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Summary

  1. Pool C FT: New Zealand 58-14 Namibia
  2. Vito, Milner-Skudder 2, Fekitoa, Barrett, Savea 2, B Smith, Taylor tries
  3. Deysel try, Kotze three penalties for Namibia
  4. Use audio icon or Live Coverage tab to listen to 5 live commentary

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By Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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New Zealand 58-14 Namibia

Another day comes ends... Ben Dirs was at the Olympic Stadium and says the All Blacks made it two wins out of two in Pool C with an "efficient victory". To read more of the match report click here.  

Thanks, as always, for joining us for the live coverage, there'll be more of the same on Friday as Argentina take on Georgia at 16:45 BST. Until then...

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New Zealand 58-14 Namibia

In the end, New Zealand made just 31 tackles across the 80 minutes - the fewest of any team in any game at this year's World Cup.

They made an incredible 522 metres, carried on 113 occasions and beat 23 defenders which means either every Namibian player got beaten once - or a couple of them had a particularly trying evening.

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New Zealand 58-14 Namibia

The introduction of Richie McCaw after the break meant the flanker made his 18th World Cup appearance, which is the most of any All Black and the joint fifth-most of all time. Just thought you'd want to know that. 

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New Zealand 58-14 Namibia

So Namibia's losing run at the Rugby World Cup continues - they have now lost all 16 of their World Cup matches - but Phil Davies's men were far from embarrassed by the All Blacks. Many a professional outfit have been on the end of bigger hammerings. 

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New Zealand 58-14 Namibia

It will come as no surprise to learn that New Zealand monopolised possession and territory during that 80 minutes. Don't believe me? Take a look:

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New Zealand 58-14 Namibia

To play against the number one team in the world, we did well and stuck to our guns. We gave some stupid tries away but that is a lack of experience. It is a dream come true to score against the All Blacks. It is amazing. For all our supporters back home and here, thanks again.

Namibia try scorer Johan Deysel
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Felix Amporo: Well done to the team! Great fight against the world champs!

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You'd've got decent odds on #NAM holding @AllBlacks to 'only' 58 pts & 9 tries, and scoring 14, including a try, themselves. Bravo #rwc2015

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New Zealand 58-14 Namibia

Ten tries in another entertaining World Cup match. The All Blacks winning handsomely, but it wasn't the romp which many would have predicted. 

There was to be no record score against the Namibians this time and the minnows are refusing to be marmalised in this World Cup. Every underdog has been well-organised and canny at the breakdowns. 

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New Zealand 58-14 Namibia

John Kirwan

Former New Zealand winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

I thought it was a good performance from the All Blacks without being excellent. Namibia did themselves proud and scored a good try. They were well led by Jacques Burger. The All Blacks will not be completely happy but I don't think that is such a bad thing as it gives them something to work on.

Converted try - Taylor; Barrett con

New Zealand 58-14 Namibia

  Richie McCaw gains ground... Sam Cane gains ground...  Beauden Barrett with a well-weighted diagonal kick... a flick of the wrists from Nehe Milner-Skudder on the wing to present Codie Taylor a stroll over the line. Barrett adds two points and brings the match to an end. 

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The use of the TMO has got out of hand. Checking for minute double movements and micro offsides. #RugbyWorldCup #bbcrugby #RWC2015

John Kirwan

Former New Zealand winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

The little catch and passes are the micro skills that the All Blacks take pride in. That will be what they will be talking about tomorrow. It has been a good win but they just need to work on those micro skills.

New Zealand 51-14 Namibia

Wyatt Crockett fumbles the ball which ends a promising move. Handling in the tackle will be something for Steve Hansen to work on with his men. 

New Zealand 51-14 Namibia

A 51-14 scoreline might sound like a bit of a hammering, but if this match was to end now it would still only be Namibia's 10th-heaviest defeat in World Cup matches.

New Zealand, meanwhile, have now scored 50 points or more on 14 occasions in the tournament.

All Blacks attacking once more... could they be about to add to that scoreline? 

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John Kirwan

Former New Zealand winger

That is not a double movement. The touch judge is there. He needs to make that call. He has coped out of his role there.

Try - Savea; missed con

New Zealand 51-14 Namibi

A number of fans leaving the stadium, they don't think there'll be much more to see in these last five minutes or so. 

Renaldo Bothma caught offside, and the result of that is predictable: a touchfinder, line-out... All Blacks go down the blindside... Julian Savea powers over. 

The TMO is called into action, asked to check whether there was double movement. There wasn't. Beauden Barrett squanders the conversion but the All Blacks over the half-century mark. 

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John Kirwan

Former New Zealand winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

The look on the face of the All Blacks coach will be one of frustration. He will want a try like that to be scored and a bit more accuracy. But you need to build in to this World Cup.

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In Namibia, we never stop fighting #bbcrugby

Can't disagree with that after today's performance against the world champions...

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New Zealand 46-14 Namibia

It's a familiar tale: Namibia penalised, All Blacks kick to touch... the line-out providing the All Blacks' backline with a honeyed platform. Ma'a Nonu crosses the advantage line... a wave of black charges forward and fall over the line in a heap. 

