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New Zealand beats England 28-27 in 2nd test, takes 2-0 lead in 3-match series

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DUNEDIN, New Zealand - New Zealand scored three second half tries to beat England 28-27 in the second rugby test on Saturday for a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

England led 10-6 at halftime but New Zealand rallied, scoring 22 points to 17 in the second half with tries by fullback Ben Smith, winger Julian Savea and centre Ma'a Nonu.

Smith's try gave New Zealand its first lead of the match in the 43rd minute and followed his critical, try-saving tackle on England winger Manu Tuilagi in the dying minutes of the first half which helped to swing the match the All Blacks' way.

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