England tour - Dunedin, 14 June 2014, 19:35 local, 07:35 GMT
New Zealand (6) 28 - 27 (10) England (FT)

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Summary

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Out come England to a muted welcome. And the come the All Blacks ...

1

And New Zealand kick off and the ball ends up in touch. Touch judge wearing tracksuit trousers, it's that cold. England win an early penalty

2 0 - 3

England drive well and earn another penalty, just inside the NZ 10m line close to touch. Owen Farrell straight into action, loud boos ring out but it matters not, straight through the middle

3

Another penalty straight from the kick-off and the All Blacks get the first warning from the referee

6

Launchbury charges down, England pile to within a metre, desperate defence as England throw it around to probe for the hole. Three times England held up short and the All Blacks eventually strip the ball and clear to touch

7 0 - 8

Marland Yarde piles through as a big hole appears, Richie McCaw's tackle just brushed off and Yarde stretches to score

8 0 - 10

And the crowd slightly stunned as New Zealand not only behind but have hardly been out of their half so far

9

10

Ma'a Nonu wriggles through tackles but it brought down in the 22 by the rock that is Mike Brown. All Blacks back in this and angry

11 3 - 10

New Zealand powering forward. This is All Blacks as we know them. England defend well but this is relentless and eventually concede a penalty

13

This is a cracking start, now England throwing the kitchen sink at the All Blacks in return

17

Brown makes a good take under pressure but is penalised for holding on, and Cruden will have another crack at three points

18

Groans as Cruden puts it well wide to the left. It had the distance but not the accuracy

20

England win the ball after Parling causes a spill, Farrell kicks deep into the NZ 22 but hits the line. An inch out

21

Loud boos as Julian Savea breaks but the referee calls it back as , once again, Ma'a Nonu takes a player out off the ball on halfway

22

The level of booing iof England kicks is fairly pathetic here. Owen Farrell missesa long-range penalty anyway and that leads to jeers

23

Now it is Danny Care's turn to kick straight out as he looks to find touch deep in the NZ 22. That was a bad kick, sails into touch

25

An intense start from both sides, hard tackling and nothing given. England have looked the better side so far aside from a rampaging three minutes from the All Blacks before their first penalty

26

Yarde again causes problems as he attacks, well tackled, but England on the attack once more as New Zealand take some big hits while defencing

28

At this pressure it's inevitable mistakes are being made both ways. This time England penalised and New Zealand can attack after a long spell on the back foot

29

30

Good defence by Farrell as the ball bobbles inside the England 22, defence hesitates but Farrell quick and mops up with a good kick ... ball bobbles, falls for Jane but his hack on floats into touch ... had it not that would have been dangerous

32

Brown does an high kick but collides with Smith and is poleaxed briefly. New Zealand attack again, Brown back up but looking ginger

33

This is another spell of old All Black attacking relentless rugby. Desperate and sometimes fortunate defence from England as they hack clear. A three-minute spell ends with a knock-on. Players gather their breath

35

Now England attack with some nice handling. New Zealand win the ball back and fire back themselves. There will be some sore and exhausted bodies by the end of this one

36

Amazing rugby. Errors galore, attacking galore and with the game played at this pace the benches will be vital come the last 20 minutes

38

A penalty on the England 10m line and this time Cruden goes for touch not the posts, and that launches another attack in the dying minutes of the half

39

New Zealand camped inside the England 22. You feel this is a crucial couple of minutes

40

Jane drops the ball, Manu Tuilagi breaks and is brought down after a 60m run by a last-gasp and brilliant tackle from Ben Smith inside his own 22. Had he missed that, it was a try

40+1

Hooter's gone but we have one last scrum just inside the England half. Everyone wants the break to catch their breath, players and crowd alike

40+2 6 - 10

New Zealand get the penalty at the scrum. On the 10m line about 10m in from touch. They rightly go for the points and Aaron Cruden cuts the gap to four points at the break. And you will have to wait a long time to see a better half than that.

40

Ready? Everyone recorvered. Here we go again ...

42

Morgan isolated inside his own half but he's a strong lad and he holds on a support pours back

43 11 - 10

England attack fails as Twelvetrees throws the ball away with a poor pass and that leads within seconds to a counterattack and Ben Smith has the overlap and runs under the posts. What a difference 20 seconds made

44 13 - 10

Cruden - conversion

47 13 - 13

England win a penalty 5m inside the NZ half (46m out we are told). It's central and Farrell fancies it, Boorish boos again to the fore but he lands the kick

48

Aaron Smith chooses to go for the line rather than pass outside and is tackled just short. He might rue that decision. New Zealand attack and attack

49 18 - 13

England stretched too wide and New Zealand race through the gears, it goes out wide and Julian Savea finishes the play with a try in the corner. Quick hands in the build-up and the All Blacks just seemed to be a different side from the one who were out there for much of the first half

50

Cruden again misses the kick and that's him down for the day as he is substituted

52

Again New Zealand smash forward, like a buffalo finally stirred into action by an irritating insect

53

New Zealand throw a wayward pass with the line at their mercy, it goes forward and a stunned England can regather their thoughts and composure. NZ have the ball though

