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England complete huge comeback to draw with New Zealand

Ryan Sidle

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England complete huge comeback to draw with New Zealand

England take on New Zealand at Twickenham, in their third Autumn Nations series' game of the campaign, as both sides step up their preparations for next year's World Cup.

It's just the third time that Eddie Jones' team have taken on the mighty All Blacks during the Australian's time in England, and the first time since the 2019 World Cup semi-final.

Ian Foster's side will be looking for revenge from the game in Yokohama and attempting to make sure they don't finish the year with five defeats.

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Topics:Β Rugby, Rugby Union, New Zealand, England

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KEY Points


  • England draw level Read Post

  • England score again! Read Post

  • England score a try at last Read Post

  • Beauden Barrett goes into the sin bin Read Post

  • Three more points for New Zealand Read Post

  • Ioane scores incredible try Read Post

  • Marcus Smith adds three points right at the start of the second half Read Post

  • New Zealand extend their lead on the stroke of half time Read Post

  • England get their first three points Read Post

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Those in attendance at Twickenham, and anyone watching at home, was certainly treated to a special occasion, especially those final 10 minutes.

From 25-6 down after that drop goal in the 70th minute, Eddie Jones side somehow scored 19 unanswered points to make it a level game.

Jones said ahead of the autumn that they were treating it like a World Cup, with two group games vs Argentina and Japan followed by knockout games against New Zealand and South Africa.

Whilst they didn't put together a great performance for most of the match, they showed terrific heart and some excellent skills to draw level.

Next week they seek revenge for the 2019 World Cup final when they take on South Africa, they'll have to play more like the final 10 minutes for the full 80 in order to get a result.

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Stuart came off the bench and made a huge impact. Eddie Jones introduced his own 'bomb squad' and one of them was the scorer of two tries, including the one that brought them level on the stroke of full time.

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Very few players have taken to test rugby the way that Freddie Steward has and the full back scored an important try in the game.

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Ioane's try looked to have earned New Zealand the win, and what a hell of a score it was!

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New Zealand fly half Richie Mo'unga is named Man of the Match, the Crusaders star must have thought he'd done enough to win that one but somehow he's not ended up on the winning side.

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Can anyone quite believe what we've just seen?!

There's plenty of criticism of the Autumn Nations Series and how much it matters, especially when coaches keep going on about the World Cup, but that much delivered in spades.

Not only that match in fairness, Georgia beating Wales earlier was a huge result and there's been plenty of great games and great results in recent weeks.

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The crowd boo, like actually boo!

Following Smith's conversion there's still time on the board for the kick off, Smith collects it but he decides that a draw will do for the Red Rose.

He kicks the ball off the pitch, ending the game and earning himself a bit of a booing from the crowd, they smelt blood in the water and wanted more.

Instead we've finished with what was a pulsating draw, that never seemed likely just 15 minutes ago.

Rugby, bloody hell!

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Where has this Marcus Smith been all game, never mind all game, all Autumn.

The Harlequins fly half has barely shown this form through the three previous games and suddenly he is at his absolute best.

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May collects a poor kick from New Zealand and England once again go on the attack, Smith finds Curry who plays it into the wide channels.

Slade and Porter combine to take the ball close to the line and then it's the forwards turn to smash their way through, with Stuart going over for the second time.

Smith adds the two and somehow, someway, England are level!

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England force the All Blacks into an uncomfortable position in their own 22 but Youngs is pinged in the tackle and New Zealand win a penalty.

Mo'unga only clears to just outside his 22 though and the pressure remains on.

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From the kick off England collect and move the ball towards the half way line.

New Zealand infringe and give away a penalty, Twickenham erupts into cheers and the crown start singing again.

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With New Zealand down to 14 and Smith, Farrell and Slade now on, there's so many playmaking options for Eddie Jones side.

From the kick off they go through phases and tackles, with everyone popping the ball out of the tackle to the next man.

They make a break into the New Zealand 22, it comes to Steward who has the option of finding Slade but he goes himself and gets to the line.

Smith adds the extras, it's on!

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So much drama here, as TMO and referee can't decide on the grounding.

Will Stuart scores following Smith's break, after the kick off, that sees England get to within inches of the line. Barrett goes off and after ruling out a penalty try, the grounding is finally given, despite the best efforts of New Zealand's defence.

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YELLOW CARD: Beauden Barrett

The New Zealand full back is sent to the sin bin after Marcus Smith's brilliant break puts England on the verge of their first try of the game.

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From the line out, New Zealand earn another penalty advantage on the England 22 but they decide to pop it back for Jordie Barrett to add the three points.

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Another England chance, another penalty given away.

They make a huge break through the middle of the New Zealand defence and into the 22, where they gain a penalty advantage.

Smith attempts his own cross field kick and nearly picks out Steward, who just fails to grab the ball.

It comes back for the penalty, England kick to the corner but mess up the line out and once again the visitors can clear their lines.

Stuart then gives away another penalty from the line out and it's suddenly deep in England territory.

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Freddie Steward shanks a kick higher than it is long but the full back chases it and wins it on half way. Curry throws a poor pass to Slade but he just picks it off the ground and England soon win a penalty.

It goes into the corner and it's yet another foray into the opposition 22 off the line out.

Billy Vunipola punches a hole through the defence and it goes through England hands and eventually to Marcus Smith, who has to clean up from some poor ball.

The fly half knocks on in contact however, and it's another opportunity wasted.

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From an England line out they get good, quick ball, and play it through several phases until they get right up to the Kiwi line, through Tom Curry.

However they once again give away a penalty and the All Blacks can clear again, the story of this second half.

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England are all over New Zealand at a ruck and Aaron Smith has to scramble it away in a vain attempt at keeping the ball, fortunately for him it hits the referee and they have a scrum.

The entire England front row is replaced, with Genge, Cowan-Dickie and Sinkler replaced by Vunipola, George and Stuart.

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England make it into the 22 again but it's another mistake that sees Van Poortvliet knock it on and give away a scrum to New Zealand.

The Leicester scrum half is then replaced by club teammate Ben Youngs.

Van Poortvliet has looked to the manor born in his international career so far but this is a poor day for him, he'll bounce back no doubt.

Tuilagi also comes off, for Henry Slade.

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