Hansen relishing Twickenham clash with 'good bloke' Jones

England players celebrate during their tight test win over South Africa at Twickenham

APEngland players celebrate during their tight test win over South Africa at Twickenham

"Talking to Eddie, I know he and England are very excited about this game, and we are too", said Hansen.

The All Blacks are the favourites for Saturday's encounter but Hansen described his respect for England and for their coach.

"So it probably indicates I like him and he might like me; I don't know".

"We've been able to come here fresh which is good - this is probably the freshest we've been", Foster said as the squad prepare to face England at Twickenham for the first time in four years.

Hansen named eight debutants for the 69-31 victory last weekend, all of whom contributed well and in some cases - particularly George Bridge - suggested they have big futures with the All Blacks, but the sentiment by one English newspaper writer that he was handing out "confetti caps" clearly offended him.

Eddie Jones will oversee his first Test against New Zealand on Saturday as England head coach, live on Sky Sports Action and Main Event. It's just in a different wrapper.

Curry limped off shortly after half time in England's win against South Africa last weekend before leaving Twickenham on crutches.

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"The bottom line is he'll be going about doing his job like he always does".

"Tom injured his ankle and we don't how long he'll be out for, but he won't be back for our next three Tests", Borthwick said.

"Does that give him any better idea how to beat us than anyone else?"

"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 had some success against New Zealand in the past, but hopefully he doesn't get any on Saturday", Hansen said of Jones.

"When our boys played for the Lions we got them to do notes about what they felt worked and didn't work". You've got to be in the game and, when you get the opportunity to score points, you've got to be good enough to take them. "So it makes them a good side".

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