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England (12) 38 / 21 (0) All Blacks (Final Score)

England and the New Zealand All Blacks did battle in the End Of Year Tours at Twickenham, London at 16:30 SA Time (14:30 GMT, 03:30 Sunday 2 Dec NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 2 & SH2 on TV in SA.




  • Penalties – Owen Farrell (4), Freddie Burns (2)
  • Drop Goals – Owen Farrell (1)
  • Tries – Brad Barritt (1), Chris Ashton (1), Manusamoa Tuilagi (1)
  • Conversions – Owen Farrell (1)

All Blacks:

  • Penalties – 0
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Julian Savea (2), Kieran Read (1)
  • Conversions – Daniel Carter (2), Aaron Cruden (1)


England: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Manusamoa Tuilagi, 12 Brad Barritt, 11 Mike Brown, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Chris Robshaw (Captain), 6 Tom Wood, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Tom Youngs, 1 Alex Corbisiero.
Replacements: 16 David Paice, 17 David Wilson, 18 Mako Vunipola, 19 Courtney Lawes, 20 James Haskell, 21 Danny Care, 22 Freddie Burns, 23 Jonathan Joseph.

New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Victor Vito, 21 Piri Weepu, 22 Aaron Cruden, 23 Ben Smith.

Date: Saturday 1 December 2012
Venue: Twickenham, London
Kick-off: 16:30 SA Time (14:30 GMT, 03:30 Sunday 2 December NZ time)
Expected weather: Partly cloudy with a high of 7°C, dropping to -1°C.
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
TMO: Giulio De Santis (Italy)


Wales (6) 12 / 14 (9) Wallabies (Final Score)

Wales and the Australian Wallabies did battle in the End Of Year Tours at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff at 16:30 SA Time (14:30 GMT, 01:30 Sunday 2 Dec EAST).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SHD 4 on TV in SA.




  • Penalties – Leigh Halpenny (4)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – 0
  • Conversions – 0


  • Penalties – Kurtley Beale (3)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Kurtley Beale (1)
  • Conversions – 0


Wales: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Liam Williams, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Aaron Shingler, 5 Luke Charteris, 4 Ian Evans, 3 Scott Andrews, 2 Matthew Rees, 1 Gethin Jenkins.
Replacements: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Ryan Bevington, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Ryan Jones, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Tavis Knoyle, 22 Dan Biggar, 23 Scott Williams.

Australia: 15 Berrick Barnes, 14 Nick Cummins, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Higginbotham, 5 Nathan Sharpe (captain), 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Stephen Moore, 17 James Slipper, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Dave Dennis, 20 Michael Hooper, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Mike Harris, 23 Digby Ioane.

Date: Saturday 1 December 2012
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Kick-off: 16:30 SA Time (14:30 GMT, 01:30 Sunday 2 December AEDST)
Expected weather: There is a chance of rain, but with the roof set to be closed it should not be an issue. However, as we have seen, the surface cuts up badly regardless.  It will be a high of 7°C and a low of 1°C
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite, Greg Garner (England)
TMO: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

232 Responses to End Of Year Tours: England vs New Zealand PLUS Wales vs Australia – Live Games Article

  • 201

    Was a great game and have England shown us the way to beat the ABs? Their forwards were terrific and hitting the breakdowns at massive speed with numbers allowing their backs to play as well. Some great tries, just a really terrific game to watch. England were superb.

    Hope they not in our pool in world cup 2015 they will get better than this.

  • 202

    @ grootblousmile:
    That might have saved Robbie Deans.

  • 203

    So, the Bokke’s 1-point win against England was’nt so bad after all… hehehe

    At least the Bokke had an unbeaten Northern Hemisphere tour… same can’t be said about the other big players in world rugby… hahaha

  • 204

    And I move above Smiles and Pieta on superbru where I belong Approve

  • 205

    202 @ superBul:
    Does Wallabies go to number 2 in the world now? Or did they have to win by 10 or more to move up?

  • 206

    204 @ The_Young_Turk:

    Where are you sitting on bru Turk?

