New Zealand
New Zealand
Ma''a Nonu (63), Julian Savea (49), Ben Smith (43)
Beauden Barrett (59), Aaron Cruden (42,11)
Beauden Barrett (65), Aaron Cruden (44)


Chris Ashton (81), Mike Brown (71), Marland Yarde (7)
Owen Farrell (47,2)
Owen Farrell (82,71,8)

CONVERSION, FARRELL, 28-27. Farrell adds the extras to improve the scoreline. What a match we've witnessed today!

TRY! ENGLAND, ASHTON, 28-25. Great try to finish this spectacle! Tuilagi throws a pass out the back of the hand to Brown who takes the ball around his ankles and behind him. He passes inside to replacement Ashton who goes in under the poles!

England win another penalty and kick for the corner to try get a consolation try.

England win a penalty! The kick doesn't find touch and NZ on attack again. England manage to win a scrum on halfway as we head into the last minute.

NZ are all over the visitors again as the forwards crash up strongly as they head towards the line! McCaw goes over but is held up! Scrum 5m to NZ. Points here will wrap the match up.

CONVERSION, FARRELL, 28-20. Farrell converts and England in with a sniff now!

TRY! ENGLAND, BROWN,28-18. Don't think the TMO has got this one right. Brown didn't ground the ball largely due to his own arm getting the way but the TMO seems to think that is still a try? We'll be hearing about this decision in the news tomorrow for sure.

England attack well with Farrell running the play and Mike Brown gets put through a massive gap! He cuts inside and goes over the line as Smith and Jane try make a try a saving tackle! Ref checking with TMO.

England have a chance now! They win a penalty and kick for the corner to set up a driving maul. Farrell is on the field now. Danny Care fumbles the ball at the back of the maul - lost chance.

CONVERSION, BARRETT, 28-13. Great kick as Barrett converts this one. NZ running away with this now.

TRY! NZ, NONU, 26-13. Another great NZ try! Barrett throws a cut out to Conrad Smith who cuts the line beautifully. He has Jane on his inside and Nonu out wide. He goes to Nonu who dances his way around a couple of scrambling English defenders and goes over in the corner.

NZ looking now to expose the extra man out wide as Barrett puts a great cross kick over for Savea to run onto! The balls bounce is unfavourable as it goes into touch.

PENALTY, NZ, BARRETT, 21-13. Easy points for Barrett and the AB's. England have it all to do now!

Yellow Card
YELLOW CARD, FARRELL. Harsh on England and Farrell. He did prevent NZ getting quick ball close to the line but there had been no warning for the English team prior to this.

NZ continue to attack and win a penalty close to the line! Farrell didn't roll away.

The high pace of the match continues but with NZ definitely having the upper hand this time round. England start to ring some changes to get fresh legs on.

Barrett's kick hits the post! England claim it and Mike Brown clears!

NZ win a penalty and Beauden Barrett who has replaced Cruden will have a shot from the corner of the 22m.

All blacks are all over the visitors now! The AB's backs combine beautifully to tear holes in the English defense. There was a definite try missed as Conrad Smith's pass to Messam was poor with the try line in front of him.

Cruden with a horrible conversion attempt as it misses by metres!

TRY! NZ, SAVEA, 18-13. We now seeing the proper NZ again! A.Smith started it all with a sniping run around the ruck. Farrell defends Smith well but the All Blacks keep possession and go wide to Savea to cross the whitewash!

PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL, 13-13. Great strike from the English pivot!

England win a scrum penalty and Farrell will have a chance to level things up with a penalty goal.

CONVERSION, CRUDEN, 13-10. Cruden adds the extras to extend the lead for the home side.

TRY! NZ, SMITH, 11-10. One mistake! That's all it takes. England were attacking well before NZ turnover the ball inside their own half. NZ went wide and Cruden went straight through on seeing he was up against props. He went wide to Savea who drew and passed inside to Ben Smith to score the 70m try!

Farrell gets the second half going! Smith's box kick goes straight up in the air but eventually bounces into touch.

Half Time
What a spectacle this half has been! The match was full of much promise and has lived up to expectation so far. This is by far the best English side that has been seen in a long time and they are causing major headaches for the World Champions. Then All Blacks battled int he first quarter to hold onto the ball for a decent period of time and have let soft handling errors ruin any chances. If England can keep up their defense and prevent NZ getting a lot of possession we could see the champions conquered at home in 40min time.

