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Saturday 10 November 2018, 10:00am EST

England v New Zealand

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  • FT
  • Penalty GoalBeauden Barrett
  • Drop GoalBeauden Barrett
  • Penalty GoalBeauden Barrett
  • HT
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
  • TRY!Damian McKenzie
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
  • TRY!Dylan Hartley
  • Drop GoalOwen Farrell
  • TRY!Chris Ashton
  • KO


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Defenders beaten
Clean breaks
Turnovers conceded
Turnovers won
Missed tackles
England T C P
15 Elliot Daly 0 0 0
14 Chris Ashton 1 0 0
13 Henry Slade 0 0 0
12 Ben Te'o 0 0 0
11 Jonny May 0 0 0
10 Owen Farrell 0 1 0
9 Ben Youngs 0 0 0
1 Ben Moon 0 0 0
2 Dylan Hartley 1 0 0
3 Kyle Sinckler 0 0 0
4 Maro Itoje 0 0 0
5 George Kruis 0 0 0
6 Brad Shields 0 0 0
7 Sam Underhill 0 0 0
8 Mark Wilson 0 0 0
16 Jamie George 0 0 0
17 Alec Hepburn 0 0 0
18 Harry Williams 0 0 0
19 Charlie Ewels 0 0 0
20 Courtney Lawes 0 0 0
21 Danny Care 0 0 0
22 George Ford 0 0 0
23 Jack Nowell 0 0 0
New Zealand T C P
15 Damian McKenzie 1 0 0
14 Ben Smith 0 0 0
13 Jack Goodhue 0 0 0
12 Sonny Bill Williams 0 0 0
11 Rieko Ioane 0 0 0
10 Beauden Barrett 0 1 2
9 Aaron Smith 0 0 0
1 Karl Tuinukuafe 0 0 0
2 Codie Taylor 0 0 0
3 Owen Franks 0 0 0
4 Brodie Retallick 0 0 0
5 Sam Whitelock 0 0 0
6 Liam Squire 0 0 0
7 Ardie Savea 0 0 0
8 Kieran Read 0 0 0
16 Dane Coles 0 0 0
17 Ofa Tuungafasi 0 0 0
18 Nepo Laulala 0 0 0
19 Scott Barrett 0 0 0
20 Matt Todd 0 0 0
21 TJ Perenara 0 0 0
22 Richie Mo'unga 0 0 0
23 Ryan Crotty 0 0 0


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  • Well, that’s all for now. Until next time, thank you and goodbye!
  • From there, the momentum swung in New Zealand’s favour, with Beauden Barrett in superb form with the boot to convert with a drop goal and then a penalty – following dreadful lineout play from England – to nudge the visitors ahead. England thought they had won it late on, only for Underhill's try to be ruled out by the TMO, and the All Blacks survived to claim the win.
  • It’s all over at Twickenham, and New Zealand have held firm to secure a hard-fought comeback win. England charged ahead in style, with Ashton and Hartley getting the tries, but the All Blacks, inspired by the excellent McKenzie, hauled themselves back into the contest on the stroke of half-time.
  • It’s a New Zealand scrum, around 25 metres from the All Blacks’ line. We're into the final minute.
  • What a waste! Farrell is furious, and rightly so. He was hanging back, waiting for the ball to be given to him for a kick. Instead, England decide to go wide, with Slade only able to flick the ball out of play.
  • May breaks through, twisting his way through New Zealand’s scrambling defence before eventually hitting the deck. Can England engineer enough space for a drop goal?
  • That was extremely tight, and England will feel hard done by, but they still have three minutes, plus any additional time, to clinch what would be a famous win. It's 16-15 to New Zealand...
  • NO TRY! The TMO has come to New Zealand’s rescue! After England were on the right end of a TMO review last week, they have now been on the wrong side of one, with Lawes having been given offside.
  • It looks like the referee is checking with the TMO, apparently for an offside from Lawes in the build up, with England’s number 20 having charged down the initial New Zealand kick.
