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By Alex Bysouth

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  1. So long...

    New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

    That's it for us from this one.

    A New Zealand second-half masterclass in Tokyo, but plenty of positives for Namibia.

    There's just about time to pour yourself a cuppa before we dive into France versus Tonga....

    Catch you then.

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    New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

    Class up top...

    • Ardie Savea supplied two try assists, the joint-most ever by a New Zealand forward at the Rugby World Cup - the last All Blacks forwards to do so were Ali Williams and Jerry Collins, who each made two try assists against Portugal in 2007.
    • Sam Whitelock has broken the record for most consecutive Rugby World Cup wins by a player, earning his 17th win in the row in the competition and eclipsing team-mates Sonny Billy Williams (16) and Keven Mealamu (16).
    • It was also Whitelock’s 100th victory in Test rugby.
  3. Post update

    FT: New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

    Paul Grayson

    Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 Live

    The tier two nations and the blowout from the past just haven't happened in this tournament. Historically we could have seen this game going into the hundreds, but New Zealand were made to work hard. It indicates to me progress is being made.

  4. Statto...

    New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

    • New Zealand have now won both of their Tests against Namibia by a combined score of 129-23.
    • New Zealand posted the biggest Rugby World Cup score since they themselves defeated Canada 79-15 at the 2011 tournament.
    • This was the 12th time that New Zealand have scored 70+ points in a Rugby World Cup game; all other teams combined have only done so 13 times.
    • Namibia scored nine first-half points, their most ever against a southern-hemisphere tier one nation and their third most ever in a Rugby World Cup game.
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    New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

    Paul Grayson

    Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 Live

    The change of gear New Zealand have when they have their two premier fly-halfs in the team you see a noticeable difference in the way they play.

    They are on a completely different level to Jordie Barrett and change the whole dynamic of the game.

  6. Post update

    FT: New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

    Andrew Mehrtens

    Former New Zealand fly-half on BBC Radio 5 Live

    The numbers don't really show how well Namibia played. The points mounted up but they showed their ability on the big stage against the big guys.

    They showed so much heart and passion and I think that's what they will be pleased most about.

  7. Get Involved

    #bbcrugby

    Miggmaester: What a try to put 71 pts on the board. The face of determination to get to line should be shown to all kids learning the game. Brilliant build-up and excellent finish.

    It was some score by TJ Perenara...

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    FT: New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

    Well, the scoreboard might show a resounding win for New Zealand but Namibia can hold their heads very high after that - a resilient performance from the minnows, who actually took the lead against the two-time defending champions in the opening few minutes of the game. Not many sides get to say that.

    It was a well-contested first half, with the All Blacks leading 24-9 after two late tries before the break, before the Test got away from the lowest-ranked team in the competition in the final 40.

  9. Post update

    New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

    Andrew Mehrtens

    Former New Zealand fly-half on BBC Radio 5 Live

    The All Blacks will have huge respect for Namibia and the effort they put in. They are keen to encourage the emerging nations and I'm sure will invite them into their changing room for a well-earned cold beer.

  10. Full-time

    New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

    And that's it.

    New Zealand save the best score of the match - possibly the tournament - until last.

  11. Try - New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

    TJ Perenara

    That was sublime.

    TJ Perenara bursts into opposition territory before being tagged, but the All Blacks keep it alive.

    Brad Weber is at his showboating best as he flings an offload behind his back to find Perenara in support again.

    The substitute tucks it under one arm, walks a tightrope down the line at top speed and then launches himself into the Tokyo sky to touch down right in the corner. Postage-stamp stuff. Brilliant finish.

    Perenara
  12. 'Sheer delight to watch'

    New Zealand 66-9 Namibia

    Paul Grayson

    Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 Live

    That was high skill and a bit of fun, the All Blacks showing what they have got with a couple of no-look passes.

    It was a sheer delight to watch and I'm glad we're going to the TMO because it means we get to see it again.

  13. Try review

    New Zealand 66-9 Namibia

    Wow... what a break from TJ Perenara, but this one is going to the TMO...

    That was dazzling.

  14. Converted try - New Zealand 66-9 Namibia

    Jordie Barrett (con Jordie Barrett)

    It's Jordie Barrett!

    The fly-half collects the ball out wide and cuts inside the keep the move alive.

    He finds his feet to gather again further infield moments later and springs through a gap in the Namibia defence to reach over and dot down for New Zealand's 10th try.

    The utility back then tags on the extra points.

  15. Post update

    New Zealand 59-9 Namibia

    New Zealand steal the line-out and look to go left, where Jordie Barrett pops up in his more familiar wing position.

    Jordie Barrett is tackled
  16. Post update

    New Zealand 59-9 Namibia

    Now Namibia sense a score...

    The crowd are urging them forward in Tokyo. They adore the All Blacks, but have a soft spot for an underdog story. Naturally.

    New Zealand steal possession and Ben Smith hammers the ball down field.

  17. Post update

    New Zealand 59-9 Namibia

    Andrew Mehrtens

    Former New Zealand fly-half on BBC Radio 5 Live

    We may see a lot of sin-binnings in the next few weeks - ball carriers plunging in with their head low and what do you do as a defender?

  18. Sin-bin - Ofa Tuungafasi

    New Zealand 59-9 Namibia

    That was high from New Zealand's Ofa Tuungafasi, but the Namibia player was on his way to the ground - it was the use of the swinging arm that landed the All Black in the bin. The three-time champions down to 14 for the second time in this match.

  19. Post update

    New Zealand 59-9 Namibia

    Great acceleration from Helarius Kisting to burst through the narrowest of alleyways but the fly-half can't get a clean offload away.

    Namibia keep it moving forward and a high tackle from an All Blacks offender leads to a penalty. This one is going to the TMO...

    Ofa Tuungafasi is the culprit.

  20. 'Barrett will be happy with his kicking now'

    New Zealand 59-9 Namibia

    Andrew Mehrtens

    Former New Zealand fly-half on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Jordie Barrett is kicking his penalties well now and has also been kicking well out of his hands too.

    He's got the long levers and hits it a long, long way. He will be happy with the way he's kicking now after making the adjustment earlier on.