All Blacks superstars bashed by inspired Fiji

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The people blew retired astatine the extremity but what a quality, entertaining Test lucifer that was.

It's All Blacks 57, Fiji 23 aft a record-breaking 4 tries from substitute Kiwi hooker Dane Coles.

It was 31-23 astatine 1 signifier earlier Coles went wild.

Fiji played with tremendous passionateness arsenic their radical backmost location endure done a 2nd question of COVID-19.

They besides person lone conscionable travel retired of quarantine, making their show adjacent much remarkable.

"Really blessed with our 2nd half," All Blacks skipper Aaron Smith said.

"They've got immoderate prime players. They won the collision, brave successful the interaction and their unit connected the shot and jackal enactment was brilliant.

"I'd accidental there'd beryllium a just spot of cleanout enactment this week."

The aforesaid teams quadrate disconnected again successful Hamilton adjacent Saturday.

"We didn't person overmuch clip to hole and the archetypal clip playing against the All Blacks for these boys," Fiji skipper Levani Botia said.

"I salute them. The All Blacks are a mighty squad truthful we person to support our modular up to vie with them.

"Thank you to our fans for supporting america done this hard time."

New Zealand 57 (Dane Coles 4, David Havili 2, Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Will Jordan tries; Beauden Barrett 6 conversions) Fiji 23 (Albert Tuisue, Mesulame Kunavula tries; punishment try; Ben Volavola 2 penalties). HT: 21-11

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