History of rugby union matches between England and New Zealand

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The national rugby union teams of England and New Zealand (the All Blacks) have been playing each other in Test match rugby since 1905, and have contested a total of 38 Test matches since. The first meeting between the two nations was on 2 December 1905, when the All Blacks were touring England as part of their Europe and Canada. The All Blacks won 15–0 with their points coming from five tries, or which four were scored by winger Duncan McGregor.[1] Their next meeting was on the All Blacks' Invincibles tour of 1924–25. The match was most notable for the sending off of All Black lock Cyril Brownlie, who became the first player to ever be sent off in a Test match.[2] In 1936 England defeated the All Blacks for the first time when England winger Prince Alexander Obolensky scored two tries during a 13–0 victory at Twickenham Stadium. The All Blacks have never lost more than two consecutive matches to England, and have dominated the rivalry between the teams. Of the 39 matches between them, New Zealand have won 31 and England 7, whilst one match was drawn.

In 2008 the Hillary Shield was introduced as the trophy to be contested in matches between the two teams.

Overall summary[edit]

Details Played Won by  New Zealand Won by  England Drawn New Zealand points England points
In England 23 17 5 1 446 300
In New Zealand 15 13 2 0 354 210
Neutral venue 1 1 0 0 45 29
Overall 39 31 7 1 945 539

History[edit]

A century of New Zealand dominance has been punctuated by remarkable England victories. The 17 point margin in 2012 eclipsed the 13-0 win in 1936. Out of the blue England visited NZ in 1973 and won the test match 16-10, their first win in New Zealand. Ten years later they pulled off the first home win in 48 years by 15-9 and repeated the feat ten years later by the same score. They won twice in 2002 and 2003.

One of the 1997 matches resulted in a 26 all draw.

The rest of the matches have been won by New Zealand. The highest margin was 42 points in 1998 in Dunedin when England sent a depleted touring side to New Zealand.

The teams have met three times in World Cups and the most memorable occasion was in 1995 in the Semi-final when Jonah Lomu scored one of the all-time greatest tries.

Hillary Shield[edit]

Main article: Hillary Shield

Since 2008, the winner of New Zealand – England Test matches have been awarded the Hillary Shield. The shield is only contested in non-World Cup matches, and is named in honour of Sir Edmund Hillary — the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. It was also conceived to recognise the links between New Zealand and England. When the shield was unveiled in 2008 by New Zealand's Prime Minister at the time, Helen Clark, and Hillary's widow, Lady June Hillary, Clark said of Hillary "He was part of a British expedition when he conquered Mt Everest shortly after the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II".[3]

Results[edit]

Date Venue Score Victor Comments
8 November 2014 Twickenham, London 2014 Autumn International
21 June 2014 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton 36 – 13  New Zealand 2014 England tour of New Zealand
14 June 2014 Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 28 – 27  New Zealand
7 June 2014 Eden Park, Auckland 20 – 15  New Zealand
16 November 2013 Twickenham, London 22 – 30  New Zealand 2013 Autumn International
1 December 2012 Twickenham, London 38 – 21  England 2012 Autumn International
6 November 2010 Twickenham, London 16 – 26  New Zealand 2010 Autumn International
21 November 2009 Twickenham, London 6 – 19  New Zealand 2009 Autumn International
29 November 2008 Twickenham, London 6 – 32  New Zealand 2008 Autumn International
21 June 2008 AMI Stadium, Christchurch 44– 12  New Zealand English tour of New Zealand
14 June 2008 Eden Park, Auckland 37– 20  New Zealand
5 November 2006 Twickenham, London 20 – 41  New Zealand 2005 Autumn International
19 November 2005 Twickenham, London 19 – 23  New Zealand 2005 New Zealand Grand Slam Tour
19 June 2004 Eden Park, Auckland 36 – 12  New Zealand 2004 English Tour of Australia
12 June 2004 Carisbrook, Dunedin 36 – 3  New Zealand
14 June 2003 Westpac Stadium, Wellington 13 – 15  England 2003 English Tour of Australia
9 November 2002 Twickenham, London 31 – 28  England 2002 Autumn International
9 October 1999 Twickenham, London 16 – 30  New Zealand 1999 Rugby World Cup Pool B
27 June 1998 Eden Park, Auckland 40 – 10  New Zealand 1998 English Summer Tour
20 June 1998 Carisbrook, Dunedin 64 – 22  New Zealand
6 December 1997 Twickenham, London 26 – 26   draw 1997 New Zealand Grand Slam Tour
22 November 1997 Old Trafford, Manchester 8 – 25  New Zealand
18 June 1995 Newlands, Cape Town 45 – 29  New Zealand 1995 Rugby World Cup Semi-final
27 November 1993 Twickenham, London 15 – 9  England 1993 New Zealand tour of Britain
3 October 1991 Twickenham, London 12 – 18  New Zealand 1991 Rugby World Cup Pool A
8 June 1985 Athletic Park, Wellington 42 – 15  New Zealand 1985 English tour of New Zealand
1 June 1985 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 18 – 13  New Zealand
19 November 1983 Twickenham, London 15 – 9  England 1983 New Zealand November Tour
24 November 1979 Twickenham, London 9 – 10  New Zealand 1979 New Zealand November Tour
25 November 1978 Twickenham, London 6 – 16  New Zealand 1978 New Zealand November Tour
15 September 1973 Eden Park, Auckland 10 – 16  England 1973 English Tour
6 January 1973 Twickenham, London 0 – 9  New Zealand 1972-73 All Blacks Tour
4 November 1967 Twickenham, London 11 – 23  New Zealand 1967 All Blacks Tour
4 January 1964 Twickenham, London 0 – 14  New Zealand 1963-64 All Blacks Tour
1 June 1963 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 9 – 6  New Zealand 1963 English tout of Australasia
25 May 1963 Eden Park, Auckland 21 – 11  New Zealand
30 January 1954 Twickenham, London 0 – 5  New Zealand 1953-54 All Blacks Tour
4 January 1936 Twickenham, London 13 – 0  England 1935-36 All Blacks Tour
3 January 1925 Twickenham, London 11 – 17  New Zealand 1924-25 All Blacks Tour
2 December 1905 Crystal Palace, London 0 – 15  New Zealand The Original All Blacks tour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE 1905/06 'ORIGINALS'". rugbymuseum.co.nz. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  2. ^ Cyril Brownlie at AllBlacks.com
  3. ^ Trevett, Claire (23 October 2008). "All Blacks vs England game to commemorate Sir Edmund Hillary". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 

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