England welcome New Zealand’s All Blacks side to Twickenham for one of the annual rugby union autumn internationals. Read match preview and team news here.
Ahead of one of the Tests of the year, England have recalled prop Dan Cole in the only change to their starting line-up for Saturday’s match against world champion New Zealand at Twickenham.
With the game just two days away, tickets for England v New Zealand are proving to be more popular than ever, with online ticket searches doubling in the last 24 hours.
Cole was on the bench for last week’s 31-12 win over Argentina, but has now changed places with David Wilson, who started against the Pumas.
England coach Stuart Lancaster’s decision to retain the bulk of his starting side means New Zealand-born hooker Dylan Hartley is now set to win his 50th Test cap this weekend.
There are two more changes to the bench with Matt Mullan now among the replacements, following knee injuries suffered by Alex Corbisiero and Mako Vunipola.
Scrum-half Ben Youngs is back on the bench after a hip injury, with Danny Care dropping out of the matchday 23 completely.
Injures to wings Marland Yarde (hip) and Christian Wade (hamstring) see Chris Ashton given another chance to try to regain form.
In all, there are seven survivors from the starting XV that enjoyed an England record 38-21 win over New Zealand at Twickenham last year; Ashton, a try-scorer in that match, fullback Mike Brown, fly-half Owen Farrell, captain Chris Robshaw, backrow Tom Wood, lock Joe Launchbury and Cole.
That defeat represents the All Blacks’ only loss in 33 Tests since August 2011 the same year they won the World Cup.
They are now aiming for a 13th straight win this year.
England, meanwhile, are looking to make it 10 wins out of 11 this weekend and record their seventh straight victory at Twickenham.