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As it happened: New Zealand 47-9 Tonga

2015-10-09 14:16
Last Updated at 06:29
09 Oct 22:54
That's it! Full time here! Milner-Skudder is man of the match as it finishes NZ 47-9 Tonga! Thanks for joining us! 
09 Oct 22:50
78' Carter misses for the first time tonight. NZ 47-9 Tonga. 
09 Oct 22:49
76' TRY ALL BLACKS! NONU SCORES IN HIS 100TH GAME! That was made by the pace of Milner-Skudder who had acres of space before setting Nonu loose. 
09 Oct 22:48
76' Tonga keep bashing away though ...
09 Oct 22:46
75' The full time whistle would sound beautiful to the Tongans right now. 
09 Oct 22:45
74' Tonga have the ball but are really battling to move forwards ...
09 Oct 22:43
72' Carter makes it 6 from 6. NZ 42-9 Tonga. 
09 Oct 22:41
70' TRY ALL BLACKS! SAM CANE! Too much from the rolling maul there for Tonga to handle. Easy as you like. 
09 Oct 22:40
70' Another attacking lineout and more trouble for Tonga. 
09 Oct 22:39
70' Yip. Tonga lose substitute Paula Ngauamo to the bin for that silly, silly tackle. 
09 Oct 22:38
69' Yellow card could be on the way here for a tip-tackle on Carter. 
09 Oct 22:36
68' Milner-Skudder almost in for a hat-trick but some desperate defence keeps him out. 
09 Oct 22:34
TRY ALL BLACKS! SONNY BILL WILLIAMS receives a brilliant pass from scrumhalf aaron Smith to gift the substitute a simple try! Conversion is good. NZ 35-9 Tonga. 
09 Oct 22:32
64' Carter sets up another attacking lineout ...
09 Oct 22:30
62' Can Tonga find that intensity again?
09 Oct 22:29
61' Another All Black penalty but Carter misses touch. 
09 Oct 22:27
59' Ben Smith did so well to win the ball off the kick-off. Beauden Barrett (who is on the field now) stabbed it through and Milner-Skudder was first there. Carter's conversion is good. NZ 28-9 Tonga. 
09 Oct 22:26
58' TRY ALL BLACKS! MILNER-SKUDDER!
09 Oct 22:25
57' Morath is accurate from distance! Nice strike! NZ 21-9 Tonga. 
09 Oct 22:24
57' Morath will go for goal ...
09 Oct 22:23
56' Tough for Tonga now, but they have another kickable penalty. 
09 Oct 22:21
54' Carter nails the kick from wide right. NZ 21-6 Tonga. 
09 Oct 22:20
52' TRY ALL BLACKS! NEHE MILNER-SKUDDER! That was just too much for Tonga to handle in the end. Phase after phase of purposeful NZ attack can only be kept out for so long. 
09 Oct 22:17
51' All Blacks now have a lineout just 25m out ...
09 Oct 22:16
49' This time Tonga go for goal. Kurt Morath makes no mistake! NZ 14-6 Tonga. Kieran Read comes back onto the field. 
09 Oct 22:14
47' Wow! That was riveting from the men in red! 19 phases! They have the penalty after losing control of the ball but there were some SERIOUS hands in that passage. 
09 Oct 22:13
47' Really good stuff from Tonga here. They're getting close!
09 Oct 22:11
45' Tonga have the ball in the All Black half again and are looking lively. 
09 Oct 22:10
44' Looks like he got a knee to the head so is probably seeing a few stars. 
09 Oct 22:09
44' Tongan hooker Elvis Taione looks seriously injured right now. A lot of concern for him on the field. He is now sitting up, which is great news!
09 Oct 22:07
42' All Blacks look dangerous from the outset but then give the penalty away for holding on. Kieran Read still has a couple of minutes left in the bin. 
09 Oct 22:05
41' Second half underway as Tonga kick us off. 
09 Oct 21:50
So unlucky for Tonga. You can't get much closer than that without scoring. Half time. NZ 14-3 Tonga. Join us in a few for the second half. 
09 Oct 21:48
40' THREE minutes into added time now and Tonga have come so close! We're going to the TMO to see if they got over but it seems that the ball was held up. 
09 Oct 21:47
40' Another penalty to Tonga! How is that not another yellow card!? How is that not a penalty try!? Tonga set up another scrum! 
09 Oct 21:44
39' Tonga win another penalty! The All Blacks are on the ropes here. Another scrum! 
09 Oct 21:44
39' Tonga go for the scrum from 5m out ...
09 Oct 21:43
38' That's why! A huge rolling maul takes play 5m out before the All Blacks collapse the maul! Kieran Read is yellow carded and Tonga want to know why it isn't a penalty try! 
09 Oct 21:42
37' Tonga going for the lineout this time. Why!? Three points were up for grabs there. 
09 Oct 21:41
37' They've turned it over here and Tonga will have the penalty for a tip-tackle from Ben Smith! TMO intervention at its finest! 
09 Oct 21:40
36' Tonga give away possession with a poor forward pass as they look to launch a backline move. 
09 Oct 21:39
35' Penalty to Tonga after a collapsed maul. They can get into the NZ half now. 
09 Oct 21:38
34' Tonga scrum inside their own half. They'll feel more in this than the scoreline suggests and will be desperate for points before the break. 
09 Oct 21:36
32' Easy conversion for Carter. NZ 14-3 Tonga. 
09 Oct 21:36
31' TRY ALL BLACKS! TONY WOODCOCK! That was clinical from the world champions, who attacked from the scrum through Waisake Naholo. Woodcock running at pace in the next phase and was too much from close range. 
09 Oct 21:34
30' All Blacks get the scrum for a knock-on advantage when they thought they were in for a penalty. Still inside the Tongan 22m area though. 
09 Oct 21:33
30' Trouble here for Tonga ...
09 Oct 21:32
29' Poor clearance from Tonga allows NZ to run at them in pace ...
09 Oct 21:30
27' All Blacks just struggling to get things going at times. Another handling error sees them lose the ball in a promising position. 
 
