We know where the All Blacks’ heads are at - England hooker George

We know where the All Blacks’ heads are at - England hooker George

Initially overlooked for last week's game against South Africa, the 31-year-old was added to the bench after Manu Tuilagi withdrew and Ashton raised one of the biggest cheers of the day when he entered the fray 15 minutes from the end of England's 12-11 victory - earning his first cap for four years. Because when it comes to pressure, Hansen feels there is no better team accustomed to dealing with its many faces.

Maro Itoje says England will adapt to whatever style of rugby New Zealand play this weekend in their second Quilter International Test at Twickenham. This result has sent them into the New Zealand clash with more belief even if a big improvement is required to threaten the world champions.

"You can either make the movie or be in the movie, and we want to make the movie", Jones said when asked if teams suffer by putting the All Blacks on a pedestal.

Hansen has selected his strongest available team for the Hillary Shield match.

Jones believes opponents are often bewitched by New Zealand's dazzling skills, reducing them to the role of spectators as their try-line is repeatedly breached before coming to their senses.

"There's already pressure on us".

However, Hansen said his men are capable of using that constant state of tension to their advantage. Then you realise "we can be in this", but by then it's too late.

All Blacks boss Steve Hansen reckons this weekend's Test between England and New Zealand at Twickenham is bigger than last year's British and Irish Lions series.

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"In any educational process, you have to talk about it and you've got to get people to understand why and then it's about supporting them when they go through it and keeping an eye on them from a distance, up close or whatever".

"For me I think it is a great part of the game (that) we need to keep going".

New Zealand has won three matches since that South Africa defeat, while England's win against the Springboks has given Eddie Jones' side renewed belief after losing six games in a row in 2018.

The rivals meet for the first time since 2014 with New Zealand overwhelming favourites to land a psychological blow ahead of the 2019 World Cup and England are eager to discover their place in the global hierarchy. "Drawing the series for us wasn't successful so it's made this week have a sharper edge to it".

"Hey, look, we do the haka as a challenge but it is also more about us connecting as a team", Read told media.

"We've got natural athletes who want to run and carry the ball and pass the ball and have terrific instincts and want to play what's in front of them", he said.

"The other ones whenever they have gone out, they have done a really good job". And we're happy to go out there and get stuck into them.

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