Culture collides because England faces all blacks



London – "Styles do battle" are usually talking about boxing promoters, but it could be true England long-awaited clash against world champions New Zealand on Saturday Twickenham.

Coach of England Eddie Jones often insisted on trying to play Everyone is black in their own run from the deep, passing game's recipe for defeat, with the Australian champion of the traditional Red Rose strong strong forward pack and solid set.

And All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has accepted that there is more than one way to win the game.

"Rugby in the Southern Hemisphere – There is a lot of talk about Super Rugby, it's a very free movement with many attempts, but in this part of the world, perhaps because the environment is different, the weather is different, a stronger game is needed," Hansen said.

"I'm certainly boasting," the former Wales chief added.

"We have natural athletes who want to run and wear the ball and pass the ball."

Experienced Jones also knows the virtues of adaptability.

It was England's feature trained by Stuart Lancaster, showing only seven victories over All Blacks six years ago when he led 12-0 in a break of luck four Owen Farrell punishments, half trying to Brad Barritt, Chris Ashton and Manu Tuilagi in trilogue 38-21.

Sufficient Ashton's wing is now set to the first test run at four years, but Tuilagi's long wait for England to escape was delayed by a hen's problem.

Flyhalf Farrell found himself in the spotlight after retiring from an action for a seemingly illegal allegation of a shoulder in the final stages of an unconvincing victory in the 12-11 final in South Africa in Twickenham last weekend with which England launched the November campaign.

But former Wallaby and Japanese Chief Jones insisted that Farrell needed the type of referees normally provided by the match officials to Ireland No. 10 Jonathan Sexton.

"If Sexton was, we could complain about him, but because Owen Farrell is allowed to be hit late," Jones said. It's hard to get up and play.

"He's a heavy cock, a warrior, he puts his body in a row, does not play in dinner."

Ashton, 31, who stepped out of the bench against the Springboks, scored 19 attempts in a 24-hour England career which was interrupted by suspension and spent a season with French giants Toulon.

"This testing skill is nothing to do," Jones said.

"Guys like this, the only thing you can do is train them."

Freedom is something that naturally comes to the side of All Blacks, where Damian McKenzie acts as a "second playmaker" to star Beauden Barrett in the first-choice team featuring Sonny Bill Williams and Jack Goodhue on Wednesday.

"We think there are two players against parties that play a bit differently than us, that it's much harder for us to close down," Hansen said, whose party, fresh from victory over Australia and Japan, found themselves in their favorite role.

For all of his coaching skills, several New Zealand parties have a lack of physical presence, and the team led by No 8 Kieran Read will seem to go forward.

All this makes an interesting clash less than 12 months from the World Cup in 2019 in Japan – one was still exciting, it's four years since England played in New Zealand.

"Old words about little are probably a good thing," Hansen said. "Would we like to play England if we played twice a year every year? Maybe not.

"But we did not play them in four years and they're all on the edge of their seats, we can not wait."

Teams:

England

Elliot Daly, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Ben Tee, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (Co-Captain), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Mark Wilson, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Brad Shields, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Dylan Hartley (Co-Captain), 1 Ben Moon

Substitutes: 16 Jamie George, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Charlie Ewels, 20 Courtney Lawes, 21 Danny Care, 22 George Ford, 23 Jack Nowell

New Zealand

15 Diane McKenzie, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ione, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (Captain), 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Karl Tu inukuafe

Substitutes: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Ofa Tu unfafasi, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Scott Barrett, 20 Matt Todd, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Richie Moa, 23 Ryan Crotty


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