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Kick-off local time : Sat, 01 December 2012 - 14h30
Kick-off : Sat, 01 December 2012 - 16h30
Venue : London
Referee : George Clancy (Ireland)
Match status : Result
  England New Zealand
Tries Kieran Read (51min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


England go early at the scrum so the All Blacks have another chance at a late consolation. It goes out to Nonu who is wrapped up quickly, Vito loses it forward but Enbgland were offside so they will have another crack. They have a go at the line but it is held up and that is the end of the game. A famous win for England, and heartbreak for the All Blacks in their first loss of the year.


The All Blacks go wide to jane who finds Vito in space on the outside. He gets a miracle pass inside to Read and they are in the England 22 but a stray pass flies into touch and England are off the hook.


England are camped in the New Zealand 22 and Brown tries a drop-goal but pulls it wide.


New Zealand set the maul from the line-out and then send it out to Savea who gets over for the TRY, with Cruden adding the CONVERSION, but it is too little too late.


England are back on the attack as they look for more late points. The ball is hoisted and Smith is tackled in the air. Vunipola carries on after the whistle has blown and is shown a YELLOW CARD.


England take it through the phases and New Zealand stray offside again so Burns puts another PENALTY over to make it 38-14.


Cruden kicks long but England run it back at them and they are just metres short again. A wayward pass misses Ashton and goes into touch. The All Blacks kick long again and Robshaw is there.


The All Blacks lose the restart forward as their horror match continues. England go to Barritt as they power towards the 22. Burns puts a great kick into touch in the corner, pushing New Zealand into their own 22.


The All Blacks send it wide as they search for a way back into the match but the ball is lost forward and England have a scrum on halfway. Youngs breaks on the blindside and finds some space before feeding Ashton. He cuts back inside and they are deep inside the 22 now. The All Blacks go offside so Burns, who is on for Farrell, slots the easy PENALTY to make it 35-14.


Dagg takes a high ball but he is thumped in the tackle. England go over the top so the All Blacks can look for territory. It goes to Savea in midfield once again but there is an interception from Tuilagi who is away for the TRY. Can the All Blacks come back from this? Farrell adds the CONVERSION and England are dominating at 32-14.


McCaw claims the loose ball and it is swung out to Savea but he is smashed into touch near halfway. England go to Tuilagi in midfield and he breaks a few tackles before getting it away to Ashton who dives over for the TRY in trademark style. Farrell misses the conversion again but England lead 25-14.


England take it up as they search for a way back and send it out to Barritt who hits a gap on the outside. He is in the clear and trades passes with Tuilagi to go over for a crucial TRY. Game-on. Farrell bounces the conversion attampt off the cross bar but it does not go over.


Jane finds some space down the right but a poor pass in midfield has the All Blacks under pressure. Dagg spins it out to Nonu who chips ahead. The ball is kicked back to them by Farrell and the counter-attack is on. Jane makes ground once again and a clever pass frees Read up on the outside for the No.8 to go over for the TRY. Carter adds the CONVERSION and New Zealand are right back in it at 15-14.


It goes down the hands and Jane beats his man on the outside. Farrell goes off his feet so the All Blacks will attack from the line-out in the corner. They maul it before Carter has a go and McCaw is just short now. Savea forces his way over from close range for the TRY which is confirmed by the TMO. Carter adds the CONVERSION to reduce the deficit to 15-7.


Youngs finds Ashton on the blindside and the ball is then slung out the other way. Goode finds some space and is brought down on halfway where he loses the ball forward. Carter spreads it wide from the back of the scrum but England are up quickly on defence and progress is slow.


Woodcock drops his bind so Farrell steps up and he nails the PENALTY to stretch the lead to 15-0.


Farrell gets the second half underway and England win it back immediately. Tom Youngs takes it up but the ball is not coming out so the All Blacks have the scrum.


The All Blacks look for a response, but the ball is stolen on the ground and England have another shot. Read goes offside this time so Farrell will have another shot at goal. He makes no mistake with the PENALTY and England take a 12-0 lead into half-time. Join us in ten minutes to see if the All Blacks can bounce back in the second half.


They set another maul and then send it down the backline, with Goode getting over the 22. Farrell slots a DROP-GOAL to stretch the lead to 9-0.


Cole goes down so Carter sets up a line-out. The throw goes over the back and Youngs claims it. He hacks it ahead and Dagg is there to put it into touch but England will stay on the attack.


Read is judged to have taken Launchbury out in the air from the restart so England have another attacking opportunity from the line-out. It goes to Tuilagi in midfield but there is no way through. They work the blindside and the forwards get involved but the ball is lost forward in contact so the All Blacks have a scrum on their 22.


The ball goes out to Tuilagi and he crashes over halfway. Youngs kicks ahead and Dagg holds on to it on the ground under pressure so Farrell has a shot and slots the PENALTY.


