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Player ratings: Black blitz

Tonga held their own for much of the encounter and trailed by just 11 points at the half-time interval but the All Blacks came into their own when Tonga ran out of steam to run in five tries.

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The Pacific Islanders would just not go away for at least 60 minutes, which made for a fantastic encounter.

Tauriq Ebrahim rates the All Blacks!

Player ratings: Black blitz15 Ben Smith

Quite simply one of the best, if not the best, fullbacks in the business.

9/10

14 Nehe Milner-Skudder

Was simply everywhere and showed off nifty footwork and his prolific finishing prowess.

9/10

13 Conrad Smith

Did not see much of the ball despite his attempts to get involved.

5/10

Player ratings: Black blitz12 Ma'a Nonu

Showed plenty of strength with ball-in-hand and capped off a brilliant occasion with a try.

8/10

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11 Waisake Naholo

Added plenty of metres with some good carries but cost his team a certain try.

5/10

10 Dan Carter

Came into his own in the second half and is starting to prove his critics wrong.

7/10

9 Aaron Smith

Started off sluggish but grew in confidence and then turned on the style.

7/10

8 Kieran Read (captain)

The usual hard work by the veteran on defence and at the breakdowns but his hands let him down far too often.

5/10

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7 Sam Cane

Crossed the gain line more than anyone and showed why he is so highly spoken of.

7/10

6 Jerome Kaino

A few strong carries but his main contribution came on defence.

6/10

5 Sam Whitelock

Nothing too flashy, just stuck to the basics.

6/10

4 Luke Romano

No opposition player slipped through his grip but other than that, he was fairly quiet.

5/10

Player ratings: Black blitz3 Owen Franks

Struggled in the scrums but showed his mettle on defence.

5/10

2 Dane Coles

Found himself too many times on the wing but did what he needed to in the set-pieces.

5/10

1 Tony Woodcock

Might have grabbed a try but he was dominated in the scrums.

4/10

Replacements:

16 Keven Mealamu (on for Coles, 66 mins)

Not enough time to be rated.

17 Wyatt Crockett (on for Woodcock, 42 mins)

All he did was tackle.

5/10

18 Ben Franks (on for O Franks, 62 mins)

Did not contribute too much on the park.

4/10

19 Brodie Retallick (on for Romano, 49 mins)

Could not impose himself as he would have liked during his time on the field.

5/10

20 Liam Messam (on for Whitelock, 66 mins)

Not enough time to be rated.

21 Tawera Kerr Barlow (on for A Smith, 72 mins)

Not enough time to be rated.

22 Beauden Barrett (on for Naholo, 57 mins)

Nothing too flashy and was reasonably effective.

5/10

23 Sonny Bill Williams (on for C Smith, 62 mins)

Made an immediate impact off the bench and his skills are just something else.

7/10

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