54

Advantage being played but England have conceded the penalty out neat tough. Long debate among the brains trust before they finally decide to go for the three points with their new kicker, Beauden Barrett

55

The kick hits the post, Tuilagi gathers, Brown clears. Momentary relief

57

England rocking on the ropes as New Zealand land punch after punch

58

The All Black pack rumbles towards the line, they have the advantage as well and so throw it around, pounding at the England line. England concede a penalty on their line and Farrell yellow carded for not rolling away

59 21 - 13

Bennett lands a simple kick, the screw turns a bit more and you suspect this could get messy in the next few minutes if this All Black pressure continues with England also a man down. Twelvetrees playing fly-half

61

Poor kick from Twelvetrees, easily bounces off the end of the pitch and England give away possession on halfway by doing that

62

Lovely cross-field kick just beats Savea into touch. England lineout in their own 22

63 26 - 13

Ma'a Nonu piles through some tired tackles and scores, that's pretty much it for this match. Conrad Smith set it with a neat run which commits the defence and a perfect pass leaves Nonu with a wriggle and then the score

65 28 - 13

And the lead opens up

67

More boos as the touch judge dares to make a decision against the All Blacks which the crowd, inevitably, disagrees with. All Blacks defend well as England try to remember how they played in the first half

69

England have penalty inside the 22, they kick, take the lineout and drive. Farrell comes back on. England knock on and the moment goes

70

A few untidy scrums which given the pace of this game is expected

71 28 - 20

England attack again, Wilson spins off two tackles and the ball goes side to side. MIke Brown runs for the line, spins as he is tackled by two All Blacks and that's one for the TMO. Brown has an amazing ability to spin and twist like an eel. It looks OK on replay, it's tight but there was downward pressure despite All Black hands. The referee says he thinks there was a hand between the ball and the grounding but the TMO says while there was, Brown had the key pressure as well

72

Owen Farrell converts, and the gap is eight points with eight minutes to go.

74

New Zealand have the put-in for a scrum midway in the England half, and they'll be quite happy with how long it takes to set. Seconds ticking away for the tourists now.

75

Tremendous break by Beauden Barrett and it's an All Blacks lineout five metres out.

76

The pressure is building and building, the All Blacks are pushing... over the line, but held up. Richie McCaw was the one burrowing over but not down. Scrum five.

78

Penalty to England as the scrum turns too far. They get to clear their lines, but the match is all but gone now.

79

One last attack for England, but the referee brings it back for a penalty at half-way against the All Blacks. Farrell will kick for touch, and England have a chance of a consolation score as time expires.

80+1 28 - 25

The hooter goes just as England win the lineout on the five-metre line. The pass out wide to Mike Brown is too low and scoots along the ground, where he is wrapped up. Quick hands by Yarde then Tuilagi then Brown sets up Chris Ashton for the try. Superb take by Brown on the wing from Tuilagi's pass, which was behind him at his ankles.

80+2 28 - 27

Farrell converts, but it's a one-point victory for the All Blacks - deserved winners of the match, and the series.

Timeline

Time New Zealand  Score  England
0 start of first half start of first half
2 0 - 3 Farrell - penalty goal
7 0 - 8 Yarde - try
8 0 - 10 Farrell - conversion
11 Cruden - penalty goal 3 - 10
40+2 Cruden - penalty goal
end of first half
6 - 10 end of first half
40 start of second half start of second half
43 BR Smith - try 11 - 10
44 Cruden - conversion 13 - 10
47 13 - 13 Farrell - penalty goal
Webber - sub off
Hartley - sub on
49 Savea - try 18 - 13
50 Cruden - sub off
Barrett - sub on
56 Vunipola - sub on
Morgan - sub off
Launchbury - sub off
Lawes - sub on
58 Farrell - yellow card
59 Barrett - penalty goal
Mealamu - sub on
Coles - sub off
21 - 13
63 Nonu - try 26 - 13
65 Barrett - conversion
Faumuina - sub on
Franks - sub off
Crockett - sub on
Woodcock - sub off
Messam - sub off
Vito - sub on
28 - 13
71 28 - 20 Brown - try
Farrell - conversion
Marler - sub off
Mullan - sub on
Youngs - sub on
Care - sub off
Burrell - sub off
Ashton - sub on
76 AL Smith - sub off
Perenara - sub on
Tuipulotu - sub on
Retallick - sub off
Wilson - sub off
Brookes - sub on
80+1 28 - 25 Ashton - try
80+2 end of second half
end of half
28 - 27 Farrell - conversion
end of second half
end of half
0
82 28 - 27 Farrell - conversion

Notes

 
Result New Zealand won by a margin of 1 point
 
Ground name Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Attendance 28470
 
Referee J Peyper (South Africa)
 
New Zealand Test debuts PT Tuipulotu
England Test debuts K Brookes

Teams

New Zealand England
Tries BR Smith (43), Savea (49), Nonu (63) Tries Yarde (7), Brown (71), Ashton (80)
Cons Cruden (44), Barrett (65) Cons Farrell (8, 71, 80)
Pens Cruden (11, 40), Barrett (59) Pens Farrell (2, 47)

