rugby world cup 2019

New Zealand beatable, insists England coach Jones

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By Alastair Himmer

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It would be wrong to write this England team off; they are placed second in the world for a reason, and have been tearing teams apart in this tournament without ever hitting top gear.

We’re not taking anything for granted here in NZ. Saturday is going to be our biggest test of the WC, especially with Eddie Jones as head coach.

I get the feeling that Saturday is going to be an absolute belter of a game, and really could go either way.

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The English are dreaming, they don't have a chance.

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With Eddie Jones as head coach and John Mitchell as defensive coach I’m sure a win over this English team would be extra special.

Good point! The ABs (and probably all of New Zealand) will hate losing to Mitchell!!

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You mentioned Eddie Jones... don't forget he and his team managed to knock NZ out of the 2003 world cup!

Yeah that’s true. At that time the ABs had their most hated rugby coach ever in John Mitchell. With Eddie Jones as head coach and John Mitchell as defensive coach I’m sure a win over this English team would be extra special.

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Go the All Blacks, England are just trying to win a world cup, the All Blacks are trying to win their Third World Cup In A row

I think it's more than this. A reason the All Blacks are so successful is that there is an expectation that they win every game... therefore they approach every game with a genuine desire to win. World cup or no world cup. Last time England won the world cup they toured NZ the following year and lost 3 from 3. It was as if once the cup was in the bag they didn't care.

You mentioned Eddie Jones... don't forget he and his team managed to knock NZ out of the 2003 world cup!

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England have never beaten NZ in a World Cup game

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Go the All Blacks, England are just trying to win a world cup, the All Blacks are trying to win their Third World Cup In A row, a lot more to play for , a lot more heart and a damn side more deserving, talented, humble and gracious in victory and in defeat than the english rugby could ever dream to be.

Eddie Jones is the mongrel mercenary, he struggled against the All Blacks when he was Australia coach and now thinks he possesses the fire power with England to exact revenge for the embarrasment he suffered when the All Blacks were kicking aussies ass back in his coaching days.

The All Blacks All the Way, 3 world cups in a row !! Never done before , watch this game !

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Thumbed up all the above comments, us Enlgish are not all pessimists. Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid day sun!

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Keep dreaming...

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Good luck England - youre gonna need it.

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beatable, of course. just bloody difficult.

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If England beats the ABs on Saturday I’ll be supporting South Africa. But South Africa needs to step up a notch.

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Come on boys bring it home!!!!

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