England v New Zealand - Follow all the action from Twickenham as it happens with in-game updates from Sir Clive Woodward

By Nik Simon

England v New Zealand (2.30 K.O.)

England: M Brown;  C Ashton, J Tomkins, B Twelvetrees, B Foden; O Farrell, L Dickson; J Marler, D Hartley, D Cole; J Launchbury, C Lawes, T Wood, C Robshaw (C), B Vunipola.

Subs: T Youngs, M Mullan, D Wilson, G Parling, B Morgan, B Youngs, T Flood, A Goode.

New Zealand: I Dagg; C Piutau, B Smith, M Nonu, J Savea; D Carter, A Smith; T Woodcock, K Mealamu, O Franks, B Retallick, S Whitelock, L Messam, R McCaw  (C), K Read.

Subs: D Coles, W Crockett, C Faumuina, L Romano, S Luatua, T Kerr-Barlow, A Cruden, R Crotty.

 VIDEO  Scroll down to see New Zealand star Kieran Read on pre-match plan to decimate England at Twickenham

England face their toughest Test of the year as the All Blacks arrive at Twickenham looking to avenge their 38-21 humiliation last December.

That was their only defeat in 33 games and Stuart Lancaster's side must be at their very best if they are going to overcome this fearsome New Zealand outfit once more.

The All Blacks have won all twelve of their games this year, including a physical victory over France in Paris last Saturday,

Dan Carter earns his 100th cap and the fly-half will be going head-to-head with England youngster Owen Farrell.

Lancaster will be looking for another composed performance from Farrell as the home side bid to complete a clean sweep in the Autumn Internationals, following victories over Australia and Argentina.

You can follow every key kick, pass, scrum and crunching tackle right here with live updates from Sportsmail's experts, including England World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward.

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Nik Simon

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FULL TIME: England 22-30 New Zealand

There are some tired legs on the field and Billy Twelvetrees knocks on to cue the final whistle.

It may be England's only defeat of the autumn internationals, but that was by far and away their best performance.

Robshaw, with a purple eye the size of a golf ball, salutes his team's performance.

78min: New Zealand close out the game

The All Blacks have England pinned back deep in their own half and they are attempting to squeeze the life out of the game in the final minutes.

England have a line-out on their own five-metre line and Flood kicks it long to buy some breathing space.

75min: Sportsmail's Sir Clive Woodward and Chris Foy report from Twickenham

Sir Clive Woodward: The lineout is killing England so they have to keep the ball in hand from here. England have stopped doing the basics well and handed the momentum back to New Zealand. To regain the lead they must keep possession and they must cut out the errors.

Chris Foy: Unfortunately for England, their game has started to unravel since they briefly took the lead, as the replacements have come on. The home side's previously imperious lineout has suffered one or two blips, they have given away a sudden sequence of penalties and aimless kicking has crept in. However, Ben Morgan has made a powerful impact since replacing Billy Vunipola. With the All Blacks now eight points ahead, it appears that the prospect of a late turn-around is fading, but England still deserve considerable credit for how they have played today.

Dangerman: All Blacks No8 Kieran Read charges at Ben Foden
73min: Sportsmail's Luke Benedict reports from Twickenham

Will that lineout cost them? England had some prime real estate on the All Black 22 and had an attacking lineout to boot. But since losing Dylan Hartley and Joe Launchbury, the set piece is looking decidedly less impressive. The jump was mistimed, the ball was lost, and New Zealand scored three points up the other end.

71min: PENALTY England 22-30 New Zealand

New Zealand break after a poor England line-out and make good territory.

Toby Flood is penalised for not rolling away from the tackle and Cruden goes for the posts to extend the All Blacks' advantage.

68min: Toby Flood for Owen Farrell

Farrell hobbles off after a fine kicking performance.

64min: TRY (converted) England 22-27 New Zealand

A lethal attack from the All Blacks bucks all of England's hard work.

The final pass is a delicate offload out the tackle from Nonu to put Savea, who beats the challenge of Brown, through for his second try of the game.

Cruel blow: Savea beats Brown to snatch the lead back for New Zealand
62min: Sportsmail's Chris Foy reports from Twickenham...

