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England vs New Zealand
QBE International
Twickenham Stadium
Saturday, 8th November; 2:30pm KO

Mark Bollons reports live from Twickenham

England host the All Blacks in the first of the Autumn internationals, with expectations high as next year's World Cup edges ever closer.

Stuart Lancaster will be looking to get a clearer picture of which players are up to the challenge against the reigning world champions, and we're covering it live. The teams, announced on Thursday, promise an exciting clash...

England

Brown, Rokodunguni, B. Barritt, Eastmond, May, Farrell, Care, Marler, Hartley, Wilson, Attwood, Lawes, Wood, Robshaw, Vunipola.


Replacements: Webber, Mullan, Brookes, Kruis, Morgan, Youngs, Ford, Watson.

New Zealand

Dagg, B. Smith, C. Smith, Williams, Savea, Cruden, A. Smith, Crockett, Coles, O. Franks, Retallick, Whitelock, Kaino, McCaw, Read.


Replacements: Mealamu, B. Franks, Faumuina, Tuipulotu, Messam, Perenara, Barrett, Crotty.

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2:30pm - Kick-off: England 0-0 New Zealand

3 minutes - TRY: England 5-0 New Zealand (J. May)

What...A...Start! England are out the traps and the All Blacks can't contain them. Jonny May burns down the wing after some fine back play from the hosts, evading a final tackle and touching down. Owen Farrell misses the conversion.

8 minutes - England 5-0 New Zealand

England turn down a possible three points for Farrell and kick for the corner. They win the line-out and drive, with Courtney Lawes going closest. Kyle Eastmond looks lively, but tries to spin it out wide and Mike Brown can't control and it's a turnover.

14 minutes - TRY: England 5-5 New Zealand (A. Cruden)

It's controversial! After a great start from England, the All Blacks strike on their first meaningful drive, switching from one flank to the other before Cruden rumbles over. But did he cross the line? A couple of missed tackles that Lancaster won't be happy with, but New Zealand show why they are the champions. Conversion missed.

18 minutes - Penalty: England 8-5 New Zealand

Straight from the restart, England win it and the All Blacks commit an offence. It's straight and Farrell does the business.

21 minutes - Penalty: England 11-5 New Zealand

Farrell does the business once again. Again, it's fairly straightforward for the Saracens number ten, with the All Blacks committing another penalty within regulation distance.

24 minutes - Penalty: England 11-8 New Zealand

Courtney Lawes comes off with an injury, and England are penalised in the sequence for a late hit from Dylan Hartley. Cruden doesn't miss.

33 minutes - England 11-8 New Zealand

The scoring might have stopped, but it's enthralling stuff as New Zealand put the pressure on before turning the ball over. England get away with a loose kick as Richie McCaw knocks on, before Farrell misses with a drop goal effort.

37 minutes - Penalty: England 11-11 New Zealand

Kyle Eastmond is penalised for not rolling away and it's easy for Cruden, who splits the uprights from bang in-front on the 22. Little to split the sides.

39 minutes - Penalty: England 14-11 New Zealand

Farrell can split them with a penalty right on half-time. England win the ball in midfield and drive forward with purpose. The All Blacks look like they've won the ball back inside the 22, but they do so illegally and Farrell slots home to give the hosts the lead.

Half-Time: England 14-11 New Zealand

42 minutes - Penalty miss (Cruden): England 14-11 New Zealand

The All Blacks start fast and look set to level the scores as scrum half Smith is pulled into the ruck. However, Cruden hits the post from distance and England run it clear through Attwood.

45 minutes - TRY: England 14-16 New Zealand (McCaw)

It's the skipper McCaw who goes over in the same corner as May. He makes a fine offload earlier in the move to prop Franks, and then finds himself involved in a three-on-one overlap against Rokodunguni. An easy try, but Cruden makes a meal of the conversion to keep England less than a score away.

55 minutes - No Try: England 14-16 New Zealand

We go to the TMO and England get what appears to be a lucky escape. The All Blacks look like they've stolen a score as England defend their line. The ball touches the whitewash but there is no pressure and it's a scrum.

56 minutes - Yellow Card - Dane Coles (New Zealand)

New Zealand go a man down and it takes an eternity for referee Nigel Owens to make his decision. Dylan Hartley pulls his opposite number Coles, who kicks out and is sent to the sin bin. A chance for England.

61 minutes - England 14-16 New Zealand

The rain is hammering down at Twickenham and it's the All Blacks who almost strike with 14-men. They force a five-metre scrum but knock-on when spinning the ball out wide.

66 minutes - Penalty: England 14-19 New Zealand

Beauden Barrett converts from five yards - McCaw wants more but there wasn't much in it and it's given for offside. Barrett, who missed an easy one moments earlier, doesn't repeat the trick. New Zealand back to 15 men.

71 minutes - TRY: England 14-24 New Zealand (C. Faumuina)

It's been coming - the All Blacks have been all over England, even with 14 men, and they make their pressure tell with Faumuina rumbling over from close range. The crowd don't like it, but it's given New Zealand a cushion you don't expect them to lose.

79 minutes - Penalty Try: England 21-24 New Zealand

It's not going to be enough for England, who drive a scrum from five metres out and force referee Owens into a decision. George Ford kicks the drop goal with seconds remaining, but it's not going to be enough unless England produce a miracle.

FULL-TIME: England 21-24 New Zealand

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