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    179 @ superBul:
    I think Wallabies had to win by more than 10 to go to 2nd. Well thought that was the case. If they go ahead of us have no idea how this ranking system works, as they have played 2 more games than us this year.

  • 209

    Think Aussies had to win by 15 points to go ahead of us on the Rankings. I could be wrong, if it was just a win then the ranking system is daft.

  • 210

    Samoa 10 – 0 voor teen NZ in 7s

  • 211

    @ Puma:
    i think they are now no 2, ask BDB he knows

  • 212

    @ Puma:
    Did you enjoy the Cricket this morning?

  • 213

    211 @ superBul:
    Super then this ranking system is a farce. They have played more games than us, they need to work it on Percentage otherwise it is daft. Somehow think they had to win by more than 15 to go ahead of us. If not I won’t take the rankings serious at all. Only thing is it will now depend where you sit in the rankings for the wc draw. The last time the draw took place for the last world cup ABs and Boks were one and two in the world and as it worked out we would have had to face them in a semi, which was daft. One and Two should be seeded in a way to face each other in a final if they go all the way.

  • 214

    19-5 vir Samoa, halftyd.

  • 215

    @ Puma:
    No. 13

  • 216

    jameer 19-10 halftyd.

  • 217

    212 @ superBul:


    Watched every ball this morning. Was just brilliant. Now hope we stay focused and are still batting come close tomorrow night. Think that pitch has become a batters pitch now. Remember the last time we played them in Perth? Well they batted first went to a big lead and think we had to come and chase down something like 450 and we made it and won. So think we will need around 550 to be sure to win. Well think we will. Otherwise our batting and bowling was world class today. Did you watch Super?

  • 218

    215 @ The_Young_Turk:
    That is good, not sure where I am will take a look later. Did we all have ABs to win?

  • 219

    Well England are the first team to beat All Blacks since they won the world cup. Never thought they would be actually thought it would be us at FNB just not to be. We could have beaten them in Dunedin had we got all our kicks over though. What a pity. We just have to get them next year, hoping we can.

  • 220

    Okay out of here.

    Cheers everyone. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

  • 221

    @ Puma:
    listened on Radio 2000, no TV
    Was very nervous , like usual.

  • 222

    @ Puma:
    You are at no 5 and yes, everyone had the ABs to win.
    So England have thrashed New Zealand and France have thrashed Australia.

    Ciao a tutti and Viva the Bokke!

  • 223

    222 @ The_Young_Turk:
    Just logged in to say I am at 5. See you have it. Jeez that is damn good for me…… 🙂 I am so useless at bru.

  • 224

    221 @ superBul:
    I am the same Super, always nervous, always thinking can a wicket fall then will we see a collapse, just so negative watching the cricket. As cricket can change so fast. One minute we could be cruising then we all out. Not that I think our team are not up to it, I think they are and think they should be beating every team right now. Just these Aussies don’t know when they are beaten, they fight a good fight in the cricket and for that matter most of the times in their rugby as well.

    Hope we win this test and stay at number one or even if we draw we stay number one.

    Okay now out of here. Catch up tomorrow for the cricket. Cheers.

  • 225

    AB’s teen Engelse verloor en hul 7’s teen die Samoosas. ‘n Nasionale ramp vir NZ ?

  • 226

    Meant to say this before I logged off.

    England scored 3 tries against the ABs today. Last week they could not even cross our line! NOT one try against us nothing. 🙂

  • 227

    Match report on Stuff NZ,

    Dreams of an unbeaten season were extinguished in seven minutes of English magic at Twickenham today where the home side bullied the All Blacks to an historic 38-21win.

    Steve Hansen’s hopes of a perfect end to the year were dashed when England scored three rapid fire second half tries to Brad Barritt, Chris Ashton and Manu Tuilagi between the 54th and 61st minute.

    It was an astonishing melt-down from an All Blacks side that seemed to hit the wall after a week that saw most of the squad struck down with a bug.

    They will feel sick that they let their guard down at the final hurdle of 2012.

