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Rugby World Cup 2015: New Zealand too strong for Namibia


Rugby World Cup 2015: New Zealand too strong for Namibia


Reigning world champions New Zealand kept their composure to down Namibia 58-14 at London’s Olympic Stadium on Thursday.

Four days after edging out Argentina in their opening game, the All Blacks got off to a strong start as blindside flanker Victor Vito scampered over for his side’s first try after 6 minutes.

Winger Nehe Milner-Skudder, one of just three players from New Zealand’s match against Argentina, breached Argentina’s desperate defences four minutes later to make it 15-0.

With New Zealand firmly in charge, Beauden Barrett, Malakai Fekitoa, Codie Taylor, Ben Smith and Julian Savea each crossed the try line to make sure of the win.

Namibia, comprised of seven professional players and eight amateurs, scored a consolation try thanks to Johan Deysal in the second half.

The All Blacks eventually prevailed 58-14 and now lead Pool C with 9 points. Georgia and Tonga are currently sitting second and third respectively.

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