  • 80'

    Now Tonga go through the phases with their forwards but they struggle to get over the advantage line.

  • 80'

    Now Tonga go through the phases with their forwards but they struggle to get over the advantage line.

  • 80'

    Now the All Blacks make the turnover. They swing the ball wide to Williams who stabs through a grubber for Milner-Skudder, but the ball bobbles into touch, and that's the game!

  • 80'

    NEW ZEALAND 47 TONGA 9

  • 79'

    Tonga have one last chance to score a try from an attacking scrum inside the All Blacks half.

  • 77'

    Carter pushes his conversion kick to the right.

  • 76'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, NONU. 47-9. Tonga attack and take play up to the All Blacks 22, but Ram however spills the ball in contact and now the All Black s attack from deep. Milner-Skudder hits a gap and draws in one defender before floating a beautiful ball out wide to Nonu who scores in the left hand corner.

  • 74'

    Tonga set up a driving maul but the ball is ripped away by Read and Kerr-Barlow hoofs the ball down field. Nonu makes a turnover on halfway but he spills the ball in the process. Scrum Tonga on halfway.

  • 73'

    Tonga win a turnover inside the All Blacks 22 and they win a penalty on the deck. Morath kicks for the corner.

  • 71'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER. 42-9. Carter adds the extras from the kicking tee.

  • 70'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, CANE. 40-9. The All Black set up a driving maul inside Tonga's 22. They rumble forward and now Cane breaks away from the maul and he powers over the try-line for his first try!

  • 69'

    The TMO will have a quick look to see if the tackle on Carter was dangerous and worthy of a yellow card.

  • 69'

    YELLOW CARD, TONGA, NGAUAMO. Paula Ngauamo will spend 10 minutes in the sin bin for a dangerous tackle on Carter.

  • 68'

    The All Blacks take play up to Tonga''s half with some slick passing. Fosita manages to intercept a pass and he is thumped into touch. They win a penalty however at the line-out.

  • 67'

    Morath makes a hash of the restart as his kick is way to deep and the ball rolls over the dead ball line. Scrum All Blacks on halfway.

  • 66'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER. 35-9.

  • 65'

    The All Blacks set up a driving maul but they are brought to ground. Now the All Black go through the phases.

  • 65'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, WILLIAMS. 33-9. Aaron Smith gives a brilliant inside ball to Williams who dots down under the sticks. Easy try!

  • 64'

    Tonga are searching for a try and boy do they deserve it! They take play up to the All Blacks half but it comes to nothing as they give away a penalty on the deck. Carter finds touch inside Tonga's 22.

  • 62'

    Tonga hoof the ball down Milner-Skudder's throat and he swing the ball wide, but his pass is forward. Scrum Tonga on halfway.

  • 61'

    Now Tonga are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown. Carter misses touch however.

  • 61'

    Now Tonga are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown. Carter misses touch however.

  • 59'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER. 28-9. Carter adds the extras.

  • 58'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, MILNER-SKUDDER. 26-9. Ben Smith gathers the restart. they swing the ball wide to Barrett who stabs through a grubber and Milner-Skudder gathers and scores his second try of the match!

  • 57'

    PENALTY, TONGA, MORATH. 21-9.

  • 56'

    Tonga win a penalty after the All Black are pinged for an illegal infringement at the breakdown. Morath will have a shot at goal from about 35 metres out on the angle.

  • 55'

    The All Black looking full of running now. Tonga win a turnover on the deck however and they hoof the ball down field. The ball rolls over The All Blacks try-line and Ben Smith dots down.

