15 Nov 2009

Ellison finds debut frustrating

8:41 am on 15 November 2009

The All Blacks have again failed to impress despite remaining unbeaten on their European Tour after scraping past Italy 20 points to six in Milan.

It was a muddled performance by the second string side who scored just one try through hooker Corey Flynn and relied on five penalties from the boot of Luke Macalister to hold off the Azzurri.

The All Blacks centre Tamati Ellison concedes it was a scrappy game where the Italians never allowed the All Blacks to find their attacking rhythm.