All Blacks amass 92 points in final World Cup warm-up game

Winger George Bridge scored four tries and now has seven tries from 5 internationals since making his debut in November 2018
Rugby World Cup warm-up
Unique Zealand: (Fifty four) ninety two
Tries: Reece, B Smith (2), Taylor, Bridge (four), Read, Perenara, Crotty (2), Todd, Savea Cons: B Barrett (7), Ioane (four)
Tonga: (0) 7
Tries: Piutau Cons: Takulua

World Cup favourites Unique Zealand hammered Tonga ninety two-7 of their final warm-up sport sooner than the tournament begins in Japan.

The All Blacks were in agreeable compose as they ran in 14 tries in Hamilton with 9 various strive scorers.

They were relentless from the off and had already scored eight tries by half of-time as they led Fifty four-0.

Unique Zealand originate their quest for a third successive title against South Africa in Yokohama on 21 September.

They’ll later play Canada, Namibia and Italy in Pool B and can play either Ireland or Scotland in the quarter-finals.

Tonga, known for his or her physicality, couldn’t match Unique Zealand’s depth and were blown away as winger George Bridge led the technique with four tries. Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty every scored two and Sevu Reece, Codie Taylor, captain Kieran Read, TJ Perenara, Matt Todd and Ardie Savea all crossed the tryline.

Simply as main for the hosts, there were no unusual hurt concerns from the match.

The All Blacks entirely eased up in the final 15 minutes when coach Steve Hansen deliberately decreased them to 14 men as be aware and the South Sea islanders scored a comfort strive.

Tonga will likely be England’s first opponents at the World Cup, with the two international locations meeting in Sapporo on 22 September.

Australia rounded off their preparations for the tournament by scoring six tries as they defeated Samoa 34-15 in Parramatta.

The Wallabies were 22-3 up at half of-time however faced a 2d half of fight-back as replace scrum-half of Dwayne Polataivao twice went over to diminish the deficit to 22-15 sooner than dumb rankings from Dane Haylett-Petty and centre Matt To’omua secured the buy.

One sure change into once a first appearance since March for flanker David Pocock after a calf hurt, however there’ll likely be concerns over flee-half of Bernard Foley entirely landing two of his six kicks.

Australia, who’re in Pool C with Wales, originate against Fiji on 21 September in Sapporo whereas Samoa face World Cup debutants Russia in Pool A 3 days later in Kumagaya.

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