
W Hynes 0/0 0 1/1/3 6 0 1 0 0 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
FH Barnes 0/0 2 11/20/6 17 1 1 1 0 6/0 1/0 1 0/0
SH Burgess 0/0 0 2/43/9 49 2 3 2 0 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Cowan 0/0 0 0/1/8 20 0 0 0 0 8/0 0/0 1 0/0
H Polota-Nau 1/0 5 0/1/3 9 1 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Alexander 0/0 0 0/1/5 45 2 1 1 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
L Horwill 0/0 0 0/1/5 18 1 0 2 0 7/1 5/0 1 0/0
L Mumm 0/0 0 0/0/7 47 0 1 0 0 5/0 1/0 3 0/0
F Kimlin 0/0 0 0/1/3 6 0 1 1 2 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
F Pocock 0/0 0 0/4/5 37 1 0 0 0 10/0 0/0 0 0/0
N8 Smith 0/0 0 3/10/5 31 1 0 1 0 6/0 0/0 0 0/0
(F) Waugh 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 1 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Valentine 0/0 0 0/8/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(W) Ashley-Cooper 2/0 10 0/3/9 102 4 2 2 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

Italy stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB McLean 0/0 12 11/2/6 72 0 0 0 0 6/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Rubini 0/0 0 2/0/2 4 0 0 1 1 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
C Canale 0/0 0 1/3/1 5 0 0 0 0 4/1 0/0 0 0/0
C Garcia 0/0 0 0/0/4 63 2 3 0 0 4/2 0/0 0 0/0
W Sgarbi 0/0 0 0/0/1 9 0 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
FH Gower 0/0 0 13/13/1 0 0 0 0 1 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
SH Tebaldi 0/0 0 8/34/4 0 0 0 0 2 7/0 0/0 1 0/0
P Aguero 0/0 0 0/0/3 5 0 0 0 0 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
H Sbaraglini 0/0 0 0/1/2 6 0 0 0 0 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Staibano 0/0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0 1/2 0/0 0 0/0
L Reato 0/0 0 0/1/1 2 0 0 0 0 4/0 1/0 0 0/0
L Bortolami 0/0 0 0/0/3 0 0 0 0 0 7/1 7/0 0 0/0
F Montauriol 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 4/0 2/2 1 0/0
F Favaro 0/0 0 0/1/8 35 0 0 3 0 13/1 2/3 2 0/0
N8 Parisse 0/0 0 0/8/11 63 0 0 0 3 4/1 1/0 2 0/0
(H) Ghiraldini 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Perugini 0/0 0 0/0/1 3 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(L) Geldenhuys 0/0 0 0/0/1 4 0 0 0 0 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
(F) Zanni 0/0 0 0/0/2 7 0 0 0 0 1/0 3/0 0 0/0
(SH) Toniolatti 0/0 0 3/6/1 0 0 0 1 0 3/1 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Burton 0/0 0 0/1/0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(W) Quartaroli 0/0 0 0/0/1 8 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

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