All Blacks’ Winning Run Ended By Rampant England

by Paul Cook - They’ve threatened it in recent weeks but not even the most fervently patriotic England fan could have predicted a day like this. It wasn’t merely the fact that a previously misfiring side toppled the mighty All Blacks, it was the manner in which they did so, smashing New Zealand into submission and carving them open with incisive running, pinpoint passing and clinical execution. This was in no way a narrow or fortuitous victory for the Red Rose, it was a demolition job the like of which one very, very rarely sees exacted upon the torchbearers of world rugby. Having held them scoreless for 42 minutes with a combination of brilliant defence, aggressive breakdown work, Owen Farrell’s boot and some good old fashioned sheer bloody mindedness, England responded to a quick-fire two try revival from the World champions by going firml
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