Everyone says the English are arrogant, but not as arrogant as New Zealand *.
All the kiwis I know, like my harlequin trainer Nick Evans, have told me how New Zealand will break us!
They preach that they are so modest and sweep the dressing room after a match … then they go and tell everyone that they have just swept the dressing room.
They preach that they are so humble, but New Zealand is far more arrogant than the English
It's like this guy who wins the Unsung Hero Award at work, then updates his Facebook status and can not help get his trophy to the office the next day.
On the other hand, it's hard to be humble if you win all the time. They are the best in the world and deserve respect, but some teams give them too much respect. They are put on a pedestal, but there are only 15 men in black tops. The moment you are afraid of them is the moment you lost. Many of the English players beat them with the Lions last year and they'll say, "Listen, these guys are beatable".
England has to get into Kiwi faces early and feel like it's in a fight. As soon as they get a bit of confidence, look at them and think, "Jesus – they are pretty unstoppable."
They do not want their locks to produce abductions like Sonny Bill Williams. One of these locks is Brodie Retallick. Now he is a second world-class series, but he is not so good with a name!
At a press conference in 2014, he was asked what he thought of his counterpart, Courtney Lawes.
But I think it's hard to be humble if you always win, like New Zealand
In his answer, he kept talking about "Michael" Lawes, which raged a bit.
I kept calling Brodie "Bryan" throughout the game this weekend, but my buddy matey backfired and we lost.
After the first Lions test last year, he came to me and said, "Ah, John, how are you, John?"
It was three years later, so it took me a while to figure out what he meant. I had a beer or two!
* Let us all stop calling them All Blacks.
BLACK OR WHITE CASE FOR BRAD
Let's not beat around the bush, Brad Shields is an English player, but he is not English. He's one of the best guys, but I imagine it'll be pretty unpleasant for him during the national anthem. He probably hummed the kiwi tune in his head, but he's wearing a white shirt now – and he even skipped his own stag-do to make his debut!
He probably has a bit of resentment and resentment that he did not make the cut in New Zealand, so hopefully that will bring out the best in him and he'll fill some of his old colleagues.
Brad Shields probably has a bit of bitterness if he does not make the cut in New Zealand
OWEN HAS ME IN A FLAP
Some people may think that strange, but I left Twickenham before the kick-off last week because I wanted to spend the evening with my family. I did my company work and then drove home, but stopped at a gas station to see the game. There was no TV or Wi-Fi, so I looked at it on the phone and used all my data while eating a Nando chicken.
When Owen Farrell's last fight came in, my heart was a bit in my mouth. Some referees, such as Wayne Barnes or Nigel Owens, have been fined. Fortunately, he got away with it and so I came with my wife with a bottle of South African red wine on the victory.
When Owen Farrell took a last breath in Twickenham, my heart was a bit in my mouth
MINE MINE A DOUBLE, EDDIE
There has been much talk this week about Eddie Jones' dossier with player notes from the Lions tour. The guys who were not selected for the test team, like me, drank most of it with flat kiwibi.
I could not go straight, let alone write, so it's good that he never asked me for notes. Eddie will appreciate some great tips for bars in Auckland!
Eddie Jones hopes to anger New Zealand in Twickenham on Saturday afternoon
KYLE CAN SURROUND GREAT CARL
Ex-doorman Karl Tu'inukuafe has a few big boots in place of Joe Moody. He's his 21st3lb and is nominated for the Breakthrough Player of the Year, but technology is more important than weight when it comes to scrummaging. His opponent Kyle Sinckler had his best game in an English jersey against South Africa and I can not wait for the Young Bull to transfer that confidence.
The key is to keep a small gap in the procedure and use the hit to influence the position of Tu inukuafe. If he does that a few times, the referee's decisions will begin to go his own way. As for England's doorman, it must be Mark Wilson … absolute nails!
If England's tight-lipped prop, Ben Moon, wore a black jersey, he would also be nominated for the break of the year. I played rugby with Moony and he always started in front of me. He played in the championship a few years ago, but he took off his socks and I absolutely loved him when he beat Duane Vermeulen last week.
He is aggressive and clean in his memory, so he rarely allows penalties, but he goes after the bottlenecks. He is against Owen Franks, who is technologically world class and shows no signs of slowing down, despite having over 100 internationals. He even took a protein shake to his wedding!
Ex-doorman Karl Tu'inukuafe has a few big boots in place of Joe Moody
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
You can not award double-digit penalties and beat the All Blacks. They conceded 12 last week and the pack needs to clean their defense officials.
Personally, I would try to "bag" the ride; That is, we do not jump on the lines of the opposition, but try to tear them down immediately after landing. This makes the jaw jerk and the strikers can give Aaron Smith's boxing kicks a bit more pressure.
Jerome Garces is responsible and is not afraid to show his cards. He sent Sonny Bill Williams in the second test against the lions. Richie McCaw used to get away with murder, but the Kiwis have no one who can influence a game as much as before.
England conceded 12 penalties last week and the pack has to clean its defense officials