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Namibia have not won any of their World Cup games and they will be hoping to test themselves against the Champions before their important game with Canada.
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New Zealand have won the two games they have played in this World Cup so far. A win today will take them to the top of the table.
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Namibia played 24 tests between the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, which included a 95-5 win over Senegal and a 118-0 thrashing of Tunisia.
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Pascal Gauzere from France is our referee today, with Luke Pearce and Shuhei Kubo assisting him. Rowan Kitt is the TMO.
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Ben Smith returns to the fullback role and Goodhue gets another chance. Ardie Savea gets a start in the number 8 jersey and Sam Cane returns to the side after missing the game against Canada.
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Retallick is only expected to play for a few minutes as he is returning from a shoulder injury.
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Sam Whitelock captains the side for the first time in a World Cup and Brodie Retallick returns to the side.
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Steve Hansen has chosen to rest key players for the game against Namibia. Richie Mo'unga and Beauden Barrett will not play today. Jordie Barrett will get his first start today in the number 10 jersey.
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Namibia: 15. Johan Tromp, 14. Lesley Klim, 13. Justin Newman, 12. Johan Deysel (c), 11. JC Greyling, 10. Helarius Axasman Kisting, 9. Damian Stevens, 8. Janco Venter, 7. Thomasau Forbes, 6. Prince Gaoseb, 5. Tjiuee Uanivi, 4. PJ Van Lill, 3. AJ De Klerk, 2. Torsten George Van Jaarsveld, 1. Andre Rademeyer. Reserves: 16. Obert Nortje, 17. Nelius Theron, 18. Johannes Coetzee, 19. Johan Retief, 20. Adriaan Booysen, 21. Eugene Jantjies, 22. Darryl De La Harpe, 23. Janry du Toit.
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New Zealand: 15. Ben Smith, 14. Sevu Reece, 13. Jack Goodhue, 12. Anton Lienert-Brown, 11. George Bridge, 10. Jordie Barrett, 9. Aaron Smith, 8. Ardie Savea, 7. Sam Cane, 6. Shannon Frizell, 5. Samuel Whitelock (c), 4. Brodie Retallick, 3. Nepo Laulala, 2. Codie Taylor, 1. Joe Moody Reserves: 16. Dane Coles, 17. Ofa Tuungafasi, 18. Angus Ta'avao, 19. Patrick Tuipulotu, 20. Matt Todd, 21. Brad Weber, 22. TJ Perenara, 23. Rieko Ioane.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the World Cup clash between New Zealand and Namibia from the Tokyo Stadium.
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Kick-off! After the national anthems and the All Blacks haka, the game begins as Namibia get us underway.
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Good start from Namibia as they win a penalty and they will look to kick it. Positive start from them and they are coming in with a good mentality.
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New Zealand are playing in their black kit and Namibia in blue shirts and white shorts.
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PENALTY, NAMIBIA, STEVENS! 0-3: It is not an easy penalty kick but Stevens does really well kick it accurately and Namibia take the lead after three minutes.
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First scrum of the game and it is reset as the referee has a few words with the players. A scrum penalty for the All Blacks who have a massive weight advantage. They kick it to the corner for a lineout.
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TRY, NEW ZEALAND, REECE! 5-3: Brilliant first try from the All Blacks after the lineout. They are quick to push the ball out wide after the lineout and then Jordie Barrett chips the kick all the way to Reece on the right wing and he takes it over the line.
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Jordie Barrett misses the conversion so the score will stay on 5-3. New Zealand lead by 2 points.
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New Zealand take the penalty quickly as Smith kicks the ball through and Sevu Reece charges it down, trying to get to the ball but it rolls into touch. Namibia have a lineout deep in their half.
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Namibia have looked to play with a positive mindset so far and it is really good to see that. They know they are the underdogs today but they are putting up a good fight.
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A brilliant attack from Namibia as they string together a few phases and few accurate passes. New Zealand have to scramble back to defend and they manage to win a penalty. They kick to clear, but the All Blacks have been pushed back in their half.
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A big scrum from New Zealand and they push Namibia back. Goodhue kicks the ball through towards the left wing, but the ball rolls into touch. All Blacks are dominating the scrum as expected.
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Van Lill is going off and this is a big setback for Namibia. It could be an injury to him.
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Namibia kick the penalty to the corner and have a lineout inside the All Blacks half. The All Blacks turn the ball over and pass the ball through to Reece on the right wing. Another brilliant run from him but Greyling does well to run the ball down and defend well.
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A penalty goes Namibia's way and they are showing a lot of heart and fight today. Their coach looks on with a smile on his face.
