Internationals Spoilers: New Zealand -V- England

Jesbass_old

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Both teams have come out and have lined up for the national anthems.

GO KIWIS!!!
 

Jesbass_old

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Great anthems. The Maori woman who sang ours did a stunner.

Kiwis about to do the haka right on halfway, the English standing on the 40m line opposite.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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Go Kiwis!!!

Rip into those Pommies!!

Delayed coverage here so I'mtuning in now.haha
 

Jesbass_old

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Issac Luke still does the best haka ever. The English deliberately looked very casual, as if it had no effect. The mind games have begun.

And we're underway!
 

Jesbass_old

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We get a penalty on the second tackle - Leuluai with the ball, England tripping his ankle.

New set on halfway.
 

Jesbass_old

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We're already looking for offloads, Jeremy Smith tempted but didn't succumb. Hohaia kicks, but Perrett knocked on. Lions 20m out of their own goal line.
 

Jesbass_old

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England make their intentions clear, spreading it wide immediately, but Ade Gardner loses control. We get the ball just 25m out and now Ropati has knocked it on, but he wasn't convinced.
 

Jesbass_old

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This match has so far featured big defense and errors. Both sides looking to get settled. England take their first kick 45m out from their goal, Hohaia fields it.
 

Jesbass_old

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Leuluai makes his second half break in two runs. Wellens tackled 25m out but Harrison concedes a penalty.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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kick goes to the England player on the full..needed space, and now we give away a penalty
 

Jesbass_old

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England's first attacking set features a huge McGuire bomb and we let it bounce. They almost score, but Senior offloads to a Kiwi. Hopeless defense.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

Guest
Holy hell that ws dangerous! No one caught that ball and England nearly score, throwing it wildly on last tackle and we jump on the loose ball finally and are just over the 20meter line