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Replacements should have same numbers as starters, says Jones

Replacements should have same numbers as starters, says Jones

England last beat New Zealand in November 2012 when they ran out 38-21 winners at Twickenham.

"There's already pressure on us, the one constant thing about being in the All Blacks is you're under pressure because you're expected to win every Test match you play and not only win it, win it really, really well. The Twickenham crowd was very loud, we didn't allow them to gain any psychological advantage from the Haka it was a moment that will live with me for a very long time". If we are playing marbles on a Wednesday, he wants to play.

The experienced Jones also knows the virtues of adaptability.

Still a devastating finisher as he helped Saracens to European and domestic glory, two bans hamstrung his England hopes in 2016 and he appeared to have called time on worldwide rugby when he joined French club Toulon in 2017 - ruling him out of England selection.

Itoje is joined in the starting XV by former Saracens team-mate Chris Ashton, who makes his first Test start in four years in the hope he will plunder the tries needed to topple the All Blacks.

"He might have a deal with a lawyer that he gets paid extra if the lawyer gets extra work". "If he wasn't a rugby player he would be a marathon runner because he can run for days without getting exhausted". "Warrior" and "rooster" have been added to "spiritual leader" in outlining the playmaker's importance to England. He takes the ball to the line, he puts his body on the line, he doesn't play in a dinner suit. "Wherever there's trouble, there's Ashton", says Jones.




"Guys like that, the only thing you can do is stuff them up by coaching them".

Jack Goodhue, who has recovered from glandular fever, will partner Sonny Bill Williams at centre.

It is fair to say, then, the All Blacks have a point to prove over the next two weeks as they meet England and Ireland, both of who feature many familiar faces from the Lions tour.

New Zealand's coaches immediately came to Moody's aid, before he was sent to a plastic surgeon, where he required three layers of stitching.

Chris Ashton will make his first England start in four years but there is no place for blockbusting Manu Tuilagi for the test against New Zealand in London this weekend. The last two weeks we've probably seen the energy levels and work-rate in that group as good as it's been all year.

The 31-year-old has amassed 40 caps in an global career interrupted by suspension, falling out of favour with successive England coaches and a season-long spell in Toulon. "If they want to be physical they can be, if they want to play wide and expansive rugby they can do that, so we'll have to wait to see which way they choose to play but we will be ready for whatever".