England 16 - 26 New Zealand: Blil Williams hopes for Murrayfield outing after winning debut at Twickenham

New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams is desperate to play against Scotland on Saturday after being disappointed with his debut All Blacks performance against England.

Williams created the opening try of New Zealand's 26-16 victory with a brilliant off-load for Jerome Kaino, who sent Hosea Gear over in the corner, and he was proud to have represented the All Blacks. But the former Kiwi rugby league star believes there is much more to come from him at Test level and he wants the chance to build on his performance at Murrayfield.

"I spent the few hours after the game feeling proud of myself for accomplishing what I said I wanted to do when I came across to rugby," said Williams. "But I was disappointed with my own game and I am looking for a bit more game time to improve on my performance.

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"I pride myself on my workrate and the intensity was a huge step up from the national competition at home in New Zealand.

"It was a rollercoaster out there. I did a couple of good things and a couple of bad things. The biggest thing for me is feeling like you let the boys down out there.

"The only way you will improve as a player was through game time. We have class players but hopefully I will get another shot.

"Hopefully I can stay in that 22, keep learning and it will be like a snowball effect, so I can start expressing myself a lot more. If I do get another shot I will back myself a lot more."

England had promised a defensive wall to stem the flow of tries from the Tri-Nations champions but were full of holes from the start and conceded early scores to Gear and Kieran Read. The All Blacks led 17-3 at half-time but England hit back with a Dylan Hartley try and the goalkicking of Toby Flood to get back to 23-16.

However, New Zealand defended superbly in a rousing finale to secure their ninth successive victory over England and set them up for another clean sweep of wins over the home unions.

Without a match for five months, their last outing being a victory over Australia in Sydney, England looked rusty and disorganised in the face of an All Black team fresh from regular Tri-Nations outings and eager to make amends for defeat by Australia in Hong Kong the previous week.

After 17 minutes New Zealand's aggressive running paid off when winger Gear touched down in the corner after a defence-splitting offload by Sonny Bill Williams.

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The England defence was breached again four minutes later when No 8 Read barrelled through and under three tacklers.England, with only Lewis Moody and Mark Cueto surviving from the 15 beaten 19-6 by the All Blacks a year ago, had only a Flood penalty to show for their limited efforts as the only time they did cross the line at the end of the half full-back Ben Foden was held up.

After a penalty apiece following the break, England saw a chink of light as winger Chris Ashton reacted quickly to a loose ball and replacement hooker Hartley charged through to score.

With Flood converting and then landing a penalty England closed to within seven points with 15 minutes remaining.

Fly-half Dan Carter stretched that lead to ten with his fourth penalty but New Zealand then had back rower Jerome Kaino sin-binned for the last nine minutes to set up a rousing finale.

A thunderous tackle by Isaia Toeava prevented Shontayne Hape from scoring in the corner but it is not by luck that New Zealand have not lost a November international against the home nations since England beat them at Twickenham eight years ago.

With the first win secured, New Zealand now face Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday before heading on to Ireland and Wales, while England face Australia next week followed by games against Samoa and World Cup holders South Africa.

Scorers: England: Try: Hartley. Con: Flood. Pens: Flood 3. New Zealand: Tries: Gear, Read. Cons: Carter 2. Pens: Carter 4.

England: B Foden (Northampton); C Ashton (Northampton), M Tindall (Gloucester), S Hape (Bath), M Cueto (Sale Sharks); T Flood (Leicester), B Youngs (Leicester); A Sheridan (Sale Sharks), S Thompson (Leeds), D Cole (Leicester), C Lawes (Northampton), T Palmer (Stade Francais), T Croft (Leicester), L Moody (Bath, capt), N Easter (Harlequins). Replacements: D Hartley (Northampton) for Thompson 51, D Wilson (Bath) for Sheridan 58, D Attwood (Gloucester) for Palmer 64, H Fourie (Leeds) for Moody 66, D Care (Harlequins) for Youngs 72, D Armitage (London Irish) for Cueto 68. Not used: C Hodgson (Sale).

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New Zealand: M Muliaina; J Rokocoko, S B Williams, M Nonu, H Gear; D Carter, A Mathewson; T Woodcock, K Mealamu, O. Franks, B Thorn, S Whitelock, J Kaino, R McCaw, K Read. Replacements: I Toeava for Rokocoko (58), A Ellis for Mathewson (51), J Afoa for O. Franks (75), A Boric for Whitelock (68). Not Used: H Elliot, L Messam, S Donald.

Referee: R Poite (France)

Attendance: 80,350