New Zealand's All Blacks on Saturday (6 January) defeated England nine points to nil on a slippery ground at Twickenham in London.
New Zealand's All Blacks on Saturday (6 January) defeated England nine points to nil on a slippery ground at Twickenham in London. It was the third international won by the All Blacks on their tour of the British Isles. They've already beaten Wales and Scotland and have yet to meet the Republic of Ireland.
The All Black try was scored by their Captain, Ian Kirkpatrick, who dived over the line and near the posts soon after the start of the game full back, Joe Karam converted and the score remained at six-nil until well into the second half when winger, Bryan Williams dropped a field goal.
Penalties favoured England, but the English goal kicker fullback, Sam Doble was off-form and missed four attempts at goal. In the slippery conditions, the game was dominated by New Zealand's heavy pack of forwards.
SYNOPSIS: New Zealand's All Blacks won their third rugby international of the current British Isles tour with a nine-nil win over England on Saturday. In the slippery conditions at Twickenham in London, one try was scored. Captain, Ian Kirkpatrick dived over the line near the goalposts.
Scrum half Sid Going made the break and was pulled down by England defenders. The heavy New Zealand pack moved into the ruck and the ball went to Ian Kirkpatrick. He dummied and dived over.
The try was converted by fullback, Joe Karam, bringing the score to six-nil.
Penalties favoured England, but the fullback Sam Double was off form and missed four attempts at goal. The flow of play was interrupted by frequent stoppages by Scottish referee, J. Young.
Although the All Blacks heavy forwards dominated the game, the English backs initiated many promising movements, which were stopped only by solid New Zealand tackling. The All Blacks have yet to meet the Republic of Ireland for the fourth international game of the tour.
New Zealand's early lead of six-nil was maintained until well into the second half England won the ball from the line-out and tried to kick clear. Winger, Bryan Williams took the catch and dropped a field goal with the nearest English player yards away.