The All Blacks ran riot against the Tonga team on Saturday morning beating them 92-7.
It was was was expected from the worlds best side playing number 15 in the world. A huge score was always expected.
It is exactly what the All Blacks wanted and the total opposite what Tonga needed going into the World Cup.
With a quarter of an hour remaining they took off Crotty in order to practice for a 14-man situation in the weeks ahead.
The crowd was treated to a try-fest with the All Blacks stats something incredible.
The running metres 1,101 to 255, clean breaks 24-4 and defenders beaten 35-9.
Tonga did get a try in the 77th minute but that was after Sevu Reece, Codie Taylor, Kieran Read, TJ Perenara, Matt Todd and Ardie Savea had already scored for the host.
It was one-way traffic from start to finish for the World Champions.
Bridge scored four tries in the match with Smith and Crotty going over for two each.
The All Blacks had a good outing but in the World Cup they will not always face teams like Tonga but as it has been for years, they are still the favourites to win another one in Japan
All Blacks 92 Tries – George Bridge (4), Ben Smith (2), Ryan Crotty (2), Sevu Reece, Codie Taylor, Kieran Read, TJ Perenara, Matt Todd, Ardie Savea Conversions – Beauden Barrett (7), Josh Ioane (4)
Tonga 7 Tries – Siale Piutau Conversions – Sonatane Takulua con
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