Kieran Read says New Zealand will give England respect

Annette Crawford
November 10, 2018

The All Blacks captain, Kieran Read, insisted his side would not be fazed by any responses however, either from England's players or supporters.

"The crowd last week was wonderful, we had great support and enthusiasm for the game and they saw a great Test match and I'm sure on Saturday they will see another".

"We do the haka as a challenge but it is more about us connecting as a team".

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen: "There's huge anticipation at what lies ahead on Saturday".

"You know that the opposition can do what they like, and for us, we will respect what they do".

"It's something you do not get to do a lot and I think it's a special day playing England at Twickenham and so I'm really looking forward to it", he added.

"Everyone understands how big it is".


New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has also named his team, with an eye injury ruling out prop Joe Moody.

England's win rate of 18% against the Kiwis is their lowest against any nation they have faced (W7, D1, L32).

New Zealand captain Kieran Read says England are one of the best sides in the world and his team will give them respect at Twickenham on Saturday.

Farrell has insisted he will not push the legal boundaries against the All Blacks after his controversial tackle on André Esterhuizen in the dying moments of England's one-point win over South Africa sparked great debate. The first four names will be recognisable to many rugby fans across the globe.

15 Elliot Daly, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Ben Te'o, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (co-c), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Mark Wilson, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Brad Shields, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Dylan Hartley (co-c), 1 Ben Moon.

Replacements: Dane Coles, Ofa Tuungafasi, Nepo Laulala, Scott Barrett, Matt Todd, TJ Perenara, Richie Mo'unga, Ryan Crotty. Reserves: Jamie George, Alec Hepburn, Harry Williams, Charlie Ewels, Courtney Lawes, Danny Care, George Ford, Jack Nowell.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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