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New Zealand 71-9 Namibia: Defending champions run riot in Tokyo

New Zealands ability and class eventually shone through because they wore down brave Namibia 71-9 in Tokyo.
Namibia fought and matched that the All Blacks , and also New Zealand headed just prior to stepping up their game to break clean because they won the 50 moments and run in 11 tries 61-0.
Sevu Reece, Anton Lienert-Brown and Ben Smith crossed together with Sam Whitelock, Joe Moody, Angus Taava, Jordie Barrett and TJ Perenara. Barrett added eight conversions for a personal haul of 21 points.
Namibia was kicked by damian Stevens right to an early lead until New Zealand scored their first try after five seconds.
Reece gathered barrett kick to go in on the correct and they went through the half through Lienert-Brown, who extended clear.
The Welwitschias continued to struggle and compete with the All Blacks and came back within a point through a pair of Stevens penalties.
New Zealand were reduced to 14 men after squirt Nepo Laulala had been sent after making contact with the head of JC Greyling in the tackle.
Prop Taavao then crossed for his first Test try, together with Barrett converting.
The bonus point was secured once Smith powered over after a dominating scrum if Jack Goodhue hauled the ball up to send the All Blacks into the rest with a 24-9 lead.
New Zealand broke the match open with seven tries after the interval.
Moody went on the right and Barrett delivered on his next conversion. Lienert-Brown claimed his second try of the match following Barrett spun the ball wide for him to get down and weaved his way through a collection of tackles that were Namibian.
Reece restricted a textbook as they spun the ball wide for the winger to proceed in, All Blacks movement.
Captain Whitelock left it attempts in 16 minutes after he graduated in the bottom of the upright.
As quick palms kept the ball alive, smith went for his second try of the match 13 minutes along with the full-back crashed around in the corner.
Ofa Tuungafasi became the second New Zealander to be sent into the sin-bin eight minutes from time for a swinging arm.
Barrett crossed for the 10th try as New Zealand drifted forward following a lineout after picking up a pass from Brad Weber and surging through three tackles to brilliantly touch down in the corner before Perenara wrapped it up.

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