DEBATE: Is England’s winning streak more impressive than New Zealand’s?

England can break the All Blacks’ 18-test winning record in Ireland this weekend. As it stands, which streak is better? RUCK attempts to answer the question.

STREAK-min

Tries scored
All Blacks – 104
England – 65
Biggest win
All Blacks – 62-13 over France
England – 60-3 over Uruguay
Closest win
All Blacks – 20-18 over South Africa
England – 19-16 over France

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Scored 30+
All Blacks – 15 occasions
England – 10 occasions
Held opposition to less than 14
All Blacks – 9 occasions
England – 6 occasions
Wins at home
All Blacks – 8
England – 11
Wins away
All Blacks – 3 (7 neutral)
England – 7
Most impressive wins
All Blacks – The Rugby World Cup triumph, which included wins against Argentina, France, South Africa and Australia
England – The series sweep in Australia.
Wins against a top four ranked opponent
All Blacks – 8
England – 5
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