The moment that cost the Kiwis a test win over England

Kevin Proctor says the Kiwis can take plenty of confidence from the first test defeat

Kevin Proctor says the Kiwis can take plenty of confidence from the first test defeat

The excellent Connor spun over from close range to bring England level and Makinson produced a moment of brilliance to settle it, cutting in from the left flank to dart past two black shirts and step outside another before applying the finish.

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"We'll be in that part of the world next year playing Test matches".

"It's a great three-match series, I just hope the global federation has a strong meeting and stand up for the game, give us the products we all want to see - worldwide football played by the very best".

England have a good record against New Zealand on home soil, winning four and losing once since 2015.

From 6-6 at halftime, New Zealand went back in front just four minutes into the new half with an exceptional try.

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New Zealand 19-man squad: (from) Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (captain), Leeson Ah Mau, Adam Blair, Jesse Bromwich, Kenny Bromwich, James Fisher-Harris, Jahrome Hughes, Shaun Johnson, Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Esan Masters, Ken Maumalo, Kodi Nikorima, Kevin Proctor, Jordan Rapana, Brandon Smith, Joseph Tapine, Martin Taupau, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Referee Gerard Sutton had his work cut out, with several melees breaking out, and George Burgess could find himself in hot water after Watene-Zelezniak appeared to be caught around the eye area by the fingers of the England prop. But England rallied late and Connor set up Makinson for his second with an audacious no-look pass.

Connor paid tribute to Makinson's try-scoring abilities, saying: 'Tommy's one of the best wingers I've played with.

England face New Zealand again in Sunday's third and final Test at Elland Road, with series victory already secured courtesy of their 2-0 lead.

Coach Michael Maguire said: "There's a lot of hurt in the changing room".

Defensively, Makinson also made two crucial bone-crunching tackles in the first half which had they been converted into tries England could conceivably have been 18-2 adrift - and more or less out of contention. "They have a very simple game plan, they complete high and they stay there for the 80 minutes, it's something we need to pick up on".

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