Five memorable meetings between England and New Zealand

Five memorable meetings between England and New Zealand

England face New Zealand in Yokohama on Saturday with a place in the Rugby World Cup final at stake.

The Red Rose have played the All Blacks 41 times, with New Zealand dominating the fixture having won 33 clashes to England’s seven, with one drawn match.

New Zealand have claimed victory in the last six games between the two sides dating back to November 2013 and here, the PA news agency looks at five of the all-time classic encounters between the rivals for the all-important World Cup final berth.

England 15 New Zealand 9 – November 27, 1993, Twickenham

Will Carling shakes hands with Prince Edward after England beat the All Blacks at Twickenham (Adam Butler/PA Archive)

England 29 New Zealand 45 – June 18, 1995, Rugby World Cup semi-final, Cape Town

England v New Zealand – Semi-Final – Rugby World Cup – Cape Town
England wing Tony Underwood, left, feels the full force of Jonah Lomu in Cape Town (Adam Butler/PA Archive)

England 26 New Zealand 26 – December 6, 1997, Twickenham

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England’s David Rees scored against the All Blacks (PA Archive/PA Images)

England 16 New Zealand 30 – October 9, 1999, Rugby World Cup pool match, Twickenham

WC RugbyU Eng/NZ 12
New Zealand winger Jonah Lomu hands off Jeremy Guscott and runs on to score his team’s second try (Tom Hevezi/PA)

England 31 New Zealand 22 – November 9, 2002, Twickenham

England v New Zealand
Jonny Wilkinson scored a try in a haul of 21 points against the All Blacks (David Davies/PA)

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