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England fans urged to ‘be vocal’ and drown out All Blacks’ haka

England fans urged to ‘be vocal’ and drown out All Blacks’ haka

Courtney Lawes returns to the bench after overcoming a lower back problem, forcing Zach Mercer out of the matchday 23. We want to be at our best, better than we were in the previous Test match and we want to play with pride and passion which ignites the fans.

"We do the haka as a challenge but it's also more about us connecting as a team", he said.

"At that stage of the game, they could be playing the Spice Girls and I wouldn't know what's being played", Jones said of the haka ahead of Saturday's showdown at Twickenham.

"Everyone understands how big it is".

"The opposition can do what they like, we'll respect what they do and hopefully the haka is shown respect as well so we'll just see what happens. It's got no relevance to me at all".

Former England, Newcastle, Northampton and Toulon centre Tom May runs the rule over Jones' side and picks out three players to keep an eye on this weekend.

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England: Elliot Daly, Chris Ashton, Henry Slade, Ben Te'o, Jonny May, Owen Farrell (cc), Ben Youngs, Mark Wilson, Sam Underhill, Brad Shields, George Kruis, Maro Itoje, Kyle Sinckler, Dylan Hartley (cc), Ben Moon.

Ashton lines-up on the right wing in place of Jack Nowell after impressing during his 15-minute spell as a substitute in the 12-11 victory over South Africa that opened the Quilter Internationals.

New Zealand XV: Damian McKenzie; Ben Smith, Jack Goodhue, Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Karl Tu'inukuafe, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Liam Squire, Ardie Savea, Kieran Read (captain).