The ball is turned over in the tackle and kicked long by Goode. The All Blacks have to come from their own half and take it through the phases but the ball is lost forward so England have the scrum.


England send it wide before Youngs hoists and Dagg is there. The ball is sent out to Nonu who kicks ahead but Goode wins the race to the ball and takes it into touch near the 22. New Zealand hammer away but England are tackling well.


The All Blacks snap onto attack, and England are offside this time so Carter has another shot at goal but misses again.


Another maul from England and Morgan peels off the back. He is stopped just short and then it is sent out to the backline with Brown taking it up. The pass out to Ashton is wayward but New Zealand were offside so Farrell slots the PENALTY to make it 3-0.


England launch a maul and roll it over the 22 but then fail to use it in time so the All Blacks are awarded a scrum. Smith tries to clear from the base but is charged down and into touch so Carter scrambles it into touch from the line-out.


Farrell puts the ball into touch on halfway and the All Blacks send it down the backline from the line-out. Jane finds some space on the outside but his inside ball goes into touch off an England defender. The throw is skew from Mealamu so England have a scrum and they win a penalty after getting a big shove on.


Whitelock claims the drop-out and it is sent out to Smith who does well up the left again. Retallick takes it up but holds on too long so England set up a line-out in opposition territory. Whitelock steals the line-out and Carter kicks high but Goode does well and England send it wide as they seek to counter.


Savea crashes it up and finds support from the forwards but a sloppy pass has McCaw under pressure. Brown knocks it on as he goes for the interception so the All Blacks have another attacking scrum. They continue to hammer away at the defensive line and Corbesiero strays offside so Carter steps up but then drags it wide.


England maul it from the line-out before Youngs puts it high. Jane claims it and the All Blacks are awarded a scrum with the ball not coming out. Carter tries another cross-kick and Goode is there but he loses it forward so the All Blacks have a scrum just outside the 22.


New Zealand run the phases as they move towards the 22 and Smith makes good ground up the left as England tackle hard. Carter tries the cross-kick but Jane was offside so England will clear.


Brown counters from a kick and eludes Jane to send the crowd into raptures. Jane makes another error as his kick goes out on the full.


A kick under pressure by Nonu is charged down but England were offside so Carter sets up a line-out. It's scrappy as the ball is turned over by the hosts. They cannot capitilise as the All Blacks win back possession via a scrum feed.


England field the kick-off and run at the visitors. Launchbury makes good headway before he's taken to ground. Youngs chips but it's too deep and the visitors thump it into touch


And Carter gets us under way!


Now it's time for the Haka, the famous New Zealand war cry!


The teams have made their way onto the pitch and it's time for the anthems.


The final talking point worth mentioning is how will George Clancy referee the scrums. Will he allow Alex Corbisiero to scrum in on the angle as he was allowed to do against South Africa last weekend?


The visitors have been laid low by a stomach bug ala 1995 this week but McCaw has ensured they will be up for the task at Twickenham.


England, in turn, can end their season on the ultimate high by upsetting the applecart and snapping the world champions' 20-man unbeaten streak.


Despite being 80 minutes away from a marathon season, there will be no lack of motivation for the All Blacks. A victory will complete an unbeaten 2012 and will be a fitting send-off for Richie McCaw, the All Black captain taking a well-deserved six-month sabbatical after today's Test.


Much of the talk has centered on the return of the great Dan Carter and the man who opposes him in the England No.10 jersey Owen Farrell, a shock nominee for the IRB Player of the Year award. This encounter is the ultimate opportunity for Farrell to prove his worth but in order to do so the home pack will have to match the physicality and sustained intensity of the All Black eight


Welcome to our build-up to the season finale between England and New Zealand at Twickenham.
15 Mathew Tait
14 Christian Wade
13 Elliot Daly
12 Henry Slade
11 Marland Yarde
10 Danny Cipriani
9 Lee Dickson
8 Josh Beaumont
7 Jack Clifford
6 Mark Wilson
5 Joe Launchbury
4 Ed Slater
3 Kieran Brookes
2 Luke Cowan-Dixie
1 Matt Mullan

23 Alex Lewington
22 Shane Geragthy
21 Will Chudley
20 Jonathan Fisher
19 James Gaskell
18 Gareth Denman
17 Alex Waller
16 Tommy Taylor
New Zealand
15 Israel Dagg
14 Ben Smith
13 Conrad Smith
12 Ma'a Nonu
11 Charles Piutau
10 Lima Sopoaga
9 Aaron Smith
8 Kieran Read
7 Richie McCaw
6 Liam Messam
5 James Broadhurst
4 Brodie Retallick
3 Owen Franks
2 Dane Coles
1 Tony Woodcock

23 Malakai Fekitoa
22 Beauden Barrett
21 TJ Perenara
20 Victor Vito
19 Sam Whitelock
18 Ben Franks
17 Wyatt Crockett
16 Codie Taylor