Australia 23-18 New Zealand: Wallabies hang on for a dramatic win in Brisbane

Australia managed to hold on to a slender lead in the dying minutes of the second-half to win 23-18 despite a frantic onslaught from New Zealand.

Tries from wingers Reece Hodge and Marika Koroibete as well as a 12th of the season from fullback Israel Folau had given the home side a 20-13 lead with 15 minutes of the match remaining.

Waisake Naholo had crossed in the first half for the world champions and his fellow winger Rieko Ioane got their second in the 71st minute but Damian McKenzie missed the conversion and a 55-metre Hodge penalty gave the Wallabies a famous victory.

New Zealand beat Australia 54-34 in Sydney and 35-29 in Dunedin during the Rugby Championship and so were already assured of retaining the Bledisloe Cup for a 15th successive season.

More to follow.

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