All Blacks dash England hopes

Banbury Cake: Conrad Smith scored a late try to seal victory for New Zealand Conrad Smith scored a late try to seal victory for New Zealand

England fell to a painful late defeat in their first Test against New Zealand knowing that a glorious opportunity to topple the world champions had slipped through their fingers.

It took a 78th-minute try from Conrad Smith to complete a 15th successive victory for the All Blacks, whose two-decade triumphant run at Eden Park continues.

Freddie Burns landed four penalties and Danny Cipriani kicked three points to keep England in the hunt until Smith dived over in the right corner in a 20-15 victory.

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