On the hour, England have taken the lead for the first time and they are good value for their narrow advantage. They have been the better team for 40 of those 60 minutes - attacking with renewed vibrancy and unleashing a blitz-like defensive onslaught which has rattled the world's No 1 team.

60min: PENALTY England 22-20 New Zealand

He's got it! Ultimate composure from Farrell as the youngster, with his trademark deathly stare, sends his kick through the posts to give England the lead.

59min: Penalty England! Farrell with the chance to give England the lead...

Another infringement at the breakdown from New Zealand lead to a penalty...

57min: Ben Morgan for Billy Vunipola

Sportsmail's Sir Clive Woodward reports from Twickenham: New Zealand are definitely rattled. This is just a shadow of the All Black team we saw in the opening 20 minutes. The crowd are lifting them and England must believe this game is there for the taking.

55min: Maybe England can do this?

The momentum is all with England. Lancaster's side have made 75 carries compared to New Zealand's 45.

Swing Low is echoing around Twickenham - have England finally found their belief?

Punching up: Aaron Cruden of New Zealand tackles Joel Tomkins of England
53min: PENALTY England 19-20 New Zealand

Farrell closes the gap to just one-point with his kick. England fans are on the edge of their seats...

52min: Good defensive work from Ashton leads to a penalty

The winger has been maligned for his defensive work but that was good tracking back from Ashton.

He gartered the ball before launching a counter which led to a body-check off the ball by Crockett.

Farrell points to the posts.

Sportsmail's Chris Foy reports from Twickenham: Referee Craig Joubert isn't covering himself in glory today, with a series of dubious decisions in this match. The All Blacks have been allowed to get away with no end of ruck infringements but, ironically, when the South African official decided to sin-bin Kieran Red, the No 8 had done nothing wrong. Moments ago, Richie McCaw was incensed when his side were penalised for obstruction and the Kiwi captain's rage was understandable as replays showed Geoff Parling had committed the same offence seconds earlier.

50min: Tom Youngs for Dylan Hartley

The Leicester hooker follows his Tigers team-mate Parling onto the pitch.

48min: Vunipola nearly breaks through

After a charged down kick, Vunipola has the chance to gather the loose ball with a clear turf in front of him.

The No 8 would have been through but he can't collect the ball and New Zealand kick a dangerous clearance, which is dealt with exceptionally by Brown.

Head where it hurts: Mike Brown gathers the loose ball
46min: Geoff Parling for Joe Launchbury

Stuart Lancaster sends on his line out sergeant.

45min: Sportsmail's Sir Clive Woodward reports from Twickenham

England's focus in this second half must be to keep the ball and make some brave decisions. Both the lineout and the scrum are going well so there is everything to play for here - but only if England keep their ambition.

Sidelined: Dan Carter of New Zealand sits injured on the bench
44min: England win a free kick from the scrum

The home side set a platform and are working through the phases just on the edge of the All Blacks 22 metre line.

But they end the play with a complacent kick to the corner which is gathered by Dagg to kill off the attack.

42min: Change in momentum in the scrum?

New Zealand started the game with a huge drive in the scrum.

This time round, the All Blacks, with Ma'a Nonu on the blindside, are shunted backwards.

Crockett was brought on in the front row at half time as Woodcock was forced off with a hamstring problem, could be a telling factor...

Owen Farrell gets the game back underway....

England keep New Zealand waiting on the field before they come back out - mind games?

The All Blacks have four minutes left on Read's sin bin.


Scrum-half Mike Phillips and wing George North scored impressive tries as Wales took charge of their Millennium Stadium clash against Argentina.

Phillips' 70-metre breakaway score was followed by a scintillating North finish, while full-back Leigh Halfpenny's immaculate kicking - three penalties and two conversions from five shots - put Wales clear.

Argentina, conquerors of Wales in Cardiff last autumn, could only manage a Nicolas Sanchez penalty in response after being outgunned in the attacking zone.

Racing away: Wales' George North breaks to score a try against Argentina
HALF TIME: From Sportsmail's Chris Foy at Twickenham...

England go into half-time on a roll - four points behind but with their tails up. The last passage of attacking play was the most compelling they have produced this season - kick-started by a sublime piece of individual skill by Owen Farrell in taking a high kick under pressure, spinning out of the tackle and off-loading. Although the move ended in a penalty to the All Blacks which allowed them some respite, the home side have the momentum at present.

