Rugby World Cup 2019: Live updates - New Zealand v Namibia

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All Blacks 71 - 9 Namibia

New Zealand 71 (Reece 2, Lienert-Brown 2, B Smith 2, Ta'avao, Moody, Whitelock & J Barrett, Perenara tries; Barrett 8 conversions)

Namibia 9 (Stephens three penalties)

Match wrap is here.

81min - A knock on from the All Blacks ends the game, what a cracker of a final 60 from the All Blacks.

80min - ALB has been named Man of the match. 

79min - TRY - Perenara!! One of the best tries you will ever see. Perenara makes the first break before a magical off load, they get the ball back and Weber makes a dart down the wing before a sensational behind the back flick to Perenara who scores in the corner!! Magical. Kick is wide. All Blacks 71 - 9 Namibia. 

78min - Jordie Barrett or Anton Lienert-Brown for man of the match. 

76min - TRY - All Blacks, they spin the ball right then go left, Weber passes to Perenara who finds Barrett with a lovely offload and Jordie scores. Kick is good. All Blacks 66 - 9 Namibia. 

75min - Great work at the breakdown from Jordie - turning the ball over and the All Blacks clear. 

73min - Another yellow card for the All Blacks, for the same reason, a high tackle to the head. Ofa Tuungafasi the man binned now. 

72min - Another mini break from Helarius Axasman Kisting and Namibia are 25m out. 

70min - Nice work from Perenara but Frizell cant hang on - Namibia with the ball now. 

68min - TRY - All Blacks, Todd makes a lovely break, he finds ALB who passes to Ben Smith who scores his second. Kick is good. All Blacks 59 - 9 Namibia.

67min - Perenara is on the field now, he goes to first five. Jordie to fullback, Ben Smith to the wing. 

65min - Turnover won from Coles, the All Blacks are on attack now. 

64min - A great period of attack again from Namibia - they're throwing everything the All Blacks' way. 

62min - Penalty won by Namibia at the lineout. 

61min - Knock on called against the All Blacks, Todd and Ioane come on for Savea and Goodhue. 

59min - Great defensive work from Cane, he forces a knock on and the All Blacks win a scrum. 

56min - TRY - All Blacks, they pick and go and drive for more tries. The captain scores. Sam Whitelock is over. Kick is good. All Blacks 52- 9 Namibia. 

54min - What a kick from Barrett, from deep in his own 22 he kicks into the Namibian 22. 

52min - TRY - All Blacks, well done from the Kiwis, it's deliberate - they go right to Reece who beats three defenders to score. Kick is good. All Blacks 45 - 9 Namibia. 

51min - Coles and Weber are on Smith and Taylor off. 

50min - Massive at the breakdown from Ardie Savea and he wins the penalty. 

50min - All Blacks break through Goodhue and it's ALB who is at the forefront again.

47min - TRY - All Blacks, Barrett makes the initial break and does well to stay composed and find Goodhue who passes to ALB and he has two tries. Kick is good. All Blacks 38 - 9 Namibia.

45min - Intercept from Namibia, the ref seems to have missed a few forward passes here as Barrett takes a nice catch off the high ball. 

44min - All Blacks look to ease back into normality here, showing their class.

42min - Off the scrum, Goodhue and Tuipulotu go close before, TRY - All Blacks, wave after wave of attack from the All Blacks, Joe Moody gathers the ball and scores. Kick is good. All Blacks 31 - 9 Namibia. 

41min - Welcome back, we are underway for the second half.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Live updates - New Zealand v Namibia

Half-time - Namibia give the All Blacks a big old scare early in that half, but the Kiwi have been able to score twice late on to lead by 15. 

45min - TRY - All Blacks, great line from Ben Smith and he scores off the pass from Jordie Barrett. Kick is good. All Blacks 24 - 9 Namibia.

43min - Another penalty at the All Blacks look for another scrum.

41min - Penalty won by the All Blacks, they opt for the scrum. 

40min - A goggleless Savea makes as the gong goes.

39min - So bad from Aaron Smith, off the scrum he opts for the kick, it's out on the full...

38min - Knock on called against Namibia and the All Blacks have a scrum feed.

36min - TRY - All Blacks, really nice attack from the All Blacks, they go six or so phases before the replacement Angus Ta'avao scores. Kick is good. All Blacks 17 - 9 Namibia.

35min - Penalty advantage and the All Blacks are 10m out. 

