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Kiwis earn convincing win in third Test

Kiwis earn convincing win in third Test
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The Kiwis thumped England 34-0 at Elland Road in Leeds, picking up their only victory of the 2018 UK tour.

Having lost the opening two Tests in Hull and Liverpool, the Kiwis played like a weight had been lifted off their shoulders in Yorkshire.

The game wasn’t even 10 minutes old when Ken Maumalo battled over for the opening try, which was converted by Shaun Johnson from a tight angle.

Both sides were denied tries over the ensuing minutes, with newly-crowned Golden Boot winner Tommy Makinson’s effort called backed before Jamayne Isaako was denied at the other end.

Both Isaac Liu and Kodi Nikorima scored before the break, with Johnson converting twice, to give the visitors an 18-0 lead at the break.

Maumalo grabbed his double early in the second, Jesse Bromwich scored 10 minutes from time, and Joseph Tapine crossed late to put the icing on the cake.

New Zealand 34 (Ken Maumalo x2, Isaac Liu, Kodi Nikorima, Jesse Bromwich, Joseph Tapine tries; Shaun Johnson 4 goals, Isaiah Papali’i 1 goals) def. England 0. At Elland Road, Leeds.