New Zealand tour - Twickenham, 29 November 2008, 14:30 local, 14:30 GMT
England (3) 6 - 32 (12) New Zealand (FT)

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Summary

Time Score  
1

Pretty average start from England. Toby Flood fails to find touch with a penalty clearance, then Armitage slices their second attempt at a clearance. Not what Dr Johnson ordered

5

An attempt at redemption from Flood as McCaw strays offside, but he rushes his shot at goal and the chance goes begging

10

Better from England as they attack hard down the right flank, but eventually penalised for holding on in the tackle in front of the posts. Sackey was lurking for a break but the ball never got to him

14 0 - 3

New Zealand's first shot at goal, and Carter obliges. Even when he scuffs them, they sneak in

16 3 - 3

Relief for Flood as he nails his second attempt at goal. New Zealand were penalised for bringing down the scrum, and it's all square again

18

Another bad error from the boot of Armitage as he sends his clearance straight into touch. New Zealand have the throw in a strong position

19

A hint of a dust-up as Brad Thorn takes the law into his own hands after an altercation with Steve Borthwick, and England are gifted ten yards by the referee

23

Lee Mears is off to the sin bin - a big blow for England, and a penalty in front of the posts as well. But somehow Carter has blasted it wide. That's unbelievable

25

Sloppy from England, as Danny Care dives over the ruck, and Carter has an instant opportunity to make amends. Stiff words from the referee to the skipper Borthwick - more of that sort of play, and it won't just be Mears in the bin

26 3 - 6

Carter doesn't make a mistake this time, and New Zealand take the lead

28

Mistake from Carter as he slices his clearance, and England have an attacking throw-in. Flood sizes up a drop-goal after a drive down the middle, but it's well wide

29

Big up-and-under from Flood targets Carter on the 22 - he takes it well, but England are keeping New Zealand pinned back in their half for the moment - even with 14 men on the field

30

England are turned over in the tackle, and New Zealand have some breathing space with a clearance from under their own posts

31

England are down to 13 men! James Haskell is cited for the use of the elbow on So'oialo, and England's ill-discipline is costing them dear. But Carter has missed another kick! How improbable

33

Mears comes back from the bin, so England have 14 once again. Carter sends up a useful up-and-under, but knocks on as he goes in for the catch

35

England's seven-man scrum suffers a meltdown in kicking range, and that's England's ninth conceded penalty of the first half. Here comes Carter again ...

36 3 - 9

Sure enough, Carter nails this one. Nine soft points to New Zealand

37

Another penalty against England, and more strong words from the ref. Sackey was swamped by three tacklers

38 3 - 12

Nailed again. New Zealand are worthy of this lead, but England have gifted it to them

40

So nearly a breakaway try from New Zealand but a poor final pass lets England off the hook. The half-time whistle gives them some respite. What will Johnson have to say about the discipline though? If Carter had nailed all of his kicks, this game might be out of reach already

40

Sensational restart from England, as only a desperate tap-tackle denies Nick Easter a runaway try after a line-break from the kick-off.

41

England are camped on the New Zealand line, but no way through with the forwards

42

Lipman spills the ball, New Zealand break away, and would you believe it, Toby Flood is sent to the sin bin for a high tackle! Just as Haskell is coming back onto the pitch as well ... A harsh call, to be perfectly honest

45

Armitage covers well as New Zealand attempt to chip through the defences, but Nick Kennedy's clearance kick is awful, and So'oialo's kick down the line rolls into touch on the five-yard line

47

Temperatures are rising now, as McCaw gets a ticking-off, and Delon Armitage has a shot at goal

48 6 - 12

Fantastic strike from Armitage - arguably the best of the match so far, and England are back within range

50

Carter has an immediate chance to reclaim those three points, but Carter sends his third pot-shot wide. It was the toughest of the trio, but surprising all the same

52

Clean break from Carter with a brilliant side-step, but Armitage nails him with Noon in support, and the ball is knocked on, to England's relief

53

England made a change with Matt Stephens coming into the front row in place of Phil Vickery

54

Dan Carter's searing cross-kick gives Danny Care too much to think about in his clearance, and the kick is sliced to give New Zealand an attacking line-out

55

Reprieve for England as New Zealand fail to release in the tackle. Armitage clears well

57

Cowan bursts through England's defences with Nonu in support, but England hustle back desperately, and New Zealand's chance to nail the game goes begging. Close though!

