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Saracens duo Chris Ashton and Billy Vunipola could not prevent England losing 36-13 against New Zealand this morning
12:26pm Saturday 21st June 2014 in Sport
Saracens pair Chris Ashton and Billy Vunipola were unable to prevent a series whitewash as England lost 36-13 to New Zealand this morning.
The duo both started for Stuart Lancaster's side, who were well-beaten by the All Blacks in Hamilton.
Vunipola was sin binned after 20 minutes for a high tackle on Aaron Cruden.
Tries from Julian Savea (2) and Aaron Smith gave the hosts a commanding 29-6 lead at the break before an improved second-half showing from the tourists.
Marland Yarde pulled one back for the Red Rose when he crossed the line but it proved in vain as winger Savea completed his hat-trick.
Fly-half Owen Farrell missed out due to injury after starting the second test but Alex Goode, Brad Barritt and Richard Wigglesworth were not involved.
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