Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Steve Hansen believes Eddie Jones unaffected by pressure

Steve Hansen believes Eddie Jones unaffected by pressure

"We had a meeting with the senior players last night (Sunday) and have a pretty good idea how we want to play against New Zealand".

"The bottom line is he'll be going about doing his job like he always does".

"We are asking one referee to do it the way they did it when blokes like me were playing - jogging round the field basically".

The New Zealand Herald says that Ben Smith and Brodie Retallick were among a group of All Blacks who passed up the chance to receive free tickets from the Rugby Football Union (RFU), and instead slipped into Twickenham to sit among fans and "get some intelligence on the enemy they will face on Saturday".

But Jones has been wrong-footed by the All Blacks, as second-row Retallick gleefully revealed to the New Zealand Herald. So it probably indicates I like him and he might like me; I don't know. "We've got [Sam] Underhill and [Mark] Wilson who can play No.7 and [Zach] Mercer has an opportunity to play at No.8".

His decision to change tack and chase honours with England has previously polarised opinion in the game, but Foster remained personally phlegmatic about the issue.

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

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"I don't think they played too much attention to it".

"So I think it's important when you now talk about Saturday it's a totally different mindset because it's about today".

"So it is what it is, in the current laws".

Not even questions about Barrett's inconsistent goal kicking in losses to the Springboks and Lions in Wellington over the past year could unsettle Foster. I don't see too many articles saying he's kicked 11/12 in the last three tests but if he kicks 2/6 and two hit the posts it's like a national calamity.

He added: "There's a lot of pressure there, all the time, whether you're winning or losing". They've probably got more energy than us at the moment. And the goal-kicking is a part of that.

"And if you look at our overall numbers, we're actually overall pretty good".

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