15Ben Smith, FB
14Sevu Reece, W
13Jack Goodhue, C
12Anton Lienert-Brown, C
11George Bridge, W
10Jordie Barrett, FH
9Aaron Smith, SH
1Joe Moody, P
2Codie Taylor, H
3Nepo Laulala, P
4Brodie Retallick, L
5Sam Whitelock, L
6Shannon Frizell, FL
7Sam Cane, FL
8Ardie Savea, N8
16Dane Coles, R
17Ofa Tu'ungafasi, R
18Angus Ta'avao, R
19Patrick Tuipulotu, R
20Matt Todd, R
21Brad Weber, R
22TJ Perenara, R
23Rieko Ioane, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Tokyo Stadium
5:45 AM, October 6, 2019

Match Commentary

82'And that's that! Eleven tries in total for the All Blacks as they run out 71-9 winners over Namibia.
81'+171-9 End of second half
80'What. A. Try! TJ Perenara starts a break from inside his own 22, is tackled, is up off the deck and then receives a brilliant Brad Weber behind-the-back pass before crashing over just millimetres before being tackled into touch. Even Steve Hansen was up out of his seat! Jordie Barrett misses the conversion and it's 71-9 to the All Blacks.
79'71-9 Try - TJ Perenara , New Zealand
78'That's 10 for the All Blacks! Jordie Barrett crosses this time for his second try of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. He converts his own try and it's 66-9 to New Zealand.
77'66-9 Conversion - Jordie Barrett , New Zealand
76'64-9 Try - Jordie Barrett , New Zealand
76'Player substituted - Andre Rademeyer , Namibia
76'Substitute on - Nelius Theron , Namibia
74'Yellow for Ofa Tu'ungafasi! He's into the bin for 10 after high shot, and the All Blacks will be down to 14 for the rest of the match.
73'Yellow card - Ofa Tu'ungafasi , New Zealand
70'Outstanding play from New Zealand down the left side, and Ben Smith barges over for his second! And it was a lovely Anton Lienert-Brown flick pass to set up Smith, somewhat reminiscent of Sonny Bill Williams. Jordie Barrett converts and it's 59-9 to New Zealand.
69'59-9 Conversion - Jordie Barrett , New Zealand
68'57-9 Try - Ben Smith , New Zealand
67'Player substituted - Torsten van Jaarsveld , Namibia
67'Substitute on - Obert Nortje , Namibia
67'Player substituted - Damian Stevens , Namibia
67'Substitute on - Eugene Jantjies , Namibia
66'Some scrappy play in the middle of the park as neither team can put extended phases together. Hard tackles and turnovers each way, but Namibia continue to fight hard despite being out of the match.
66'Substitute on - TJ Perenara , New Zealand
66'Player substituted - Sevu Reece , New Zealand
62'Player substituted - Thomasau Forbes , Namibia
62'Substitute on - Adriaan Booysen , Namibia
61'Player substituted - Jack Goodhue , New Zealand
61'Substitute on - Rieko Ioane , New Zealand
61'Player substituted - Ardie Savea , New Zealand
61'Substitute on - Matt Todd , New Zealand
58'An eighth try now for the All Blacks, this time to captain Sam Whitelock. Jordie Barrett slots the conversion and New Zealand most past 50 to lead 52-9.
57'Player substituted - Johan Deysel (Jnr) , Namibia
57'Substitute on - Darryl de la Harpe , Namibia
57'52-9 Conversion - Jordie Barrett , New Zealand
56'50-9 Try - Sam Whitelock , New Zealand
54'And now Sevu Reece has his brace. Slick passing at speed down the right side is too much for the Namibian defence, and Reece strolls over. Jordie Barrett adds two points, and the All Blacks are up 45-9.
54'Substitute on - Ofa Tu'ungafasi , New Zealand
54'Player substituted - Joe Moody , New Zealand
53'45-9 Conversion - Jordie Barrett , New Zealand
52'43-9 Try - Sevu Reece , New Zealand
51'Substitute on - Dane Coles , New Zealand
51'Player substituted - Codie Taylor , New Zealand
51'Substitute on - Janry du Toit , Namibia
51'Player substituted - JC Greyling , Namibia
51'Substitute on - Brad Weber , New Zealand
51'Player substituted - Aaron Smith , New Zealand
48'Anton Lienert-Brown has a double! Jordie Barrett's fingerprints are all over that one as he makes the break and then gives the assist for Lienert-Brown to go over in the right corner. Barrett converts from the sideline and the floodgates have opened in the second half. New Zealand lead 38-9.
48'38-9 Conversion - Jordie Barrett , New Zealand
47'36-9 Try - Anton Lienert-Brown , New Zealand
44'An ominous start to the second half for Namibia as Joe Moody powers over for the All Blacks. Jordie Barrett converts and New Zealand lead 31-9.