Match stats

New Zealand   England
3 Tries 3
2 from 3 Conversion goals 3 from 3
3 from 5 Penalty goals 2 from 3
62.0% Kick at goal success 83.0%
0 Dropped goals 0
Kick/pass/run
26 Kicks from hand 27
200 Passes 142
135 Runs 91
567 Metres run with ball 358
Attacking
61% (60%/61%) Possession (1H/2H) 39% (40%/39%)
60% (58%/63%) Territory (1H/2H) 40% (42%/37%)
11 Clean breaks 7
31 Defenders beaten 11
11 Offloads 17
93 from 96 (96.9%) Rucks won 53 from 59 (89.8%)
4 from 5 (80.0%) Mauls won 10 from 10 (100.0%)
20 Turnovers conceded 19
Defensive
74/11 Tackles made/missed 136/31
87.0% Tackling success rate 81.0%
Set pieces
8 won, 2 lost (80.0%) Scrums on own feed 4 won, 0 lost (100.0%)
10 won, 0 lost (100.0%) Lineouts on own throw 12 won, 3 lost (80.0%)
Discipline
9 (1) Penalties conceded (Freekicks) 7 (0)
0/0 Yellow/red cards 1/0

NZ stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB BR Smith 1/0 5 3/9/19 127 1 6 2 1 2/2 0/0 0 0/0
W Jane 0/0 0 1/10/9 35 0 0 2 7 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
C CG Smith 0/1 0 1/7/6 37 2 3 0 1 8/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Nonu 1/0 5 5/14/11 50 3 8 4 0 5/1 0/0 1 0/0
W Savea 1/1 5 2/7/8 75 2 3 0 1 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
FH Cruden 0/0 8 5/25/5 29 1 2 1 2 5/3 0/0 0 0/0
SH AL Smith 0/0 0 6/81/9 52 2 1 0 3 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Woodcock 0/0 0 0/1/6 4 0 0 0 0 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
H Coles 0/0 0 0/4/5 16 0 1 0 0 10/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Franks 0/0 0 0/3/3 0 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
L Retallick 0/0 0 0/1/7 9 0 1 0 1 3/0 7/0 1 0/0
L Whitelock 0/0 0 0/5/11 6 0 0 0 0 3/0 0/1 1 0/0
F Messam 0/0 0 0/5/8 31 0 2 0 1 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
F McCaw 0/0 0 0/10/9 9 0 2 0 1 9/2 0/1 1 0/0
N8 Kaino 0/1 0 0/6/9 43 0 2 2 1 7/1 2/0 0 0/0
(H) Mealamu 0/0 0 0/0/2 1 0 0 0 0 3/1 0/0 2 0/0
(P) Crockett 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Faumuina 0/0 0 0/0/2 1 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(L) Tuipulotu 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(F) Vito 0/0 0 0/0/2 2 0 0 0 1 2/0 0/0 1 0/0
(SH) Perenara 0/0 0 0/2/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(FH) Barrett 0/0 5 3/10/4 40 0 0 0 0 1/0 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

Eng stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Brown 1/1 5 4/4/12 59 2 1 2 1 4/0 0/0 1 0/0
W Tuilagi 0/0 0 0/3/9 100 1 3 3 1 5/0 0/0 1 0/0
C Burrell 0/0 0 0/4/6 33 0 1 2 0 8/4 0/0 0 0/0
C Twelvetrees 0/1 0 2/18/6 33 1 3 2 3 9/3 0/0 1 0/0
W Yarde 1/0 5 6/2/9 41 1 1 0 2 3/4 0/0 0 0/0
FH Farrell 0/0 12 7/25/4 10 0 1 1 2 3/3 0/0 2 1/0
SH Care 0/1 0 6/44/1 2 0 0 0 5 4/3 0/0 1 0/0
P Marler 0/0 0 0/2/3 0 0 0 0 1 11/2 0/0 1 0/0
H Webber 0/0 0 0/6/2 4 0 0 0 1 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Wilson 0/0 0 1/1/5 2 0 1 1 0 15/3 0/0 0 0/0
L Launchbury 0/0 0 0/1/4 8 0 0 1 0 8/2 1/0 0 0/0
L Parling 0/0 0 0/3/5 8 0 0 0 2 18/1 3/0 0 0/0
F Wood 0/0 0 0/6/5 10 1 0 3 0 9/1 4/0 0 0/0
F Robshaw 0/0 0 1/9/6 9 0 0 1 0 10/0 2/0 0 0/0
N8 Morgan 0/0 0 0/4/5 13 0 0 1 0 5/2 1/0 0 0/0
(H) Hartley 0/0 0 0/2/0 0 0 0 0 1 6/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Mullan 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Brookes 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(L) Lawes 0/0 0 0/0/2 0 0 0 0 0 6/1 1/0 0 0/0
(N8) Vunipola 0/0 0 0/2/5 15 0 0 0 0 4/2 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Youngs 0/0 0 0/6/1 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Ashton 1/0 5 0/0/1 10 1 0 0 0 2/0 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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