It was a very easy 60 minutes for New Zealand as they scored 63 points, 9 tries and 9 conversions against a brave Canadian team.
New Zealand: (28) 63
Tries: Penalty try, J Barrett, Williams, B Barrett, Ioane, S Barrett, Frizell, Weber (2) Cons: Mo’unga (8)
Canada: (0) 0
Amazingly Canada held a rampant All Black side scoreless for the last twenty minutes which has to be the highlight of the game for the tier two nation
- New Zealand have won each of their last 16 Rugby World Cup matches, the longest run by any side in the tournament’s history, while they also boast a 100% win rate in pool stage matches at the World Cup (30/30).
- Canada failed to score a single point for the second time in a Rugby World Cup game (0-20 v South Africa in 1995)
- This is the 32nd time a match has been won by 60+ points at the Rugby World Cup, with New Zealand winning 13 of those matches, more than twice as many occasions as any other side (England, Australia both five).
- Sonny Bill Williams and Sam Whitelock have each won their last 16 Rugby World Cup games, equalling Keven Mealamu for the all-time record of consecutive wins at the tournament.
- Rieko Ioane has scored 24 tries in 27 Tests for the All Blacks; no other player has scored more than 18 in Tests since the winger made his debut in November 2016.
- Richie Mo’unga slotted each of his eight kicks – only Leon MacDonald (12/12 v Tonga in 2003) has slotted more without missing for the All Blacks in a World Cup match.
New Zealand: B Barrett; J Barrett, Goodhue, Williams, Ioane; Mo’unga, Perenara; Moli, Coltman, Ta’avao, Tuipulotu, S Barrett, Frizell, Todd, Read (c).
Replacements: Taylor, Tu’ungafasi, Laulala, Whitelock, Savea, Weber, Crotty, Smith.
Canada: Parfrey, Hassler, Trainor, Hearn, Van Der Merwe; Nelson, McRorie; Sears-Duru, Howard, Keith; Olmstead, Keys; Rumball, Heaton, Ardron (c).
Replacements: Quattrin, Buydens, Ilnicki, Sheppard, Larsen, Mack, Paris, Coe