England 22, All Blacks 30

November 16, 2013
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England vs All Blacks

This will be the strongest matchup this weekend when the All Blacks and England meet this afternoon at Twickenham.

Last year this was the only game the All Blacks lost, in fact this was the first game they lost since winning the World Cup and they will want to change things around. I did not see something very special from England the past two weeks and this should be one that New Zeeland should win, but England likes to upset the apple cart against the All Blacks.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen dismissed claims that illness in the camp played a role in their defeat last year, and said that they simply have to be better this time around.

“We were completely outplayed by them last year but this is an opportunity for us to see if we have improved our game to the point where we can be competitive,” he said.

The build-up to this match has been spiced up by a British reporter who gained access to the All Blacks team room and revealed a number of motivational messages, which has not impressed Hansen or his team at all.

Recent results:
2012: England won 38-21 in London
2010: New Zealand won 26-16 in London
2009: New Zealand won 19-6 in London
2008: New Zealand won 32-6 in London
2008: New Zealand won 44-12 in Christchurch
2008: New Zealand won 37-20 in Auckland
2006: New Zealand won 41-20 in London
2005: New Zealand won 23-19 in London
2004: New Zealand won 36-12 in Auckland
2004: New Zealand won 36-3 in Dunedin

Teams:
England:
15 Mike Brown, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Joel Tomkins, 12 Billy Twelvetrees, 11 Ben Foden, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Lee Dickson, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Chris Robshaw (captain), 6 Tom Wood, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Joe Marler.
Replacements: 16 Tom Youngs, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 David Wilson, 19 Geoff Parling, 20 Ben Morgan, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Toby Flood, 23 Alex Goode.

New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Charles Piutau, 13 Ben Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements; 16 Dane Coles, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Steven Luatua, 21 Tawera Kerr Barlow, 22 Aaron Cruden, 23 Ryan Crotty.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Venue: Twickenham, London
Kick-off: 14.30 (14.30 GMT; 03.30, Sunday, November 17 NZ time)
Expected weather: Partly cloudy but dry, high of 10, slight breeze
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)
TMO: Gareth Simmonds (Wales)

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44 Comments

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    The emotion of Dan Carter 100th,a few English out with injuries, it can be a big score for the AB

  2. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Here we go

  3. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    AB just moving through the line and on attack with line out 5 meters out

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Just great hands by AB and score inside two minutes TMO just check touch but no problem AB infront

  5. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Savea the scorer at the end but Read making the try

  6. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Score Update: All Blacks 7 England 0, 3 min gone

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    England with a good restart but give away a penalty on the groud

  8. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Penalty against Carter for not rolling away, and England can get first points on the board

  9. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Score Update: All Blacks 7, England 3, 7 min gone

  10. avatar Morné says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    NZ going to kick England’s ass today

  11. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    AB keep pressure on England but they do get away from their 22

  12. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    @Morné: Got the same feeling here

  13. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    First scrum lets see if Joubert can do better than last weeks ref :)

  14. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Pommie dive with arms in the air for try but referee blew up long time ago.

    Penalty AB, scrum was a great one from AB

  15. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Score Update: All Blacks 10, England 3, 12 min gone

  16. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    England restart fast and put some phases together but don’t get really anywhere and give away penalty for holding on

  17. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Carter put his magic together and almost work for Ben Smith but a forward pass hold off the attack

  18. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Just too brilliant as Carter put a prop in space and Read round off with brilliant hands from the All Blacks

  19. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Score Update: All Blacks 15, England 3, 18 min gone

  20. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    England get obstruction from kick-off an England go for Lineout

  21. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    England goes again for Lineout

  22. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    AB defence and scrum awarded to England 5 meters out

  23. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    England going again for Lineout

  24. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    TV Ref say cannot see ball grounded after England drive over the line

  25. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Weird scrum and TMO have to look at ding dong

  26. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Try is awarded

  27. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Score Update: All Blacks 17, England 10, 24 min gone

  28. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Carter going Off looks like a leg injury

  29. avatar Craven says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Carter turning into a bit of a walking sick note.

  30. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    England get the way of the whistle at this stage and move into NZ half

  31. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    @Craven: I said it before NZ are playing with a lot of old campaigners

  32. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Cruden Kicks penalty over for NZ

  33. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Score Update: New Zealand 20, England 10, 32 Min gone

  34. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Read off for 10 min for repeated offensives

  35. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    England gets penalty over

  36. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Score Update: New Zeeland 20, England 13, 34 min gone

  37. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Again referee messing up scrums, England clearly scrumming in but he gives the Penalty to them

  38. avatar Craven says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    ABs not getting away with much today.

  39. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Score Update: New Zeeland 20, England 16, 38 min gone

  40. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    That should be half time, AB defence holds on

  41. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    AB a bit rattled with some decisions from ref but still feels that they have the upper hand. England playing with forward ball and look good because of that.

    AB with front ball will surely take the game away from the Poms.

    Read still have 2 min to go in sin bin and should bring the AB back in the game.

    Should be a great second half as we know the AB can just turn it on when they want to

  42. avatar Duiwel says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    The English .like the French
    gave it their best shot.
    England’s chances left with Farrell .
    Flood is a clown.
    The thing that struck me most
    about the AB is how that new boy Aaron cruden
    Must be the ugliest all black ever.
    Ugly Aaron it is

  43. avatar Boertjie says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Joubert was good with the whistle.

    Glad we did not play the Poms today.

  44. avatar Duiwel says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Is so

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