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  • Ashton, Barritt, Tuilagi,
    Penalty goals: Burns (2), Farrell (4),
    Drop goals: Farrell,
    Conversions: Farrell,
38 - 21

New Zealand

  • Read, Savea (2),
    Conversions: Carter (2), Cruden,
  • International Match
  • 1st Dec 2012
  • KO 14:30
  • Ground: Twickenham
  • Att: 82,000

England v New Zealand - Live

Last updated: 1st December 2012  


80 New Zealand looking for another late consolation score - credit to the world champs, they haven't given up. But replacement Victor Vito puts it down with the line at his mercy. The ref looks at his watch, and blows for full-time. England have beaten the mighty All Blacks! They'll remember this win for a very long time...

78 England are camped in the New Zealand 22 and Brown tries a drop-goal to rub further salt into the All Blacks wounds, but pulls it wide...

Conversion76 CONVERSION, NZ. Cruden makes no mistake with the extras. But the visitors still have a long way to go with the clock ticking down... 38-21!

TRY75 TRY, NZ: Finally, New Zealand show some flashes of brilliance and some quick hands from Smith sees Savea over for his second try of the match. Though it could be too little too late...

Yellow Card74 YELLOW CARD, ENGLAND. England are back on the attack as they look for more late points. The ball is hoisted and Conard Smith is tackled in the air by replacement prop Mako Vunipola who is sin-binned for his efforts...

Penalty72 PENALTY, ENGLAND. England take it through the phases and New Zealand stray offside again so Burns puts another one over! 38-14!!!

71 Cruden kicks long but England run it back at them and they are just metres short again. A wayward pass misses Ashton and goes into touch. The All Blacks kick long again and Robshaw is there.

69 The All Blacks lose the restart forward as their horror match continues. England go to Barritt as they power towards the 22. Burns puts a great kick into touch in the corner, pushing New Zealand into their own 22.

Penalty67 PENALTY, ENGLAND. Burns gets stuck in straight away, and has a chance for his first Test points after the men in black are penalised on their own line. Over it goes! 35-14

64 Changes for New Zealand, and it's a big one: Carter is hauled off! On comes Aaron Cruden and Piri Weepu for Aaron Smith... Change for England too, as Farrell makes his way off the pitch to a standing ovation, and Freddie Burns takes his place at pivot.

Conversion63 CONVERSION, ENGLAND. This time Farrell finds his target and puts two more points on the board for his team. 32-14!

TRY62 TRY, ENGLAND. The All Blacks need to be next to score and they try keep it in hand but Tuilagi latches on for the intercept and trots over for yet another try for the home side!!!!

59 Once again, Farrell can't add the extras... that was from bang in front too. 25-14!

TRY58 TRY, ENGLAND. Now it's Tuilagi who busts up the middle! he has one man to beat, but unselfishly draws his man and passes to Chris Ashton who launches into the air with his trademark dive for England third touchdown! Amazing scenes here at HQ!

57 Farrell can't add the exras from far out... 20-14

TRY56 TRY, ENGLAND. Now Barritt bursts into space! The centre has his midfield partner on the outside, draws Dagg and passes to Tuilagi who passes back inside and Barritt goes over for the try! Started and finished by the South African...

53 Aaron Smith puts a chip over the top for Jane to chase, but Brown takes easily. Chris Robshaw takes Brown's pass and charges forward - the England skipper leading from the front.

Conversion51 CONVERSION, NZ. It's another successful conversion from Carter who closes the gap to a point. What a fightback from the world champs... 15-14!

TRY50 TRY, NEW ZEALAND. England's lead has been cut down even further after Jane puts the hosts on the backfoot once again with another dangerous run. He's not done yet though, and flips a pass to the supporting Read who runs in untouched for the All Blacks second try in two minutes!

Conversion48 CONVERSION, NZ. Carter hasn't managed to find his target thus far, but sends hs touchline conversion between the sticks! 15-7!

TRY47 TRY, NEW ZEALAND. Now the All Blacks bring play to the other end of the field. England's defence is stretched - quick hands from Dagg to Julian Savea who steps inside and powers over the tryline! Was he held up though? We're going upstairs... the TMO gives the green light. Try!

44 Goode finds some space and changes direction but runs straight into Read, who wraps the full-back up. Turnover! The ball goes wide to Jane who speeds along the touchline - evading several tackles, before an ankle tap brings him down. What a run!

Penalty42 PENALTY, ENGLAND. Farrell strikes the pigskin well once again and can you believe it - England go 15 points ahead!!! New Zealand have some work to do now...

Second half Welcome back! Farrell gets the second half under way, and the English could start the second half as they ended the first after Owen Franks is blown up for hands in the ruck...