  • 53'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER. 21-6. Carter adds the extras from the kicking tee.

  • 52'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND,MILNER-SKUDDER. 19-6. Now the All Black rumble forward as they edge closer to Tonga''s try-line. The All Black play the penalty advantage and now Carter floats the ball over the top for Milner-Skudder who scores in the right hand corner!

  • 50'

    Tonga gather the restart and they go through the phases before Takulua clears. Smith gathers and the All Black take play up to Tonga''s half. They win a penalty after Tonga are pinged on the deck and Carter finds touch inside Tonga''s 22.

  • 48'

    PENALTY, TONGA, MORATH. 14-6. His kick is good!

  • 47'

    They patiently go through the phases with their forwards, but they make little headway however. They keep probing and they win a penalty after the All Blacks are pinged on the deck. Morath will have a shot at goal.

  • 45'

    Tonga attack from the line-out and take play up to the All Blacks 22.

  • 44'

    Takulua launches a bomb and Milner-Skudder takes it brilliantly in the air. They swing the ball wide to Nonu who kicks and the ball goes straight into touch.

  • 43'

    The ball was held up over the try-line and that''s the half! The players head into the shed for a well deserved break. The All Blacks are struggling to maintain Tonga''s hard running forwards! Brilliant attacking play by Tonga see them head into half time with a fighting chance.

  • 42'

    Tonga go through the phases with their forwards and they crash over the try-line, but the TMO will have a quick look to see if the ball was held up.

  • 42'

    The All Black patiently go through the phases and they take play up to Tonga's 22, but it comes to nothing as they are pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground. Morath finds touch on halfway.

  • 41'

    Tonga win another penalty at the scrum! The All Black have to be careful now.

  • 41'

    Morath gets the second half underway!

  • 41'

    The All Black attack from deep inside their 22 and they take play up to halfway.

  • 40'

    NEW ZEALAND 14 TONGA 3

  • 39'

    Tonga win another penalty after the All Blacks are pinged for illegal scrummaging.

  • 39'

    We have a rest scrum. All Black under immense pressure!

  • 38'

    YELLOW, NEW ZEALAND,READ. Tonga set up a driving maul and they rumble forward they are brought to ground inches away from the try-line. Read will spend 10 minutes in the sin bin for deliberately killing the ball at the breakdown!

  • 37'

    Ben Smith is pinged for a dangerous tackle on Veainu. Morath finds touch inside the All Blacks 22.

  • 36'

    Lilo swings the ball wide to Veainu, but the pass is forward and another chance goes a begging.

  • 36'

    The TMO will have a quick look for foul play.

  • 35'

    Now Tonga win a penalty after the All Blacks are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Morath finds touch on the All Blacks 10 metre mark.

  • 34'

    The All Black are back on the attack and they take play up to Tonga's half. Cane spills the ball in contact. Scrum Tonga just outside their 22.

  • 32'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER. 14-3. Carter adds the extras.

  • 31'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, WOODCOCK. 12-3. Smith feeds to Woodcock from the base of the ruck and he crashes over for a easy try!

  • 30'

    The All Black have an attacking scrum inside Tonga's 22 after Tonga spilled the ball at the breakdown trying to make the turnover.

  • 29'

    Lilo hoofs the ball down field and now the All Black counter again. They take play up to Tonga's 22.

  • 27'

    Smith counters from the back and hits a gap. He swings the ball wide to Naholo, but he spills the ball! That should have been a sure try!

  • 26'

    PENALTY, TONGA, MORATH. 7-3. His kick is good!

  • 24'

    Tonga going through the phases patiently with their forwards. Woodcock is pinged for not rolling away at the breakdown and Morath indicates that he will have a shot at goal.

  • 23'

    Tonga swing the ball wide from the scrum and they surge forward, taking play up to the All Blacks 22. Now they go through the phases.

  • 21'

    The All Black take play up to halfway. This time Kaino spills the ball. Tonga scrum on halfway.

  • 20'

    Morath hoofs the ball down field and now the All Black counter.

  • 19'

    Nonu is thumped in a tackle in midfield and he spills the ball. Scrum Tonga just outside their 22.

  • 18'

    The All Blacks win a penalty after Tonga are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown. Carter finds touch just outside Tonga's 22.

  • 17'

    Tonga go through the phases from the line-out, but they make little headway as they are met by a wall of black defenders. They spill the ball in contact. Too much pressure. All Blacks scrum just short of halfway.

  • 15'

    Nonu gathers the restart and finds touch just outside the All Blacks 22.

  • 14'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER. 7-0. Carter adds the extras from the kicking tee.

  • 13'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, B SMITH. 5-0. The All Black make the turnover at the line-out and they take play up to Tonga's 22. Try!! The All Blacks swing the ball wide. Read offloads to Ben Smith who scores in the right hand corner.