Was there a knock-on, asks the referee. "It was accidental offside," says the TMO. 

Steve Hansen crosses his hands and has the look of a man who's been told his stamp collection is worthless. 

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New Zealand 46-14 Namibia

A latest peek at the action areas with 10 minutes or so to go shows us that New Zealand, as the scoreline suggests, have remained in complete control throughout.

Namibia have spent just 1.6% of the game with ball in hand inside the All Blacks 22, which can't be more than a handful of seconds. But what a handful of seconds they were...

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New Zealand 46-14 Namibia

Jaco Engels back on the field having enjoyed a vol-au-vent or two at the hospitality buffet. It's a sticky five minutes or so from both sides, the referee's whistle dominating rather than the players. Ten minutes to go...

Paul Le Breton: Burger off to a rapturous applause - what a legend! 

John Kirwan

Former New Zealand winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

With the size of the Namibian front row, you wouldn't want to go to the buffet after them.

New Zealand 46-14 Namibia

New Zealand attempt to set Julian Savea free down the wing from their own 22 but the winger is gang tackled into touch. Namibia offering resistance even though the result is now a foregone conclusion. 

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Replacement - Burger off

New Zealand 46-14 Namibia

Captain Jacques Burger laves the field to whoops and whistles, the talisman has been a leader of brave men this evening. A minute remaining of Jaco Engels' sin-binning and the All Blacks haven't done as much damage against 14 men as many would have predicted. 

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John Kirwan

Former New Zealand winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

I don't think New Zealand have had it all their own way. The score is a fair reflection. Namibia have been well led - inspirational would be the word. From an All Black point of view it has been stop-start and they will want to finish well now.

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I guess that was never not going to happen. How many more #NZL tries/points whilst #NAM down to 14? #gamechanger #RWC2015 #bbcrugby

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Namibia's top-metre maker, captain Jacques Burger, has made just seven. The Saracens legend has been ever-present in defence, though, as his gashed and bloodied face proves. 

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Monique Vrey:  It takes true dedication to put your body on the line for your country the way Jacques Burger is doing tonight. Much respect."

John Kirwan

Former New Zealand winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

You've got to take your hat of to the Namibia defence out of the ruck. The All Blacks are having to work hard. That time they had numbers on the blind side. The All Blacks need to speed it up in general and have a quicker ruck, out-flank the Namibians.

Try - Smith; missed con

New Zealand 46-14 Namibia

The forwards give the All Black backline an opportunity to find holes... Malakai Fekitoa attempts to run through on the outside but is brought to a halt... Nevermind, say the All Blacks, we'll spin it right, and it's replacement Ben Smith who is on the right wing, and gathers for a simple score. 

It's a difficult conversion for Beauden Barrett and he screws it wide of the far post. 

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Biggest mismatches, thrashings & upsets in sport

So, we asked you on Facebook: 1. What are the biggest mismatches you've seen in sport? 2. What were the biggest thrashings? 3. What were the biggest giant-killings?  

Pat Curtis replied: 1 European Cup winners Cup 1971, Chelsea beat a team from Luxembourg 21-0 on aggregate. 2. This also qualifies for 1. 3 Football World Cup 2002, holders France 0 Senegal 1.  

New Zealand 41-14 Namibia

Casper Viviers the man called to act as a makeshift front-rower. What a baptism. 

Namibia serial offenders at the scrum, not driving straight this time, but the All Blacks just tell Romain Poite that they want to scrum down again and again... Will the underdogs survive? 

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John Kirwan

Former New Zealand winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

What Namibia are trying to do is slow the ball down and they are just going a bit illegal. In the defence of the referee, he has to do that. It is a cynical penalty. They need to be harsh to ensure we have a free-flowing game.

Sin-bin - Engels

New Zealand 41-14 Namibia

Jaco Engels knocks the ball out of Tawera Kerr-Barlow's hand as the scrum-half attempts to pass from the ruck. Referee Romain Poite spots it and shows the prop a yellow card. That means there's a delay in play while Namibia call another front-rower to replace Engels for the forthcoming All Black scrum near the Namibian posts. 

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New Zealand 41-14 Namibia

The All Blacks get the driving maul motoring from the line-out... but it isn't firing so they put width on the ball... Namibia holding firm... defending with 14 men as one is injured... The All Blacks having to use brain as well as brawn if they are to break Namibia's defence. 

New Zealand 41-14 Namibia

Namibia caught not driving straight in the scrum, which gives Beauden Barrett another opportunity to practice his kicks to touch. The All Blacks 7m or so from the opposition's tryline. 

New Zealand 41-14 Namibia

Centre Johan Deysel has made five metres and beaten two defenders against New Zealand tonight - all of which was done in the process of scoring that try. Bravo, Mr Deysel. 

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New Zealand 41-14 Namibia

A number of replacements from both teams - perhaps the most significant being the introduction of the ball carrying number eight Kieran Read. A slight delay in play, substitutions and the scrum to blame.