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As it happened: All Blacks 58-14 Namibia

2015-09-24 20:02
Last Updated at 10:38
24 Sep 22:57

That's all from Olympic Park as New Zealand post the highest score of the tournament.

They ran Namibia ragged but the plucky African side did not disgrace themselves and even scored a try.

Milner-Skudder and Sonny Bill were particularly impressive.

Final score: NZ 58-14 Namibia

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24 Sep 22:55
Finally Barrett slots a conversion - another one from the corner.
24 Sep 22:54

Into the last 60 seconds...

And Codie Taylor scores!

Great skills by Milner-Skudder to collect the kick and then offload!

24 Sep 22:53


Nehe Milner-Skudder

24 Sep 22:52

77' New Zealand spreading it wide and making loads of metres...

Eventually Crockott knocks it on...

24 Sep 22:51
Savea was the try scorer and Barrett misses another kick - it was from the corner though.
24 Sep 22:50

Why can't the ref give that?

Simplest try decision OF ALL TIME!

Wasted 30 seconds of our lives by going upstairs!

24 Sep 22:49

75' TRY! Or is it?

Ref awards it and then goes up to the TMO!

24 Sep 22:48

74' Penalty is given.

Bothma guilty of hands in the ruck.

24 Sep 22:47

73' NZ gather after an aimless kick.

They have penalty advantage but are keen to run it wide...

24 Sep 22:46
72' Here comes another scrum - how many times will see it reset?
24 Sep 22:46
No try - the TMO says there was accidental offside.
24 Sep 22:44

72' Now we're going upstairs - did Luke Romano score?

Doubt we'll see evidence of a try here...

24 Sep 22:43

71' New Zealand win the penalty and Barrett kicks it out to touch...

The crowd has lost interest in this one.

24 Sep 22:42

70' Into the last ten minutes.

Another knock on and another 30 seconds eaten up by Namibia - gosh this game has dragged on.

24 Sep 22:41
69' The commentators on TV sharing my pain - they are also frustrated with the snails pace of this game.
24 Sep 22:38

66' NZ running from inside their 22m - Savea breaks but he's tackled into touch.

Cross cover defence at its finest.

24 Sep 22:38

65' Want a statistic?

There have been 58 reset scrums in this match - okay probably not that many but gosh it's been a lot of them!

24 Sep 22:35
Namibia unable to the get the rolling maul going and they loss possession on the ground.
24 Sep 22:34
64' Namibia move into the All Blacks 22m with a lineout
24 Sep 22:34
Keven Mealamu the only NZ sub left on the sidelines...
24 Sep 22:32

Nonu and McCaw are both now on.

Barrett misses the conversion from the corner.

24 Sep 22:31

61' TRY!

Just as I type that, the All Blacks shift the ball wide and Smith is sent over...

24 Sep 22:30
Great defence from the Namibians - NZ attack from 5m scrum and a man short but no try.
24 Sep 22:30

60' The match has lost it's momentum...

Too many reset scrums!

24 Sep 22:25
56' Jaco Engels - the former Bulls and EP player - sent to the sin bin.
24 Sep 22:21

54' Namibia penalised - Jaco Engels the guilty man - after scrumming in.

AB's kick to the corner.

24 Sep 22:20

Ben Smith starting where he ended off in his previous game - he needs to sharpen up.

The match suffers another knock on. Another one.

24 Sep 22:19
53' Namibia cough up possession. NZ now have a scrum 25m out.
24 Sep 22:19

Quite a few changes made by the All Blacks now...

Perenara, Slade and Whitelock off...

Kerr-Barlow, Ben Smith and Kieran Read on.

24 Sep 22:17
Kick is no good. Crowd groan in agony!
24 Sep 22:16

Namibia have done it and the crowd goes wild!

Deysel bustles over after some excellent forward play!

Crowd, players, coach all very happy with that!

24 Sep 22:16
50' TRY!
24 Sep 22:14
49' Crowd cheers loudly as the Namibians kick to the corner from a penalty.
24 Sep 22:12


Savea scores!

24 Sep 22:11

46' Looks like a try to me.

Julian Savea bursts through after some good play by both forwards and backs!

24 Sep 22:08

Namibia are leading...the second half.

Kotze not too shabby with the boot.

24 Sep 22:07

43' Namibia win a penalty.

Kotze with the kick...

24 Sep 22:06

41' Bit scrappy at the start of the "second forty" as the overseas commentators call it.

Knock ons galore!

24 Sep 22:03
40' Here we go!
  • 80'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT. 58-14. That's bettter.

  • 80'

    New Zealand 58-14 Namibia

  • 79'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, TAYLOR. 56-14. Right on cue, Milner-Skudder collects a cross-kick before sending a lovely offload inside to hooker Taylor for the run-in. Try number nine for New Zealand.