  • 12'

    Brilliant scrum by Tonga. They win a penalty after the All Blacks are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Morath finds touch on halfway.

  • 11'

    We have a reset scrum.

  • 9'

    Smith launches a high bomb and Vainikolo is up for the challenge. Vainikolo hoofs the ball down field but his kick goes straight into touch. All Black line-out just outside Tonga's 22.

  • 9'

    The All Black attack and go through the phases but it comes to nothing as they spill the ball in contact. Tonga Scrum inside their 22.

  • 7'

    The All Black take play up to halfway. Carter however kicks away possession and Morath finds touch just beyond halfway.

  • 5'

    Sloppy start by the All Blacks. Too many errors creeping in.

  • 4'

    The All Blacks attack and take play up to Tonga's half.

  • 2'

    Vainikolo breaks and takes play up to the All Blacks 22. The All Black win a penalty after Tonga are pinged for not rolling away at the breakdown. Carter finds touch just outside Tonga's 22.

  • 1'

    Carter gets us underway! Tonga gather and go through a few phases before Takulua hoofs the ball down field.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Pool C Rugby World Cup encounter between New Zealand and Tonga from St James' Park in Newcastle . We'll return shortly with team news.

  • 0'

    Kieran Read will captain New Zealand in the absence of Richie McCaw in today's clash against Tonga McCaw is not included in the matchday squad because of a sore hip, having limped off during the win over Georgia, with Sam Cane taking his place in the starting lineup. Cane is one of six changes to the team, with starts for props Tony Woodcock and Owen Franks, who impressed off the bench last time out. Brodie Retallick also gets a rest, with Luke Romano starting in his place, while in the backs Ma'a Nonu is fit again and comes in at inside centre for his 100th cap, while Nehe Milner-Skudder comes in for hat-trick hero Julian Savea, with Waisake Naholo switching wings. There is also a place for Liam Messam on the bench, the flanker having finally recovered from injury to make his first appearance of the tournament, while Beauden Barrett is also back from a niggle to take the back-up fly-half role.

  • 0'

    Tonga head coach Mana Otai has made just one change to his side for today's clash against New Zealand. Latiume Fosita replaces Sione Piukala at inside centre in the only change from the team that lost to Argentina last time out. This is the fewest changes Tonga have made between successive Rugby World Cup matches since 2003. In that year, they made no changes to the side that lost to Wales and then faced the All Blacks. New Zealand won that match 91-7. Six Tonga players will make a fourth start at RWC 2015 ? Sione Kalamafoni, Viliami Ma'afu, Sonatane Takulua, Siale Piutau, Telusa Veainu and Vungakoto Lilo.

  • 0'

    The teams are on the field for the anthems. Please stand!

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New Zealand Tonga
  • 7 Tries 0
    • 12' Ben Smith
    • 30' Tony Woodcock
    • 52' Nehe Milner-Skudder
    • 57' Nehe Milner-Skudder
    • 65' Sonny Bill Williams
    • 69' Sam Cane
    • 75' Ma''a Nonu
  • 6 Conversions 0
    • 14' Daniel Carter
    • 31' Daniel Carter
    • 53' Daniel Carter
    • 58' Daniel Carter
    • 65' Daniel Carter
    • 71' Daniel Carter
  • 0 Penalties 3
    • 25' Kurt Morath
    • 48' Kurt Morath
    • 56' Kurt Morath
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 37' Kieran Read
    • 69' Paula Ngauamo
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tony Woodcock
  • Dane Coles
  • Owen Franks
  • Luke Romano
  • Sam Whitelock
  • Jerome Kaino
  • Sam Cane
  • Kieran Read
  • Aaron Smith
  • Daniel Carter
  • Waisake Naholo
  • Ma'a Nonu
  • Conrad Smith
  • Nehe Milner-Skudder
  • Ben Smith
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  • Soane Tonga'uiha
  • Elvis Taione
  • Halani 'Aulika
  • Lua Lokotui
  • Joe Tuineau
  • Sione Kalamafoni
  • Nili Latu
  • Vili Ma'afu
  • Sonatane Takulua
  • Kurt Morath
  • Fetu'u Vainikolo
  • Latiume Fosita
  • Siale Piutau
  • Telusa Veainu
  • Vunga Lilo
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Keven Mealamu
  • Wyatt Crockett
  • Ben Franks
  • Brodie Retallick
  • Liam Messam
  • Tawera Kerr-Barlow
  • Beauden Barrett
  • Sonny Bill Williams
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  • Paula Ngauamo
  • Sona Taumalolo
  • Sila Puafisi
  • Steve Mafi
  • Jack Ram
  • Samisoni Fisilau
  • Viliami Tahitu'a
  • Viliami Helu

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