No Curry for England during the rest of November

  • No Curry for England during the rest of November

No Curry for England during the rest of November

England supplied the largest contingent of players to the 2017 Lions tour and upon their return, Eddie Jones requested suggestions from the likes of Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje on how the All Blacks could be beaten.

England lost four consecutive Test matches to New Zealand in 2014, but a quirk of the global fixture schedules means the two sides have not met since.

We are in a good position but we are going to have to have a good preparation week and I think the last couple of weeks will allow us to play some good footie this weekend.

England face South Africa upcoming Saturday, in the first of four autumn internationals to be played by England.

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

"And the expectations when you coach a top side like England are, you're expected to win, and play well".

Jones had bristled at suggestions Saturday's 12-11 win over South Africa at Twickenham could prove the most important of his reign as England head coach. So he's not too bothered by it.

"It feels like we've got pretty good balance", said Slade ahead of Thursday's team announcement.

'So I think the referees are doing a great job.

"But you know that, you know that there's going to be pressure with the job, and you accept that and you get on with it". "They obviously have a very good league and maybe our stuff is not shown on telly there". They've got some good ideas about the game so we've got plenty of enthusiasm there.

Smith insists they are in good shape for the game at Twickenham despite the long journey to London.

New Zealand also have some competition for the world record, from none other than Namibia - a team they are grouped with at next year's Rugby World Cup for a second successive time.