Rugby League World Cup  Friday 8th November 2013  Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds  Att: 18,180

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Elijah Taylor

Dean Whare

Dean Whare

Sonny Bill Williams

Frank-Paul Nuuausala

Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill Williams

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Bryson Goodwin

GOAL SCORERS:

Shaun Johnson

Shaun Johnson

Shaun Johnson

Shaun Johnson

Shaun Johnson

Shaun Johnson

Shaun Johnson

Shaun Johnson

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Wellington Albert

Dion Aiye

GOAL SCORERS:

Francis Paniu

Full Report

Match Official: A Klein

Rugby League World Cup holders New Zealand powered past Papua New Guinea 56-6 to march into the quarter finals.

A first half hat-trick by Sonny Bill Williams was part of a resounding 10-try victory for the 2008 champions, who maintained their 100 per cent record in the competition.

The Kiwis looked dangerous from the outset, testing a very suspect PNG defence. With just 90 seconds on the clock, the breakthrough came when Kieran Foran's clever kick was touched down by the diving Bryson Goodwin for the first try of the match. A neat conversion by Shaun Johnson made it the perfect start for his side.

Struggling to withstand the Kiwi onslaught, the Kumuls found themselves pushed back onto their own line. Sensing an opportunity Foran sent a well-judged kick across the field for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to touchdown and another conversion by Johnson brought up a deserved 12-0 lead.

Moments later the Kiwis were in again, Dean Whare's audacious pass between the legs gave Tuivasa-Sheck his second try of the match with Johnson once again adding the extras.

Intent to pile on the agony, New Zealand were relentless in attack. This time Foran’s clever offload enabled Sonny Bill Williams to open his account for the tournament, Johnson's routine conversion giving his side a 24-point lead.

Just as PNG began to find a foothold in the game, New Zealand scored again. A move that started with a powerful run from Manu Vatuvei eventually found Williams who crossed for his second try with Johnson converting to make it 30-0.

The Kiwis kept up the momentum and with just over 10 minutes of the half remaining, Williams turned provider for Frank-Paul Nu'uausala, who glided across the line.

With just seconds of the half remaining, New Zealand broke through again, Johnson's meandering run scattering defenders to give Williams his hat-trick. The scrum-half made it 40-0 at the break with his conversion.

Determined not to go down with a whimper Papua New Guinea came out for the second half in determined mood. Jessie Joe Nandye drove through the Kiwi defence and found Dion Aiye who crossed for their first points of the game. Francis Paniu's well struck conversion brought the biggest cheer of the night so far.

Fuelled with new found confidence the Kumuls poured forward, but their efforts came to nothing as New Zealand ruthlessly cut through their defence. A sweeping passing move enabled Whare to go over in the corner and Johnson restored the 40-point deficit with another successful conversion.

The New Zealand centre crossed again soon after with Johnson converting. Playing with ruthlessly efficiency, the Kiwis went further ahead when Alex Glenn did well to collect a bouncing ball and found Elijah Taylor, who scored their tenth try of the match.

With just minutes remaining Papua New Guinea had the final say when Wellington Albert crashed over for their second try, which once again brought wild cheering from the Headingley faithful.

New Zealand will be back at Headingley for the quarter-finals to play either Scotland or Italy.

Match Action

  • 78m
    try

    Wellington Albert

    Papua New Guinea

  • 68m
    try

    Elijah Taylor

    New Zealand

  • 56m
    try

    Dean Whare

    New Zealand

  • 56m
    goal

    Shaun Johnson

    New Zealand

  • 50m
    goal

    Shaun Johnson

    New Zealand

  • 50m
    try

    Dean Whare

    New Zealand

  • 42m
    try

    Dion Aiye

    Papua New Guinea

  • 42m
    goal

    Francis Paniu

    Papua New Guinea

  • 41m
    interchange_on

    Thomas Leuluai

    New Zealand

  • 41m
    interchange_off

    Shaun Johnson

    New Zealand

  • 40m
    try

    Sonny Bill Williams

    New Zealand

  • 40m
    goal

    Shaun Johnson

    New Zealand

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Mark Mexico

    Papua New Guinea

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Neville Costigan

    Papua New Guinea

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Joe Bruno

    Papua New Guinea

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Wellington Albert

    Papua New Guinea

  • 30m
    try

    Frank-Paul Nuuausala

    New Zealand

  • 27m
    try

    Sonny Bill Williams

    New Zealand

  • 27m
    goal

    Shaun Johnson

    New Zealand

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Charlie Wabo

    Papua New Guinea

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Paul Aiton

    Papua New Guinea

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Sebastian Pandia

    Papua New Guinea

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Sam Kasiano

    New Zealand

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Jesse Bromwich

    New Zealand

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Jason Tali

    Papua New Guinea

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Sam Moa

    New Zealand

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Ben Matulino

    New Zealand

  • 15m
    try

    Sonny Bill Williams

    New Zealand

  • 15m
    goal

    Shaun Johnson

    New Zealand

  • 13m
    goal

    Shaun Johnson

    New Zealand

  • 11m
    try

    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

    New Zealand

  • 8m
    goal

    Shaun Johnson

    New Zealand

  • 7m
    try

    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

    New Zealand

  • 4m
    goal

    Shaun Johnson

    New Zealand

  • 3m
    try

    Bryson Goodwin

    New Zealand