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Autumn Tests 2008
8-29 November 2008



The All Blacks perform the Haka

England 6-32 New Zealand: The All Blacks perform the Haka to a loud chorus of Swing Low Sweet Chariot at a packed Twickenham

England wing Paul Sackey launches an attack

England's Paul Sackey is pursued by Dan Carter as England attempt to take the game to the All Blacks in the early stages

Fly-half Toby Flood slots over a penalty for England

Fly-half Toby Flood slots over for England to level the scores after New Zealand initially take the lead through Dan Carter's penalty

England fly-half Toby Flood trys to pull the strings

Flood tries to pull the strings but England struggle to penetrate New Zealand's resilient defence

England's poor discipline continues to haunt captain Steve Borthwick

England's poor discipline continues to haunt captain Steve Borthwick as Carter's penalties give New Zealand a 12-3 lead

Mils Muliaina scores the first try for New Zealand

England's pack begins to crumble at Twickenham allowing New Zealand to free Mils Muliaina who slides in for game's first try

Muliaina is congratulated by his team-mates

New Zealand move into a healthy lead as Muliaina receives a lovely chip from Carter before diving over for his second try of the match

Ma'a Nonu scores New Zealand's third try

England's fatigue is exploited as the All Blacks score a terrific try as Ma'a Nonu is released to race away from inside his own half

New Zealand players celebrate with the inaugural Hillary Shield

New Zealand players celebrate after completing a 'grand slam' of the home nations while also collecting the inaugural Hillary Shield

Australian captain Stirling Mortlock's leaves the pitch

Wales 21-18 Australia: Stirling Mortlock's match ends inside three minutes following a crunching tackle with Jamie Roberts

Shane Williams scores the opening try for Wales

The hosts take the lead courtesy of a superb flowing move that leads to a 44th Test match try for Shane Williams

Mark Chisholm scores the first try for Australia against the run of play

Mark Chisholm scores the first try for Australia against the run of play after collecting loose Welsh ball from a lineout

Lee Byrne scores a try for Wales

Lee Byrne picks up a pass from Williams from a delightful angle before scampering through the Australian defence with ease

Australia's fly-half Matt Giteau slots over a penalty

Australia's fly-half Matt Giteau slots over a penalty as the tourists reduce the Welsh lead to 15-13 after a period of dominance

Stephen Jones pings over a vital drop goal to give the Welsh an 18-13 lead

Stephen Jones pings over a vital drop goal to give the Welsh an 18-13 lead with time running out for the Australians

Jones thumps over a penalty to give the hosts a 21-13 lead

The Millennium Stadium erupts as Jones thumps over a penalty to give the hosts a 21-13 lead with the final whistle approaching

Wing Digby Ioane ensures a nervy climax to the thrilling contest as he scores the final try of the match

Australia wing Digby Ioane ensures a nervy climax to the thrilling contest as he scores the final try of the match at the death

The final whistle finally signals the end of a gripping contest

The final whistle ends the gripping contest that sees Wales earn their first win against a southern hemisphere team in 12 games





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