  • Try
    TRY! ENGLAND HAVE THE LEAD! With five minutes remaining, the home side have found a breakthrough, with Sam Underhill driving through after Lawes charged down a kick, selling Barrett a dummy before lunging over in the corner.
  • England work a good scrum, releasing Slade, but he is pressurised by New Zealand’s defence. However, the centre cleverly engineers space with a step inside, and gets England away.
  • George Ford is on for England, replacing Ben Te’o for the closing stages.
  • Retallick has three lineout steals to his name this half. It has been a crucial part of New Zealand’s comeback, and it may well have been where England have lost this game if they don’t manage to force an opening.
  • But again, George’s lineout is pounced upon by New Zealand, and the chance for England to mount a serious charge on the visitors’ line has gone. Now, it’s the All Blacks on the attack as we enter the final 10 minutes.
  • Nowell wastes no time in getting himself involved, chasing down a high kick to the right wing and managing to force the lineout.
  • Chris Ashton started England off with that early try, marking his first start in four years in ideal fashion. He has now gone off, and has been replaced by Jack Nowell.
  • Another stray lineout from George, but this time England recover to win the ball back and expose some space down the left. Care’s pace and energy is a big asset, if England can get him into the game.
  • Eddie Jones takes advantage of a dead ball to make another substitution. Brad Shields is off, with Courtney Lawes on.
  • Another England change, now. Danny Care is on in place of Ben Youngs, while TJ Penerara has replaced Aaron Smith for New Zealand.
  • An exchange of kicks between both sides eventually results in McKenzie bursting through, but Farrell manages to get back and knock the ball out, with George on hand to lunge onto the loose ball.
  • Penalty Goal
    It’s gone through. Barrett's effort curled and swerved slightly, but eventually straightened up to go through the centre of the posts.
  • George’s error has indeed proved costly, with England conceding a penalty. Beauden Barrett has been in fine form with the boot, and he now has the chance to put New Zealand in front…
  • George has taken over lineout duties in the second half, but the England man has – quite frankly – not been up to scratch with what would seem to be a relatively simple task of throwing the ball into play. A truly abysmal effort has just handed the initiative right back to New Zealand in the hosts’ 22.
  • New Zealand’s Karl Tu’inukuafe has gone off, with Ofa Tu’ungafasi coming on.
  • Another lineout for England, but the referee spots an infringement from the Red and Whites, handing the ball back to New Zealand. There hasn’t been much rhythm to proceedings in the last 10 minutes, and that will suit the hosts more than the All Blacks.
  • Scott Barrett is on for New Zealand. He has replaced Liam Squire.
  • England are sustaining the pressure, though, forcing a lineout around 30 yards off New Zealand’s line. Shields climbs to win it, only to be penalised when he drops it when landing.
  • The answer is no. England worked it well, and looked to have the numbers to force a try, only for Sinckler to spill the ball around two yards out from the line. New Zealand have the scrum.
  • Well, a brave call by England! They won a penalty just inside New Zealand’s 22, but instead of going for the kick, Jones’ side have elected to run it in. Will that decision pay off?
  • Now, England get back on the front foot, winning a lineout close to New Zealand’s line. The All Blacks survive the initial phase of play, but the hosts are maintaining the attack.
  • Three points more for New Zealand. Barrett is given far too much time in a central position, and he takes full advantage, arrowing a neat kick through the sticks.
  • A double-change for New Zealand sees Laulala and Coles replace Franks and Taylor.
  • New Zealand are certainly playing with much more verve and vigour, now, and Barrett has just tested England’s lines with a probing run, only for Read to concede possession when he attempted a first-time offload.
  • This is the 56th time that England have led by five or more points at half-time since the beginning of 2006. They have lost just two of the previous 55 games, both against Wales.
  • CHANCE! That should really have been a try for New Zealand. McKenzie is again the architect with a wonderful run. Ben Smith is the benefactor, and he manages to find his namesake Aaron, who in turn picks out Savea. However, despite having plenty of space to run into, the All Blacks’ No.7 cannot bring the ball under his control.
