Curry ruled out of Quilter Internationals

The All Blacks perform the haka prior to the test against England in London in 2014

England haven't played New Zealand since 2014 when they faced the world champions four times and lost on every occasion.

Jones is "cautiously optimistic" that Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes will recover from respective groin and back problems in time for Saturday but Tom Curry appears to be losing his battle with an ankle issue.

"I think you've got to be careful with the word "experimenting", Hansen said.

"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.

"And if you look at our overall numbers, we're actually overall pretty good". That [Japan] game was about tomorrow and the future and a lot of those guys might not be involved again until 2020 but the experience they've had will stimulate them to go away and become better rugby players and therefore serve New Zealand rugby better than they have in the past, and they've been doing a pretty good job of that thus far.

"If you're going to spend all day grizzling about your goal-kicker then you lose focus about their overall part of the game".

"I don't see too many articles saying Beauden's kicked 11 out of 12 in the last three Tests", said Foster. "It just comes in a different wrapper". "I think he's a good bloke".

Territory is a big part of the way they play and their kicking game allows them to do that so we are going to have to have good plans around how we defuse that and we will go from there. "They obviously have a very good league and maybe our stuff is not shown on telly there".

"To win a test match against a good opponent you've got to do your homework and things have to fall your way a little bit".

"He's got a tremendous work ethic, Eddie; he does a lot of homework, and through that he will have identified some areas he'll want to try to target", added Hansen. "So it makes them a good side".

Playing the Wallabies, Springboks and Pumas so often in the Rugby Championship, and enjoying sustained success against these teams, can create mental challenges when attempting to inspire the same motivation.

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