All Blacks coach Steve Hansen ready for England challenge under Eddie Jones

The All Blacks perform the haka prior to the test against England in London in 2014

GETTY IMAGESThe All Blacks perform the haka prior to the test against England in London in 2014

Beyond that we don't know how long, but it's not within the next three Test...

England coach Eddie Jones believes the introduction of a second referee could be rugby union's answer to dealing with the increasing intensity of the game. Some of you guys over here, I think you called them "confetti caps", which I thought was pretty disrespectful to the jersey.

"The only people that don't understand what it's like to be a head coach of an worldwide team are the people who have never been one", Hansen said.

Eddie Jones will oversee his first Test against New Zealand on Saturday as England head coach, live on Sky Sports Action and Main Event.

"When we were successful with the Wallabies we could beat them because we could get to their set-piece, particularly their line-out", he said.

"I think you've got to be careful with the word "experimenting", Hansen said.

Flanker Tom Curry will miss the remainder of England's autumn series due to an ankle injury sustained in the victory against South Africa, coach Steve Borthwick said on Tuesday. As you know he injured his ankle.

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Hansen admitted Jones' vast experience will filter into preparing an England side on Saturday that will certainly have New Zealand on guard, despite the hosts' vast injury issues.

"He's got a tremendous work ethic, Eddie; he does a lot of homework, and through that he will have identified some areas he'll want to try to target", added Hansen.

"It's like everything - when you're selecting a national team, there's a whole lot of good players that don't quite make it". If you're off on any one little bit of your game you're going to get hit.

"He's had some success against New Zealand in the past, but hopefully he doesn't get any on Saturday", Hansen said of Jones.

"If you look back to that game, there are some players who really put their hand up and it also allowed us to send a group over here early". Obviously. It wouldn't matter if he were bullish or not.

England lost 24-21 that day, but under Jones they have beaten every other Tier 1 nation in the world at some point since 2016 - though their form has been rather more inconsistent of late.

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