Power Ranking England's Squad on New Zealand Tour

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Power Ranking England's Squad on New Zealand Tour
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Stuart Lancaster may glean a selection of positive lessons from England's tour of New Zealand, but a 3-0 series defeat to the All Blacks will ultimately go down as a major disappointment.

The Northern Hemisphere giants did take one win from their lesser-valued fixture against the Crusaders, but losses in Auckland, Dunedin and Hamilton mean that there's no papering over the evident cracks in their squad.

As is the case on almost every tour, Lancaster utilised an element of experimentation in his line-up, with debutants taking their first steps among the national ranks and some forgotten faces coming back into the reckoning.

Looking at all four of England's matches in New Zealand, we rank the 47 players who travelled south of the equator. Amount of time played, significance of their involvement and the impact made by said player are just some of the factors taken into account.

 

All statistics come courtesy of ESPN Scrum.

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