2014 England rugby union tour of New Zealand
|2014 England rugby union tour of New Zealand|
|Tour captain(s)||Chris Robshaw|
|Top point scorer(s)||Freddie Burns (20)|
|Top try scorer(s)||Marland Yarde (2)|
|Top test point scorer(s)||Freddie Burns (20)|
|Top test try scorer(s)||Marland Yarde (2)|
|Previous tour||Argentina 2013|
|Next tour||Australia 2016|
In June 2014, England played a three test series against New Zealand as part of the 2014 mid-year rugby union tests. They played the All Blacks across the three weeks that the June International window is allocated to; 7 June–21 June, and contested the Hillary Shield, in which England has won once to New Zealand's four. The series was part of the second year of the global rugby calendar established by the International Rugby Board, which runs through to 2019. In addition to the test series, England also played Super Rugby side Crusaders, in a mid-week uncapped match ahead of the third test in Hamilton. They also played the Barbarians at Twickenham, for their annual meeting at the stadium before the tour.
New Zealand won the series 3–0, scoring 84 points to England's 55 over the three test matches.
|Date and time||Venue||Home||Score||Away|
|1 June 2014, 15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Twickenham Stadium, London||England||29–39||Barbarians|
|7 June 2014, 19:35 NZST (UTC+12)||Eden Park, Auckland||New Zealand||20–15||England|
|14 June 2014, 19:35 NZST (UTC+12)||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin||New Zealand||28–27||England|
|17 June 2014, 19:35 NZST (UTC+12)||AMI Stadium, Christchurch||Crusaders||7–38||England|
|21 June 2014, 19:35 NZST (UTC+12)||Waikato Stadium, Hamilton||New Zealand||36–13||England|
Note: Caps and ages are to 7 June, pre first test.
On 26 May, Stuart Lancaster named two squads. A 23-man squad for the annual uncapped match against the Barbarians, coached by Jon Callard and Joe Lydon, and a 30-man squad for their test series against New Zealand. This squad did not feature any players from Saracens or Northampton Saints due to the 2013–14 Aviva Premiership final. Following the final, Lancaster named an additional squad to join the team ahead of the second test against New Zealand.
On 2 June, Lancaster added an additional 16 players to the touring squad. 15 of which were call-ups, while 1, Kyle Sinckler, was promoted from the England XV side after the Barbarians match.
- Head Coach: Stuart Lancaster
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.
1 indicates players selected for the 23-man squad for the Barbarians match. 2 indicates players added to the touring squad on 2 June.
On 2 June 2014, Matt Todd was added to the squad to provide cover for Sam Cane.
All squad members play rugby in New Zealand.
Note: Caps correct 1 June 2014