  • 78'

    Almost another try from the All Blacks but the attack fizzles out as Crockett fumbles a pass. It will be a Namibian scrum 30 from their line but not before Milner-Skudder is named man of the match.

  • 76'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, SAVEA. 51-14. Savea has a double as Kerr-Barlow finds him on the short side and the left wing powers over. Barrett again misses the conversion which will upset him.

  • 73'

    Just like that New Zealand get over the line through lock Romano. Has he grounded the ball? We go to the try, accidental offside due to the ball bouncing around in an earlier ruck.

  • 71'

    Now Savea knocks on to gift Namibia a scrum on halfway. His form might be starting to worry Steve Hansen as he is out of sorts.

  • 68'

    Poor from Savea as he runs down the touchline from his 22 with only one result there as plenty of Namibian defenders were covering. He is bundled into touch with ease so it's now a line-out.

  • 66'

    Cheers for Namibia captain Burger as he is withdrawn from the action. It's an All Black scrum on their own 22. Chance to go from range.

  • 64'

    Now Wyatt Crockett comes on from Faumuina at prop, with Franks shifting to tighthead. Remember, Namibia are still down to 14 men but kick a penalty into the All Black 22, ready for an attack.

  • 63'

    Barrett hooks his conversion attempt from the sideline as Richie McCaw and Ma'a Nonu replace Kaino and Williams for New Zealand.

  • 61'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, SMITH. 46-14. Numbers on the right wing and replacement Smith has an easy run-in from five metres out.

  • 58'

    YELLOW CARD, NAMIBIA, ENGELS. Prop Jaco Engels goes to the sin-bin for a cynical offence five metres from his own line. New Zealand should score from here as they call for the scrum. Casper Viviers subsequently replaces Philander because of the set-piece.

  • 55'

    But Namibia are penalised at that scrum and New Zealand kick the penalty to the corner. They will be eager to respond after Deysel's try.

  • 54'

    Not the best first touch from Smith as he fumbles in contact under good pressure from Botha. Namibia scrum on their own 22.

  • 53'

    Kieran Read is on for Whitelock and packs down at lock. That is a surprise, with Vito having played there before. Elsewhere Ben Smith replaces Slade so Barrett moves back to number ten.

  • 52'

    Kotze has missed the relatively simple conversion.

  • 51'

    TRY, NAMIBIA, DEYSEL. 41-14. Great try from the minnows. Patient rugby before centre Deysel hit a powerful line to get over.

  • 49'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, SLADE. 41-9. A change of kicker and Slade makes no mistake. Tawera Kerr-Barlow comes on for Perenara at scrum-half in the aftermath of that try.

  • 48'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, SAVEA. 39-9. A much-needed try for Savea as he powers over, reaching out next to the posts for the score.

  • 47'

    Changes from Namibia as Renaldo Bothma and Chrysander Botha come on for Leneve Damens and Conrad Marais respectively. New Zealand are in possession, just 20 metres out.

  • 44'

    PENALTY, NAMIBIA, KOTZE. 34-9. Great work from flanker Du Plessis on the ground wins his side a penalty, which Kotze slots.

  • 43'

    A tactical change from New Zealand as Slade and Barrett swap positions. It's an All Black scrum 35 metres from their own line.

  • 41'

    Welcome back to the action where New Zealand are cruising. How many more tries can they add to their tally? We shall see.

  • 40'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, MILNER-SKUDDER. 34-6. The All Blacks have a try with the last play of the half as Savea sets up Milner-Skudder on the right. Barrett misses the attempted conversion.

  • 40'

    New Zealand 34-6 Namibia

  • 39'

    A two-minute delay for a scrum to sort itself out and still we're not underway as referee Romain Poite has a word with two of the props.

  • 37'

    Dangerous clear-out from Tinus du Plessis on Cane hands the All Blacks an easy out from their 22. Here they come from halfway.

  • 35'

    New Zealand look to go from their 22 which backfires as Vito knocks on close to the sideline so it will be a Namibian scrum 35 metres from the All Black try-line. Half-time is fast approaching.

  • 33'


  • 31'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT. 27-6. The mini drought has ended. From a line-out 35 out, Barrett backs himself and races through a hole to the Namibian uprights. That's the bonus point.

  • 30'

    Big hit from centre Johan Deysel on Barrett in midfield before Milner-Skudder is called back after a forward pass from a team-mate. No score from New Zealand for about ten minutes here.

  • 26'

    There's the danger of the New Zealand offload as Milner-Skudder makes ground again wide right. However, the pass to Perenara sees the scrum-half knock-on so it's a Namibia scrum on their 22.

