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New Zealand 20 England 15 match report: England so close to sacking Kiwi stronghold

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The scrum-half will play no part in the first Test

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Danny Care alongside Ben Youngs during England training in New Zealand

New Zealand v England: Danny Care injury doubt for first Test as Stuart Lancaster gives scrum-half a '50-50' chance of recovering from shoulder injury to face All Blacks

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England tour of New Zealand: Danny Care faces fitness race after injuring his shoulder

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Geoff Parling, who has been restored to the red-rose engine room, takes part in a coaching session with youngsters in Auckland

England tour of New Zealand: Chances for Geoff Parling and James Haskell as first choices wait in wings

Stuart Lancaster makes surprise selections ahead of the most difficult match of his 30-month tenure
Brodie Retallick clearly hasn't bothered to do his homework on the All Blacks' upcoming opponents

'Who?' All Black struggles to name England players ahead of first Test

Brodie Retallick should know better after being part of the side demolished 38-21 at Twickenham in December 2012

England tour of New Zealand: Billy Twelvetrees losing battle to be fit for first Test as England turn to untried Freddie Burns-Kyle Eastmond combination

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<b>Mike Tindall (England)</b><br/>
Could almost have filled this side full of English players such was the litany of PR disasters for Martin Johnson and his men. From dwarf throwing, to branded gum-shields to Manu 'Waterbaby' Tuilagi chucking himself into the Auckland water - and that's just off-the-pitch. But Tindall had to be included simply because his experience should've ensured he and his teammates never got ensnared in such extra-curricular nonsense. The newly married Royal rugby man was duly embarrassed by headlines of him cavorting with a blonde and it set the tone for England's disappointing performances that followed.
The 35-year-old won 75 caps for his country
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