All Black memories: Cockerill takes on the haka and England's memorable win
We look back at some of the classic moments as the excitement builds for England v New Zealand.
Last Updated: 15/11/13 8:12am
New Zealand are in town and with that comes all the excitement and hype expected over preparing to face the best team in the world.
Steve Hansen's All Blacks have certainly set the standard as they have beaten all-comers this season. However, there is a sense of unfinished business for the visitors and a win at Twickenham on Saturday would not only make it 13 wins out of 13 starts this year, but also revenge the last time they lost a game.
England's incredible display this time last year when they ran out 38-21 winners is one of their greatest ever victories but New Zealand are in no mood to give their hosts only their second back-to-back victory in 108 years.
They have only met 35 times in their history with New Zealand winning 27, England seven and one draw. We look back at some of their classic moments as the excitement builds for Saturday's clash.
Cockerill v Haka: England 26 - 26 New Zealand, November 22 1997, Twickenham
Few will forget this iconic moment when England hooker Richard Cockerill went eyeball-to-eyeball with his New Zealand opposite number. Cockerill, making his first start for England, was certainly pumped up and decided to stand up to the haka - so much in fact that his skipper Martin Johnson muttered to him just before kick-off: "Cockers, what the hell have you done..."
Kiwi Comeback : from being 20-3 down to draw 26-26 - December 6 1997, Twickenham
The game itself was exhilarating as England took on the All Blacks defence in a way few had seen them play before. The Kiwis arrived at Twickenham looking to make it 12 wins out of 12 games, but were taken by surprise in the first half as England ran the ball at every opportunity.
David Rees, Richard Hill and Lawrence Dallgalio all went over for England, and on the stoke of half-time when Jeff Wilson's try was ruled out for a forward pass, the game was definitely in England's control. However the All Blacks never gave up and the behemoth Jonah Lomu started to make some inroads when he came off his wing and hit the midfield channels.
Andrew Mehrtens and Walter Little went over to give them a 26-16 lead with 15 minutes remaining. However Paul Grayson stepped up with a penalty to secure the draw but it was New Zealand who were more relieved as England were left ruing their chances for a famous win.
Jonny be good: Wilkinson scores 21 points to give England a 31-28 win, November 9 2002, Twickenham
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England launched their 2002 Autumn series in style as they held on to record only their fifth win over New Zealand. Jonny Wilkinson commanded his forwards and backs in fine style and was deadly with the boot knocking over 16 points - but he also scored an audacious try when he chipped over the All Blacks heads and gathered to score under the posts. Flanker Lewis Moody had scored England's first try to give them a 17-14 lead at the break before Wilkinson's magic and Ben Cohen's superb effort put them 31-14 ahead.
The All Blacks responded as only they can through two Jonah Lomu tries while Doug Howlett and replacement scrum-half Danny Lee also went over to make it 31-18. With the clock running down, New Zealand launched one final attack from deep inside their half through Howlett that almost won the game for them - however Cohen's try-saving tackle on Ben Blair in the corner saved the day for England!
England hold the line: New Zealand 13 - 15 England, June 13 2003, Wellington
It certainly was not pretty but this is the game where England showed the southern hemisphere giants just what to expect come the World Cup four months later. It was their first win on New Zealand soil in 30 years as England flexed their collective muscle and produced one of their finest defensive displays ever. Johnny Wilkinson scored all England's points but it was the pack who dominated and set the tone in defence. Even when they were down to six in the scrum after Lawrence Dallaglio and Neil Back had been sin binned - England battled and scrapped to keep New Zealand out.
Dan the man: England 20 - 41 New Zealand, November 5 2006, Twickenham
A faultless display from Dan Carter saw the All Blacks record a record home defeat over England. Carter contributed 26 points in their 41-20 win including a superb try that had England's defence floundering.
Aaron Mauger, Joe Rokocoko and Carl Hayman also went over the whitewash and while England did their best to take it to the All Blacks and scored through Jamie Noon, Ben Cohen and Shaun Perry, New Zealand were just too classy in all departments.
White out: England 38-21 New Zealand, Dec 1st, 2012, Twickenham
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England stunned New Zealand 38-21 at Twickenham to end the All Blacks' 20-match unbeaten run. Tries from Brad Barritt, Chris Ashton and Manu Tuilagi helped England, who had been 15-0 up early in the second half, stave off a fightback that saw the world champions close to within a point at 15-14. The final margin of 17 points is a new record for England against New Zealand, surpassing a 13-0 win in 1936.
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