New Zealand avoided suffering a series whitewash at the hands of England in style, recording an impressive 34-0 victory over their hosts at Elland Road.

Ken Maumalo scored a try in each half and the classy Kodi Nikorima pulled the strings as Michael Maguire's Kiwis - who had narrowly lost the previous Tests at the KCOM Stadium and Anfield - finished their tour on a winning note.

The final score had a seriously one-sided look to it, yet England had three tries ruled out by video referee Phil Bentham in a game that saw both teams have a player sin-binned in the second half.

Maumalo shrugged off the attentions of three tacklers to ground the ball and break the deadlock in the fifth minute, Shaun Johnson adding the conversion.

England thought they had hit back when Tommy Makinson - awarded the Golden Boot in midweek - acrobatically finished on his side's left flank, only for Bentham to rule Tom Burgess had blocked an opposing player during the build-up.

Oliver Gildart also had a try chalked off following the use of technology, Jermaine McGillvary knocking on, while Kevin Proctor was denied at the other end due to Jamayne Isaako putting a foot into touch.

However, there was no issue with Isaac Liu's close-range finish and the visitors moved 18-0 ahead when Nikorima finished off his initial break by exchanging passes with the supporting Johnson.

Maumalo climbed over McGillvary to collect a high kick and complete his brace in the opening minutes of the second half, though England were given a glimmer of hope when Jared Waerea-Hargreaves' flop on top of the grounded Josh Hodgson led to the Sydney Roosters prop being sent to the bin.

The home side appeared to have made their numerical advantage tell when Makinson touched down, yet replays quickly made clear he had put his boot down on the whitewash before going over.

England's comeback bid was effectively ended when McGillvary was shown a yellow card for holding on in the tackle, and New Zealand capitalised on the next set when Nikorima's pass sent Jesse Bromwich to the line.

Joseph Tapine crashed over to punish a poor drop-out by Jonny Lomax as England faded down the stretch, debutant Isaiah Papalii adding the extras to round out the scoring.