All Blacks' Hansen and England's Jones talk regularly

Eddie Jones can't wait to face the All Blacks

Eddie Jones can't wait to face the All Blacks

Some of you guys over here, I think you called them "confetti caps", which I thought was pretty disrespectful to the jersey.

Hansen said he and the Australian speak or text roughly once a fortnight: "You don't ring up people you don't like, just because they are doing the same job as you", Hansen told a news conference on London on Monday.

They were recognised by those supporters around them, with pictures asked for and given, but otherwise they were left alone to watch England sneak home 12-11 against South Africa in a test which would have taught them and their fellow All Blacks plenty about how the men in white will defend in particular.

"The only people that don't understand what it's like to be a head coach of an global team are the people who've never been one", Hansen said.

"We were actually at the stadium so we weren't having scones like he suggested, or a cup of tea", he said, saying of the contest they saw.

England coach Eddie Jones says he believes it is time for rugby union to follow other codes and introduce a second on-field referee. If you're off on any one little bit of your game you're going to get hit. The enormous experience Jones has and the English representatives on last year's Lions tour, the home side can also request the erstwhile All Blacks coach John Mitchell and Brad Shields until presently the Hurricanes captain in Super Rugby.

"When we were successful with the Wallabies we could beat them because we could get to their set-piece, particularly their line-out", he said. Maybe. But there's a lot of good coaches out there.

Tuilagi has not played for England in two and a half years, and last started in 2014, due to injury problems but has been looking good of late although he pulled out of the Springboks game with a groin strain.

"He's had some success against New Zealand in the past, but hopefully he doesn't get any on Saturday". "From that sense it's great preparation for what's coming one year from now; how you deal with different things that are thrown at you in the moment and how quick can you adjust". Obviously. It wouldn't matter if he were bullish or not. "They are a good rugby team".

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