Penalty40 PENALTY, ENGLAND. Farrell lines it up 40m out... the crowd roar as the IRB Player of the Year nomineee sends his team into the half-time sheds 12-0 ahead! Who would've thought?! England can't afford to take their foot off the accelerator in the second half though... don't go anywhere folks.

40 Into injury time now - England are in possession and on the charge once more, looking for another score before the break. And they might just get it, as the man in the middle awards the home side another penalty within kicking range of Farrell.

Drop Goal38 DROP GOAL, FARRELL. England with options left and right, Youngs passes to his halfback partner Farrell who looks up and sends over a cheeky drop to take his team into a very handy 9-0 lead with half-time approaching.

36 England hot on the attack once more - Ben Youngs puts Tuilagi into a gap and the centre nearly pulls clear only for a superb tackle from Carter saving the day for New Zealand...

34 New Zealand with the restart, and this time Kieran Read is blown up for taking out Launchbury in the air. Looking at the replay, it seems a bit harsh on the number eight who was just challenging for the ball....

Penalty32 PENALTY, ENGLAND. Farrell bring the crowd to its feet once more with his second successful penalty attempt! 6-0

31 Here comes Tuilagi again - trying to use his big frame to bash his way through Nonu, but the All Blacks centre is having none of it. Tuilagi hits the deck, but Keven Mealamu is penalised for coming over the top - penalty to England...

28 Carter has missed again! Very uncharacteristic from the All Blacks' pivot and New Zealand supporters in the crowd are stunned... that's six points down the drain now for the world champs.

27 As soon as England manage to gain a small advantage over the Kiwis, Morgan gives away a penalty straight from the restart which will give Carter a chance to make amends for his earlier miss.

Penalty25 PENALTY, ENGLAND. What's this? Play has been brought back to the other side of the field - the All Blacks judged to have been offsides, and Farrell will have a go at posts. Over it goes! First blood to England. 3-0

24 Now the ball is spread wide - England can smell the tryline. Quick hands from Morgan and Goode allows a small overlap on the outside for Ashton... but the winger had his eye on the incoming defenders and not the ball and puts it down!

22 So one quarter of the match gone and still no score, as England get the drive on. The Roses continue to maul it up - 17m and still going! New Zealand dig their heels in, and manage to halt the hosts' momentum.

19 Morgan on the charge, but the number eight loses the ball in contact and NZ counter-attack through Jane. The winger steps out of a tackle attempt by Brown and nearly gets away from Goode too, but the England full-back reels him in.

17 Play taking place on half-way now. Carter, who opts to go skywards once again. Alex Goode takes it in, and fends off Ma'a Nonu before getting the ball away to Barritt who gets crunched by Tony Woodcock. Ouch!

14 Carter lines it up... oh, he's pulled it! From bang in front too... England let off the hook!

13 Penalty to New Zealand after England prop Alex Corbisiero is pinged for offsides. Referee George Clancy was right on the spot which allows the visitors an opportunity to open the scoring with a three-pointer from Carter.

10 High ball now from Farrell, and now it's Jane who leaps and takes. A sea of black and white jerseys surround him ... Aaron Smith fires a pass to Carter, who drops ball to boot once again - he looks to have overcooked it. Yes, too far and the ball goes out on the full.

8 The game is being played at a furious pace - both sides throwing everything but the kitchen sink at one another... England matching the All Blacks in every department thus far.

5 Not the best line-out from NZ, as England's tall timber pile on the pressure. The ball does come back for Carter though - he goes high and it's Mike Brown underneath it. Cory Jane is breathing down his neck, but the England winger sidesteps and dummies his opposite number before making his way past two more men in black ... gaining 15m for his team. He eventually hits the Twickenham turf - not everyday you see Jane fooled.

3 Dagg can't find touch with his punt for touch. Taken in by Chris Ashton, who decides to run it back. He links up with Manu Tuilagi who shrugs off one defender, and tries to offload the ball in a tackle by Conrad Smith... but the ball goes loose. Ben Morgan scoops it up, but gets dumped into touch.

1 And we're under way as Carter kicks off! England showing their intentions early on with ball in hand as Joe Launchbury goes on a strong run on the short side - flirting with the touchline, but the ball comes back inside and Owen Farrell puts in a kick ahead that's taken in easily enough by Israel Dagg who calls a mark.

Team news England have made only one change with Owen Farrell coming in at 10 for the injured Toby Flood. The All Blacks have brought back Dan Carter and Keven Mealamu (for Aaron Cruden and the suspended Andrew Hore) and Brodie Retallick replaces Luke Romano at lock.

Welcome! Hello and welcome to Twickenham where England take on the All Blacks, who will be aiming to end their European tour undefeated! The All Blacks are currently on a 20-match unbeaten run and have accounted for Scotland, Italy and Wales during their European jaunt. England, on the other hand, have suffered narrow defeats to Australia and South Africa in the last two weeks - with their sole success coming against Fiji.

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