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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 42 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, of 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 (once, on losses in November 2002 and then June 2003) and have dominated the rivalry between the teams. Of the 42 matches between them, New Zealand have won 33 and England 8, whilst one match was drawn.

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

Hillary ShieldEdit

The Hillary Shield has been awarded to the winner of England – New Zealand Test matches since 2008. 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]

SummaryEdit

OverallEdit

Details Played Won by
  England
Won by
  New Zealand
Drawn England points New Zealand points
In England 25 5 19 1 336 486
In New Zealand 15 2 13 0 210 454
Neutral venue 2 1 1 0 48 52
Overall 42 8 33 1 594 992

RecordsEdit

Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was last set.

Record England New Zealand
Longest winning streak 2 (9 Nov 2002–14 Jun 2003) 9 (12 Jun 2004–6 Nov 2010)
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 12 (26 October 2019) 26 (29 November 2008)

ResultsEdit

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
1 2 December 1905 Crystal Palace, London 0 – 15   New Zealand The Original All Blacks tour
2 3 January 1925 Twickenham, London 11 – 17   New Zealand
3 4 January 1936 Twickenham, London 13 – 0   England 1935–36 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland and Canada
4 30 January 1954 Twickenham, London 0 – 5   New Zealand 1953–54 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and
North America
5 25 May 1963 Eden Park, Auckland 21 – 11   New Zealand 1963 England rugby union tour of Australasia
6 1 June 1963 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 9 – 6   New Zealand
7 4 January 1964 Twickenham, London 0 – 14   New Zealand 1963–64 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and
North America
8 4 November 1967 Twickenham, London 11 – 23   New Zealand 1967 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, France and Canada
9 6 January 1973 Twickenham, London 0 – 9   New Zealand 1972–73 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and
North America
10 15 September 1973 Eden Park, Auckland 10 – 16   England 1973 England rugby union tour of Fiji and New Zealand
11 25 November 1978 Twickenham, London 6 – 16   New Zealand 1978 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
12 24 November 1979 Twickenham, London 9 – 10   New Zealand 1979 New Zealand rugby union tour of England, Scotland and Italy
13 19 November 1983 Twickenham, London 15 – 9   England 1983 New Zealand rugby union tour of Scotland and England
14 1 June 1985 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 18 – 13   New Zealand 1985 England rugby union tour of New Zealand
15 8 June 1985 Athletic Park, Wellington 42 – 15   New Zealand
16 3 October 1991 Twickenham, London 12 – 18   New Zealand 1991 Rugby World Cup Pool Stage
17 27 November 1993 Twickenham, London 15 – 9   England 1993 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain
18 18 June 1995 Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa 45 – 29   New Zealand 1995 Rugby World Cup Semi-final
19 22 November 1997 Old Trafford, Manchester 8 – 25   New Zealand 1997 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
20 6 December 1997 Twickenham, London 26 – 26   draw
21 20 June 1998 Carisbrook, Dunedin 64 – 22   New Zealand 1998 England rugby union tour of Australasia and South Africa
22 27 June 1998 Eden Park, Auckland 40 – 10   New Zealand
23 9 October 1999 Twickenham, London 16 – 30   New Zealand 1999 Rugby World Cup Pool Stage
24 9 November 2002 Twickenham, London 31 – 28   England 2002 Autumn International
25 14 June 2003 Westpac Stadium, Wellington 13 – 15   England 2003 England rugby union tour of Australasia
26 12 June 2004 Carisbrook, Dunedin 36 – 3   New Zealand 2004 England rugby union tour of Australasia
27 19 June 2004 Eden Park, Auckland 36 – 12   New Zealand
28 19 November 2005 Twickenham, London 19 – 23   New Zealand 2005 Autumn International
29 5 November 2006 Twickenham, London 20 – 41   New Zealand 2006 Autumn International
30 14 June 2008 Eden Park, Auckland 37 – 20   New Zealand 2008 England rugby union tour of New Zealand
31 21 June 2008 AMI Stadium, Christchurch 44 – 12   New Zealand
32 29 November 2008 Twickenham, London 6 – 32   New Zealand 2008 Autumn International
33 21 November 2009 Twickenham, London 6 – 19   New Zealand 2009 Autumn International
34 6 November 2010 Twickenham, London 16 – 26   New Zealand 2010 Autumn International
35 1 December 2012 Twickenham, London 38 – 21   England 2012 Autumn International
36 16 November 2013 Twickenham, London 22 – 30   New Zealand 2013 Autumn International
37 7 June 2014 Eden Park, Auckland 20 – 15   New Zealand 2014 England rugby union tour of New Zealand
38 14 June 2014 Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 28 – 27   New Zealand
39 21 June 2014 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton 36 – 13   New Zealand
40 8 November 2014 Twickenham, London 21 – 24   New Zealand 2014 Autumn International
41 10 November 2018 Twickenham, London 15 – 16   New Zealand 2018 Autumn International
42 26 October 2019 International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan 19 – 7   England 2019 Rugby World Cup Semi-final
43 7 November 2020 Twickenham, London 2020 Autumn International

List of seriesEdit

Played Won by
  England
Won by
  New Zealand
Drawn
7 0 7 0
Year England New Zealand Series winner Hillary Shield
  1963 0 2   New Zealand N/A
  1985 0 2   New Zealand
  1997 ½   New Zealand
  1998 0 2   New Zealand
  2004 0 2   New Zealand
  2008 0 2   New Zealand
  2014 0 3   New Zealand

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "THE 1905/06 'ORIGINALS'". rugbymuseum.co.nz. Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. 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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