58 6 - 17

England's defensive scrum is bundled backwards, and New Zealand's quick hands - with Jimmy Cowan to the fore - allow Mils Muliaina to dive over in the right-hand corner. Sweet finish from the backs, wonderful surge from the scrum. A total team try. Carter's kick goes wide

60

Another coolly judged chip-kick from Carter forces Armitage into a hasty clearance that doesn't find touch, the defence doesn't recover, and the inevitable penalty ensues

61 6 - 20

Another coolly judged chip-kick from Carter forces Armitage into a hasty clearance that doesn't find touch, the defence doesn't recover, and the inevitable penalty ensues

65 6 - 25

The wheels are coming off now for England. Carter sucks in two defenders, taps a dinky chip over the top, and Muliaina gathers and pounces in the corner once again

68

Only an unlucky bounce denies Muliaina a richly-deserved hat-trick as his chip-kick rips England's defences over again. Scrambled defence from Croft who manages to touch down, but it's a five-yard scrum as embarrassment begins to loom

72 6 - 30

Brilliant from New Zealand - England seemed to have them under their cosh inside their own 22, but a wonderful turnover allows a black wave to sweep downfield. Rokocoko offloads to Nonu, who eludes Croft's tap-tackle to dive beneath the posts

73 6 - 32

Almost another breakaway try, a sloppy looping pass from Haskell is easily intercepted, and New Zealand charge down the field once again

75

Another yellow card, this time it's Tom Rees for not moving away in the tackle. Mr Rolland is enjoying himself. England are not

77

New Zealand are offside in the tackle, something that leads Borthwick to enquire where the yellow card is. He might have a small point

79

Joe Rokocoko passes forward as New Zealand sweep down the right flank once again. England have had no answer in the last 20 minutes

80

And that is the end of that. New Zealand have secured their Grand Slam, England have been handed a humbling Wooden Spoon by their three Southern Hemisphere rivals.

Timeline

Time England  Score  New Zealand
0 start of first half start of first half
14 0 - 3 Carter - penalty goal
16 Flood - penalty goal 3 - 3
23 Mears - yellow card
26 3 - 6 Carter - penalty goal
31 Haskell - yellow card
36 3 - 9 Carter - penalty goal
38 3 - 12 Carter - penalty goal
40 end of first half end of first half
40 start of second half start of second half
42 Flood - yellow card
48 Armitage - penalty goal 6 - 12
52 Vickery - sub off
Stevens - sub on
55 Kaino - sub off
Read - sub on
Tialata - sub off
Afoa - sub on
57 Lipman - sub off
Rees - sub on
58 6 - 17 Muliaina - try
60 Ellis - sub on
Care - sub off
61 6 - 20 Carter - penalty goal
65 6 - 25 Muliaina - try
66 Hartley - sub on
Mears - sub off
Easter - sub off
Croft - sub on
68 Thorn - sub off
Boric - sub on
Smith - sub off
Toeava - sub on
69 Weepu - sub on
Cowan - sub off
72 6 - 30 Nonu - try
73 6 - 32 Carter - conversion
74 Noon - sub off
Cipriani - sub on
Hipkiss - sub on
Sackey - sub off
75 Rees - yellow card
80 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
0
80

Notes

 
Result New Zealand won by a margin of 26 points
 
Ground name Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance 81180
 
Referee ACP Rolland (Ireland)
 
England Test debuts none
New Zealand Test debuts none

Teams

England New Zealand
Tries none Tries Muliaina (58, 65), Nonu (72)
Cons none Cons Carter (73)
Pens Flood (16), Armitage (48) Pens Carter (14, 26, 36, 38, 61)
    Team
15 FB
Delon Armitage
14 W
Paul Sackey
13 C
Jamie Noon
12 C
Riki Flutey
11 W
Ugo Monye
10 FH
Toby Flood
42
9 SH
Danny Care
1 P
Tim Payne
2 H
Lee Mears
23
3 P
Phil Vickery
4 L
Steve Borthwick (c)
5 L
Nick Kennedy
6 F
James Haskell
31
7 F
Michael Lipman
8 N8
Nick Easter
    Replacements
16 H
Dylan Hartley
17 P
Matt Stevens
18 N8
Tom Croft
19 F
Tom Rees
75
20 SH
Harry Ellis
21 C
Danny Cipriani
22 W
Dan Hipkiss

