Our referee is Jérôme Garcès and he will be assisted by Jaco Peyper and Shuhei Kubo. The TMO is Marius Jonker.
New Zealand: 15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Ardie Savea, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody. Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Atu Moli, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Matt Todd, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Ngani Laumape, 23 George Bridge.
The All Blacks have decided to start with Dane Coles at hooker, while Codie Taylor shifts to the bench. Scott Barrett is back from injury and he replaces the now injured Brodie Retallick. In another important change Sam Cane is at open-side flanker replacing Matt Todd, who shifts to the replacement bench. They have also decided to try the Barrett-Mo'unga experiment for a second week in a row.
Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Reece Hodge, 13 James O’Connor, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Nic White, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Rory Arnold, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Scott Sio. Replacements: 16 Folau Fainga’a, 17 James Slipper, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Adam Coleman, 20 Luke Jones, 21 Will Genia, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Tom Banks.
In a surprise move James O’Connor has been given a start at centre for the Wallabies for the first time in six years. Other changes from the team that narrowly defeated Argentina last week includes Nic White starting at scrum-half, Allan Alaalatoa returning from injury and Tolu Latu starting at hooker.
The two top teams played to a 16-all draw in Wellington last week and one of them is expected to lift the crown in this years shortened version of the competition.
The All Blacks are currently second on the Rugby Championship table. They are one point behind the Springboks, who face Argentina later this evening.
Welcome to Optus Stadium in Perth, for our live coverage of this Rugby Championship clash between Australia and New Zealand
Kick-off! We are underway here in Perth after a minute of silence to remember Brian Lochore, who passed away recently.
Australia have won their last six tests here in Perth. Hodge finds a good touch after Australia secure the first penalty.
After camping in the New Zealand 22, Australia concede a penalty at the breakdown and Mounga finds a good touch.
Australia string nine patient phases together, before Christian Lealiifano finds a gap and makes good ground. Great work by the All Blacks to rip it away, but then Savea is penalised for interfering with the scrum-half.
PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALI'IFANO! 3-0: Christian Leali'ifano slots the first kick and opens his account.
TRY, AUSTRALIA, HODGE! 8-0: What a start by Australia! They get it back after a potential interception by Anton Lienert-Brown. O'Connor then sends it wide to Hodge, who races home from 49 metres!
CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, LEALI'IFANO! 10-0: Christian Leali'ifano slots another good kick.
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 10-7: Richie Mo'unga adds the extras.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, LIENERT-BROWN! 10-5: Goodhue tries a grubber kick in the Australian 22 and the bounce favours the Kiwi's. In the end Anton Lienert-Brown gets his hand on it first.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, IOANE! 10-12: Beauden Barrett chips ahead but the ball bounces nicely for Hodge who clears. The All Blacks get it back via Aaron Smith. He runs into a gap and offloads to Rieko Ioane, who scores! The conversion is missed.
Australia string 14 phases together before they spill it in the tackle on the right near the 22. Great defending New Zealand!
Mo'unga chips the ball ahead and regathers it. He makes good ground, before it is stolen by Marika Koroibete.
PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALI'IFANO! 13-12: Hodge is into a gap, but just cannot find Hooper. Australia then string 12 phases together before Beale sends Kerevi into space, but a great tackle by Mo'unga halts their progress. Australia secure a penalty at the breakdown and Christian Leali'ifano slots another good kick.
Beauden Barrett is looking more dangerous as the game goes on.
After a few resets at a scrum Australia secure a penalty and Hodge finds touch.
Australia waste an opportunity! They go off their feet at the breakdown and Barrett punishes them with a good kick.
New Zealand now mess up the line-out and White tries a box-kick. Hodge regathers it and they kick ahead. The ball rolls over the line for a restart from the 22.
Australia secure a penalty after an altercation between Savea and Hooper. Hooper is not happy and earns a penalty and they go for the line-out.
HALF-TIME: AUSTRALIA 16-12 NEW ZEALAND. It has been an intense first 40 minutes and Australia have done really well. A massive decision by the referee on the stroke of the break may have a significant impact on the second half.
RED CARD, NEW ZEALAND, SCOTT BARRETT! 16-12: Australia secure their line-out and drive forward. After 11 phases the referee stops play and the TMO is involved. Scott Barrett is then sent off for a shoulder charge. That is MASSIVE! WOW! Christian Leali'ifano slots the subsequent penalty.
Kick-off! We are back underway here in Perth.
TRY, AUSTRALIA, SALAKAIA-LOTO! 21-12: A great start by the Aussies with their one-man advantage. They string nine patient phases together, before Lukhan Salakaia-Loto goes over to score! Great work!
The conversion is missed by Christian Leali'ifano.
TRY, AUSTRALIA, WHITE! 26-12: Kerevi manages to get through a tackle and beats Beauden Barrett. He offloads to White, who scores! The TMO awards the try after a recheck. Again the conversion is missed.
That 40th minute red card has turned this game on it's head.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, BEAUDEN BARRETT! 26-17: The All Blacks string 23 patient phases together and make their way into the Australian 22. Barrett then sees a gap and storms over to score a great try! Great work New Zealand!
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 26-19: Richie Mo'unga slots a good kick.
That New Zealand try showed that they are never down and they had very little ball since that red card.
Australia earn a relieving penalty at the breakdown and Hodge finds a good touch.
TRY, AUSTRALIA, KOROIBETE! 31-19: Australia secure their line-out and drive forward. After six phases and out of nowhere Marika Koroibete gets the ball and scores! Fantastic for a back at the breakdown.
CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, LEALI'IFANO! 33-19: Christian Leali'ifano slots a good kick and extends the lead.
The All Blacks come again and Ioane has a good run after finding a gap. Mo'unga then tries a chip kick and Beale clears for Australia by starting his own good run. He offloads to Koroibete, who loses the ball forward. Great tackle Read!
TRY, AUSTRALIA, HODGE! 38-19: Great work again by James O'Connor who has had a good game. He sends Hodge away, who side-steps his way to a try in the corner.
CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, TOOMUA! 40-19: Matt Toomua adds the extras.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, LAUMAPE! 40-24: A great restart by New Zealand and Read offloads to Ngani Laumape, who runs all of 40 metres to score!
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 40-26: Richie Mo'unga slots another good kick.
Ardie Savea has a good run down the left and is eventually tackled by Hooper. How did Hooper get there?
New Zealand string four phases together before losing it in the tackle for an Australian scrum.
TRY, AUSTRALIA, BEALE! 45-26: That is typical Beale! How do you defend that line? He receives the ball outside the 22 and side-steps his way past the tackler twice for a superb individual try. He has had a good game.
FULL-TIME: AUSTRALIA 47-26 NEW ZEALAND. While Australia dominated the second half with their one man advantage, New Zealand were always within reach and never really out of it. A good win for the Wallabies, who have not lost here in Perth in their last seven tests. Thank you for joining us.
CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, TOOMUA! 47-26: Matt Toomua slots the final kick of the game.