Everyone says that the English are arrogant, but they are certainly not as arrogant as New Zealand *.
All Kiwi's I know, like my Harlequins trainer Nick Evans, told me how New Zealand is going to destroy us!
They preach about being so humble and sweeping the locker room after a game … and then they're going to tell everyone they've just swept the locker room.
They preach that they are so humble, but New Zealand is far more arrogant than the English
It is as if he who wins the Unsung Hero Prize at work, updates his Facebook status and can bring his trophy to the office the next day.
But again, I think it's hard to be humble if you win all the time. They are the best in the world and that deserves respect, but some teams give them too much respect. They are put on a pedestal, but they are only 15 men in black tops. The moment you fear them is the moment you get lost. Many of the English players beat them last year with the Lions and they will say: & # 39; Listen, these guys are defeating & # 39 ;.
England needs to get up early in Kiwi faces to make them feel like they're arguing. Once they get some confidence, you look at them and you think: "Jesus – they are pretty untenable."
You do not want to see their unloading hamper as if they were Sonny Bill Williams. One of those locks is Brodie Retallick. Now he is a second world class, but he is not that good with names!
At a press conference in 2014, he was asked what he thought of his other number, Courtney Lawes.
However, I think it is hard to be humble if you win all the time like New Zealand
In his answer he kept talking about & # 39; Michael & # 39; Laws that wounded us a bit.
I stayed Brodie & Bryan & # 39; calling during that weekend's game, but my craziness failed and we lost.
After the first Lions Test of last year, he came to me and said: "Ah, John, how are you, John? & # 39;
It was three years later, so it took me a while to work out what he meant. I had eaten a few pints!
* Let's all stop calling them the All Blacks, please.
BLACK OR WHITE CASE FOR BRAD
Let's not bypass, Brad Shields is an English player, but he is not an Englishman. He is one of the best guys, but I can imagine that it will be quite difficult for him during the national anthem. He will probably hum the Kiwi tune in his head, but he is wearing a white shirt now – and he even skipped his own bachelor party to make his debut!
He probably has a bit of bitterness and resentment about not making the cut in New Zealand, so hopefully he'll get the best out of him and fill in some of his old friends.
Brad Shields probably has a bit of bitterness about not making the cuts in New Zealand
OWEN HAD ME IN A FLAP
Some people may think that this is weird, but I left before the kickoff last week because I wanted to spend the evening with my family. I did my business work and then drove home, but stopped at a petrol station to watch the game. There was no TV or wifi so I looked at my phone and used all my data while I ate a chicken from Nando.
When that last tackle from Owen Farrell went in, my heart was a bit in my mouth. Some referees, such as Wayne Barnes or Nigel Owens, would have given a punishment for this. Luckily he got away with it, so I achieved victory with a bottle of South African red wine with my wife.
When Owen Farrell made that last job on Twickenham, my heart was a bit in my mouth
MAKE THE MINE A DOUBLE, EDDIE
This week there was some talk about the file of Eddie Jones about players' notes from the Lions tour. The boys who were not picked for the test team, like myself, spent most of it flattened on Kiwi beer.
I could not walk in a straight line, let alone write, so it's a good thing that he never asked me for any notes. Eddie will appreciate some good tips for bars in Auckland!
Eddie Jones hopes to send New Zealand on Saturday afternoon in Twickenham
KYLE CAN BONE GREAT KARL AROUND
Ex-bouncer Karl Tu & # 39; inukuafe has a number of great boots to fill in loose head instead of Joe Moody. He is 21st 3lb and nominated for pioneering player of the year, but technique is more important than weight when it comes to scrummaging. His opposing number Kyle Sinckler had his best match in a shirt from England against South Africa and I can not wait to see the "Young Bull & # 39; to see that trust.
The key is to keep a small opening on the engagement and use the hit to influence the position of Tu & # 39; inukuafe. If he does that a couple of times, the decisions of the referee begin to go his way. As far as the bouncer of England is concerned, it must be Mark Wilson … absolute nails!
If England's tighthead prop, Ben Moon, wore a black jersey, he would also be nominated for a breakthrough player of the year. I played age group rugby with Moony and he always started for me. He played in the championship a few years ago, but he turned off his socks and I absolutely loved it when he broke Duane Vermeulen last week.
He is aggressive and clean at the scrum, so he rarely gives a penalty, but he goes after the tight-heads. He is up against Owen Franks, who is technically world-class and has no sign of delay, even though he has more than 100 caps. He even took a protein shake to his wedding!
Ex-bouncer Karl Tu & # 39; inukuafe has a number of great boots to fill in loose head instead of Joe Moody
SPACE FOR IMPROVEMENT
You can not give double digits and expect to beat the All Blacks. They have admitted last week 12 and the peloton has to clean up their defense team.
Personally I would look at the & # 39; Sacking & # 39; of the row maul; that means that we do not jump on the line-out of the opposition, but instead try to pull them down as soon as they land. That makes the maul a ruck and the player can put some more pressure on Aaron Smith's boxing kicks.
Jerome Garces is the boss and he is not afraid to show his cards. He sent Sonny Bill Williams in the second Test against the Lions. Richie McCaw got away with murder, but the Kiwis have no one who can influence a game just as much as before.
England has admitted 12 penalties last week and the peloton has to clean up its defensive run