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  • Smith,
    Penalty goals: Cruden (5),
20 - 15


  • Penalty goals: Cipriani, Burns (4),
  • International Match
  • 7th Jun 2014
  • KO 08:35
  • Ground: Eden Park, Auckland
  • Att: 40,000

New Zealand v England - Live

Last updated: 7th June 2014  

0 Frédéric Michalak will start at fly-half for France against the Wallabies. Tour captain Thierry Dusautoir has not been selected and with Pascal Papé not included in the tour squad, Nicolas Mas will skipper the side.

0 Hello and welcome to our coverage of the first Test between Australia and France at Suncorp Stadium.

Full Time80 New Zealand 20 - 15 England!!

80 It's all over at Eden Park as New Zealand claim a breakdown penalty to end the game. And what a game it was, with the All Blacks going 1-0 up in this series. No one expected it to be this close mind. Thanks for joining us, next up Australia v France.

78 The difficult conversion is well wide by Cruden.

TRY78 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, C SMITH. 20-15. They've done it! Perenara goes to the short side where Ben Smith finds his namesake in the corner. What a finish.

77 Incredible scenes as New Zealand turn down kickable points, with Cruden tapping to Barrett before prop Crockett gets within an inch of scoring. The TMO agrees it's short so we have a home scrum five out.

Penalty74 PENALTY, ENGLAND, CIPRIANI. 15-15. We are level yet again as the Sale fly-half lands three points after Mealamu is pinged for entry. It came from his run.

72 England send on Tom Johnson, Dave Attwood and more while TJ Perenara arrives for New Zealand. What a finish we have in store as Victor Vito and Danny Cipriani also wait to get on. Will he be a hero?

Penalty71 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN. 15-12. That he does.

Yellow Card70 YELLOW CARD, ENGLAND, YARDE. Cynical from Yarde as he is all over Retallick after the big lock broke downfield. Cruden should kick these points here.

Penalty68 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN. 12-12. Mistake from Tuilagi in defence as he is caught offside so we have a tied match once again. Simple for Cruden.

Penalty64 PENALTY, ENGLAND, BURNS. 9-12. What about this. May wins his side a penalty after his break, chip and chase leads to Fekitoa not releasing the tackled player. Burns makes no mistake from the right side.

61 Keven Mealamu is also on, replacing Coles. Will the trio lift the hosts as they have ball on halfway? Not right now as Barrett spills one. Another error.

60 New Zealand will soon show the power of their bench as Wyatt Crockett and Malakai Fekitoa wait to come on. It's an All Black scrum on their own 22 metre.

58 This clash has come to life as Eastmond shows his footwork to break 40 metres into the opposition's territory. Unfortunately for him, his pass to Brown isn't held. Boy this match is there for the taking.

56 So close for New Zealand as Aaron Smith snipes and kicks down the left wing. Can Kaino collect and get over from a metre out? No, he spills it! Huge miss.

54 Changes from New Zealand as Charlie Faumuina is on for Owen Franks while Beauden Barrett replaces an out of sorts Dagg. All Blacks scrum on halfway.

52 He wasn't happy with that call as the ball seemed to go backwards but that's evened out as Dagg now drops one. England scrum then just outside their own 22.

50 A couple more kicks from New Zealand end with Brown dotting down in his in-goal. They want territory and will get it as Burns is spotted fumbling by Owens.

47 And that scrum has won them a penalty for illegal wheeling by New Zealand. England move to halfway.

46 New Zealand have definitely upped the tempo, with offloads aplenty, but this time great defence has forced Nonu to fumble. England scrum on their 22.

45 Now the class of Dagg at the back for New Zealand as he breaks through the middle on halfway before Nonu carries on their charge to within 30 metres. Cruden kicks in the end though as Yarde grounds in his 22.

42 Relief for May here as Coles takes out an England player while the wing was under serious pressure from McCaw five out from his line. Burns clears.

41 Welcome back to this tied game with a massive 40 minutes ahead of us. Can England end New Zealand's run at Eden Park or will the All Blacks recover?

40 That is that in the first-half as the action ends with Burns sending a drop-goal attempt just wide. What a half from England though...New Zealand are rocked and must improve if they are to win this.

Penalty39 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN. 9-9. We're level at Eden Park as the visiting side hold on at a ruck.

37 England are oozing confidence as now Haskell throws one between his legs to left wing May. However, the pass is called forward by Owens as the Gloucester finisher's run is in vain. Kiwi scrum on halfway.

33 And now a roar from the England pack as they hold up Dagg in contact, forcing the scrum turnover. This is such a streetwise start from the visitors at what's becoming an increasingly quiet Eden Park stadium.

31 Rusty would be the word to sum up Cruden's kick in his own half to the England 22, where Brown easily marks it. All Blacks line-out now back on halfway.

29 But now England are pushed back into their own 22, with Dagg grubbering out. New Zealand look rusty.

28 More pressure from England on the hosts, who clear through Cruden. Stuart Lancaster must be delighted with how his men have started this one in Auckland.

Penalty25 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN. 6-9. The All Blacks hit back almost immediately as Robshaw is pinged after coming offside at the ruck. Silly offence.

Penalty23 PENALTY, ENGLAND, BURNS. 3-9. Illegal wheeling from the All Blacks at scrum time now as Burns lines up another three, this time from 53 metres out on the angle. What an effort from the England number ten.

Penalty20 PENALTY, ENGLAND, BURNS. 3-6. The visitors are back in front as Owens penalises New Zealand at a ruck.

17 Great kick from Burns as he finds space in behind New Zealand's defence. While it is good from him, coach Steve Hansen will be disappointed with his back-line, who didn't cover the gaps at all there.

14 Cue New Zealand's response. They go wide in their own half before Cory Jane kicks ahead for a foot race between Tuilagi and Dagg. Tuilagi gets there first to ground in his in-goal area. 22 drop-out.

13 So close for England now as Burns dives over in the left corner but the play is pulled back after Mike Brown knocks-on seconds earlier. The visitors are backing themselves here - few did before kick-off.

Penalty10 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN. 3-3. The All Blacks are level in Auckland after England offend under pressure on their own line. An intriguing start.

8 Chance for the All Blacks now though as Aaron Smith sees his territorial effort knocked on by Jonny May. The wing is not happy with the call and the replay backs him up. Anyway, it is a scrum 20 metres out.

5 The All Blacks have had a poor start by their own high standards as now Nonu kicks straight out. It will be more English ball on the hosts ten-metre.

Penalty3 PENALTY, ENGLAND, BURNS. 0-3. No mistake from him.

2 England start well as Chris Robshaw bursts through the middle of the All Blacks defence. It leads to Ma'a Nonu pulling back a supporting player so the visitors will now have the first attempt at goal.

1 Wonderfully sang anthems and a powerful haka to go with it. Here we go then as Burns kicks-off to his right. Kaino collects before Aaron Cruden clears.

0 Eden Park is ready, we are ready. Here come the two teams on to the field ahead of the national anthems.

0 New Zealand meanwhile are minus Kieran Read due to concussion while Dan Carter remains on sabbatical and Julian Savea is injured. However Richie McCaw, Jerome Kaino, Conrad Smith, Israel Dagg and many other senior stars are fit and raring to go. Look out for Malakai Fekitoa and Patrick Tuipulotu who will feature late on. Not long now until kick-off.

0 England are missing all their Northampton Saints and Saracens players due to an infuriating schedule and also lost Danny Care on Friday due to injury. It is therefore a weakened line-up that includes Freddie Burns at fly-half and Kyle Eastmond wearing twelve.

0 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first Test between New Zealand and England at Eden Park in Auckland.

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