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Marcus Newton
November 14, 2018

While the head coach was careful not to single out the call that chalked off a late "try" by Sam Underhill in Saturday's 16-15 loss to New Zealand, there was little doubt that it has left a scar.

England thought they had won it five minutes from time when Courtney Lawes charged down TJ Pereira's clearance kick and flanker Sam Underwood scooped up the ball and threw a dummy to befuddle Barrett and reach the line.

Fly-half Barrett's second-half drop-goal and penalty then proved the decisive scores.

"I don't think it's about giving them too much respect", he said.

He said he would check on the thumb injury that forced co-captain Dylan Hartley off at halftime against New Zealand.

Jones, who coached Japan from 2012 to 2015 and masterminded their famous win over South Africa in the last World Cup, has been playing close attention to how they are developing under Jamie Joseph.

England's lineout did malfunction after the interval as New Zealand took control of possession. He's just about in the half-back's [scrum-half's] back pocket.

New Zealand almost caught England cold right at the start of the second half after a jinking McKenzie sliced his way through before linking with Ben Smith and Aaron Smith only for wing Rieko Ioane to drop the scrum-half's pass when a try was in sight. "We're prepared to stay in the game so we'll get some love further down the track don't worry".

"Obviously there is a lot of relief - that was hell of a Test", said Read.

In an ominous warning to England, Hansen has revealed that his world champions are looking to make a statement at Twickenham.

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Hazard added: "We are in good shape in the Europa League and the Premier League and we want to keep winning". He is on the way to becoming a very important midfielder, not only for us but also for England ".

"It comes right down to the wire, that's what you want in Test matches and why I always love coming to Twickenham", said New Zealand captain Kieran Read.

"We're disappointed, but we're excited about where we're going", Jones added.

They allowed McKenzie to make ground after missing a couple of first-up tackles, with England wing Jonny May eventually penalised for offside as he intercepted a pass. The try was disallowed though, Lawes having strayed offside, and New Zealand saw out the game.

"I don't know what I was thinking when I went over", Underhill said.

The co-captaincy arrangement with Owen Farrell is a novelty which those outside the England camp are labouring to accept and understand.

Injury-depleted England are facing the strongest available All Blacks team complete with the likes of Beauden Barrett, Rieko Ioane and Brodie Retallick, but are buoyed by last Saturday's stirring victory over South Africa.

It was no surprise when they earned a penalty after 23 phases but they opted against the three points and eventually got over in the 39th minute.

"It's the time to try things".

"England were very, very good and we showed a lot of character in a hostile environment after being 15-0 down and in the weather conditions", New Zealand coach Steve Hansen told a news conference. "If we do that, we're on the road to being the best team in the world, which is what we set out to be". "We want to smash them, physically smash them" before advising them to go and "pray".

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