All Blacks reckon clash with England bigger than Lions series

All Blacks centre Jack Goodhue joined the squad in London after recovering from glandular fever

GETTY IMAGESAll Blacks centre Jack Goodhue joined the squad in London after recovering from glandular fever

The critique on New Zealand and Beauden Barrett is that their kicking at goal is not as accurate as the other leading sides in the world and whilst that is true, the idea that it is an area where England will have a clear advantage on Saturday has been overplayed. I am playing down in Kobe with lots of ex-team mates, so to be reunited with them has been great. "So that's got to be good for the business".

The Saracens front row, a replacement in the England set-up behind New Zealand-born co-captain Dylan Hartley, added: "We've spoken about what we need to do to beat them and what worked previously".

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Damian McKenzie will start at fullback, and Hansen has said he will once again take on a dual playmaking role with Beauden Barrett.

The All Blacks as a unit talk about the expectations on them, and Hansen and his staff encourage the players to "walk towards the pressure".

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Then you realise "we can be in this", but by then it's too late. "We're used to it, we're expected to win every time we go out there, but we embrace it as a team and walk towards it as a team".

"But does it put pressure on us? No. The management are real harsh on the boys and the boys are harsh on each other so it makes it a healthy competitive environment".

The Australian won his first 17 games in charge as England, who had marked the end of predecessor Stuart Lancaster's reign with a "meaningless" pool victory over Uruguay as they crashed out of the 2015 World Cup on home soil, equalled the All Blacks' world record of 18 consecutive wins by a major Test-match nation.

"Once you've acknowledged it's there you can deal with it", he said.

England last played the All Blacks during their tour of New Zealand in 2014, before Itoje broke on to the worldwide scene, however, the 24-year-old says he will be drawing on his experience with the Lions in Saturday's game.

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"They say he's ready to go so he's ready to go", New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen said.

"Jack has trained the house down so you've got to trust the medical people".

New Zealand are a great team, they're also going to most likely score, but if you can maximise your defence and your attack then you've always got a good shot.

"To us, that wasn't successful".

I don't even think it's necessarily a fact that we've got to get lucky to win or have got to have an unbelievable day. "It takes that away because he's got someone else to take a bit of the heat". They have allowed just 6.2 visits per game to their own 22, meaning they have crossed that line 55 per cent more often than their opponents.

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