New Zealand-England: 5 Biggest English Defeats vs. All Blacks

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New Zealand-England: 5 Biggest English Defeats vs. All Blacks
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New Zealand is a tough place to tour, England know that. Over the years the All Blacks have inflicted their fair share of drubbings on English touring sides.

England have won the sum total of two of their 12 Tests on Kiwi home turf and will realise that turning that record around will take some doing.

England's five heaviest defeats have all come in New Zealand. England will also be without those players involved in the Aviva Premiership final for the first Test in Auckland on June 7. This makes an uphill battle even more of a climb.

Stuart Lancaster is under no illusions about the magnitude of the challenge that awaits them Down Under.

New Zealand is a very tough place to go, as people have found. There will be no end-of-season tiredness in us whatsoever. We will go out there with all guns blazing and have a really good crack at it as we believe we can win down there. We pushed New Zealand close in the autumn and have beaten them once before.

This countdown of England's heaviest All Black-inflicted defeats shows what an unforgiving rugby environment New Zealand is. Lancaster's England will hope avoid making this list at all costs and perhaps even to steal at least one win.

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