All Blacks' Hansen and England's Jones talk regularly

Paola Ditto
Novembre 9, 2018

After facing New Zealand, England play Japan on November 17 before facing Australia on November 24. "It's always good to have other people who are doing a similar role to yourself to be able to talk to... you've got to have some form of relationship that allows you to get on with each other".

"Against South Africa and in training it feels like we've got good balance across the midfield".

England flanker Tom Curry has been ruled out of the remaining Quilter Internationals after suffering an ankle injury in the win over South Africa.

"The only people that don't understand what it's like to be a head coach of an worldwide team are the people who have never been one", Hansen said.

England coach Eddie Jones believes that the greater ball-in-play statistics mean that rugby will eventually utilise two referees on the field.

"Eddie more than anybody understands that".

The New Zealand Herald says that Ben Smith and Brodie Retallick were among a group of All Blacks who passed up the chance to receive free tickets from the Rugby Football Union (RFU), and instead slipped into Twickenham to sit among fans and "get some intelligence on the enemy they will face on Saturday".

"We had a meeting with the senior players last night (Sunday) and have a pretty good idea how we want to play against New Zealand".

"It's like everything - when you're selecting a national team, there's a whole lot of good players that don't quite make it".

"You've got to play a certain way against them, there's no doubt about that".

New Zealand go into the game on the back of a 69-31 win over Japan in Tokyo last Saturday with a side featuring eight debutants.

"We've got a lot of options there", added the former England captain.

However, assistant coach Ian Foster told the assembled English and NZ media contingent that the team is still using this game to prepare for the pressure that next year's Word Cup will bring.

Altre relazioniGrafFiotech

Discuti questo articolo

Segui i nostri GIORNALE