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New Zealand v England: Score and Lessons Learned from Hamilton Test
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England suffered a third straight defeat with a 36-13 reverse to the All Blacks in Hamilton.

Stuart Lancaster’s men were blown away by 29 New Zealand points and four tries in the first half that rendered their second half improvement redundant.

Doubles from Julian Savea and Aaron Smith exposed defensive lapses in the Red Rose rearguard that had not existed in the first two Tests, and they ended the match as a contest before half-time.

Marland Yarde barged over to add a speck of respectability to the score in the second half but a string of botched chances left England with much to regret about that first half display.

Here are the harsh lessons learned.

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