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Summary

  1. Ferguson & Thurston score for Kangaroos
  2. Kata & Rapana score for Kiwis
  3. FT: England 38-12 Scotland
  4. Scotland took stunning 8-0 lead
  5. England then scored seven tries

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Four Nations table
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So, this is how it stands heading into the last round of fixtures next weekend.

England will know what they need to do against Australia next Sunday, after New Zealand's match against Scotland on Friday.

We could be in for a close finish.

Until then.

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

Kurt Gidley

Ex-Australia half-back on BBC Two

I think Australia defend so well. The set-plays don't work against Australia. Everyone works and knows the system and what works for them. 

New Zealand looked best tonight when there were off loads and unstructured plays.

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

Brian Noble

Ex-Great Britain coach on BBC Two

England will have one focus to beat Australia. That would have been the goal.

That is a big task but it is certainly do able.

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

Jamie Peacock

Former England captain, BBC Two

I thought New Zealand’s indiscipline cost them in the end. 

Watch again: Rapana scores impressive try

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

Watch as Jordan Rapana scores an impressive New Zealand try but it was ultimately not enough. 

Jordan Rapana scores impressive New Zealand try

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

Man of the match Australia's Blake Ferguson: "I think it was good work to hold Shaun Johnson up at the end. It was a good performance and a little to build on in the next game. 

"We made some silly errors we will look to rectify that."

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

New Zealand's Shaun Johnson: "We had a chance there but it wasn't to be. We had plenty of opportunites but have just come up short. 

"You have got to stay in game against sides like Australia but a few things on last play let us down. We were unable to get the pressure we wanted."

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

Kurt Gidley

Ex-Australia half-back on BBC Two

Great finish. It was game of two halves. I don't think Australia had a great deal of attacking in that second half.

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

John Kear

Wales coach on BBC Two

You have got to admire New Zealand. They really hung in there to work and work away and make it such an exciting climax.

FULL TIME

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

A grandstand finish, but it was too little too late for New Zealand, who are edged out by Australia.

Australia v New Zealand
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New Zealand 8-14 Australia

Solomone Kata plays the ball out wide to Gerard Beale.

He kicks it through, but an Australian man skips across to push the ball out of play.

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

The hooter has gone, but New Zealand still have a chance...

NO TRY

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

Shaun Johnson is stopped over the try line by a combination of Greg Inglis, Trent Merrin and Johnathan Thurston.

Johnson tried his best to get the ball down after a jinking, dummying run, but was held up.

Brilliant Australian defending.

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

Dave Woods

BBC Rugby League commentator

This is a massive, massive moment.

TRY REVIEW

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

OH MY GOODNESS. IS SHAUN JOHNSON IN??

The referee says no try, but it has gone upstairs for a review.

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

30 seconds left, New Zealand on the attack.

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

Shaun Johnson's kick on the final tackle forces Darius Boyd to turn and retrieve the ball, but is held up in his own try area.

A dropout for New Zealand.

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

Robbie Hunter-Paul

Former New Zealand international on BBC Two

When Shaun Johnson gets the ball anything can happen.

Nine out of 10 players wouldn't even try that.

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

Two minutes to go.

Can New Zealand get another?? Surely not.

New Zealand 8-14 Australia

John Kear

Wales coach on BBC Two

Ingenuity at its best, look at the regather, look at the offload. That is Magic Johnson.