Courtney Lawes says England have what it takes to beat New Zealand

All Blacks prop Joe Moody has been forced to deal with injuries to his shoulder finger knee thumb and an eyelid this year

Maro Itoje has backed England to triumph over New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday, saying the All Blacks are "beatable and human".

Eddie Jones knows the good and bad of the dual code global, quipping in reference to his 30-weeks of suspensions since he took over as England boss that "wherever there's trouble, there's Ashton".

Jones is buoyed by the fact that many of his players have tasted victory against the All Blacks, either in that memorable 2012 success or as part of the 2017 British and Irish Lions, who came from a test down to square the three-match series with a win and a draw.

"I remember Nick Farr-Jones - very educated, silver-spoon in the mouth, smart guy" he said, "we're not doing that, that's ridiculous".

"I'm certainly not bragging about it", added the former Wales boss. If we are playing marbles on a Wednesday, he wants to play.

England enter the clash armed with possibly the game's deadliest finisher after Chris Ashton was given his first global start for four years, displacing Jack Nowell from the right wing. In a thinly-veiled swipe at officials, Jones insists he is allowed to be hit late compared to Ireland's Johnny Sexton due to his resilience and willingness to get straight back up. That, to us, wasn't successful.

"He's a tough rooster, a warrior".

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.

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"That try-scoring skill is nothing coached", said Jones.

Les Bleus were supposed to remain behind the 10-metre line in their own half, but they advanced towards the All Blacks in a "V-formation", led by captain Thierry Dusautoir.

The All Blacks welcome back the midfield combination of Jack Goodhue and Sonny Bill Williams for the match - with what many believe to be the team's top midfield pairing playing just their second game in black alongside one another. They get on the field, they play and they give you everything they've got and he's like that.

"So we need to make sure that he is okay".

Steve Hansen believes New Zealand's clash with England on Saturday is bigger than their drawn series against the British and Irish Lions a year ago.

"The old adage of less is more is probably a good thing".

Two-time world player of the year Beauden Barrett and mercurial youngster Damian McKenzie will both start in the one-off Test in London.

"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".

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