Rugby World Cup 2019: All Blacks v England - Live

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All Blacks 7 - 19 England

Match wrap is here.

Absolutely outplayed in every single part of the game! England claim a comprehensive win. Maro Itoje is named man of the match. 

80min - That is all over, it's full time, there will be no three-peat. England put on a defensive clinic. 

79min - Turnover won by New Zealand, a little too late here. 

77min - Penalty won byEngland they will take the points. It's wide.

76min - Turnover won from England and the penalty - that will be all she wrote now. 

75min - The All Blacks win a scrum and they need to score, like now..

73min - The All Blacks have the ball on attack but can't make any metres - being smashed.

71min - Big break from the All Blacks, Coles makes the run down the wing but he is caught alone. England win a penalty at the breakdown, again. 

68min - Penalty called against Brodie Retallick, offside, they will kick for the points, it's good. All Blacks 7 - 19 England. 

67min - Another penalty reversed against Sam Whitelock, he's pushed Farrell in the face, such a soft call. 

66min - Lovely kick from Barrett in behind and it forces England to kick. 

64min - Knock on from England, and the All Blacks will take the scrum feed. 

62min - England win the penalty and will kick for the points. It's good. All Blacks 7 - 16 England.

60min - Silly from Jordie Barrett there who throws the offload in the chest of Ta'avao, England have the ball. 

57min - TRY - All Blacks, a soft try there, a bad lineout throw falls to Ardie Savea who crashes over for the try. Kick is good. 

56min - Much better from the All Blacks, Sevu Reece goes for the corner and is tackled out from Slade, it's no arms though TMO is called. The call is called a legal tackle, probably the right call... maybe. 

54min - Great work at the breakdown from Ardie Savea, he earns a turnover. Amazing and much needed. 

52min - England are setting up shop in the All Blacks' 22, flawless tactics from Youngs, lots of kicking in behind. 

50min - Jordie Barrett and Coles and on for Taylor and Bridge.

49min - Ref comes back for the penalty, they will take the points. It's good. All Blacks 0 - 13 England. 

48min - Another turnover at the breakdown, great work from England. 

46min - TRY - England, Youngs scores off the back off the scrum maul after sending ALB and Goodhue with a dummy. But the TMO goes back to the maul and it's called a knock on, the ball is lost into the player in front of them in the maul, All Blacks scrum. 

45min - Reece makes an interception and throws a silly offload, England win the ball and the penalty and kick for touch. Big moment here. 

44min - England are hot on attack here, 20 metres out. 

41min - Penalty won at halfway for the All Blacks, Youngs is pinged. But it's reversed after Whitelock takes out Youngs. England will kick for goal. Daly pushes it just wide.  

41min - Back underway for the second half, one change for the All Blacks, Sam Cane is on for Scott Barrett. 

40min - That's half time! England deserve their lead, they have outclassed the All Blacks in that first half. 

39min - Underhill with some massive work at the breakdown, he earns a penalty. They take the shot. It's good. All Blacks 0 - 10 England. 

38min - The All Blacks are missing Sam Cane big time here! England have a lineout and the All Blacks win a steal. 

36min - Great work from Curry and he earns a massive tunover at the breakdown. 

34min - Sinckler knocks the ball on, the Kiwis needed that!

33min - Slow ball from England and Ford looks for a droppy, it's wide. 

31min - Dominance up front from England, they win a penalty at scrum time and they kick for touch. 

30min - Another scrum is called after a Retallick knock on.

28min - Another lineout lost against NZ - England clear and Bridge is tackled out. 

26min - A nothing kick from Ford there and the All Blacks have a counter attack - they go close after a nice offload from Scott Barrett, Beauden does well too. England lineout. 

26min - TMO calls it an obstruction, close call but it looks like the right one, great work from Sinckler. Curry is the man called for the penalty. 

25min - England are hot on attack and go through for the try, but it looks like a sheapard, TMO is called.

23min - Farrell pins the ball deep into their 22, All Blacks clear through Smith.  

22min - From the lineout and Farrell kicks deep, Barrett kicks and it's a nett gain for England. 

19min - England clear, great catch from Bridge.

18min - Maro Itoje has done a job there, coming through the middle and winning the turnover. Three lineouts disrupted from England. 

17min - Bad throw from Taylor and England turn the ball over, they clear.

16min - Penalty won by the All Blacks, underhill is pinged for not rolling away.

15min - Farrell does well to make a break but tries an offload and loses it, the All Blacks clear well. 

14min - Brave from Aaron Smith, the smallest man on the park wins the turnover! 

13min - Maro Itoje makes a great turnover, rips it out of Taylor's hand. 

12min - Aaron Smith puts a box kick up in his own 22... Daly takes it and clears. 

11min - Mo'unga puts a grubber in behind and Daly has to take it out, All Blacks lineout. 

