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Summary

  1. England beat New Zealand 36-18 in Denver, USA
  2. England trailed 12-0 but scored six tries to seal victory
  3. Hall & Whitehead tries in first half
  4. Bateman, Makinson, Connor & Whitehead tries in second half
  5. Watene-Zelezniak (2) and Marsters score NZ tries
  6. Match at altitude in hot conditions

Live Reporting

By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye for now

    FT: England 36-18 New Zealand

    That's it from me for now, but the rugby league action continues on BBC Sport tomorrow.

    We'll have BBC local radio commentary of the Super League match between Wakefield and Widnes available on the website and app from 15:00 BST.

    International rugby league will be back in the autumn, with live text, radio and TV coverage of England's three-match Test series with New Zealand on BBC Sport from 27 October.

  2. WATCH: Bateman grabs England's sixth try

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    John Bateman's cheeky little finish from dummy half rounded off an excellent England win...

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    Video caption: England's final try of the match
  3. WATCH: Makinson grabs debut try

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    And Jake Connor's first international try was closely followed by one for Tommy Makinson...

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    Video caption: Tommy Makinson scores second debut try of the match
  4. WATCH: Connor adds to England's lead

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    Then it was time for the England debutants to get on the scoresheet. Jake Connor was first to cross the whitewash...

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    Video caption: Jake Connor scores debut try
  5. WATCH: England take the lead with Whitehead try

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    England took control in the second period, with Elliott Whitehead adding his second try to put his side in front...

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    Video caption: Elliott Whitehead scores his second try
  6. WATCH: Whitehead scores England's second

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    And England got to within two points with this try from Elliott Whitehead...

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    Video caption: Elliott Whitehead scores England's second try
  7. WATCH: Hall grabs England's first try

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    Let's recap with video clips of England's six tries in Denver.

    England trailed 12-0 before half-time, but Ryan Hall's acrobatic finish in the corner got them back on track...

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    Video caption: England get one back with their first try
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    Rob Brown: Well done England. Great advert for the game in Denver.

  9. The stats that mattered

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  10. England beat New Zealand in Denver

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    Miss any of tonight's action? Catch up with BBC Sport's match report...

    England 36-18 New Zealand

    Sam Burgess

    England come from behind to ease past New Zealand in a Test match in Denver, USA.

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    Matt McGlone: Really pleasing England performance. Controlled the game well and scored some great tries in tough conditions. Get in!!

  12. Post update

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    Jon Wilkin

    Former England forward on BBC Two

    Elliott Whitehead for me was exceptional.

    Hard to disagree with Jon, there. He was superb at both ends of the pitch and critical to England's comeback.

  13. 'England were terrific'

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    Brian Noble

    Ex-Great Britain coach on BBC Two

    The debutants were superb and the wingers kept pounding the ball forward, took New Zealand on at their own game and they tired the Kiwis out.

  14. 'A good team effort'

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    England's Sam Burgess on BBC Two: "It has been a great week. Both teams played with heart and passion. It was a good team effort. We worked hard for each other. We got some breakaway tries and defended well. The game was very physical."

  15. 'The best team won'

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    John Kear

    Wales & Bradford Bulls coach on BBC Two

    Very satisfying for England, but you feel New Zealand are edging back. The best team won because of the performance levels.

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    Reaction from the England camp to come...

  17. Full time: England 36-18 New Zealand

    Full-time in Denver, and it's a deserved victory for England.

    Wayne Bennett's side came from 12-0 down to score 32 unanswered points against a New Zealand side that tired in the second period.

    Debutants Jake Connor and Tommy Makinson impressed and scored tries, while Elliott Whitehead crossed twice for the men in white.

  18. 'Grit, desire and determination'

    England 36-18 New Zealand

    John Kear

    Wales & Bradford Bulls coach on BBC Two

    It was just determination. He just gets nice and low and has the grit, desire and determination to plant that ball over the whitewash.

  19. TRY: England 36-18 New Zealand

    John Bateman

    The icing on the cake for England! John Bateman crashes over from dummy half and England have a sixth try of the match.

    Hang on - James Graham taking the kick at goal?! The big prop puts it wide, but it matters not.

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    Video caption: England's final try of the match
  20. 'A job well done'

    England 32-18 New Zealand

    John Kear

    Wales & Bradford Bulls coach on BBC Two

    England have done their job very well. It is job well done. It has been very entertaining. Contrasting styles with great individual touches.