Live Updates: All Blacks vs England – northern tour

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ENGLAND 15-16 ALL BLACKS 

78mins – England inside the All Blacks’ half. They will try hold onto the ball here and set-up for a drop goal maybe. Jonny May with a break and England are just outside the 22.

77mins – NO TRY ENGLAND – Massive call as Courtney Lawes was deemed to be offside by Marius Jonker when he charged the ball down. Penalty to New Zealand instead. That was a tough call which Eddie Jones will bark about after the game. 

76mins – Then out of nowhere, it looks like England has hit the lead with a try to Sam Underhill. But they want to check it. Hold the phone. There was a charge-down and the flanker gets the ball to score what would be the match-winner. There is a possible offside at the breakdown though they are checking. 

75mins – Five minutes remain and it is still anyone’s game for the taking. 

73mins – Still waiting for the scrum to be set. Finally the ball comes out and England makes half a break before kicking the ball away into touch. 

72mins – Kieran Read knocks the ball on and England will have a scrum here. Ben Te’o comes on for George Ford, who like Farrell is a great kicker.

71mins – A turnover and a massive break by New Zealand which sees Beauden Barrett and then Ben Smith make big runs and now they’re 30 out from the line. 

70mins – The crowd are finding their voice once more. They have a line-out just ouside their 22. You get the feeling that next team to score will win.

68mins – England are starting to get back into the match, but their set-piece, in particular their line-out has been woeful. Ardie Savea is off for Matt Todd. 

67mins – Time is off as England lock George Kruis is struggling in back play. He will have to come off and he does with Charlie Ewels coming on. 

65mins – England win a penalty and they will be happy to get the ball out of their half because they have spent lots of time defending. Courtney Lawes is back on for the hosts. 

63mins – Aaron Smith is (finally) off for TJ Perenara, while Damian McKenzie (who has probably been one of NZ’s best) is off for Richie Mo’unga. Means Barrett will probably go back to fullback. 

62mins – Both teams exchange in a kicking battle, before Damian McKenzie is put into a hole by Kieran Read. He makes a big run but is smashed by Owen Farrell.

60mins – PENALTY GOAL ALL BLACKS – Barrett’s penalty just goes over and they take the lead for the first time in Twickenham. 

59mins – A penalty to New Zealand and it is within range, so Kieran Read points at the posts and Beauden Barrett will kick for goal. 

58mins – England making changes now with Kyle Sinckler and Ben Moon coming off for Alec Hepburn and Harry Williams.

57mins – The All Blacks turn the ball over at the line-out and are close to the line, but two plays later, England win the ball at the breakdown. 

56mins – The All Blacks force England inside their 22 with a pin-point kick by Beauden Barrett. Ofa Tuungafasi comes on for Karl Tu’inukuafe.

55mins – England’s line-out throw is not straight and New Zealand has a free-kick. 

54mins – All Blacks scrum just outside their 22. But England push strong, but New Zealand get the ball out quickly and kick for touch, but Damian McKenzie’s kick goes out on the full. The Crowd loves seeing that.

52mins – Owen Farrell puts on a big hit on All Blacks skipper Read. They clear the ball into touch as Liam Squire comes off for Scott Barrett.

51mins – The hosts are close to the line, but Kyle Sinckler drops the ball just short of the line. All Blacks scrum. 

49mins – England are very close to the line here, but they bring play back for a penalty. They kick for touch again.  

48mins – England with a penalty inside their 22. Will they go for goal, or kick for touch? They kick for touch and the crowd loves it.

46mins – DROP GOAL ALL BLACKS – Yes you read that correctly. Beauden Barrett kicks a drop goal. They had a penalty advantage and just go for it. 

44mins – The All Blacks have England under pressure, and Kieran Read tries a little tap-on to Rieko Ioane on the wing, but the ball bobbles past the winger into touch. Dane Coles and Nepo Laulala are on for Codie Taylor and Owen Franks.

43mins – England line-out just outside the 22. 

42mins – The All Blacks blow a certain try. That should have been scored. Damian McKenzie makes a break and ifns Ben Smith who finds Aaron Smith. But his pass to Ardie Savea is way too late and the flanker bobbles the ball. It’s not Savea’s fault though. 

40mins – The second half is underway in south west London. Beauden Barrett gets us underway.

HALFTIME – England is leading at their break here. England have been on top for most of the first half, but the All Blacks lifted when Crotty came on, and he’s made a big difference. Plus the New Zealand isn’t kicking the ball away all the time. They’re starting to play their game, and not England’s. 

40+3mins – PENALTY GOAL ALL BLACKS – The All Blacks are given a penalty and Kieran Read points at the posts. Beauden Barrett slots the kick over from right in front. The All Blacks now trail 15-10.

40+2mins – The All Blacks are inside the 22 again, and a try here will make things very interesting. 

40mins – Barrett kicks the conversion and the All Blacks trail 15-7. Brad Shields is back for England. 