    Credit has to go mainly to England, who presented by far the most physical challenge Richie McCaw’s men have faced this season and thoroughly deserved their first win over the All Blacks since 2003.

    And to young first five-eighth Owen Farrell who showed everyone why he was nominated for the IRB player of the year award by kicking five penalties and a drop goal in a composed display.

    It was in stark contrast to opposite Dan Carter, who was strangely off is game and his kicking missing two first half penalties as England built a 12-0 lead by halftime.

    But, while England laid the foundations in the first half, this match was decided after the break during a flurry of scoring.

    It appeared the All Blacks had finally found some rhythm when Cory Jane produced a series of memorable moments of skill to create tries for Juilan Savea then Kieran Read. Suddenly it was a one-point game, but England’s response was emphatic.

    Second five eighth Barritt got outside Read and scored after a nice interchange of passes with Tuilagi.

    Then Tuilagi fended off Carter after a lineout win and put wing Chris Ashton over, his swan dive making it 25-14 and bring the crowd into the game.

    When Tuilagi intercepted Read’s pass and jogged 50 metres to the try line the hole was simply too great, even for these All Blacks.

    The 80,000-strong Twickenham crowd drowned out the haka with a rousing rendition of Swing Low Sweet Chariot and the home side responded.

    England tore into everything and presented immovable obstacles at the tackle where the All Blacks were struggling to get their clean out right.

    McCaw implored referee George Clancy to make England’s players roll away, but in truth they were simply standing their ground at the ruck where barrel men like captain Chris Robshaw and prop Alex Corbisiero were slowing the ball.

    England’s tactic was to kick to the All Blacks and invite them to counter and it was working. Their chase line was enthusiastic, aggressive and accurate and it rattled the All Blacks in a way they have not been this season.

    It produced numerous mistakes and Jane was among those to make them early with a poor pass, missed a tackle and kick out on the full.

    Halfback Aaron Smith was trying to play a quick game, but knocked off his stride as he had been in Rome.
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    Jane and Savea looked dangerous and the latter got a consolation try in the second half, his 12th of the season, but mostly the All Blacks could not find space.

    There would have been stern words from Hansen at the break. His simple message would have been to start to front physically or lose their unbeaten record.

    That didn’t happen, meaning the All Blacks post World Cup year will be remembered as a good one, but not a great one.

  • 228

    The Springboks retain their No 2 rankings spot, despite the Wallabies win against Wales.

    Here are the provisional rankings according to the IRB web site as of right now:

    Provisional latest IRB World Rankings
    (Official rankings will be published at 12:00 UK time on Monday 3 December, on

    1 NEW ZEALAND – 90.08
    2 SOUTH AFRICA – 86.94
    3 AUSTRALIA – 86.87
    4 FRANCE – 85.07
    5 ENGLAND – 83.90
    6 IRELAND – 80.22
    7 SAMOA – 78.71
    8 ARGENTINA – 78.71
    9 WALES – 78.39
    10 ITALY – 76.24
    11 TONGA – 76.10
    12 SCOTLAND – 75.83

    Wow, the All Blacks falling almost 3 ranking points, from 92.91 to 90.08 with this loss.
    Wallabies having crept very close to the Springboks, who have just retained 2nd spot.

  • 229

    ‎2015 World Cup draw – Band 1: New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, France; Band 2: England, Ireland, Samoa, Argentina; Band 3: Wales, Italy, Tonga, Scotland – SA Rugby magazine

  • 230

    I LOVE it when the All Blacks get beaten.

  • 231

    Well done England, what a win to get against the mighty All Blacks. Andy Farrell did say we thought England would beat the All Blacks, just shows the man knows his stuff.

  • 232

    201 @ Puma:
    Hey Puma didn’t see this game but your summary makes it sound like what was saying on Sharkie’s article earlier in the week that after the Boks first two tests this autumn there was one simple word that to me summed up what was missing from their play – URGENCY, which sounds like the way you are describing England’s performance “hitting the rucks with speed”.


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