PENALTY, NZ, CRUDEN, 6-10. Great kick from a fair distance out! That wraps up the first half!

NZ win a penalty at the scrum and Cruden will have a chance to reduce the deficit before half time!

Another incredible passage of rugby!! NZ attack wide and Jane fumbles a pass and Manu Tuilagi was away in the clear! Ben Smith reeled him, made the tackle, got on his feet and won the ball!! Amazing play by the hometown All Black! NZ eventually kick down field where England knock on.

NZ win a penalty and kick for the corner. They need a try before half time to get some momentum heading into the second half!

Great rugby as this game is being played with great skill by both teams! NZ find space but another loose pass loses them possession. David Wilson of all people brings relief for the visitors with a handy clearance kick!

Whoa! This game is being played at a frantic pace as a long passage of play comes to an end! NZ attacked with all their might and did well but not good enough to crack this England defense. NZ eventually knock on and England will have a scrum on half way.

Missed chances from either side! Robshaw read a NZ line out beautifully as he intercepted Aaron Smith''s pass but tripped in the process! Then England went wide the next phase and a loose pass was hacked down field by Jane with no one at home but unfortunately into touch.

Yard is being used really effectively by the English as he makes another good run off a set-piece! NZ make another turnover but lose possession again.

All Blacks still not getting enough possession to do any real danger. The home side give the ball some width as they get a rare opportunity but the English defense is solid and NZ knock on.

Farrell's kick is also just wide to the left! Both kickers with an early miss!

Savea breaks through the line and is away! Ref awards England a penalty as Nonu clearly blocks a defender to give Savea space. Farrell will have a shot from about 50m out.

Cruden's attempt is wide! NZ will need to take all the points when on offer to beat this tough English side!

All Blacks win a penalty within kicking range as Mike Brown gets isolated and is caught holding on. Cruden will have an shot!

Twelvetrees makes a break but battles to find any support! A loose pass stops the momentum and eventually a silly forward pass by Mike Brown brings play to an end. England looking good as they''re easily breaking the NZ defense!

PENALTY, NZ, CRUDEN, 3-10. Cruden slots his first of the night to get the home side on the board!

Great running from the AB's as Ben Smith and Nonu make breaks to get the home side on the front foot. After a long advantage from the ref, we now have a penalty after England infringe. Great defense from England who scrambled well to prevent a try!

CONVERSION, FARRELL, 0-10. Farrell adds the extras to give them an incredible 10 point lead!

TRY! ENGLAND, YARDE, 0-8. Great try from the visitors as Marland Yarde crashes over for the first try of the match!

England attack dangerously after a charge down inside the All blacks 22m! They come really close but the home side do incredibly well to turnover the ball right on their try line and clear. Still danger for NZ.

PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL, 0-3. Great start from the England 10 who gets his side an early lead!

A brace of penalties off the back of two early lineouts for England. This one is well within Farrell's range, and he'll go for the game's opening points from the left-hand-side, 40 metres out.

Kick Off
Cruden gets us underway! It's an untidy start as the ball goes into touch. First line out for England.

Full Time
At the end of the day New Zealand deserved to win after their incredible second half performance where they scored three tries. They finally found their fifth gear and showed what they can do when they are at their best. England can be proud of their effort. Even though the Mike Brown try was a bit suspect, the Scoreline is a fair enough reflection of the match. England played great rugby in the first half and did incredibly well to finish strongly when the score could have run away from them.

McCaw leads out the All Blacks, who didn't look like themselves at all last week but still got the victory. Anthems complete, it's time for the Haka!

What a contest we have in store, as England captain Robshaw leads his side out onto the field. No need to worry about the conditions given the roof on the Forsyth Barr Stadium, but it is a chilly night.

Manu Tuilagi starts his first game for England on the right wing as one of five changes made by head coach, Stuart Lancaster. With 15 new players available from Premiership finalists Northampton Saints and Saracens, head coach Stuart Lancaster makes four changes to his back division. Luther Burrell starts at number 13 alongside Billy Twelvetrees, who has recovered from an end of season ankle injury to resume their Six Nations partnership.

Julian Savea returns to the New Zealand lineup for Saturday's second clash with England, but Kieran Read is still sidelined. With Savea back to full fitness, Ben Smith shifts from the wing to full-back to accommodate the Hurricanes powerhouse; Israel Dagg is out through injury.

Hello and welcome to our live commentary of what should be a classic Test match between world champions New Zealand and visitors England.

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