England pressure no concern for Jones - Hansen

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

"Tom is not available against New Zealand and has been ruled out of the rest of the series as well", said forwards coach Steve Borthwick.

England supplied the largest contingent of players to the 2017 Lions tour and upon their return, Eddie Jones requested suggestions from the likes of Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje on how the All Blacks could be beaten.

Foster said the 27-year-old knew how close he was to All Blacks honours when he headed to the northern hemisphere.

"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", said Hansen. Maybe. But there's a lot of good coaches out there.

"He knew he was knocking on the door; he's a fine player and he was very close. It's disappointing but whenever there's an injury it is an opportunity for you as a player to improve and get better".

"There will be a bit of banter (among the players) I'm assuming afterwards, but everyone's pretty focused on what we do".

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'I just think the game is getting more intense. "And he's just a loosey (loose-forward) who plays for England".

"So it probably indicates I like him and he might like me; I don't know. 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".

"We don't get a chance to go away and come back at them in another two or three weeks", Foster said. 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".

"And the overall part of the game is to make sure we win each minute in an 80-minute battle".

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