Strong All Blacks side to face England on Saturday

All Blacks second five-eighth Sonny Bill Williams played his 50th test against the Wallabies in Yokohama last month

"It doesn't matter which one you play we've just got work out what combinations really gel well together and what we can do with the bench".

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen wasn't coy about his feelings on the matter, saying after the match he felt it was the right call.

Dylan Hartley, who co-captained England to a 12-11 victory against the Springboks last weekend, again starts at hooker.

That's the view of former coach Clive Woodward, who famously led England to the 2003 Rugby World Cup title.

"New Zealand generally run away from teams in that area and they couldn't".

"(The) plastic surgeon has recommended six weeks and as our doctor described it, your eyelid is your window washer so if you've got half of it will impact your eyesight long term, so we need to make sure he is okay".

A Barrett drop-goal plus another penalty in the second half gave New Zealand the lead and despite vast pressure from England in the final minutes - including a disallowed Sam Underhill try in the 75th - the All Blacks held on to deny England.

In the second half, as Retallick got his paws all over the England pack, the All Blacks took the tempo out of the match, strangled England at times and pounced on their misfiring set piece.

Jones accentuated the positives and looked ahead to next year's World Cup in Japan.

"We're two points up, the clock's going down and we had the chance of adding three points [from a penalty] and going 18-13 up". They deserved to win the game. "We see the game", but Woodward insists they should have pre-ordained orders to take the points. "It's done and it definitely won't be in my head going into New Zealand".

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In the pouring rain, England produced an excellent performance to put the back-to-back world champions under vast pressure, but ultimately fell short.

"Under World Rugby directives a new TMO trial was introduced for the most recent round of matches to give back responsibility to the on-field referee and it states that "try scoring should be an on-field decision with the referee being responsible but the team of four [officials] can all contribute", The Guardian reports.

England continued to dominate, kicking to make the All Blacks turn at every opportunity and seizing upon a rash of errors by the visitors before setting up Farrell to slot a drop goal.

Back in 1989, Ireland captain Willie Anderson had his players link arms and advance towards the Haka - a stirring sight but one that didn't stop New Zealand winning 23-6 in Dublin.

With Hartley off injured, the decision was purely Farrell's.

It was the ideal start for England, who scored in the first two minutes after the All Blacks fluffed their lines at the kick-off. We went for the line-out.

"Otherwise, why do we want leaders in the team?"

Prop Joe Moody suffered a cut eye in training, so Karl Tu'inukuafe takes his place in the front row of a side led by number eight Kieran Read and directed by Beauden Barrett at fly-half.

He added: "I thought England were very, very good and I thought we showed a lot of character".



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