England denied by All Blacks and late decision in Twickenham thriller

• England 15-16 New Zealand
• Sam Underhill’s late try ruled out at Twickenham

Another one-point game here tilted by a referee after reviewing an incident. England held on against the Springboks last week after an Owen Farrell challenge was deemed to have been within the laws, but a South African television match official, Marius Jonker, scratched Sam Underhill’s try five minutes from the end after ruling that Courtney Lawes had been offside when charging down a kick.

There have been more popular calls made here and boos resounded after the final whistle, but this was a proper Test match played in demanding conditions that showed the recovery powers of New Zealand and the resources of England. The rain poured down as the teams took the field for their first meeting in four years, replacing the morning sun. It came from an all-black cloud but for the first 30 minutes the game was played to a background of white noise as England, missing more than half their pack and a number of replacements, dominated to such an extent that they were worth more than the 15-point lead they accumulated.

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