Autumn International: Can England beat New Zealand twice at Twickenham?

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Autumn International: Can England beat New Zealand twice at Twickenham?

14.11.2013 England will face tough competition on Saturday when they face the All Blacks at Twickenham in the highlight of the 2013 Autumn Internationals.

The two rivals are the best rugby teams in the world and New Zealand wants revenge for the 38-21 defeat 12 months ago which ended a 20-match unbeaten run. It was the All Blacks only loss since 2011. New Zealand will be highly motivated having won all games in 2013 and Fly-half Dan Carter is set to become the 5th All Black player to reach 100 caps. Former All Blacks player Nick Evans said: “They will definitely be wanting to put that result right, to put a marker down and to make sure the rest of the world knows who is No.1.”

Stuart Lancaster, England head coach, will start only 7 players that beat New Zealand in 2013. Alex Corbisiero, Mako Vunipola, Brad Barritt, Manu Tuilagi, Christian Wade and Marland Yarde are all injured. Lancaster and his players, however, hoping that the fans can create a similar electric atmosphere at Twickenham Stadium like last year which pushed everyone in his team to the limit. Dylan Hartley is set to secure his 50th cap. Ben Youngs will return for Danny Care and Matt Mullan is among the replacements.

England had a great year, beating Australia and Argentina, but was beaten by Wales in the Six Nations final. England’s captain, Chris Robshaw, is demanding focus and determination for the match against the All Blacks from start to finish.

Tickets for England versus New Zealand are still available! Get your tickets now and watch the highlight of the Autumn International live on Saturday, November 16th at 2:30pm at Twickenham Stadium.

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