Chris Ashton, Underhill and Moon in England team to face All Blacks

Paola Ditto
Novembre 9, 2018

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has boldly labelled Saturday's first Test against England in four years as "even bigger" than the All Blacks' recently drawn Test series with the British and Irish Lions.

The All Blacks team to play England will be named later today.

"I think the Lions tour has made it bigger because we weren't successful. That's made this week have a sharper edge to it, which is good".

"There's 80,000 people (in the stadium), it's all over the papers, everyone's talking about it, you can't get a ticket. And we haven't got anybody on holiday this week".

The hosts warmed up for the Test with a 12-11 win over South Africa, while New Zealand put 69 points on Japan.

England last beat New Zealand in November 2012 when they ran out 38-21 winners at Twickenham. "We want to be at our best, better than we were in the previous Test match and we want to play with pride and passion which ignites the fans", said Jones. "And it does at times give you an advantage because when other teams get put under pressure of having to win big games, they haven't experienced that as much as maybe we have".

Joe Moody is assisted by Dr Tony Page after suffering a bad cut to his eye during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at the Lensbury Hotel on November 6, 2018 in London, England.

The All Blacks will again be captained by No 8 Kieran Read, with Beauden Barrett looking to pull the strings at fly-half.

"But if you were asking me was he disappointed, yes he was, obviously".

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