Half Time Report: New Zealand 8 England 8

ONE of the most amazing tries ever seen at Wembley Stadium helped the Kiwis to go into the interval of the first World Cup semi-final all square.

New Zealand had the early chances with an Isaac Luke grubber being hacked dead by Sam Tomkins. Jason Nightingale then went close on the left for the Kiwis.

After a loose ball had been knocked on by Jared Waerea-Hargreaves England made the defending champions pay with James Graham and Sam Burgess linking for Sean O’Loughlin to charge over for a try converted by Kevin Sinfield.

Sinfield added a penalty in a period of the game dominated by his side.

Six minutes later the Kiwis, through centre Dean Whare produced a moment that will go down in history as one of Wembley’s most memorable moments.

The Kiwis had gone left and when the ball was taken back into the centre Luke sent out a speculative pass to the right which looked to be bouncing aimlessly into touch.

Whare had other ideas and with both feet off the ground he rescued the ball and in midair sent a reverse pass infield that was collected by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to score through by then a broken England defence. Johnson converted and then added a penalty to level the scores.