39mins – TRY ALL BLACKS – Damian McKenzie goes over for the Al Blacks under the posts. They nearly go over a couple of times, but they go wide, to Beauden Barrett, and he passes back inside to his fullback to score. 

37mins – We might be here for a minute or two because we all know what scrums can be like. 

36mins – The All Blacks have a chance to kick for the points here, but they decline and opt for a scrum. 

35mins – After 20 phases, they’re now 10m from the line, and have a penalty advantage. 

34mins – The All Blacks have the ball inside England’s half. Great defence from the home side though as New Zealand are struggling to break the line… In fact they’ve gone backwards.  

33mins – Ardie Savea wins a key turnover for New Zealand. England had the ball inside their 22. 

31mins – Sonny Bill Williams is leaving the field now. Once again, I’m not sure why though. He is putting on his raincoat and not leaving the field, so that suggests that his night is over.  Ryan Crotty comes on.

29mins – Ben Smith makes a big break for New Zealand, but he has nobody in support and England turn the ball over. England clears to Damian McKenzie who fumbles the ball and luckily it bounces, and he passes to Beauden Barrett who clears the ball into open space. 

28mins – Brad Shields heads off the field. Might be for an HIA, but not sure. All Blacks knock the ball on (again) so it is a scrum to England. 

27mins – The All Blacks finally do something decent off a McKenzie break. Barrett stabs a kick in, but Chris Ashton wins the race to the ball. 

26mins – All Blacks penalty and they kick for touch, but it doesn’t reach the line as England manage to keep the ball in-play. 

25mis – Owen Farrell lands the conversion and England now lead 15-0. 

24mins – TRY ENGLAND – Dylan Hartley scores for England and the crowd loves it as the hooker was born in New Zealand. From the line-out they put in a driving maul and push the All Blacks over the line and Harltey dives over. England are in complete control and the All Blacks have no answer.  

23mins – Penalty to England as Beauden Barrett was accidentally offside. The ball comes off McKenzie and Barrett was caught in front. The hosts kick for touch, and they have an attacking line-out about 10 out from the line. 

22mins – England continue to put the All Blacks under pressure. They’re hot on the attack, but New Zealand turn the ball over and Aaron Smith clears it downfield. 

20mins – Halfway through the first half, and England lead 8-0. Chris Ashton scored an early try and Owen Farrell kicked a drop goal. Kick with a 22m re-start. 

19mins – Damian McKenzie knocks the ball on. Scrum to England just outside their 22. 

17mins – The brief period with no rain has ended as it starts to pour once more. New Zealand currently has the ball, but they’re making no ground. 

16mins – Sonny Bill Williams drops the ball and Jack Goodhue just gets to the ball before the swarming England defenders get to it. Time is off. Scrum to the All Blacks. 

15mins – England back in possession just inside New Zealand’s half. They kick again and it just lands outside the 22. Great kick by Farrell.

13mins – Brad Shields wins a line-out for England. The hosts clear the ball and the All Blacks return serve. 

12mins – The All Blacks go inside England’s 22 for the first time in this game. But the ball is stolen from Ardie Savea and England thump the ball into open space.

10mins – DROP GOAL ENGLAND – Owen Farrell kicks a drop goal and England now lead 8-0. Nothing on at the time and he shows the All Blacks what they should have done against South Africa. 

9mins – But Codie Taylor’s ball goes over everyone and England has the ball back. They’re inside the 22.

8mins – All Blacks penalty. Massive let off for the Kiwis as they’ve barely had the ball. 

7mins – England are all over the All Blacks right now. They go to the wing to Jonny May, and he chases after the ball. McKenzie has no option and dives on the loose ball and slides dead. England with a scrum five out from the line. 

5mins – England executing the box-kick to perfection early in the match. They kick it to Damian McKenzie, and as soon as he catches it, he’s smashed into touch just outside the 22. 

4mins – Owen Farrell’s conversion hits the post and misses.  

2mins – TRY ENGLAND – Chris Ashton is in and England are in the lead. The man who Eddie Jones brought in to score tries is over early. Rieko Ioane is caught too far infield and Ben Youngs throws the ball to his winger to diver over in the corner. 

2mins – England inside the 22 now. They’re edging close to the line with every play.

1mins –  Brodie Retallick knocks the ball on from the kick-off. So an attacking scrum for England early on. 

KICK-OFF: We’re underway in London. Jerome Garces blows his whistle to get us started. Owen Farrell kicks the ball to get the match started. 

4:05am – ‘Swing Low Swing Chariot’ starts around the ground, muting the haka. The All Blacks go with Kapa o Pango. No stare down after. 

4:02am – Haka time! This sould be awesome.

3:57am – The rain is now pouring in south-west London.

3:56am – Prince Harry and Winston Peters lay a wreath each before a speedy version of ‘The Last Post’ plays around the ground. 

3:54am – A massive roar from the 82,000 strong crowd as both teams walk out onto the field. 

3:51am – There are some nerves in the early hours in the Newshub office for this test. Who do you think will win?