HALF TIME: From Sportsmail's Sir Clive Woodward at Twickenham...

The story of the half for England is that their forwards are totally on top of the All Black pack, but the backs are making a few mistakes and that is where New Zealand have the upper hand. This game is in the balance, but England must not think they can kick their way to victory. They must keep playing with the intent to score tries and the points will come.

40min: HALF TIME - England 16-20 New Zealand

Wow. Take a breath. An intense first half of rugby and England are right in this game.

The home side had a stuttering start but, boosted by Read's yellow card. have pulled themselves back into the contest. Game on.

38min: PENALTY England 16-20 New Zealand

England make the most of their one-man advantage and close the gap to just four points with a penalty.

Farrell has been ice-cool with his goal kicking so far...

Ice cool: Owen Farrell of England kicks a penalty to close the gap
37min: Sportmail's Chris Foy reports from Twickenham

Sadly for England, Joel Tomkins is once again struggling to make a positive impact on proceedings, in the No 13 shirt worn with such distinction by Manu Tuilagi in this fixture last season. Twice now a promising home attack has come to nothing due to a close-quarters fumble by the Saracens centre. Yet, the England pack continue to pound their Kiwi opponents and the made-in-Northampton lineout has been outstanding so far.

34min: PENALTY England 13-20 New Zealand

Owen Farrell punishes the New Zealand ill discipline.

33min: Read sent to the sin bin

Joubert has been warning the All Blacks all game and he finally reaches to his pocket as Read dives in from the side.

A cheap penalty and New Zealand are down to 14-men for the rest of the half.

On the charge: Joe Marler of England breaks through the New Zealand defence
32min: PENALTY England 10-20 New Zealand

Twelvetrees is blown up for being offside and replacement Cruden kicks a long range penalty to extend New Zealand's advantage.

29min: Sportsmail's Sir Clive Woodward reports from Twickenham...

England are back in this game because of their decision-making - taking lineouts rather than kicking for goal, quick tap and go off penalties in their own half. It is brilliant to see England play this way.

26min: Aaron Cruden for Dan Carter

The All Blacks legend is forced off with an injury - a massive blow for the tourists.

He gets a warm round of applause from the Twickenham crowd.

24min: TRY (converted) England 10-17 New Zealand

It's given! Far from the prettiest of tries but no one cares.

Smith failed to gather the loose ball and Launchbury reacted first to score.

Farrell adds the extras.

Try! England's Joe Launchbury, lower left, scores against New Zealand
Another TMO decision! Has Launchbury scored?

The question lies over whether Robshaw, who was in an offside position, touched the ball before Launchbury grounded it.


A controversial call. There were no images to suggest the ball was over the line so the try wass disallowed.

Then again, there was no way of being sure that the ball was short. Boos around Twickenham...

Sportsmail's Chris Foy reports from Twickenham: England should have been awarded a try from the driving maul which propelled Billy Vunipola over the line, but the TMO ruled that replays were inconclusive. The footage suggested that England's No 8 had gone down short of the line but the pack's momentum forced him over. There was enough proof to award the try but it wasn't given. However, the next TMO referral has just gone the way of the home side, whose forward power has reignited this contest.

23min: TMO: Have England driven over for a try?

Twickenham is silenced as England think they have shoved the ball over for a try.

Dickson leaps up as if they have scored, but it's been sent upstairs...

20min: England show some real intent with a penalty to the corner

Full credit to Chris Robshaw for opting for a line-out rather than the three points.

England draw a penalty from the first set piece and opt for another drive.

They are showing their hand... England need a try to get back in the game.

Sportsmail's Sir Clive Woodward reports from Twickenham: Brilliant positivity from England there. To call the lineout three times when the three points were available. They have been very unfortunate not to be awarded a try after a strong driving maul.

18min: Sportmsail's Luke Benedict and Sir Clive Woodward report from Twickenham

Luke Benedict: The crowd are now (somewhat unfairly) booing every decision from referee Craig Joubert. The All Black looks very threatening with every attack and Dan Carter is using his boot to kick the ball into pockets of space all over the pitch. Still, England are fighting hard at every breakdown and applying as much pressure as they can in defence.

