Chris Ashton to make rare start for England


Prop Ben Moon gets the nod, with Alec Hepburn dropping to the bench after starting the 12-11 win over the Springboks. South Africa were totally dominant but failed to take advantage of their territory and possession.

"England at home is always a massive challenge for anyone", he said. There was still a big let off at the end when Farrell made a unsafe tackle on Andre Esterhuizen but England fortunately escaped punishment.

A few months before they actually won the World Cup, England produced perhaps their best performance of the Clive Woodward era.

When the teams run out on to the pitch, they will cross the spot where soil from the grave of former England captain Ronnie Poulton was buried before The Army v Navy match in May.

Hansen said the New Zealanders were taking no chances with Moody's eyesight. Steve Hansen's side were stunned by South Africa in Wellington after a 36-34 defeat in September.

"We looked at a number of possibilities for Curry, but we wanted a like for like player and Underhill is a like for like player", Jones said.

Two years later, in a World Cup semi-final, Australia great David Campese ignored the haka completely, preferring to kick a ball behind his own posts.

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But it's the presence of Jack Goodhue that looms large over Williams and Crotty.

Hansen said it would be foolish to write England off.

This is the first meeting between the teams for four years and New Zealand have predictably held the upper hand.

"Be it walking towards the All Blacks, or ignoring it, however they want to". England's only victory during this run came in a memorable 38-21 win at Twickenham in 2012 under Stuart Lancaster.

Obolensky was picked just three more times by England and by the age of 24 he was dead, following a training accident while practising landings with the Royal Air Force - the first of England's many rugby internationals to be killed in the Second World War. But it may be tighter than some expect with the handicap mark pitched at 14 points.

Chris Ashton will be unleashed on New Zealand at Twickenham tomorrow with instructions from Eddie Jones to play with a smile on his face. Hansen has selected eight new caps in his squad for the match at Tokyo on Saturday, Nov. 3; the most rookies in one All Blacks squad since 1986 when the so-called "Baby Blacks" beat France while most leading players were suspended for their part in a rebel tour to South Africa. The 21-year-old just can not stop scoring with a brilliant record of 22 tries in 21 Tests.

It seemed normal service was about to be resumed when New Zealand then scored two quick tries through Julian Savea and Kieran Read.