34min - Great kick chase from Codie Taylor, he wins a lineout for the All Blacks after Bridge's kick.

33min - Knock on from Aaron Smith and Namibia have the ball going forward!

32min - Knock on from Namibia off the lineout - Brodie Retallick has gone off the field - he gets 30 minutes. 

31min - Yellow card is the call, an arm to the head - it was very low, but Laulala will spend 10 minutes in the bin. 

31min - Looking upstairs at a high tackle on Laulala.

29min - Another penalty won by Namibia and they surely take the three again. It's good. All Blacks 10 - 9 Namibia. 

27min - Namibia go close again after the ball spill out of the ruck and JC Greyling sprints down the wing, Ben Smith makes the tackle and the ball goes out off him.

24min - Penalty won by Namibia after Cane was called offside, Namibia look pretty good when they can keep ball in hand. They kick for the three. It's good! All Blacks 10 - 6 Namibia.

21min - TRY - All Blacks, what a saucy offload from Savea, great inside ball and Anton Lienert-Brown does well to score. Kick is charged down!! All Blacks 10 - 3 Namibia.

20min - Superb offload from Frizell and the All Blacks are on attack at half time.

18min - Penalty won at the ruck from Namibia, ALB getting trapped with the ball. 

17min - A boot to the head after the box kick for Brodie Retallick he looks to be okay. 

16min - Against the feed and the All Blacks' scrum dominates! they win the ball and spread it wide but Goodhue puts the ball on the toe and grubbers it out. 

15min - Knock on from Sam Cane after he was put into a hole from Lienert-Brown.

13min - Great running from the Namibian backs, they go close through Johan Deysel before the All Blacks win a penalty. 

12min - Great work at the breakdown, Aaron Smith stands there in confusion and Namibia will kick down field.

11min - All Blacks starting to enjoy more time on the ball as they all take turns at running. 

10min - Penalty won from Cane at the breakdown, Smith takes the early tap and kicks it out with a grubber. 

9min - Link play is very good from the All Blacks locks, Retallick involved early on. 

7min - TRY - All Blacks, a great cross field kick from Jordie Barrett and he finds an open Sevu Reece who scores the opening try. Kick is wide. All Blacks 5 - 3 Namibia

4min - First scrum of the game go to the All Blacks after a Namibia knock on.

1min - Namibia enjoy a short spell with the ball and they go forward, great couple of tackles from Brodie, Namibia win the penalty. They kick for three and it's good. All Blacks 0 - 3 Namibia.

1min - Kickoff here in Tokyo!

5:45 pm - The haka is over and we are moments away from kick off!

Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Rugby World Cup match between the All Blacks and Namibia. 

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Pre-match chat: Anton Lienert-Brown says All Blacks won't take Namibia lightly

All Blacks midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown says playing Namibia will be the same as playing South Africa, England or any other rugby heavyweight.

The All Blacks are expected to comfortably account for the southern Africans at Tokyo Stadium on Sunday and put one foot in the quarter-finals.

New Zealand highlighted their ruthless streak when they ran in nine tries against Canada in Oita on Wednesday to record a 63-0 victory, the highest score at the tournament so far. 

Lienert-Brown expects the All Blacks to be more focused on Sunday.

"Every week is the same. The biggest [lesson] for me over the years is that my personal standards matter the most," he told reporters.

"It doesn't matter who we come up against, it's about me playing to the best of my ability. Whether that's South Africa, Namibia, England or whoever it is.

"It's important that you go out there and you have prepared yourself to the best you can to perform for the team.

"We have prepared very well for this game, just like we have prepared for South Africa."

Lienert-Brown will join Jack Goodhue in the centres for the third different midfield combination in the tournament.

Goodhue played for 40 minutes against Canada, after recovering from a hamstring injury, with Sonny Bill Williams, while Ryan Crotty and Lienert-Brown played together against the Springboks in the opening match.

After years of stability in the midfield with Conrad Smith and Ma'a Nonu playing more than 60 tests together, Hansen has chopped and changed his squad during the current World Cup cycle and never settled on a first-choice combination.

Assistant coach Ian Foster, however, said there was no great mystery as to what was the preferred combination, with game plans and opposition proving the defining factor.

"We've always said we've got five great midfielders," Foster said, including Ngani Laumape in the mix.

"Through chance or injury or selection over the last couple of years, we've mixed and matched the combinations for a reason, and we're delighted with whatever options we've got.