History of rugby union matches between England and New Zealand
The national rugby union teams of England and New Zealand 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 in England as part of their European and North America tour. The All Blacks won 15–0 with their points coming from five tries, or which four were scored by winger Duncan McGregor. 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. 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 40 matches between them, New Zealand have won 32 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.
|Drawn||New Zealand points||England points|
|In New Zealand||15||13||2||0||354||210|
Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.
|Longest winning streak||2 (9 Nov 2002–12 Jun 2004)||9 (12 Jun 2004–1 Dec 2012)|
|Largest points for|
|Home||38 (1 December 2012)||64 (20 June 1998)|
|Away||27 (14 June 2014)||45 (18 June 1995)|
|Largest winning margin|
|Home||17 (1 December 2012)||42 (20 June 1998)|
|Away||6 (15 September 1973)||26 (29 November 2008)|
A century of New Zealand dominance has been punctuated by infrequent 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 back to back victories 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, with New Zealand winning all three matches.
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".
|40||8 November 2014||Twickenham, London||21 – 24||New Zealand||2014 Autumn International|
|39||21 June 2014||Waikato Stadium, Hamilton||36 – 13||New Zealand||2014 England tour of New Zealand|
|38||14 June 2014||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin||28 – 27||New Zealand|
|37||7 June 2014||Eden Park, Auckland||20 – 15||New Zealand|
|36||16 November 2013||Twickenham, London||22 – 30||New Zealand||2013 Autumn International|
|35||1 December 2012||Twickenham, London||38 – 21||England||2012 Autumn International|
|34||6 November 2010||Twickenham, London||16 – 26||New Zealand||2010 Autumn International|
|33||21 November 2009||Twickenham, London||6 – 19||New Zealand||2009 Autumn International|
|32||29 November 2008||Twickenham, London||6 – 32||New Zealand||2008 Autumn International|
|31||21 June 2008||AMI Stadium, Christchurch||44– 12||New Zealand||English tour of New Zealand|
|30||14 June 2008||Eden Park, Auckland||37– 20||New Zealand|
|29||5 November 2006||Twickenham, London||20 – 41||New Zealand||2005 Autumn International|
|28||19 November 2005||Twickenham, London||19 – 23||New Zealand||2005 New Zealand Grand Slam Tour|
|27||19 June 2004||Eden Park, Auckland||36 – 12||New Zealand||2004 English Tour of Australia|
|26||12 June 2004||Carisbrook, Dunedin||36 – 3||New Zealand|
|25||14 June 2003||Westpac Stadium, Wellington||13 – 15||England||2003 English Tour of Australia|
|24||9 November 2002||Twickenham, London||31 – 28||England||2002 Autumn International|
|23||9 October 1999||Twickenham, London||16 – 30||New Zealand||1999 Rugby World Cup Pool B|
|22||27 June 1998||Eden Park, Auckland||40 – 10||New Zealand||1998 English Summer Tour|
|21||20 June 1998||Carisbrook, Dunedin||64 – 22||New Zealand|
|20||6 December 1997||Twickenham, London||26 – 26||draw||1997 New Zealand Grand Slam Tour|
|19||22 November 1997||Old Trafford, Manchester||8 – 25||New Zealand|
|18||18 June 1995||Newlands, Cape Town||45 – 29||New Zealand||1995 Rugby World Cup Semi-final|
|17||27 November 1993||Twickenham, London||15 – 9||England||1993 New Zealand tour of Britain|
|16||3 October 1991||Twickenham, London||12 – 18||New Zealand||1991 Rugby World Cup Pool A|
|15||8 June 1985||Athletic Park, Wellington||42 – 15||New Zealand||1985 English tour of New Zealand|
|14||1 June 1985||Lancaster Park, Christchurch||18 – 13||New Zealand|
|13||19 November 1983||Twickenham, London||15 – 9||England||1983 New Zealand November Tour|
|12||24 November 1979||Twickenham, London||9 – 10||New Zealand||1979 New Zealand November Tour|
|11||25 November 1978||Twickenham, London||6 – 16||New Zealand||1978 New Zealand November Tour|
|10||15 September 1973||Eden Park, Auckland||10 – 16||England||1973 English Tour|
|9||6 January 1973||Twickenham, London||0 – 9||New Zealand||1972-73 All Blacks Tour|
|8||4 November 1967||Twickenham, London||11 – 23||New Zealand||1967 All Blacks Tour|
|7||4 January 1964||Twickenham, London||0 – 14||New Zealand||1963-64 All Blacks Tour|
|6||1 June 1963||Lancaster Park, Christchurch||9 – 6||New Zealand||1963 English tour of Australasia|
|5||25 May 1963||Eden Park, Auckland||21 – 11||New Zealand|
|4||30 January 1954||Twickenham, London||0 – 5||New Zealand||1953-54 All Blacks Tour|
|3||4 January 1936||Twickenham, London||13 – 0||England||1935-36 All Blacks Tour|
|2||3 January 1925||Twickenham, London||11 – 17||New Zealand||1924-25 All Blacks Tour|
|1||2 December 1905||Crystal Palace, London||0 – 15||New Zealand||The Original All Blacks tour|
- "THE 1905/06 'ORIGINALS'". rugbymuseum.co.nz. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
- Cyril Brownlie at AllBlacks.com
- Trevett, Claire (23 October 2008). "All Blacks vs England game to commemorate Sir Edmund Hillary". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 11 February 2013.