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TRY, NEW ZEALAND, LIENERT-BROWN! 10-3: What a try! Lienert-Brown runs through and he powers his way past a few defenders after Savea's pass and he runs all the way to score the second try for New Zealand.
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Another conversion missed by Jordie Barrett and that is a poor kick from him. New Zealand lead by 7 points.
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Namibia look to gain some ground after the lineout, but New Zealand push back and look to win the ball back.
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PENALTY, NAMIBIA, STEVENS! 10-6: Stevens does well to kick the ball through the wind and he scores three more points for Namibia. The deficit is brought down to four points.
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It has not been the best first half for New Zealand so far, but they have a lead and they will look to build on that. Namibia have a penalty and Stevens will look to kick this.
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Namibia win the ball on the right wing and they look to attack. They are putting everything out there today and they have a lineout.
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Namibia win another penalty and they will look to kick this one too to bring themselves within one point of the All Blacks. Not a lot of people would have expected this scoreline before the game.
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PENALTY, NAMIBIA, STEVENS! 10-9: Stevens stays calm and drills another penalty goal in to make it three from three for him. Namibia are one point behind New Zealand with 10 minutes remaining in the first half.
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YELLOW CARD! The TMO is called into the action to check a tackle from Laulala on Stevens. It is a harsh decision from the referee, but New Zealand are down to 14 men. Stevens was dropping to the ground as he got tackled.
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Retallick is off the field and it could be a tactical move from New Zealand because he is coming back from injury.
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The possession and territory are almost equally shared by the two sides and the scores are very close too. New Zealand haven't really gotten going in this first half.
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TRY, NEW ZEALAND, TA'AVAO! 15-9: A strong run from Barrett after the breakdown and then Smith passes the ball to Ta'avao who is strong enough to power over the line for New Zealand's third try. That will release the pressure.
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CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, J BARRETT! 17-9: Jordie makes no mistake this time as he slots the easy conversion in. New Zealand push their lead to 8 points.
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A knock on from Namibia and it will be a scrum to New Zealand inside the Namibian half.
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Kick-off! The second half begins as New Zealand get us underway.
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The clock is in the red as New Zealand are looking to attack and searching for that bonus point try before half-time.
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TRY, NEW ZEALAND, MOODY! 29-9: Brilliant start from the All Blacks as Moody scores a powerful try to start the second half. The work done before the try from Ben Smith and Reece was crucial.
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The All Blacks are going for a scrum and they win a penalty. Whitelock opts for another scrum.
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CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, J BARRETT! 31-9: Jordie makes no mistake with the conversion and New Zealand push their lead to 22 points.
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Venter is off his feet and that will be another penalty to New Zealand as the clock goes deeper into the red. New Zealand are on the 5m line, searching for a try.
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TRY, NEW ZEALAND, BEN SMITH! 22-9: Namibia under a lot of pressure here as New Zealand rumble through after the scrum. They pass the ball wide after the strong scrum. It is Aaron Smith to Ben Smith who takes it over the line for the bonus point try.
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New Zealand are working the ball through a few phases after the restart but there is a lack of fluency from them.
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HALF-TIME: NEW ZEALAND 24-9 NAMIBIA. It has not been the best of halves for the All Blacks but they have the bonus point and lead by 15 points. Namibia have played positively and have given the mighty All Blacks something to think about.
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CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, J BARRETT! 24-9: Jordie makes no mistake with the conversion and New Zealand push their lead to 15 points before the break.
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TRY, NEW ZEALAND, LIENERT-BROWN! 36-9: Jordie Barrett just runs through the line and then he passes the ball to Goodhue who passes the ball back to Barrett. Lienert-Brown gets the ball on the right wing and goes on to score a brilliant try. Good team try for New Zealand.
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CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, J BARRETT! 38-9: It is another accurate kick from Barrett and it is looking ominous from a Namibian point-of-view.
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The All Blacks attack again and they are looking to break down the defence on the left wing. Then they cross kick the ball towards the right wing but Namibia get the ball and look to attack. Greyling with a big collision and he is getting some medical attention as New Zealand get a penalty.
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New Zealand have a lineout and then Coles is on the ball. It looks like Greyling is going off because of that injury. Du Toit comes on for him. New Zealand on the attack again.
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TRY, NEW ZEALAND, REECE! 43-9: Jordie Barrett to Goodhue with another nice pass. Savea gets the ball and then Reece runs through on the right wing to score a clinical try. New Zealand are turning on the heat now.
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CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, J BARRETT! 45-9: He missed a couple in the first half, but Jordie Barrett has been impressive with his kicking after that. He adds on the extras to push the score to 45-9 for New Zealand.
