Wallabies end All Blacks' winning streak

In news from down under the All Blacks winning run is over, but they remain unbeaten.

Australian Wallabies fullback Israel Folau (C) pushes away New Zealand All Blacks fly-half Aaron Cruden (R) during their rugby union Test match in Sydney on 16 August, 2014. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The first Rugby Championship match between Australia and New Zealand ended in a 12-all draw at the ANZ Stadium.

It was wet and cold in Sydney and conditions weren't ideal for running rugby at half time New Zealand were in front 9-3 after penalties by Aaron Cruden and one by Kurtely Beale.

Jaco Peyper was very strict at the break down throughout the game and the penalties continued coming in the second half.

The All Blacks were reduced to 14 men for a second time after Wyatt Crocket was sinbinned for cynical play at the end of the first 40 and Beauden Barret with 11 minutes left in the match, but the Wallabies couldn't take advantage.

The Springboks suffered a big blow ahead of their first Rugby Championship game this afternoon as Willem Alberts has been ruled out of the encounter.

He is replaced by Marcell Coetzee in the starting line-up, while Oupa Mohoje comes into the match day squad.

Alberts was forced to withdraw after he picked up a hamstring strain during the captain's run last night and will also not travel with the squad to Argentina.

As a result, Golden Lions captain Warren Whiteley has been drafted into the squad for the tour.

The Bok match starts at 5:05 pm this afternoon at Loftus Versfeld.