  • Back underway! New Zealand get the second half started, with Barrett sending a high kick down to the left-hand corner. England deal with it well enough, but the All Blacks are quickly upfield and regain possession swiftly.
  • England captain Dylan Hartley is off. His replacement is Jamie George.
  • England’s kicking game has been exceptional, and the hosts were well worthy of their lead in the first 37 minutes. One sloppy mistake in defence allowed New Zealand a sight of the line, though, and the All Blacks showed just what they can do. England will need to be out of the blocks quickly after the restart to ensure the momentum doesn’t swing in the visitors’ favour.
  • That successful penalty from Barrett brings an enthralling first-half to an end, with England leading. That lead was a comfortable one until the 39th minute, though, when McKenzie slid over next to the posts to haul New Zealand back into proceedings following tries from Ashton and Hartley.
  • Penalty Goal
    No errors from Barrett, as he converts confidently from the penalty.
  • More pressure now from New Zealand, who are barring down on England’s line in full force. Another score for the visitors now would really throw this match right open! And now they might have the chance, with the referee having awarded a penalty for offside.
  • Time for a change from England. Shields is back on, with Lawes returning to the bench.
  • That’s a torrid kick from Farrell, who sends the restart straight out of play. England don’t need any sloppiness with half-time fast approaching!
  • Conversion
    Barrett does not slip up in converting an easy kick. It's 15-7.
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand are right back in it! McKenzie has been excellent so far, and he now has a try to his name. Read started the move with a powerful run, but the All Blacks’ skipper was dragged down just before he reached the line. The visitors kept it alive, however, with McKenzie on hand to dart under a desperate tackle and slide in just to the left of the sticks.
  • That’s much better from New Zealand, who have now won a scrum around 15 yards out from England's line. There was some slick play in the build up from the All Blacks, who haven’t come close to showing what they are capable of just yet.  
  • New Zealand appear to be building some pressure, but then one mistake on the ball very nearly allows England to capitalise. McKenzie manages to make a recovery, though, finding the smallest of gaps in England’s line before slipping it left to Crotty.
  • A first change for New Zealand now. Sonny Bill Williams is off, with Ryan Crotty his replacement.
  • Brilliant kicking once again from England. Farrell works it into Slade, who sprints slightly to the left before slicing the ball down into space, forcing McKenzie to chase it down, but the ball beats him to the touchline and New Zealand have to take a lineout deep in their own territory.
  • England’s Brad Shields has gone off for a head assessment, and Lawes is on. The home faithful applaud him as he makes his way down the tunnel. The crowd are well behind England, and will have been thoroughly impressed by this display so far. 
  • New Zealand respond immediately, with McKenzie chipping upfield before chasing his own kick down and feeding Barrett, whose grubber looked to have caught England’s defence flat-footed, only for Ashton to get his hands to it.
  • Conversion
    Farrell makes no mistake this time, and sends his effort through the sticks – 15-0 to England.
  • Try
    TRY! What an outstanding try that is! England are now 13-0 up, and it came in brilliant fashion. Itoje won the ball from a lineout before working it into Hartley at the back of a maul, which twisted and drove its way towards the line before England’s captain put it down.  
  • England’s kicking game has been superb so far, but a good kick is not worth much without an equally as impressive chase. Fortunately for the home side, those chases have been exceptional, especially from Ashton, who is thriving down the right.
  • England have won 15 of their 16 home Tests under current coach Jones. Their only defeat was a 24-15 loss to Ireland on 17 March.  
  • Finally, New Zealand manage to sustain a spell of possession, and a high, swirling kick from Barrett very nearly catches Daly out, but England survive and win a scrum. Youngs immediately looks to force the hosts back upfield with a kick down the line, only for the ball to sail out of play for a lineout.
  • McKenzie has certainly been busy so far, with England aiming the majority of their kicks into the space behind the New Zealand full-back, turning the visitors’ defence and maintaining the pressure in the All Blacks’ half.