3:47am – Both teams are finishing their final preparations and will now head back to the sheds for the final pep talk before returning to the field. There will be a moment’s silence for Armistice Day, the national anthems, and of course, the haka. 

3:41am – Former Hurricanes captain Brad Shields will start at blindside flanker for England. 

3:35am – Just under 30 minutes away from kick-off. The rain has started to come down in London also.

3:27am – In case you missed it, Joe Moody won’t play in the northern tour after picking up a serious eye inury. But as Ross Karl explains, Moody’s run of injuries has been both a blessing and a curse for the All Blacks.

3:13am – Last week, England beat South Africa 12-11 to win their opening game of the international window. Former England star Will Greenwood says they must score 30 points if they want to beat the All Blacks. 

3:05am – All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes that this test against England is “bigger than the British and Irish Lions series”.

3:00am – The All Blacks have arrived at Twickenham.

2:55am – There are lots of other big international games on today, including France vs South Africa, Ireland vs Argentina, Wales vs Australia, Italy vs Georgia and Scotland vs Fiji. Later on today the Māori All Blacks face Brazil, yes Brazil in the first of two games in South America. 

2:53am – The day has finally arrived! The All Blacks vs England in London, in what will be one of the biggest test matches of the year. The last time these two foes squared off was in 2014. Since Eddie Jones took over, this has been an encounter people have been dreaming of and today those dreams become a reality. To be completely fair, England are missing lots of players – so are the All Blacks in fairness – but not as many as the Red Roses. The match will start in just over an hours time. 

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Kia ora and welcome to live updates of the highly anticipated test All Blacks and England from Twickenham, London.

It is the first time since 2014 the two nations have squared off.

Both teams will contest for the Hillary Shield. It was first contested in 2008 and was introduced to honour the memory of Sir Edmund Hillary and has been held by New Zealand since 2013 with England having their lone Hillary Shield success in 2012. 

Line-ups

All Blacks

1-Karl Tu’inukuafe, 2-Codie Taylor, 3-Kyle Sinckler, 4-Sam Whitelock, 5-Brodie Retallick, 6-Liam Squire, 7-Ardie Savea, 8-Kieran Read (c), 9-Aaron Smith, 10-Beauden Barrett,11-Rieko Ioane,12-Sonny Bill Williams,13-Jack Goodhue, 14-Ben Smith, 15-Damian McKenzie

Reserves: 16-Dane Coles, 17-Ofa Tu’ungafasi,, 18-Nepo Laulala, 19-Scott Barrett, 20-Matt Todd, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Richie Mo’unga, 23-Ryan Crotty

England

1-Ben Moon, 2-Dylan Hartley (co-captain), 3-Kyle Sinckler, 4-Maro Itoje, 5-George Kruis, 6-Brad Shields, 7-Sam Underhill, 8-Mark Wilson, 9-Ben Youngs, 10-Owen Farrell (co-captain), 11-Jonny May, 12-Ben Te’o, 13-Henry Slade, 14-Chris Ashton, 15-Elliot Daly

Reserves: 16-Jamie George, 17-Alec Hepburn, 18-Harry Williams, 19-Charlie Ewels, 20-Courtney Lawes, 21-Danny Care22-George Ford, 23-Jack Nowell

Head-to-head and past results

Played: 40
Won: All Blacks 32, England 7
Drawn: 1

2014: New Zealand won 24-21 in London
2014: New Zealand won 36-13 in Hamilton
2014: New Zealand won 28-27 in Dunedin
2014: New Zealand won 20-15 in Auckland
2013: New Zealand won 30-22 in London

Match officials

Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant Referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Pre-match banter: Ross Karl – All Blacks’ silver lining to Joe Moody’s horror injury run

OPINION: Joe Moody’s run of injuries has been both a blessing and a curse for the All Blacks.

With his tour over and his eyelid torn, Moody will spend the next couple of weeks in camp watching others do his job.

By all accounts, the details of the injury are gruesome. His eyelid was split vertically by a rogue hand at lineout practice, leaving him bloodied and unable to close it. 

Three layers of stitching were required, but the All Blacks have become used to fixing up the holes left by Moody’s bad luck this year.

If it wasn’t for shoulder, thumb, finger and knee injuries this year, Karl Tu’inukuafe mightn’t have got the chance to have a fairytale start to his test career. Angus Ta’avao probably wouldn’t have told a similar rags-to-riches rugby story to Tu’inukafe.

Because of Moody’s injuries, the All Blacks have international-standard depth at loosehead prop that simply wasn’t there at the start of the season.

Now, Tu’inukuafe looks likely to get more game time on Sunday and Ta’avao has come back into the squad as cover.

So, while Moody will be missed at Twickenham, his 2018 plight means he won’t be as missed this year as he would have in years gone by.

A year out from the World Cup, if the All Blacks need a ‘Stephen Donald’ at loosehead prop, they’ll have no trouble finding one.

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