England vs New Zealand live: The latest news and updates from Twickenham where England host the All Blacks

Follow the latest news and updates from Twickenham as England begin their road to next year's World Cup with the first of four autumn internationals

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Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the autumn international between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium.

The All Blacks secured a 3-0 series whitewash over England in the summer but Stuart Lancaster's side showed enough signs to suggest they are capable of beating the world champions in front of 82,000 people in South-West London.

The hosts are without a number of key players though, with the likes of Maku Vunipola, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury and Manu Tuilagi all missing through injury.

The likes of Dave Attwood and Kyle Eastmond have been called up to start, with Fijian-born wing Semesa Rokoduguni set to make his debut for the country he qualifies for on residency grounds.

England have not beaten the All Blacks in their last four meetings, but did triupmh at Twickenham in 2012.

 

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In the last three games against England, New Zealand have had a different Smith score a try. Aaron, Ben and Conrad, it’s as easy as ABC.

In 39 games against New Zealand, England have only won seven.

England have beaten New Zealand only once in 10 previous attempts.

The All Blacks have lost just twice in 46 Tests.

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