England vs New Zealand live stream rugby union international friendlies 2018.We’ve given a one-eyed Kiwi the platform to preview the All Blacks’ upcoming Test against England at Twickenham, live on Sky Sports.
Congratulations on your win against South Africa last weekend. It appears that the rose is in full bloom! But then, roses tend to do that under the watchful eye of a Gardner, don’t they?
All Blacks went to Twickenham to watch the game, no doubt looking to catch a glimpse of Saturday’s opponents. Though, quite why you need to do intel on a team when from Row M you’ve managed to score as many tries as they did, is anyone’s guess really.
Of one thing we can be certain; they would have had a warm welcome from the crowd. Kiwis tend to get a good reception at Twickenham – even when they’re not captaining England – and we’re expecting the same as we take the field this weekend.
One of the reasons we love playing England (aside from the easy victories that allow us to blood young talent) is the atmosphere during our Haka; the whole of Twickenham responds in full voice. This Saturday we’re looking forward to seeing 23 Kiwis laying down the challenge, 82,000 loud Englishmen responding, and one man in England’s No 6 jersey trying not to be betrayed by muscle memory.
Steve Hansen played his part to build anticipation this week by suggesting this fixture is bigger for the All Blacks than last year’s Lions series – and everyone thought he was being serious! England are fifth in the world and last week limped to a one-point win over a Springbok side completely devoid of a set piece – we prepped for this game by playing Japan.