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New Zealand are working the ball through a few phases again and they are on the 5m line. Namibia are in trouble again. They are so close to scoring another try.
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CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, J BARRETT! 52-9: Barrett makes no mistake to add on the extras and the lead just keeps increasing for the All Blacks.
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TRY, NEW ZEALAND, WHITELOCK! 50-9: Another strong push from the All Blacks, their power coming to the fore and it is the captain Sam Whitelock to scores another try. Namibia unable to stem the flow now.
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We are going towards the hour mark and New Zealand are playing much better in the second half. They have controlled the ball and made Namibia defend a lot more. Brilliant play from the All Blacks.
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Savea is being replaced by Todd and Ioane is coming on for Goodhue as the All Blacks make a few changes.
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A good chance for Namibia to score as they string together a few passes and look to push the All Blacks defence. The crowd cheers them on.
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After more than 13 phases to Namibia, New Zealand manage to turn the ball over and they look to attack. There will be a few tired bodies out there now.
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Jantjies replaces Stevens who has been terrific for Namibia today. Perenara comes on for Reece for the All Blacks.
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TRY, NEW ZEALAND, BEN SMITH! 57-9: Todd with a great carry to start the move and then Lienert-Brown makes a few metres and then a brilliant pass to Ben Smith who runs through the defence to score. What a try from the All Blacks.
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CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, J BARRETT! 59-9: Barrett makes no mistake again and New Zealand push their lead to 50 points.
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We are in the last 10 minutes of the game and New Zealand have piled on the tries in the second half. They did not get going in the first half but have played really well in the second.
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YELLOW CARD! A high tackle from New Zealand and that will be a penalty to Namibia. The TMO is called into the action just to check for foul play by Tuungafasi. It is a similar situation to Laulala's tackle on Stevens earlier in the game.
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TRY, NEW ZEALAND, J BARRETT! 64-9: New Zealand are pulling out all the tricks as Barrett starts the move with a nice back pass and then he comes back to collect the last pass to score the try.
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CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 66-9: Barrett makes no mistake with the conversion and New Zealand are increasing their lead as we get into the final minutes of the game.
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TRY, NEW ZEALAND, PERENARA! 71-9: This could be another try for New Zealand as Perenara collects a brilliant pass and dots it right in the corner as he is carried into touch by the defender. The TMO confirms it is a try and what a big moment this is for Perenara.
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The conversion is missed by Barrett but what a try that was from Perenara. The back pass from Weber to set up the try was equally brilliant.
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FULL-TIME: NEW ZEALAND 71-9 NAMIBIA. It was 24-9 after the first half and New Zealand looked like they were lacking fluency, but they have put on quite a show in the second half to win the game by 62 points and Namibia could not stop them in the second half.
New Zealand
Namibia
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Tries
0
5' Sevu Reece
20' Anton Lienert...
35' Angus Ta''avao
40' Ben Smith
41' Joe Moody
46' Anton Lienert...
51' Sevu Reece
55' Sam Whitelock
67' Ben Smith
75' Jordie Barrett
78' TJ Perenara
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Conversions
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36' Jordie Barrett
40' Jordie Barrett
43' Jordie Barrett
47' Jordie Barrett
52' Jordie Barrett
56' Jordie Barrett
68' Jordie Barrett
76' Jordie Barrett
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Penalties
3
2' Damian Stevens
25' Damian Stevens
29' Damian Stevens
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Drop Goals
0
2
Yellow Cards
0
30' Nepo Laulala
72' Ofa Tuungafasi
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Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Joe Moody
Codie Taylor
Nepo Laulala
Brodie Retallick
Sam Whitelock
Shannon Frizell
Sam Cane
Ardie Savea
Aaron Smith
Jordie Barrett
George Bridge
Anton Lienert-Brown
Jack Goodhue
Sevu Reece
Ben Smith
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Andre Rademeyer
Torsten Van Jaars...
AJ de Klerk
PJ Van Lill
Tjiuee Uanivi
Prince Gaoseb
Thomasau Forbes
Janco Venter
Damian Stevens
Helarius Kisting
JC Greyling
Johan Deysel
Justin Newman
Lesley Klim
Johan Tromp
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Reserves
8
Dane Coles
Ofa Tuungafasi
Angus Ta'avao
Patrick Tuipulotu
Matt Todd
Brad Weber
TJ Perenara
Rieko Ioane
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17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Obert Nortje
Nelius Theron
Johannes Coetzee
Johan Retief
Adriaan Booysen
Eugene Jantjies
Darryl De La Harpe
Janry du Toit