How the joint World Record Unbeaten run came about

How the joint World Record Unbeaten run came about

How England equalled New Zealand's 18-match winning streak, game by game

With victory over Scotland at Twickenham, England matched the All Blacks' 18-match winning streak. This is how they did it

England 60-3 Uruguay – 10 October 2015

A valedictory team selection by Stuart Lancaster – throwing George Ford, Owen Farrell, Henry Slade and Alex Goode into the back-line – but it falls to Nick Easter to get England, already out of their own World Cup, going with a hat-trick. Slade sparkles in the second half.

Scotland 9-15 England – 6 February 2016

A scrappy contest illuminated by Mako Vunipola's delightful offload to set up Jack Nowell's decisive try. Both Vunipola brothers shine throughout – – as Eddie Jones's tenure begins with a victory.

Italy 9-40 England – 14 February 2016

England take a slender 11-9 lead into half-time but superior fitness pays off in the second half with Jonathan Joseph running in a hat-trick. Maro Itoje makes an impressive first international appearance from the bench.

England 21-10 Ireland – 27 February 2016

Johnny Sexton's fitness dominates the buildup and while he shines, England edge home with quickfire tries from Anthony Watson and Mike Brown. Ireland, depleted through injury, fail to take late chances.

England 25-21 Wales – 12 March 2016

With George Kruis and Itoje impressive England take a 19-0 lead but Wales fight back with three late tries and are left to bemoan a line judge's call that George North is in touch at the death. It remains the only match in which England have been outscored in the last 20 minutes.

France 21-31 England – 19 March 2016

Echoes of the World Cup defeat by Wales as England keep pulling ahead before conceding costly penalties but two late kicks from Owen Farrell seal a first grand slam since 2003. Itoje and Kruis in particular catch the eye again. George Kruis celebrates England's Grand Slam-sealing win over France. Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian

England 27-13 Wales – 29 May 2016

Shorn of any Saracens and Exeter players, , but buoyant after the grand slam, England cruise with five tries despite George Ford's troubles from the tee.

Australia 28-39 England – 11 June 2016

England slip to an early 10-0 deficit before . Australia contribute four of seven tries in a thrilling contest but Farrell finishes with 24 points for England. James Haskell performs wonders throughout.

Australia 7-23 England – 18 June 2016

Showcased best in the eye of an Australian storm just before half-time. Haskell and Chris Robshaw again dovetail to excellent effect as England complete a first ever series win in Australia.

Australia 40-44 England – 25 June 2016

Farrell again notches 24 points in a breathless match. Australia score five tries but again wonder how they are beaten. J, who suffer the ignominy of a home series whitewash.

England 37- 21 South Africa – 12 November 2016

Another slow start from England but Elliot Daly's booming penalty gives them a 20-9 lead at the break. Ben Youngs shines as England stretch clear before a late rally from the wounded Springboks, who are beaten by England for the first time since 2006.

England 58-15 Fiji – 19 November 2016

A breathless start and a furious finish from England . Daly crops up on the wing for the first time, as does Semesa Rokoduguni, who scores two tries but has not been seen in England colours since.

England 27-14 Argentina – 26 November 2016

England show considerable character after . A tired Pumas side claw back to within two points shortly after half-time but Farrell's kicking, and a Jonny May try, get England home.

England 37-21 Australia – 3 December 2016

Again Australia take a 10-0 lead and end up ruing further missed opportunities. Tries in quick succession from Youngs and Marland Yarde give England breathing space to equal their best run of 14 straight victories.

England 19-16 France – 4 February 2017

An average first half, compounded by May's early yellow card. England miss the power of the absent Vunipola brothers and are staring down the barrel with 20 minutes to go after Rabah Slimani's converted try. Jones turns to his "Finishers", though, and .

Wales 16-21 England – 11 February 2017

England leave it even later in a thunderous Test match with Daly eventually providing the match-winning score. Wales boss the breakdown but England demonstrate their character and composure under pressure.

England 36-15 Italy – 26 February 2017

Jones says England "didn't play any rugby" but the ledger records a six-try bonus point victory. The hosts are shaken by Italy's anti-rucking tactics but gather themselves in the second half when Jack Nowell crosses twice.

England 61-21 Scotland - 11 March 2017

Against an underwhelming Scotland side, England finally fire in the 2017 Six Nations . Inspired by a Jonathan Joseph hat-trick and Owen Farrell's boot, England raced into an early lead and never let up.

– Entry was posted on March 14th, 2017 by James Haskell

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