3 Oct 2019

All Blacks notch second win at Rugby World Cup

6:58 am on 3 October 2019

The All Blacks have beaten a hard working Canada side, 63-0 in their second pool match at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Rieko Ioane scores the All Blacks' fifth try during the Rugby World Cup pool match against Canada.

Reiko Ioane. Photo: AFP

The All Blacks got on the scoreboard with a penalty try five minutes into the match after the Canada scrum collapsed on the goaline.

Four minutes later Jordie Barrett touched down after a cross field kick from Richie Mo'unga - with Mo'unga's coversion making it 14-0.

Sonny Bill Williams who was busy in the midfield throughout the match powered over for the third at the 15 minute mark and with Mo'unga's conversion it was 21-0 and mounting with the All Blacks seemingly set to amass a cricket score.

Look back at how the match unfolded here.

But the heat and humidity of Oita of took its toll on both teams.

Poor handling from the All Blacks cost them several tries, while Canada simply struggled to keep up with the pace of the game.

It was an All Black turnover which gave Canada their best chance of scoring as Canadian first five Peter Nelson made a weaving 35-metre run only to bring brought down a metre from the line in a desperate Beauden Barrett tackle.

It was another 20 minutes before the All Blacks scored again however, this time Beauden Barrett dotting down after a grubber kick through from Sonny Bill Williams.

Beauden Barrett foes in for his try in the Rugby World Cup match against Canada.

Beauden Barrett and his brothers Jordie and Scott all scored tries. Photo: AFP

That should have completed a hatrick of tries for the Barretts but Scott missed out on all three brothers scoring when the ball slipped from his grasp as he looked to place the ball.

Williams picked up where he left off with his industrious workrate, setting up Reiko Ioane for the opening try of the second half after just 48 seconds and the score was out to 35-0.

Three minutes later the Barretts finally had a hatrick with Scott Barrett touching down and Mo'unga making it five from five conversions to have the All Blacks up 42-0.

That turned into 49-0 when Shannon Frizell scored the side's seventh try of the night and Mo'unga chipped over the conversion to bring up his 100th point for the All Blacks.

Halfback Brad Weber then scored his first international try on the back of an All Black breakout from deep in their own half. to take the scoring out to over a point a minute as the All Blacks led 56-0 at the 51st minute mark.

Seven minutes later Weber crossed for his second, off the back of an All Blacks scrum move and Mo'unga again added the extra two - 63-0.

Brad Weber crosses for one of his tries.

Brad Weber scored two tries Photo: PhotoSport

With 10 minutes to go Ardie Savea got to debut his much talked about goggles when he came on to replace Matt Todd.

Much improved line speed from Canada in the second half helped them slow up the All Black onslaught, keeping them pointless for the remainder of the second half.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read acknowledged the conditions made it extremely tough for both sides.

"It was bloody tough in the humidity under this roof...basically we were dripping wet were dripping wet as soon as we ran out to start the game so it was a bit difficult but something to work on and we know we are going to get those conditions further on."

The All Blacks now have two wins from their two World Cup pool matches and next play Namibia on Sunday.

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