All Blacks Stunned by England

England caused a major shock in world rugby yesterday as they beat world champions New Zealand at Twickenham.

The All Blacks had not lost since early 2011 and had recently been on a 20 game unbeaten run, which included only one draw to Australia.

However, on a cold day in London, the whites of England shone from the pitch as the world champions were carved apart.

A scoreline of 38-21 was just reward for the English, and in fairness it could have been more.

Three tries in quick succession from Manu Tuilagi, Brad Barritt and Chris Ashton were the killer for the All Blacks, but on a day when the English all played their part and the key men stood up, New Zealand went wanting.

Dan Carter, probably the greatest kicker in the world right now, was human at last, missing kicks and was outclassed by Owen Farrell.

After an autumn of discontent for the whites, it was a great way to finish the series and means none of the big boys will want England in their qualification group for the World Cup.

For Head Coach Stuart Lancaster, it was another reminder that his plan takes time but when it comes together it is impressive.

Former England World Cup winner Matt Dawson tweeted that it was the best he has ever seen England play, and upon reflection the current group of players could go some way to bringing the Webb Ellis trophy back to England.

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