A second string New Zealand warmed up for arguably bigger tests against Wales and England with a 42-10 victory over Italy on Saturday that came thanks to a dominant second half display.
All Blacks' fly-half Aaron Cruden passes the ball during their rugby union Test match between Italy and New Zealand at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on November 17. All Blacks won 42-10.
Having lost all 11 of their previous encounters against the reigning world champions the Azzurri came into this 12th match with a huge question mark over their form following a 28-23 win over Tonga last week.
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