All Blacks 20(9), England 15(9)

June 7, 2014
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The All Blacks will get their international season started against a depleted England side at their Eden Park fortress on Saturday.

The world champions went unbeaten last year, and they are fully expected to continue where they left off against an England side which does not feature any of the players who were involved in last weeekend’s Premiership Final.

However, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen does not seem to be taking anything for granted after naming a full-strength side as they look to gain some momentum.

England coach Stuart Lancaster is philosophical about his team’s lack of experience, pointing out that they have not had much to draw on since he took over after the last World Cup in 2011.


Recent results:
2013: New Zealand won 30-22 in London
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

Prediction: England look to be on a hiding to nothing in this one, and whilst the All Blacks may take some time to warm up they should win this one by at least 20 points in the end.

Teams:

New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Cory Jane, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Victor Vito, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Malakai Fekitoa.

England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Jonny May, 10 Freddie Burns, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Chris Robshaw (captain), 6 James Haskell, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 David Wilson, 1 Rob Webber, Joe Marler.
Replacements: 16 Joe Gray, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Dave Attwood, 20 Tom Johnson, 21 Lee Dickson, 22 Danny Cipriani, 23 Chris Pennell.

Date: Saturday, June 7
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 19.35 (07.35 GMT; 08.35 UK time)
Expected weather: Partly cloudy but dry. High of 18, wind 20 kph
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Jérôme Garcès (France)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

Source: Rugby365

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54 Comments

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Gonna be a great game

  2. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 7:13 am

    20 min from first test kick-off for the day :)

  3. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Here we go…

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:38 am

    England start like a house on fire from the kick off…they force a penalty which should give them the early lead…

  5. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Nomu getting pin for pulling back an England player…

    England take the lead 3-0

  6. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:41 am

    AB gets their first change in England half but after a few phases Nonu kicks and does so directly

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:43 am

    England going with a rush defense

  8. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:44 am

    AB playing close to their mauls looking that they want to setup some mauls from ruck

  9. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    AB with their first real attack as Smith takes the line….AB with their first penalty straight in front…

    Cruden kicks over and score are level 3-3

  10. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Allot of kicking from the AB

  11. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:48 am

    England gets allot of space from the AB and go over the line but a knock-on gives the AB a scrum 5 meters out

  12. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Scrums looks solid from both teams

  13. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:51 am

    AB getting easy around the outside of England…they will have to close them down otherwise the AB will make them pay all day

  14. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:56 am

    England gets a penalty and England take the lead again 6-3

  15. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 9:59 am

    England with a scrum penalty and they go for points again….45 meters out…..

    OVER!!!!

    England lead 9-3

  16. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:01 am

    AB with a penalty of their own as England infringe at the ruck….

    Cruden going for poles….

    OVER!!!!

    England lead 9-6 after 24 min

  17. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Allot of stupid kicking from the AB….

  18. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Just love the way Nigel Owens let the play flow, great referee

  19. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Cruden’s kicking game is just not on par today….

  20. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:16 am

    AB gets a penalty and Cruden gioes for his 3 kick at goal…..

    OVER!!!!

    Scores are level at 9-9

  21. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    England with the last play of the first half as they attack close to AB line due to another kick that goes nowhere…

    England try a drop kick which miss to end the first 40 of the game….

    England looked like the better team in the first half and were more direct with their attack and meters made in attack…

    AB with too many handling errors and senseless kicking from backline….

    AB have Englands number at the outside and should see them attacking them their more in the second half…

    Halftime score: All Black 9 England 9

  22. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    AB again gets penalized for off the ball stuff

  23. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:36 am

    AB with a more attacking attitude in the second half…looking much better for the AB in the beginning of the second half

  24. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Another penalty for England at scrum time

  25. avatar DavidS says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Watching the first passage of play that lead to the fist NZ penalty I saw that arrogant klittle Welsh twat permit no less than five penalisable offences by NZ just go past, which included taking players out off the ball, blocking at rucks, off feet at ruck/sealing let go until he managed to find England infringe once… added to that in the time leading to England’s first penalty Ma’a Nonu clearly committed a yellow card offence and didn’t even get a talking to. He is a cheating little git.

    Until SA Refereees and the IRB can admit that their so-called master blowers are actually completely totally and utterly iincompetent and spoiling rugby as a spectacle to neutrals rugby will continue to lag as a sport behind other professional sports.

    I’m watching Tree House Masters now on DSTV because f**k knows I can’t watch that officious little Welsh twat butcher a game.

