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England lose by a point to All Blacks after late TMO intervention

England lose by a point to All Blacks after late TMO intervention

10/11/2018 at 16:59Updated 10/11/2018 at 17:54

England lost by a point to New Zealand at Twickenham after a late intervention by the TMO ruled out a try for Sam Underhill.

With the home side having raced into a 15-0 lead in the first half during rainy conditions, after tries from Chris Ashton and Dylan Hartley, they found themselves 16-15 down going into the final 20 minutes with Damian McKenzie scoring a try and Beauden Barrett adding two penalties, a drop goal and conversion.

New Zealand's Damian McKenzie scores their first try

New Zealand's Damian McKenzie scores their first tryReuters

A week ago England got the right side of a late TMO call when they beat South Africa 12-11 but this time Lawes was adjudged to have moved a fraction too quickly and the All Blacks managed to play out the remainder safely.

Beauden Barrett of New Zealand All Blacks tackles Sam Underhill of England as he scores a try that is later disallowed during the Quilter International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 10, 2018 in London, United King

Beauden Barrett of New Zealand All Blacks tackles Sam Underhill of England as he scores a try that is later disallowed during the Quilter International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 10, 2018 in London, United KingGetty Images

"It comes right down to the wire, that’s what you want in Test matches and why I always love coming to Twickenham," said New Zealand captain Kieran Read.

The victory makes it 15 wins in 16 matches for New Zealand against England.

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