Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Hansen: Less is better when it comes to NZ-England tests

Captain Chris Robshaw of England lifts the Sir Edmund Hillary Shield after beating New Zealand at Twickenham in 2012 Captain Chris Robshaw of England lifts the Sir Edmund Hillary Shield after beating New Zealand at Twickenham in 2012
Cassandra Castillo | 11 November, 2018, 00:20

New Zealand captain Kieran Read has insisted England "can do what they like" in response to the Haka at Twickenham on Saturday after home coach Eddie Jones said the Spice Girls could be singing for all he cared. That will be very valuable for us. "He's almost there and we feel like he'll be of enormous value to us in the future", Jones said.

"The one thing we needed to get better and I think we are getting better is learning from our mistakes".

It all makes for an intriguing clash fewer than 12 months out from the 2019 World Cup in Japan - one made all the more exciting by the fact it is four years since England last played New Zealand.

"We do the haka as a challenge but it is more about us connecting as a team".

Ashton, who came on for the final 15 minutes against the Springboks, played and scored a try in England's 38-21 win against the All Blacks in 2012.

"Half of us have beaten the All Blacks before and we've drawn on those experiences this week".

When the teams run out on to the pitch, they will cross the spot where soil from the grave of former England captain Ronnie Poulton was buried before The Army v Navy match in May. We've focused on why we won those games. They want to do things on their terms the whole time. "When I've played in teams that did that previously we've been successful".

Saturday's match will provide England with a useful yardstick ahead of next year's World Cup in Japan, with George warning: "If you're slightly off against the All Blacks they'll take advantage.We have to put our stamp on the game".

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Jones has made three changes to his line-up from last week's tussle against South Africa, including giving Sale's Chris Ashton his first global start in four years in place of winger Jack Nowell.

His return to the team was hastened by a call made to Jones previous year by attack coach Scott Wisemantel, who was working as an assistant at Montpellier before joining England's back room staff.

Attack coach Scott Wisemantel urged Jones to bring Ashton back into the fold after seeing him set a new Top 14 try-scoring record for French giants Toulon.

England: E Daly (Wasps); C Ashton (Sale), H Slade (Exeter), B Te'o (Worcester), J May (Leicester); O Farrell (Saracens, co-capt), B Youngs (Leicester); B Moon (Exeter), D Hartley (Northampton, co-capt), K Sinckler (Harlequins), M Itoje (Saracens), G Kruis (Saracens), B Shields (Wasps), S Underhill (Bath), M Wilson (Newcastle).

"I think (the England match is) even bigger actually".

"But as the season progressed, he not only maintained speed but also got faster".

"You'd have to be on holiday, I reckon, if you didn't work out that this is going to be big".

"You just give them a free rein, give them a framework to operate in, make them feel good about themselves, make sure they've got a smile on their face and away they go". He's on fire! And Eddie goes "yeah mate".

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