And All Blacks coach Steve Hansen accepted there was more than one way to win a game.
Hansen said it would be foolish to write England off.
"For me it's a great part of the game", the No 8 added. "We have natural athletes who want to run and carry the ball and pass the ball". Eddie Jones knows the good and bad of the dual code global, quipping in reference to his 30-weeks of suspensions since he took over as England boss that "wherever there's trouble, there's Ashton".
And although England's leading Lions - Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, Ben Te'o, Elliot Daly, Jamie George - may feel they have inside oil to draw on, the All Blacks do not appear anxious.
England enter the clash armed with possibly the game's deadliest finisher after Chris Ashton was given his first global start for four years, displacing Jack Nowell from the right wing.
The 31-year-old has amassed 40 caps in an global career interrupted by a run of lengthy suspensions, falling out of favour with successive England coaches and a season-long spell in Toulon. "He's almost there and we feel like he'll be of enormous value to us in the future", Jones said. In a thinly-veiled swipe at officials, Jones insists he is allowed to be hit late compared to Ireland's Johnny Sexton due to his resilience and willingness to get straight back up.
In the following years, however, his global star began to wane as a combination of injury, suspension and coach opinion meant he dropped down the pecking order and he missed the 2015 World Cup, having scored six tries in the 2011 edition.
But Hansen, a former assistant coach at Wales, says recent England setbacks will mean nothing come Saturday.
"He's a tough rooster, a warrior". Farrell inspired South Africa's downfall a week ago through sheer force of will but the toll taken on his body has emerged, with Jones revealing he never plays fully fit.
Free rein is something that comes naturally to an All Blacks side where fullback Damian McKenzie will act as a "second playmaker" to star fly-half Beauden Barrett in a first-choice team featuring Sonny Bill Williams and Jack Goodhue in midfield.
"The old adage of less is more is probably a good thing", said Hansen.
Eddie Jones has given Chris Ashton his first England start for four years believing his nose for the try-line will be crucial in Saturday's long-awaited clash with New Zealand.
They get on the field, they play and they give you everything they've got and he's like that.
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They should be back where they belong in no time, which is being one of the top teams in the Western Conference. One young fan held up a sign that read "wherever (you) go I'll follow". "I'll leave it at that".
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is also reporting that the Sixers "fully expect" to sign Butler to a contract extension this summer. The only other time he played more than 67 games in a season was his a year ago in Chicago when he played in 76 contests.
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The Cleveland Indians will listen to trade packages for both Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco , according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Cashman repeated he intends to trade pitcher Sonny Gray , just 15-16 since NY acquired him from Oakland in July 2017.
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