After a fearsome rendition of the Haka from the All Blacks, stared down by the Wallabies, kick-off is on the way.
Ben O'Keeffe is today's referee. He is assisted by Paul Williams and Nic Berry, while Angus Gardner is on TMO duty.
Australia: James Slipper, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Allan Alaalatoa, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Matt Philip, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper (c), Harry Wilson, Nic White, Noah Lolesio, Marika Koroibete, Irae Simone, Jordan Petaia, Filipo Daugunu, Dane Haylett-Petty.
Reserves: Jordan Uelese, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou, Rob Simmons, Fraser McReight, Tate McDermott, Reece Hodge, Hunter Paisami.
New Zealand: Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jack Goodhue, Caleb Clarke, Richie Mo'unga, Aaron Smith; Hoskins Sotutu, Sam Cane (c), Shannon Frizell, Sam Whitelock, Patrick Tuipulotu, Ofa Tuungafasi, Dane Coles, Karl Tu'inukuafe.
Reserves: Codie Taylor, Alex Hodgman, Tyrel Lomax, Scott Barrett, Dalton Papalii, TJ Perenara, Ngani Laumape, Rieko Ioane.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the opening round of the 2020 Tri-Nations as Australia face New Zealand in Sydney.
The Wallabies kick off with the All Blacks firing straight back, finding touch on halfway.
White's up-and-under is knocked on by Clarke, but we go upstairs to check the tackle on him from Daugunu. He is sent to the sin-bin for 10 minutes for that!
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, TU'INUKUAFE! 0-5: First test try for the big man. After a powerful maul from the All Blacks, they work the ball out to him and he crashes over! Great work in the build-up from Aaron Smith!
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 0-7: Mo'unga adds the extras for the All Blacks from out left.
Jordie Barrett is yellow-carded for elbowing Haylett-Petty in the face as he looked to hand him off! It's 14 against 14 already in Sydney!
TRY DISALLOWED! Coles sneaks in out wide to pounce on the ball and ground after a superb-cross kick! They're missing Jordie Barrett while he sits out in the sin bin for 10 minutes, but that's a winger's try for the hooker! Or is it? No! After we go upstairs to Angus Gardner, it is decided that he did not ground the ball properly! knock-on and still 0-7!
And now Clarke also sees his try disallowed in the corner after review! The Wallabies are clinging on for dear life, but they have Daugunu back on the field.
Australia enjoy a rare period on the front foot, but a knock-on halts them in their tracks.
Jordie Barrett comes back after his period in the sin-bin and it's 15 against 15 again.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 0-12: After a solid maul from the All Blacks, Mo'unga slices through the heart of the Wallabies defence, leaving Paenga-Amosa for dead. He dummies and goes all the way through for the try!
Mo'unga is just unable to convert his own try from near New Zealand's right-hand touchline. The score remains 0-12 to the All Blacks.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 0-17: Mo'unga collects a kick and scythes through the defence yet again for his second try and New Zealand's third! The All Blacks are running riot already!
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 0-19.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, COLES! 0-24: Coles does get his try this time in more conventional fashion than the disallowed one earlier as the All Blacks maul their way over on their left!
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 0-26: Mo'unga adds the extras with another great kick, bringing it inside the posts from out wide.
The Wallabies are creating a few chances, but their handling is letting them down whenever they get into good positions.
Mo'unga breaks through again for the All Blacks, but just can't hold his balance. He throws the pass away, but can't find the hands of a teammate up in support. The Wallabies hold on by the skin of their teeth. They have a scrum on their own 5m line.
HALF-TIME: AUSTRALIA 0-26 NEW ZEALAND. What a first half from New Zealand. Two tries from Mo'unga and one apiece from Coles and Tu'inukuafe have sent the All Blacks into the break ahead. They could so easily have had more. The Wallabies have been abysmal.
Off we go for the start of the second half.
TRY, AUSTRALIA, LOLESIO! 5-26: Great team try from the Wallabies with Petaia involved in the build-up. It's Lolesio who ultimately goes over on debut!
Lolesio fails to convert his own try, but the Wallabies would be delighted to be on the scoreboard.
Promising run from Haylett-Petty, but he is tackled and the All Blacks win the turnover after some great work at the breakdown by Sam Whitelock.
Handling errors continue to cost the Wallabies dearly. They've been better in the second half, but they need to cover ground quickly if they are to get anything from this game.
The Wallabies win a breakdown penalty for not rolling away. Lolesio boots the ball into touch.
Penalty to the All Blacks from their own scrum around halfway -- front row standing up. Tupou was perhaps a little over-eager there. The All Blacks set up the lineout right on the edge of the Wallabies 22.
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 5-29: New Zealand milk the penalty and Mo'unga makes no mistake.
The Wallabies win a penalty for a shoulder charge and Lolesio looks to put the ball out right in the corner. However, he overcooks it and we go back for a New Zealand scrum. They lose the ball immediately afterwards and Australia get the penalty for offside. This one finds the corner.
Awful lineout from the Wallabies. They have the scrum at least now. Lolesio makes way for Hodge. New Zealand then get the penalty as the Wallabies are pinged for holding on.
The All Blacks look to pile on the pressure, but Simmons puts in a big hit. New Zealand aren't making up much ground, so they go to the boot. Australia look to come back at them, but another handling error halts them.
It's New Zealand who knock the ball on while attacking now. They also concede a penalty and Hodge finds touch inside opposition territory.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, IOANE! 5-34: From an attacking scrum, New Zealand go to the short side with Sotutu setting Ioane up for the finish in the corner! Executed to perfection!
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 5-36: Another great kick from Mo'unga takes the All Blacks' lead beyond 30 points.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, J. BARRETT! 5-41: Straight through the heart of the defence goes Jordie Barrett! He runs a superb line and goes all the way to score near the posts and make amends for his earlier yellow card!
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 5-43: He's nailed several difficult kicks in this game, so Mo'unga was never going to miss an easy one like that!
Frizell picks up a yellow card for a high tackle on Petaia, but it won't mean much at this stage.
FULL-TIME: AUSTRALIA 5-43 NEW ZEALAND. Jordie Barrett denies Koroibete a late consolation try in the corner and the full-time whistle goes. Lolesio scored the first try of the second half, but the All Blacks then ran in 17 unanswered points with tries coming from Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett.