Mathieu WARNIER, Media365, published on Saturday November 19, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
In a melting Twickenham, England managed to score three tries in the last ten minutes to draw against New Zealand (25-25).
The XV of the Rose has heart! Long led and abused by the All Blacks, England overwhelmed its supporters in a crazy end to the match to avoid a defeat that seemed promised to it. It must be said that New Zealand got their hands on the game very early on. From the 4th minute, after having intercepted a pass from Jack van Poortvliet, Dalton Papali’i successfully concluded a counter. The second blade came from Codie Taylor before the first ten minutes were even over. On a carried ball carried perfectly, the hooker of the All Blacks rang the public of Twickenham. Only a penalty from Owen Farrell a quarter of an hour before the break allowed England to unlock their counter. However, just before returning to the locker room, Jordie Barrett restored the gap of fourteen lengths in favor of New Zealand. As soon as the game resumed, the All Blacks made a mistake on the ground, offering three points on foot to Marcus Smith. The response from Ian Foster’s players was immediate. On a game at the foot of Beauden Barrett, Caleb Clarke shifted Rieko Ioane who went to flatten in a corner. Ten minutes from the end of the meeting, Beauden Barrett gave the All Blacks a mattress of 19 points but the yellow card received by the one lined up at the back for an act of anti-play on an English test action changed gives it. Indeed, Will Stuart saw the referee validate this test then a New Zealand selection in numerical inferiority took the water against the fury of the XV of the Rose. Freddie Steward gave hope to England fans before Will Stuart went for the equalizer in the last minute. After the siren, on a distant penalty, Marcus Smith preferred to kick into touch to conclude the meeting. Before hosting the Springboks next weekend, England are reassuring themselves a bit by holding off an All Blacks team that is still far from terrifying (25-25).