10min - Beauden Barrett puts up a nothing kick and Ford marks it and clears. 

8min - Johnny May wins an intercept and looks like he will go in, Barrett makes a good tackle, and the All Blacks win a penalty after a high tackle. 

8min - The ball pops out and the All Blacks start a counter attack. 

7min - England have had all the ball in the early stage - literally all the ball. 

6min - Goodhue does well to stay in field before Barrett clears - England have another lineout. 

5min - Ford makes a strip on Laulala and they clear, England win a lineout. 

2min - TRY - England, impressive pace from England, superb pace, Mo'unga misses a tackle and Daly finds a hole, England regroup and score through Manu Tuilagi. Kick is good. All Blacks 0 - 7 England. 

1min - Good kick first up from Smith, first lineout is England's feed. 

1min - Kick off here in the semi-final. 

8:59pm - Haka time here, England set up in a v shape over halfway! Nigel Owens tells them to get back. 

8:57pm - The Kiwis are up now. 

8:56pm - Anthem chat, God save the queen is first! Banger!

8:55pm - A moment silence now for the victims of Typhoon Hagibis.

8:53pm - Both sides are coming down the tunnel, we are close now!

8:47pm - Not long to go now folks! The nerves are starting to hit for me. 

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Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Rugby World Cup semi-final between England and the All Blacks.

TAB Odds: New Zealand $1.32    England $ 3.25

England:1-Mako Vunipola, 2-Jamie George,3-Kyle Sinckler, 4-Maro Itoje, 5-Courtney Lawes, 6-Tom Curry, 7-Sam Underhill, 8-Billy Vunipola, 9-Ben Youngs, 10-George Ford, 11-Jonny May, 12-Owen Farrell (capt), 13-Manu Tuilagi,14-Anthony Watson, 15-Elliot Daly,

Reserves: 16-Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17-Joe Marler, 18-Dan Cole, 19-George Kruis, 20-Mark Wilson, 21-Willi Heinz, 22-Henry Slade, 23-Jonathan Joseph.

All Blacks: 1-Joe Moody, 2-Codie Taylor, 3-Nepo Laulala, 4-Brodie Retallick, 5-Sam Whitelock, 6-Scott Barrett, 7-Ardie Savea, 8-Kieran Read, 9-Aaron Smith, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 11-George Bridge, 12-Anton Lienert-Brown, 13-Jack Goodhue, 14-Sevu Reece, 15-Beauden Barrett

Reserves: 16-Dane Coles, 17-Ofa Tuungafasi, 18-Angus Ta'avao, 19-Patrick Tuipulotu, 20-Sam Cane, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Sonny Bill Williams, 23-Jordie Barrett

Pre-game chat: All Blacks captain Kieran Read back to his best ahead of England showdown

All Blacks captain Kieran Read has had his share of detractors in the last 12 months as he worked his way back to fitness from back surgery at the end of 2017, but the rampaging number eight is showing signs he is peaking at the right time.

Read leads New Zealand in his 51st test as captain against England in their Rugby World Cup semi-final in Yokohama on Saturday, on what will be his 34th birthday.

But the fact he's at the tournament at all is a testament to his tenacity after he had the surgery that was pinching nerves in his back and causing him pain in his legs in late 2017.

He did not make his comeback until the end of Super Rugby in 2018.

Read had been criticised for what some pundits considered was lacklustre play over the last 12 months, but coaches Steve Hansen and Ian Foster cautioned that the type of back surgery he had would take time to recover from.

"It does take time, it was just because when your nerves are blocked and not working properly, your whole body basically shuts down," Read told reporters.

"I've worked hard to get back to it, and it's probably taken a bit longer than what I anticipated.

"But I had this goal of what this tournament would bring, and I knew where I wanted to be and that's where I am now. I'm excited at what's coming."

Read's excitement was no more evident than against Ireland in the World Cup quarter-final last week, when he co-led the 'Kapa o Pango' haka with scrumhalf TJ Perenara and exuded a sense of bristling aggression.

While he may no longer range in the wide channels as frequently as he had in the past, Read was massive on defence for the All Blacks as he made all 14 of his tackles and was stinging in the contact areas.

He also showcased that he was still potent on attack, setting up Aaron Smith's first try, while he smashed into two defenders, got his hands free of the tackle and popped the ball to hooker Codie Taylor to score early in the second half.

Such was Read's performance he must have pushed fullback Beauden Barrett for the man-of-the-match award, and it offered definitive proof he was peaking at just the right time.

Read, however, is also winding down the clock on his test career, having signed a contract with Japanese club Toyota that starts after the World Cup and he considers that anything other than a third winners medal would be a failure.

"Of course, people are going to say we've failed if we don't win, but the nature of the All Blacks and the scrutiny we have, the expectation is to win," he said.

"England are good enough to win, and that's all we're focusing on."

 

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