HEROIC England grabbed rugby union history by the throat as they throttled New Zealand in their own All Blacks' back-yard.

A performance of leonine strength, courage and commitment underpinned England's magnificent 15-13 victory over the All Blacks in Wellington.

It was only the second conquest England have ever achieved on Kiwi soil - the last being 30 years ago. And it set a new red rose record of 12 successive Test match wins.

Updated: 12:15 Saturday, June 14, 2003