2 Nov 2014

All Blacks romp to victory in Chicago

11:43 am on 2 November 2014

The All Blacks have crushed the United States 74-6 in their historic one-off test in Chicago, but they could pay a price for the victory with several players forced from the field with injury.

Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill Williams Photo: PHOTOSPORT

New Zealand scored 12 tries in total with seven of them coming in the first-half as Sonny Bill Williams and Julian Savea both bagged a brace of five-pointers.

Eight other players also dotted down including wing Cory Jane who's end of year tour is likely over after he left the game with a hamstring strain.

Fellow tryscorer hooker Nathan Harris couldn't play on after picking up an ankle injury, while Williams was also replaced after taking a knock to his hip.

Coach Steve Hansen says Jane is the only one likely to be unavailable for next weekend's clash with England at Twickenham.

The All Blacks have only played the USA twice at home, in 1913 and 1980, and the New Zealand captain for the day , Kieran Read, says it was great to be part of the historic one-off test.

Read says the atmosphere in Soldier Field was outstanding where about 61,500 fans witnessed the Test, a record crowd for a rugby game in the United States.