International Rugby

England denied victory by All Black comeback

England, hosting the All Blacks and looking for what would have been only an 8th win in 41 tests against World Rugby’s number 1 side, were unable to to finish the job, going down 16-15.

Thriving in the wet, England went up 15-0 at one stage through a try from Chris Ashton, drop goal from Co-capatin Owen Farrell, a penalty from Elliot Daily and a further try from other co-captain Ben Hartley,and looked set to knock over the travelling All Blacks.

The New Zealanders were however able to recover with a converted try from Damian McKenzie and penalty from Beauden Barrett and a further drop goal from the fly half, which saw England’s lead reduced to 15-13.

Barrett landed another penalty on the hour which took them one point ahead, and while England with four minutes left looked to have sealed the game with a try from Sam Underhill, the try was disallowed and they were denied victory as the visitors wound down the clock.

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