New Zealand 71-3 Namibia: Cameron Roigard and Damian McKenzie shine for All Blacks in Rugby World Cup rout

The All Blacks were beaten a week ago in their blockbuster clash against hosts France, their first defeat in a World Cup group match.

There was never any risk of that total being doubled in Toulouse, with the bonus point secured in 25 minutes. Damian McKenzie and Cam Roigard both went over twice in the first half, with Leicester Faingaanuku and Anton Lienert-Brown also scoring tries before the break.

Namibia kept the All Blacks at bay for the first ten minutes of the second half, but a familiar pattern was quickly re-established. Ethan de Groot racked up plenty of seconds after his entry, before Dalton Papali’i, David Havili and Caleb Clarke added even more shine to the scoreboard.

What had been a calm ride took a slight taint late on, when De Groot was shown a yellow card for a high tackle. After a reference to a bunker, this decision was enhanced in red.

That did not slow New Zealand’s pace, however, as a Faingaanuku offload put away Rieko Ioane for an 11th and final try for the All Blacks, their World Cup campaign firmly back on track.

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