Match stats

England   New Zealand
0 Tries 3
0 from 0 Conversion goals 1 from 3
2 from 3 Penalty goals 5 from 8
66.7% Kick at goal success 54.5%
0 (1 missed) Dropped goals 0
Kick/pass/run
32 Kicks from hand 33
80 Passes 84
64 Runs 72
206 Metres run with ball 387
Attacking
1 Clean breaks 4
7 Defenders beaten 12
2 Offloads 3
56 from 63 (88.9%) Rucks won 57 from 59 (96.6%)
4 from 4 (100.0%) Mauls won 0 from 0
7 Turnovers conceded 14
Defensive
77/12 Tackles made/missed 79/7
86.5% Tackling success rate 91.9%
Set pieces
8 won, 2 lost (80.0%) Scrums on own feed 5 won, 1 lost (83.3%)
9 won, 1 lost (90.0%) Lineouts on own throw 10 won, 3 lost (76.9%)
Discipline
19 Penalties conceded 10
4/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

Eng stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Armitage 0/0 3 7/1/5 37 1 0 2 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Sackey 0/0 0 0/1/6 24 0 2 0 0 3/1 0/0 1 0/0
C Noon 0/0 0 1/0/3 0 0 0 0 0 4/2 0/0 0 0/0
C Flutey 0/0 0 3/3/4 9 0 1 0 0 5/2 0/0 2 0/0
W Monye 0/0 0 3/1/4 20 0 0 0 1 5/1 0/0 2 0/0
FH Flood 0/0 3 5/17/5 17 0 1 0 0 4/0 0/0 2 1/0
SH Care 0/0 0 6/37/2 9 0 0 0 0 3/1 1/0 3 0/0
P Payne 0/0 0 0/0/3 0 0 0 0 1 5/0 0/0 1 0/0
H Mears 0/0 0 0/0/4 1 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 1 1/0
P Vickery 0/0 0 0/1/4 3 0 1 0 1 3/1 0/0 0 0/0
L Borthwick 0/0 0 0/3/1 0 0 0 0 0 6/0 1/0 0 0/0
L Kennedy 0/0 0 1/0/1 3 0 0 0 0 4/1 5/0 0 0/0
F Haskell 0/0 0 0/1/7 19 0 0 0 1 9/1 0/0 2 1/0
F Lipman 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 2 6/2 0/0 1 0/0
N8 Easter 0/0 0 0/3/10 49 0 2 0 0 9/0 0/0 2 0/0
(H) Hartley 0/0 0 0/2/2 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Stevens 0/0 0 0/2/2 8 0 0 0 0 3/0 1/0 0 0/0
(N8) Croft 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 1/0 0 0/0
(F) Rees 0/0 0 0/0/1 7 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 1 1/0
(SH) Ellis 0/0 0 1/8/0 0 0 0 0 1 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Cipriani 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(W) Hipkiss 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

NZ stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Muliaina 2/0 10 5/4/10 50 0 1 1 1 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Rokocoko 0/1 0 0/1/2 27 1 0 0 2 3/1 0/0 0 0/0
C Smith 0/0 0 0/3/4 35 0 2 0 1 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Nonu 1/0 5 0/3/4 83 2 3 0 0 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
W Sivivatu 0/1 0 4/6/8 42 0 0 1 1 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
FH Carter 0/1 17 13/13/8 38 1 4 0 1 5/3 0/0 0 0/0
SH Cowan 0/0 0 4/31/11 60 0 0 1 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Woodcock 0/0 0 0/0/3 0 0 0 0 1 3/0 0/0 2 0/0
H Mealamu 0/0 0 0/2/2 11 0 1 0 0 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Tialata 0/0 0 0/1/2 3 0 0 0 0 3/1 0/0 2 0/0
L Thorn 0/0 0 0/3/4 0 0 0 0 1 5/0 0/0 1 0/0
L Williams 0/0 0 1/3/5 9 0 1 0 0 5/1 5/0 1 0/0
F Kaino 0/0 0 0/1/2 4 0 0 0 0 7/0 2/0 0 0/0
F McCaw 0/0 0 0/4/3 0 0 0 0 5 12/0 0/0 2 0/0
N8 So'oialo 0/0 0 0/4/1 0 0 0 0 0 10/0 2/0 1 0/0
(P) Afoa 0/0 0 0/1/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(L) Boric 0/0 0 0/1/0 0 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(F) Read 0/0 0 0/0/2 15 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Weepu 0/0 0 0/1/0 0 0 0 0 1 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Toeava 0/0 0 0/2/1 10 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

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