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New Zealand v England: How to watch, TV channel, kick-off time, head-to-head stats and team news

England face New Zealand in the first match of a two-Test series on Saturday in Dunedin.

The Red Rose were resoundingly beaten 3-0 the last time they toured 'The Land of the Long White Cloud' in 2014, but after an encouraging Six Nations they again impressed by beating Japan 52-17 in Tokyo on 22nd June.

Meanwhile, the All Blacks will be looking to make a winning start to their new era, with new coach Scott Robinson taking charge of the team for the first time.

New Zealand v England

How to watch New Zealand v England and TV channel

The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event.

New Zealand v England kick-off time, date and venue

The fixture kicks off at 08:05 on Saturday 6th July and takes place at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

New Zealand v England stats and head-to-head record (H2H)

The pair have met on 43 occasions, with the All Blacks winning on 33 occasions, and England eight, with two draws.

Only two of England's octet of wins have come in New Zealand, beating the All Blacks in Auckland in 1973 and Wellington in 2003.

However, they are unbeaten in the last two meetings, triumphing 19-7 in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup before drawing 25-25 at Twickenham in November 2022.

The duo's sole previous clash at the Forsyth Barr Stadium was in June 2014, when the hosts won 28-27.

New Zealand v England head-to-head record (H2H)

New Zealand wins

33

Draws

2

England wins

8

*H2H stats refer to all competitions

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New Zealand v England team news

New Zealand team news

Lock Scott Barrett will captain New Zealand after being named skipper last week. With no Sam Cane, Dalton Papalii is expected to start at openside flanker in a back-row also containing reigning men's World Player of the Year, Ardie Savea.

Robertson has several decisions to make behind the scrum, with Damian McKenzie and Beauden Barrett battling for the number 10 shirt. However, they could combine, with both having previously represented their country at full-back.

England team news

As he previously suggested, Borthwick has stuck with the majority of the team that outclassed Japan last month.

The only two changes come in the front row, where props Joe Marler and Will Stuart are handed starts, while prop Fin Baxter and wing Ollie Sleightholme could make their debuts off the bench.

One player not involved in this match or next weekend's return game in Auckland is lock Charlie Ewels, who serves a ban after his red card in Tokyo.

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