    St Michel oonce said that New Zealand intimidates referees… I’m starting to think he is right…

  26. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:40 am

    41 kicks in 44 min in the game

  27. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:46 am

    @DavidS: David you will see most teams doing the same and getting away sometimes with it…look at England and you will see the same happening at rucks. Going off your feet to seal the ball seems the norm these days and I hate that more than anything else and all referees lets it go….AB gets away with more but all teams play to the referee and they are coach to do so…

  28. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Barrett on for Dagg

  29. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:48 am

    AB with a kick through but cannot pick it up to get the first try of the match…

  30. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I see allot of problems with the AB if they cannot sort out their scrums…..Bokke will have a field day from that set piece….

  31. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:52 am

    England finding holes at big as the Grand Canyon but handling errors let them down

  32. avatar DavidS says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:55 am

    @Jacques(Bunny):

    No

    The All Blacks do it as a rule..

    Just establishes to me what a kak useless waste of homsexuality the little Welsh twat is.

  33. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:56 am

    England are demolishing the AB scrum and referee does not want to give them the penalty…..crazy!!!

  34. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:58 am

    @DavidS: Ye you right it is a problem in all teams more so NZ teams

  35. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Professional penalty from AB and England get a change to take the lead….

    OVER!!!

    England lead 12-9 with 15 min left

  36. avatar DavidS says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:04 am

    @Jacques(Bunny):

    Sien jy wat ek bedoel…

    Hy kan nie cynical yellow cards gee nie want hy is die mees siniese ref wat tans blaas…

  37. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Offside penalty for AB and the draw level again

    All Blacks 12 England 12

  38. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:05 am

    @DavidS: Sien jou punt…

  39. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:06 am

    England gets pin for professional penalty and gets yellow card, if it as AB would he have given it? NO!!!!

  40. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:10 am

    AB take lead 15-12 with penalty and England to play with 14 men

  41. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:13 am

    In the 73 min of the game Owens decide to start warning the AB …..

    England with penalty to draw level again….

    OVER!!!

    Score are 15 all

  42. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Penalty AB for holding on in the rucks….AB with kick take and are 5 meters out and over the line…..

    Ben Smith the man over and referee takes to the TMO!!!!

    Looks short first…..scrum AB 5 meters out

  43. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:18 am

    AB useless in scrums all game so do not expect a push over here…

  44. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Off the back from AB and with quick hands Smith is over in the corner and score the first try in the 78 min….

  45. avatar DavidS says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Owens has established without a doubt that he is incapable of refereeeing at this level… or even schoool level…

    Maybe he just enjoys looking at the Kiwi players’ bums rather?

    Or maybe he’s having a sexual hotness overload runnimng around amongst so many muscled sweaty fit rugby boys who are twenty years younger than him so he fails to see any infringements…

    Looking at Richie’s bum instead of his cheating hands…

  46. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:20 am

    AB lead 20-15

  47. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:21 am

    @DavidS: Yip pretty discuss now after 80 min

  48. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Penalty to Ab in last play and win the game 20-15,thank you Owens you can get the envelope after the functions…..

    This was a poor performance from a so called top referee…

    England were all over them…England to bring on some of their top players next week will have some interesting play-out next week.

  49. avatar DavidS says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Shocking shocking shocking…

    If the IRB is going to idly allow someone like |Owens to continue to fraudulently “referee” rugby matches at international level like thiis then the game is a joke.

  50. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Sad to see a referee spoil a game by inconsistency in his calls and again inability to penalize the AB

  51. avatar DavidS says:
    June 7th, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I have no love for England or New Zealand as rugby sides.

    However watching a rugby team get openly screwed by an incompetent nincompoop is not what rugby is about.

    This is what makes neutrals switch ooff a television and change channels.

  52. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    June 9th, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Rugby is fixed look at our Semis against AU and the final RWC in NZ then just about every S15 game a saffa team plays.

    So please DaveS don’t get too worked up or you will end up like my mate Norris who had a stroke while watching rugby and now never watches….

    The Kiwis cheat blatantly and its been going on even before Fitzie learned to milk red cards and penalties.

    You see the most important part of winning rugby is done off the field.

  53. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 9th, 2014 at 5:29 am

    @Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa:

    Yeah… Baby Boks have beaten NZ three times in a row… last year the English took the title and just recently the Sharks won every away game in NZ…

    You believe in the Illuminati, that 911 was an inside job and Sherry Shriner innit?

  54. avatar out wide says:
    June 9th, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Ahh the All Black haters and their conspiracy theories. Get over it and just admit they are the number one side in the world at the moment. They beat the Boks fairly and squarely home and away last year and now you guys have to rake up the supposed referee induced loss to Oz way back in 2011 to back up your attacks on the referee. England played well last Saturday and the All Blacks looked rusty but what do you expect when the English side have just come off a series of games together and the AB’s are playing their first game of the new season together.

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