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All Blacks stage comeback to pip England

All Blacks came from behind to beat England 16-15 in a Twickenham and won the Hillary Shield in a match played on Saturday.
The All Blacks trailed 15-10 at halftime to England after a tough first half. The first points on board that made England lead 5-0 came from Chris Ashton’s non-converted corner try before Owen Farrell summed the points with a drop-goal to make it 8-0.

All Blacks players pose with the Hillary shield. Photo Courtesy/AllBlacks


Dylan Hartley’s try through a powerful maul gave England’s second try to make it 15-0 just before McKenzie’s crossed over for a try converted by Barrett making the All Blacks close the gap to 15-07. Great finish to the first half from the All Blacks as Beauden Barrett slotted a penalty closing the gap to 15-10.
The All Blacks cut England’s lead to 15-13 into the second half through a drop goal by Beauden Barrett, first of his career, before he added an extra 3points to give the All Blacks a one-point lead and bringing them to attack.


The second half became tougher for England through Sam Underhill disallowed try after Referee Jerome Garces changed his infield decision to the penalty for Courtney Lawes offside charge down making the All Blacks lead an exhilarating test 16-15 at fulltime.

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