43'31-9 Conversion - Jordie Barrett , New Zealand
42'29-9 Try - Joe Moody , New Zealand
41'The second half begins!
41'Substitute on - Aranos Coetzee , Namibia
41'Player substituted - AJ de Klerk , Namibia
41'+524-9 End of first half
41'+1Substitute on - Sam Cane , New Zealand
41'+1Player substituted - Nepo Laulala , New Zealand
41'+524-9 Conversion - Jordie Barrett , New Zealand
41'+422-9 Try - Ben Smith , New Zealand
40'A final flourish on the cusp of halftime, and the All Blacks have another try. This time it's Ben Smith who crosses over and the bonus point is secured. Jordie Barrett converts and New Zealand head into the break ahead 24-9.
40'24-9 Start of second half
37'Relief for the All Blacks as Angus Ta'avao crashes over for New Zealand's third try of the half, despite being down a man. This time Jordie Barrett makes no mistake on the kick, and it's 17-9 in favour of the All Blacks.
37'17-9 Conversion - Jordie Barrett , New Zealand
36'15-9 Try - Angus Ta'avao , New Zealand
32'And the All Blacks are down to 14 men! Nepo Laulala sees yellow after a high shot, and he'll miss the rest of the first half.
32'Substitute on - Angus Ta'avao , New Zealand
32'Player substituted - Sam Cane , New Zealand
31'Yellow card - Nepo Laulala , New Zealand
31'Player substituted - Brodie Retallick , New Zealand
31'Substitute on - Patrick Tuipulotu , New Zealand
30'Another penalty to Namibia after the All Blacks don't move away, and Damian Stevens slots another! Just one point in it at 10-9 to the All Blacks.
30'10-9 Penalty goal - Damian Stevens , Namibia
27'Another penalty kick is good for Damian Stevens, and Namibia are within four of New Zealand! 10-6 to the All Blacks, and it's a little closer than expected after 26 minutes.
26'10-6 Penalty goal - Damian Stevens , Namibia
22'The All Blacks are over again, this time through Anton Lienert-Brown who runs an inside line before breaking three tackles to score. Jordie Barrett misses again after some excellent pressure from Namibia on the conversion attempt, and it's 10-3 in favour of New Zealand.
21'10-3 Try - Anton Lienert-Brown , New Zealand
17'The power of the All Blacks' scrum is on full display as they easily win the ball against the feed in their own half, before driving the ball deep into Namibia territory. But the Namibians are doing well on both sides of the ball.
17'Substitute on - Johan Retief , Namibia
17'Player substituted - PJ van Lill , Namibia
13'Outstanding attacking play from Namibia as they twice break the All Blacks' line, but they can't convert it into points. Decoys, straight lines and slick passing from the men in blue in an exciting opening 15 minutes.
8'And just like that, Sevu Reece scores a five pointer down the right side after getting on the end of a pinpoint Jordie Barrett kick. Barrett misses the conversion.
8'Substitute on - Thomasau Forbes , Namibia
8'Player substituted - Adriaan Booysen , Namibia
6'5-3 Try - Sevu Reece , New Zealand
4'Player substituted - Thomasau Forbes , Namibia
4'Substitute on - Adriaan Booysen , Namibia
3'0-3 Penalty goal - Damian Stevens , Namibia
1'A brilliant kick from Damian Stevens and Namibia lead 3-0 over the All Blacks. What a start!
1'An excellent start from Namibia as they earn a penalty less than two minutes in. New Zealand pinged for not rolling away.
1'The All Blacks perform the Haka, the whistle blows shortly after and we are away in this Pool B match!
1'The teams are out for the national anthems in sunshine after earlier rain.
1'Namibia have made nine changes to their starting lineup, resting players with a view towards their next match against Canada.
1'Jordie Barrett will start at flyhalf for the All Blacks, while Brodie Retallick makes his return from a shoulder injury. Sam Whitelock will captain New Zealand for the first time at a World Cup.
1'Hello and welcome to Tokyo for the first of two Rugby World Cup matches today. We start in Pool B for New Zealand against Namibia. The All Blacks are two from two so far, with wins over South Africa and Canada, while Namibia are looking for their first win of the tournament after losses to South Africa and Italy. The All Blacks are heavy, heavy favourites for this one and will go top of Pool B with a win.
1'0-0 Start of first half

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