Brodie Retallick All Blacks v England: How the All Blacks rated in the Rugby World Cup semifinal

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England outclass the All Blacks in Yokohama to make their fourth Rugby World Cup final.

OPINION:The All Blacks’ Rugby World Cup is over after a comprehensive 19-7 loss to a dominant England side on Saturday.

The All Blacks’ pack was dominated for the majority of the game, especially at the breakdown where English pair Sam Underhill and Tom Curry won turnover after turnover. 

Brodie Retallick Kieran Read tries to rally the shellshocked All Blacks

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Kieran Read tries to rally the shellshocked All Blacks

The All Blacks also came second best in the set-piece battle, where Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock couldn’t match Maro Itoje,

Here areStuff‘s ratings for the All Blacks. 

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Beauden Barrett: Threw an early intercept pass that England almost scored from and tactical kicking was poor. Look rattled and was reduced to throwing speculative passes by the end. 4 

Sevu Reece: Was taken out of his comfort zone by England’s brilliant kicking game and didn’t make the most of his rare attacking opportunities. 5

Jack Goodhue: The All Blacks’ best performer and constantly carried through contact. Far too few followed his lead.7 

Anton Lienert-Brown: Bundled into touch once in each half as the All Blacks backs failed to match the impact of Manu Tuilagi.4 

George Bridge: Solid under the high ball but was well contained defensively by Anthony Watson. Replaced after 50 minutes by Jordie Barrett.5

Richie Mo’unga: Missed tackle on Elliot Daly led to the opening try and his attacking game was stifled by the English defensive rush.4

Aaron Smith: Hooked after 54 minutes of watching his pack being given a lesson in intensity and accuracy. An extremely hard night to be a halfback.5

Brodie Retallick Jack Goodhue was one the few All Blacks who stood up to England's physical challenge.

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Jack Goodhue was one the few All Blacks who stood up to England’s physical challenge.

Kieran Read: Dumped on

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