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Highlights: England v New Zealand

Highlights: England v New Zealand

Will Stuart became an unlikely Twickenham hero, as his last-gasp try and Marcus Smith’s conversion rescued England in a thrilling Autumn Nations Series draw with New Zealand.

The hosts crossed three times in the final eight minutes of a match that was seemingly lost, with replacement prop Stuart scoring two tries and Freddie Steward another in an incredible 19-point comeback.

New Zealand outplayed the hosts for much of the contest and were on course for a fourth straight win at Twickenham. Two tries in the first seven minutes from Dalton Papali’i and Codie Taylor, and a third from Rieko Ioane looked to have exacted revenge for their World Cup semi-final defeat to Eddie Jones’ men four years ago.

However, the game flipped in the 72nd minute when Stuart muscled his way over the line from a metre out and Beauden Barrett was sin-binned.

The man advantage proved crucial, as Steward glided over in open space for their second try and then Stuart planted the ball down in the last minute at a bouncing Twickenham.

 

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