England coach Eddie Jones has often insisted that trying to play the All Blacks at their own running from deep, passing game is a recipe for defeat, with the Australian championing the traditional Red Rose strengths of a powerful forward pack and solid set piece.
He added: "I think it's fair to say New Zealand have a bit more variety in their game, sometimes they want to go through you and sometimes they want to go around you, sometimes they want to attack the space. We don't want to sit there and watch it".
The experienced Jones also knows the virtues of adaptability.
Previously, New Zealand and England met four times in 2014, and for three straight years, and there were complaints of overkill.
Itoje is joined in the starting XV by former Saracens team-mate Chris Ashton, who makes his first Test start in four years in the hope he will plunder the tries needed to topple the All Blacks. "That year you can look at it and say the Lions series was a gift because there were a lot of things we didn't do well".
There were also 27 Englishmen among the 131 global rugby players to have died in the war.
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But no position player has ever earned an average annual value of more than $27.5 million (Alex Rodriguez and Yoenis Cespedes). Per Joel Sherman of the New York Post , Boras also described the system that rewards teams for tanking as a "cancer".
"He's a tough rooster, a warrior". Farrell inspired South Africa's downfall a week ago through sheer force of will but the toll taken on his body has emerged, with Jones revealing he never plays fully fit.
The All Blacks are staying at the same accommodation ahead of Saturday's Test against England, which sees Lawes named on the bench having been restored to full fitness.
"That try-scoring skill is nothing coached". South Africa were totally dominant but failed to take advantage of their territory and possession. That's because, of course, they have such ridiculous depth (Anton Lienert-Brown hasn't even made the matchday squad) and, no doubt, even if the SBW Show doesn't turn up, by the final whistle we'll all be extolling the virtues of Goodhue, Richie Mo'unga, Damian McKenzie, Rieko Ioane etc.
"It makes us aware of where their heads are at for the game". The truth is a little more complicated but then a review of the 31-year-old Ashton's union career, since he switched from rugby league in 2007, is less a gentle trip down memory lane and more a 130mph joyride mixed with a stock-car smash.
The 31-year-old has amassed 40 caps in an worldwide career interrupted by suspension, falling out of favour with successive England coaches and a season-long spell in Toulon.
"The acceleration requirement of the players is 30 percent more now than it was two or three years ago, so the game's getting physically more intense and therefore you need to be able to particularly fill the high-work rate positions with two players because it's nearly impossible now to field a front-rower for 80 minutes".