New Zealand 28 - 27 England

Match info: International at Forsyth Barr, Dunedin

Date: 14/06/2014 KO: 08:35

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

New Zealand

TriesSmith (44) Savea (50) Nonu (65)ConversionsCruden (45) Barrett (66)PenaltiesCruden (12, 40) Barrett (59)



TriesYarde (8) Brown (72) Ashton (80)ConversionsFarrell (8, 72, 80)PenaltiesFarrell (3, 48)

FT (ht: 6-10)

  • Last Updated: June 14 2014, 10:27 BST

New Zealand rallied from a half-time deficit to defeat England 28-27 in the second Test in Dunedin, and with it secure the three-match series in Dunedin.

Marland Yarde: Dived over during a wonderful start for the tourists
Marland Yarde: Dived over during a wonderful start for the tourists

Marland Yarde scored an early try as England, boosted by the return of their Aviva Premiership finalists, threatened to gain revenge for the heartbreaking manner of their 20-15 defeat in Auckland seven days ago.

Owen Farrell kicked a conversion and a penalty to give Stuart Lancaster's side a 10-6 lead at the break, one that could have been even greater had it not been for a brilliant try-saving tackle by Ben Smith on Manu Tuilagi.

The moment proved crucial as the All Blacks hit their opponents with a 22-point burst in the space of 20 minutes that included tries from the outstanding Smith, winger Julian Savea and centre Ma'a Nonu.

Late scores from Mike Brown and replacement Chris Ashton - who went over on the last play of the game - meant, in the end, England finished a point shy of keeping the series alive and ending New Zealand's run of 32 consecutive victories on home soil.