Steve Hansen believes Eddie Jones unaffected by pressure

The All Blacks perform the haka prior to the test against England in London in 2014

England supplied the largest contingent of players to the 2017 Lions tour and upon their return, Eddie Jones requested suggestions from the likes of Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje on how the All Blacks could be beaten.

England coach Eddie Jones believes the introduction of a second referee could be rugby union's answer to dealing with the increasing intensity of the game.

Japan will play England at Twickenham on November 17 followed by a test against 2019 pool opponents Russian Federation, ranked 19, in Gloucester on November 24.

"First and foremost you've got to have some form of relationship that allows you to get on with each other".

Tom Curry has been ruled out of the remainder of England's autumn series by the ankle injury sustained against South Africa.

"The only people that don't understand what it's like to be a head coach of an worldwide team are the people who have never been one", Hansen said. There's lots of other reasons we didn't win the third Lions test.

Whether you are winning or losing. So he's not too bothered by it.

The All Blacks went on a "secret scouting mission at Twickenham" last weekend, spying on England's narrow 12-11 victory over South Africa. "He's not everyone's cup of tea, but I think he's a good man".

"But you know that, you know that there's going to be pressure with the job, and you accept that and you get on with it".

"It feels like we've got pretty good balance", said Slade ahead of Thursday's team announcement.

"It's like everything - when you're selecting a national team, there's a whole lot of good players that don't quite make it".

"Does it mean we've got to be on guard against England?". You've got to be in the game and, when you get the opportunity to score points, you've got to be good enough to take them.

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