  • 23'

    PENALTY, NAMIBIA, KOTZE. 22-6. Namibia double their score after Faumuina strays offside in defence. Nice strike.

  • 21'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT. 22-3. Simple kick.

  • 20'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, FEKITOA. 20-3. Wow. What an offload from Williams one metre out as he sends over centre partner Fekitoa for a try. That really was something special from SBW.

  • 18'

    The lineout is pinched by Namibia who get a 22 drop-out soon after so the storm is weathered for now. New Zealand will come again.

  • 17'

    They win a penalty which is pumped into the corner by Barrett.

  • 16'

    It's a New Zealand scrum 20 metres from Namibia's line. This could be dangerous as they have plenty of width to work with.

  • 14'

    PENALTY, NAMIBIA, KOTZE. 15-3. Namibia are on the board after Ben Franks holds on on the ground. Good kick from Kotzè.

  • 11'

    Barrett misses the tough conversion attempt.

  • 10'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, MILNER-SKUDDER. 15-0. What feet from the right wing. A good bust from Vito led to quick ball to the right where Milner-Skudder stepped and went over the line.

  • 7'


  • 6'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, VITO. 8-0. There is the first try and it goes the way of the number eight after a good break from left wing Savea. A relatively simple finish near the left touchline.

  • 5'

    PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT. 3-0. But what a scrum from the All Blacks pack to win a penalty. Barrett sends them downfield before Namibia offend again soon after. He kicks it.

  • 2'

    New Zealand drive a maul from their 22 to halfway but Burger is in there and holds it up, winning the scrum for his charges.

  • 1'

    Here we go then with Theuns Kotzè kicking off for Namibia. Cane looks ready and so is Whitelock who collects the kick.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of New Zealand versus Namibia. The Pool C game takes place at Olympic Park as the All Blacks look to make it two wins from two after overcoming Argentina in their opener. Namibia are making their RWC 2015 bow today and will be determined to put in a solid performance. Team news is coming up before the anthems and 8pm kick-off.

  • 0'

    New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen initially made twelve changes to his team but Liam Messam was a late withdrawal so Jerome Kaino came back in. Sam Whitelock, Julian Savea and Nehe Milner-Skudder retain their places from last week as TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett and Malakai Fekitoa get starts.

  • 0'

    Saracens flanker Jacques Burger will captain an experienced Namibian side against New Zealand. The matchday 23 boasts ten players with Rugby World Cup experience. Burger, Eugene Jantjies and Tinus du Plessis will play at their third tournament.

  • 0'

    Time for the anthems before New Zealand perform their haka.

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New Zealand Namibia
  • 9 Tries 1
    • 5' Victor Vito
    • 9' Nehe Milner-Skudder
    • 20' Malakai Fekitoa
    • 30' Beauden Barrett
    • 40' Nehe Milner-Skudder
    • 46' Julian Savea
    • 60' Ben Smith
    • 74' Julian Savea
    • 79' Codie Taylor
    • 50' Johan Deysel
  • 5 Conversions 0
    • 6' Beauden Barrett
    • 20' Beauden Barrett
    • 31' Beauden Barrett
    • 47' Colin Slade
    • 80' Beauden Barrett
  • 1 Penalties 3
    • 4' Beauden Barrett
    • 13' Theuns Kotze
    • 22' Theuns Kotze
    • 43' Theuns Kotze
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 56' Jaco Engels
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Ben Franks
  • Codie Taylor
  • Charlie Faumuina
  • Luke Romano
  • Sam Whitelock
  • Jerome Kaino
  • Sam Cane
  • Victor Vito
  • TJ Perenara
  • Beauden Barrett
  • Julian Savea
  • Sonny Bill Williams
  • Malakai Fekitoa
  • Nehe Milner-Skudder
  • Colin Slade
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Jaco Engels
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Johannes Coetzee
  • PJ Van Lill
  • Tjiuee Uanivi
  • Jacques Burger
  • Tinus du Plessis
  • Leneve Damens
  • Eugene Jantjies
  • Theuns Kotze
  • Conrad Marais
  • Johan Deysel
  • JC Greyling
  • David Philander
  • Johan Tromp
  • Keven Mealamu
  • Wyatt Crockett
  • Tony Woodcock
  • Kieran Read
  • Richie McCaw
  • Tawera Kerr-Barlow
  • Ma'a Nonu
  • Ben Smith
  • 16
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  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Louis van der Westhuizen
  • Casper Viviers
  • Raoul Larson
  • Renaldo Bothma
  • Janco Venter
  • Rohan Kitshoff
  • Eneill Buitendag
  • Chrysander Botha

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