Sir Clive Woodward: Speed of ball, speed of ball, speed of ball. The speed New Zealand are recycling the ball at the breakdown is giving England no chance to get organised in defence, so they are narrow and there are gaping holes out wide.

Pressure: New Zealand's Ben Smith is tackled by England's Owen Farrell and Billy Twelvetrees
17min: TRY (converted) England 3-17 New Zealand

Front row Franks picks a nice line to break through the England defence. 

The All Blacks recycle the ball quickly through Smith and the finish the try with utmost clinicallity.

Dagg fixes his man and plays in Read who, on course to become world player of the year, finishes with ease in the corner.

Carter, as you would expect, adds the conversion.

tRY! Mike Brown of England fails to stop Kieran Read of New Zealand going over
15min: Sportsmail's Sir Clive Woodward and Chris Foy report from Twickenham...

Sir Clive Woodward: This is an ominous start from New Zealand and the reason for that is how easy they are finding it to get over the gainline. They are playing very quick rugby because they make progress up the pitch when they are in possession.

Chris Foy: England's defence has been alarmingly out-flanked in the early stages of this game. They have been committed to making high-impact tackles in the narrow channels, but New Zealand have managed to find space on the outside even when passing moves have lacked express pace. On the plus side, the hosts have already shown the sort of breakdown aggression which characterised their win against the All Blacks last season, while Billy Vunipola has carried the ball over the gainline with conviction.

Golden boot: New Zealand's Dan Carter kicks during an All Black's attack
12min: PENALTY England 3-10 New Zealand

Dan Carter punishes England's ill discipline and extends the New Zealand lead by three more points...

11min: England think they've scored, but they haven't...

New Zealand put on a huge shove in the scrum and drive England back.

But Owen Farrell's defensive line get up in the face of the All Blacks and Ben Foden wins an interception.

He runs the length of the pitch, thinking he's scored, but play is pulled back for a penalty against Chris Robshaw. Carter points to the posts...

Delay in play before a New Zealand scrum

New Zealand second row Brodie Rertallick has his head bandaged up as the referee stop play.

10min: From Sportsmail's Sir Clive Woodward at Twickenham...

That New Zealand try all came from England's first kick into the air. It was straight down the throat of Israel Dagg and there was no real pressure on him. It was just so easy for the All Blacks to find space around the England defence. Poor kick.

7min: PENALTY England 3-7 New Zealand

Owen Farrell gets his goal kicking off to a perfect start with a long-range kick straight through the posts.

England hit back after the All Blacks try and enjoyed a short spell of territory.

Good pressing from Dickson on Smith disrupts New Zealand ball and gives England the front foot.

3min: TRY (converted) England 0-7 NEW ZEALAND

The question was whether Read had a foot in touch, which he didn't.

Try awarded and Carter adds the extras.

Try time: Julian Savea finds a gaping hole in the England defence
2min: New Zealand think they have scored the opening try...

England disrupted the lineout but New Zealand managed to reset their attack.

Read, New Zealand's form player, picked up a loose ball and played a clever inside ball to Save who had far too much space.

1min: A dangerous set piece for the All Blacks

England have been warned about kicking with precision and Dickson has put it straight down their throats.

The All Blacks counter through Ma'a Nonu and Mike Brown is forced to concede a line out five metres form the Englandl ine.

We're underway

Dan Carter kicks off with his golden boots and Billy Vunipola claims the high ball.

Sportsmail's Luke Benedict at Twickenham: Interesting to see England captain Chris Robshaw pull his team immediately into a huddle after the Haka. Clear tactic. England taking their time and doing things on their terms.

England must defuse the Haka...

The All Blacks performed the Kapa O Pango Haka, with an echo of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot ringing from the stands..

Sir Clive Woodward: The Haka is a wonderful tradition, a theatrical challenge. England always respect it but there is no point going straight from the Haka to kick-off with your opponents all pumped up on adrenaline. My England team faced the Haka in tracksuits, then wandered over to the side to take their time and strip off. The referees used to get annoyed but it defused a bit of that power.

Fearsome The All Blacks perform the Haka before kick off

From David Cameron...

'A bet with NZ's @johnkeypm: If England win today he must wear Union Jack cufflinks & make a charity donation - and vice versa... #ENGvNZ'

Which Haka will we see from the All Blacks today?

