Saracens pair Alex Goode and Brad Barritt scored for England in the 38-7 defeat of Crusaders in New Zealand this morning

Brad Barritt scored for England in a comprehensive win over Crusaders this morning. Picture: Action Images

Brad Barritt scored for England in a comprehensive win over Crusaders this morning. Picture: Action Images

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Saracens pair Alex Goode and Brad Barritt both scored tries as an England XV defeated Crusaders 38-7 in the latest match of England's New Zealand tour this morning.

A much-changed England team led early on before Barritt powered through the Crusaders defence on 28 minutes to make the score 17-7 following a build up of pressure from a lineout.

Full-back Goode touched down in the right corner to make it 24-7 as Stuart Lancaster's side seized control of the match.

Sarries scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth came on shortly after the restart, with Goode being replaced soon after.

England face New Zealand in the final test of the series in Hamilton on Saturday morning with the quintet of Goode, Barritt, Wigglesworth, Chris Ashton and Billy Vunipola all looking to be involved.

Fly half Owen Farrell misses out through a knee injury.

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