2014 England rugby union tour of New Zealand

Rugby union test series in 2014

In June 2014, England played a three test series against New Zealand as part of the 2014 mid-year rugby union tests.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.

Fixtures[edit]

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.

England[edit]

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.[4]

On 27 May, prop Nathan Catt was added to the touring squad to New Zealand due to fitness concerns over other props.[5]Fraser Balmain replaced Catt for the Barbarians match.

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.[6]

On 13 June, Michael Paterson was added to the touring squad to cover the second row ahead of the uncapped match against the Crusaders.[7]

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.

New Zealand[edit]

New Zealand’s 31-man squad for their June 2014 Test series against England.[8]

On 2 June 2014, Matt Todd was added to the squad to provide cover for Sam Cane.[9]

All squad members play rugby in New Zealand.

Note: Caps correct 1 June 2014

Matches[edit]

Barbarians[edit]

Notes:

  • Jon Callard coached England, with Lancaster in New Zealand with the touring 30-man squad.[11]
  • This was the Barbarians first back to back win since their back to back wins over England and Wales in 2011, which was the last time the Baa Baas beat England.

First test[edit]

Notes:

  • Malakai Fekitoa and TJ Perenara made their international debuts for New Zealand.
  • Chris Pennell and Joe Gray made their international debuts for England.
  • With this win, New Zealand win 31 consecutive home matches, a world record by a test team.

Second test[edit]

Notes:

Crusaders[edit]

Third test[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Key

  • Con: Conversions
  • Pen: Penalties
  • DG: Drop goals
  • Pts: Points

Tour statistics[edit]

Name Non-Test Test Overall Cards
Played Tries Con Pen DG Pts Played Tries Con Pen DG Pts Played Tries Con Pen DG Pts yellow card
Freddie Burns 0 2 0 1 6 0 20 2 0 1 6 0 20
Henry Slade 1 1 1 3 0 16 0 1 1 1 3 0 16
Owen Farrell 0 1 0 3 2 0 12 1 0 3 2 0 12
Marland Yarde 0 3 2 0 0 0 10 3 2 0 0 0 10 1
Danny Cipriani 1 0 3 0 0 6 2 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 3 1 0 9
Mike Brown 0 3 1 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 5
Chris Ashton 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 5
Joe Gray 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5
Chris Pennell 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5
Brad Barritt 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
Dave Ewers 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
Ben Foden 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
Alex Goode 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
Charlie Sharples 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
Anthony Watson 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
Elliot Daly 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
Stephen Myler 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Dave Attwood 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Lee Dickson 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Launchbury 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Marler 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Morgan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Robshaw 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Manu Tuilagi 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
David Wilson 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Rob Webber 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Youngs 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Kieran Brookes 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Luther Burrell 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Eastmond 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Dylan Hartley 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
James Haskell 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Courtney Lawes 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Jonny May 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Mullan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Geoff Parling 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Paterson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Sinckler 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Henry Thomas 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Billy Vunipola 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Tom Wood 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Fraser Balmain 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Rob Buchanan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Care 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Nathan Catt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Will Collier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ollie Devoto 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
James Gaskell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jamie Gibson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ross Harrison 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sam Hill 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Joseph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Graham Kitchener 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Kvesic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Charlie Matthews 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Rob Miller 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Robson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Semesa Rokoduguni 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Simpson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ed Slater 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tommy Taylor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Henry Trinder 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Billy Twelvetrees 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Luke Wallace 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Waller 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dave Ward 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Richard Wigglesworth 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Luke Cowan-Dickie 0 0 0

Test series statistics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]