Last week against France the All Blacks performed the 'Kapa O Pango' Haka.

They usually perform the 'Ka Mate' but have made an exception for France in recent years, since they beat them in the quarter finals of the 2007 World Cup.

Perhaps England will be worthy of the 'Kapa O Pango' after their 38-21 victory at Twickenham last year?

Fearsome: The All Blacks, dressed in white, perform the 'Kapa O Pango' against France

From OptaJonny...

'12 - The @AllBlacks have won all 12 of their internationals in 2013. Pinnacle.

'2011 - @Official_RFU are the only side to inflict defeat on New Zealand since the beginning of the 2011 RWC. Know-how.'

Interesting difference in warm-up styles...

Chris Robshaw is leading his forwards in a physical scrummaging practice while Richie McCaw is integrating his pack among the backs to work on their passing.

No surprises there: New Zealand pride themselves on their hand-speed and communication while England traditionally look to 'front up'.


Sir Clive Woodward: New Zealand’s identity has become defined by its rugby team. They are worshipped at home as deities, achieving a cult status in world sport.

England must not buy into that myth. The All Blacks are a bloody good rugby team but they are no more than that. Do not spend hours agonising over their talents, focusing on their heritage, or worrying about their 86 per cent win rate over the last decade.

Stay alert: Dan Carter's trademark move with the All Blacks
What goes on behind closed doors...

Any attempts by the All Blacks to play down the significance of today's showdown were undone when a collage of chilling messages were leaked from the team's Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.

'We are the most dominant team in the history of the world. We are playing England... this is about history, about human nature,' was the mantra.

These were the messages on show at the start of the week... imagine what is being said in the changing room today...

All Blacks: The New Zealand changing room inside Twickenham

Good to see the old boy @DanCarter get his 100 cap. Congrats brother #AllBlackeverthing

Golden gates: England and New Zealand arrive at Tiwckenham for the big match
From Sportsmail's Luke Benedict at Twickenham...

Twickenham has felt a bit flat over the last two weeks but there is definitely a bit of something in the air. The sun has been shining and the conditions are perfect. In fact, the All Blacks were prasing the quality of the turf at HQ, saying it was like playing on a carpet. So no excuses chaps...

Man of the moment: Dan Carter wins his 100th cap for the All Blacks

There will be some added shine to Dan Carter’s 100th All Blacks Test on Saturday when the fly half runs out in a pair of specially commissioned gold boots.

Carter becomes just the fifth New Zealander to complete his century and coach Steve Hansen has named the playmaker in his starting line-up for the showdown with England at Twickenham.

The 31-year-old is one of the most recognisable players in rugby history and will follow in the footsteps of David Beckham who, on his 100th appearance for England, was also presented with a pair of one-off gold Adidas boots.

Golden boy: Fly half Dan Carter was presented with a pair of gold boots for his 100th cap

'Big Day for English Rugby - Twickenham will be rocking.'

Sidelined: England go into the game without injured wingers Marland Yarde and Christian Wade
England want to move up the ranks...

Victory for England today would see Stuart Lancaster's side move up to second in the world rankings.

That would mean leap-frogging South Africa and would provide a massive psychological boost ahead of the World Cup.

The All Blacks have scored at an average of four tries per game under Steve Hansen, while England under Stuart Lancaster have an average of two. 

If England are going to win today, they must outscore their opponents and be absolutely clinical in attack.

From Sportsmail's Sir Clive Woodward at Twickenham...

What I really want to see today is how good England's attacking game is. I hope the coaches and the players put all their emphasis on scoring tries. A game against New Zealand always has something special about it so today is a great opportunity to get 80,000 people going nuts.

Time to step up: Engalnd winger Chris Ashton must be clinical in attack
England v New Zealand: It's the big one...

Welcome to Sportsmail's live coverage of England's huge Test against the All Blacks at Twickenham.

Stuart Lancaster's side must have a faultless performance if they are going to overcome a New Zealand side still seething their 38-21 humiliation at Twickenham last December.

All eyes are on Dan Carter and the fly half, who wins his 100th cap today, will be pulling the strings as New Zealand continue their project to become 'the most dominant team in the history of the world'.

Twickenham: Can England turn their home ground into a fortress for the visit of the All Blacks?

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