All Blacks 28(6), England 27(10)


England will be looking to go one better than last week when they face the All Blacks in the second Test in Dunedin on Saturday.

The visitors came close to catching New Zealand out in the home team’s first Test of the year in Auckland, but a late Conrad Smith try saw the All Blacks secure a tense 25-20 victory at Eden Park. This means that both teams will be looking to launch a comeback of sorts heading into their second clash at the sheltered Forsyth-Barr Stadium.

Things are likely to be even tougher for England this time around, as the All Blacks have had another week together and will be intent on putting things right and asserting their dominance as the world’s best team.

Lancaster faced some pleasant selection headaches this week, with the players involved in the Premiership final available again and last weeks team having performed so well.

He decided to show faith in some of the players that served him well during the Six Nations, with flyhalf Owen Farrell entrusted with steering the ship once more.

Recent results:
2014: New Zealand won 20-25 in Auckland
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


New Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 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 Manusamoa Tuilagi, 13 Luther Burrell, 12 Billy Twelvetrees, 11 Marland Yarde, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Danny Care, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Chris Robshaw (captain), 6 Tom Wood, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 David Wilson, 2 Rob Webber, 1 Joe Marler.
Replacements: 16 Dylan Hartley, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Kieran Brookes, 19 Courtney Lawes, 20 Billy Vunipola, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Freddie Burns, 23 Chris Ashton.

Date: Saturday, June 14
Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick-off: 19.35 (07.35 GMT, 08.35 BST)
Expected weather: Partly cloudy but dry, high of 15 with a 20 kph wind.
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Jérôme Garcès (France)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

  41 comments for “All Blacks 28(6), England 27(10)

  1. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 8:40 am
    Should be interesting to see if England would be able to be better than last week with a few of their stars back in the lineup……
  2. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:35 am
    here we go
  3. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:36 am
    Today sitting at work on the mine and watching the game on my Ipad….. :wave:
  4. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:37 am
    First penalty against AB, let’s see how many before or even if we see a yellow
  5. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:39 am
    Penalty 2 against AB for cumming from the side…..2 min of the game and AB give away 2 penalties for negative play……

    England going to the poles for points


    England lead 3-0

  6. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:40 am
    Third penalty against AB in 3 min and gets their warning
  7. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:43 am
    England all over AB
  8. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:45 am
    England score from line out as they have put pressure on AB.
    Richie the man missing the tackle….

    England lead 10-0

  9. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:46 am
    Yard the try scorer from England
  10. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:49 am
    AB gets first kick-able penalty and they go for points


    England lead 10-3

  11. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:51 am
    England do 90% of the play…..
  12. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:51 am
    AB taking players out behind ball continually so so illegal !
  13. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:55 am
    Peyper struggling to see AB still taking out players off the ball
  14. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 9:56 am
    Cruden with another penalty kick but he miss
  15. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 10:01 am
    AB unable to get out of their own half as England keep their attack going
  16. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 10:22 am
    Cruden with a penalty on halftime take the score to 10-6 for England
  17. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 10:25 am
    England should have been further ahead….again we have a referee not willing to blow AB negative play and off the ball play….Peyper started off well and I thought for once we will have a referee who will stop them from playing illegally….
  18. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 10:34 am
    England with 6 line breaks in the first half…
  19. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 10:40 am
    Ben Smith Try! NZ on the come back 13-10

    As the AB comes back

  20. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 10:41 am
    England hit back with a 3 pointer and scores are level 13 all
  21. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 10:45 am
    NZ hit again with yet another try……

    Savea the try scorer as All Blacks lead now 18-13

  22. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 10:46 am
    AB just shifted up a gear and England has no answer
  23. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 10:53 am
    Yellow card England now they have big problems
  24. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 10:55 am
    Brenden Nel ‏@BrendenNel – Again the first time England infringes in 22 theres a card. Same rule doesnt apply to All Blacks.
  25. avatar
    out wide
    June 14, 2014 at 11:01 am
    @Jacques(Bunny): Careful Bunny, you will be inviting all the conspiracy theory believers to blame an AB victory on the ref again.
  26. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 11:02 am
    Penalty and another try from AB and they are pulling away now….

    Try scored by Ma’a Nonu

    Nz lead now 28-13

  27. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 11:03 am
    @out wide: Nope NZ plays brilliant rugby but so sick of referees have two sets of rules when it comes to AB
  28. avatar
    out wide
    June 14, 2014 at 11:03 am
    By the way your observation that Peyper is missing cleanouts round the ruck as penalisable is wrong. Under current rules it is legal.
  29. avatar
    out wide
    June 14, 2014 at 11:09 am
    There you are bunny – a ruling by the tmo well in favour of England if Brown didn’t ground the ball. Peyper can’t be blamed for that.
  30. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 11:10 am
    England over the line…..

    TRY Awarded, same thing happens last week for SA but was not given…..again different rules apply…
    Score: 28-20

  31. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 11:12 am
    @out wide: You are not allowed to play a player of the ball or from the side!!!
  32. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 11:14 am
    @out wide: Peyper gave three penalties to England in the first half for same negative play and first time England does it in their 22 they get a yellow….Peyper is an idiot…..
  33. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 11:16 am
    AB play of mistakes and they it brilliant thats why they the best in the world
  34. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 11:17 am
    Patrick Tuipulotu has made his All Blacks Test debut
  35. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 11:18 am
    @out wide: He did not ask the correct question…..try no try the TMO had no choice. If he ask me a reason not to award the try the TMO would have said something else
  36. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 11:20 am
    England score under the post……

    NEW ZEALAND 28 ENGLAND 27 after 80 min. Try converted by Owen Farrell for ENGLAND

  37. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 11:22 am
    All Blacks done it again this time with only one point
  38. avatar
    out wide
    June 14, 2014 at 11:22 am
    @Jacques(Bunny): Bunny, Peyper rightfully ruled against McCaw in one of those first 10 mins penalties for coming in from the side, Farrell was carded for making no attempt to roll away when he was blocking the ball from coming out in the red zone. Very different – I think you might be too harsh on Peyper who is one of the better refs around.

    Anyway well done England – going to be hard to beat at home in the next RWC

  39. avatar
    June 14, 2014 at 11:45 am
    @out wide: Maybe I am when it comes to NZ like most people…
  40. avatar
    June 15, 2014 at 3:56 am
    Another team playing high pace attacking rugby against the All Blacks ……… and losing.

    It sure is pretty.

  41. avatar
    June 15, 2014 at 4:40 am
    No better escape artists in world rugby history than this team…

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