  • Ben Smith does well to beat Daly to a looping kick, with Sam Whitelock picking up the scraps and driving New Zealand forward. The rain is teeming down at Twickenham, and that is already leading to some nervy moments on the ball for both sets of players – their catching will need to be spot on.
  • That New Zealand attack came to nothing, and a punt down the line from McKensie merely hands possession back to England, who themselves go long with a kick that Aaron Smith almost spills.
  • This has been some start from England. Since the off, the pressure has been right on the visitors, and Hansen's side have not been able to come up with a response as of yet, although a break in England's lines allows the All Blacks to make a bit of progress down their left.
  • It's 8-0! New Zealand are once again pinned in their own half, and Farrell takes full advantage, sending a composed kick through the centre of the posts following a scrum.
  • England boss Jones has an impressive record of five wins from 11 matches against the All Blacks as a head coach but this will be his first meeting with them since taking over the Red and Whites.
  • CLOSE! That’s a great bit of play by May, who kicks and chases down the left flank. He looks set to latch onto the loose ball but, just in time for New Zealand, his path is blocked by McKenzie.
  • More pressure from England, and that forces an error from the All Blacks. The hosts have a lineout midway through New Zealand's half.
  • Farrell takes the kick, but it hits the woodwork and bounces away. It remains 5-0.
  • Try
    TRY! ENGLAND LEAD! What a return for Ashton! The winger was the big inclusion in Jones’ side, and he’s now marked his first start in four years with a superbly-taken try. Having taken in a looping pass, he was quickly at full speed to drive over in the corner.
  • Straight from the off, England are on the front foot. Farrell's kick is wide and causes New Zealand's defence issues, with the hosts taking advantage to win a scrum.
  • KICK-OFF! Farrell gets proceedings underway at Twickenham!
  • As is always the case, the Haka was a magnificent show of force from the All Blacks. And now, it's time for kick-off...
  • That's the national anthems done, although now, of course, New Zealand will perform their traditional pre-game ritual, the Haka.
  • And now, time for the national anthems.
  • The teams are out on the pitch but, before kick-off, The Last Post shall be played and a minute’s silence held ahead of Remembrance Sunday.
  • England have well-documented injury issues, but their inexperienced pack will be full of confidence following that win over the Springboks last week. The big team news for the hosts is that Chris Ashton returns to the fold, starting on the right flank for the first time since the 2014 fixture against New Zealand. Steve Hansen’s side, meanwhile, beat Japan last time out, and are able to welcome lock Brodie Retallick back from injury.
  • NEW ZEALAND REPLACEMENTS: Dane Coles, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Nepo Laulala, Scott Barrett, Matt Todd, TJ Perenara, Richie Mo’unga, Ryan Crotty.
  • NEW ZEALAND XV: Damian McKenzie; Ben Smith, Jack Goodhue, Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Karl Tu’inukuafe, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks; Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick; Liam Squire, Ardie Savea, Kieran Read.
  • ENGLAND REPLACEMENTS: Jamie George, Alex Hepburn, Harry Williams, Charlie Ewels, Courtney Lawes, Danny Care, George Ford, Jack Nowell.
  • ENGLAND XV: Elliot Daly; Chris Ashton, Henry Slade, Ben Te’o, Jonny May; Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Ben Moon, Dylan Hartley, Kyle Sinckler; Maro Itoje, George Kruis; Brad Shields, Sam Underhill, Mark Wilson.
  • This is a first clash between these two sides at Twickenham since 2014, but while New Zealand may come in as favourites, England have at least returned to some semblance of form with consecutive wins over South Africa in their last two tests.
  • England and New Zealand drew a three-test series in 2017, but since then their form has been remarkably different. While Eddie Jones’ England side have stuttered, finishing fifth in the Six Nations and losing five tests on the bounce, the All Blacks have gone from strength to strength, easily beating France to secure another Rugby Championship.
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