Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
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Japan 'excited' to face England, Jones at Twickenham

Japan 'excited' to face England, Jones at Twickenham

England flanker Tom Curry has been ruled out of the remaining Quilter Internationals after suffering an ankle injury in the win over South Africa.

"I think we've got over the stage of seeing him in a white jersey now".

According to the Stuff website's Aaron Goile, such has been their constantly threatening strikes this year, New Zealand are on the cusp of creating a new mark, 13, for the most consecutive Tests in which a team has scored four or more tries.

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. "We've been going through those notes", England's head coach said.

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.

Jones had bristled at suggestions Saturday's 12-11 win over South Africa at Twickenham could prove the most important of his reign as England head coach.

"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.

"Tom injured his ankle and we don't how long he'll be out for, but he won't be back for our next three Tests", Borthwick said.

'So I think the referees are doing a great job.

"We had a meeting with the senior players last night (Sunday) and have a pretty good idea how we want to play against New Zealand".

"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". "They are a good rugby team".

"He's had some success against New Zealand in the past, but hopefully he doesn't get any on Saturday".

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