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Despite England's 12-11 win over South Africa last weekend, the stats and the experts suggest that England have no chance when they host New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has billed the clash as bigger than last year's series against the British and Irish Lions, which finished in a 1-1 stalemate after three gripping Tests.

"I remember Nick Farr-Jones - very educated, silver-spoon in the mouth, smart guy - he said, "we're not doing that, that's ridiculous".

"I'm certainly not bragging about it", added the former Wales boss.

"We have 33 percent who have beaten them and the other 67 percent want to beat them".

But there were also the summer tours of 2016 when Jones offered Ashton only the second-grade trip with the Saxons to South Africa, and Ashton, whose partner had a baby on the way, declined.

England enter the clash armed with possibly the game's deadliest finisher after Chris Ashton was given his first worldwide start for four years, displacing Jack Nowell from the right wing. "If he wasn't a rugby player he would be a marathon runner because he can run for days without getting exhausted".

"He's a tough rooster, a warrior".

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"But I think today's players see it all the time".

"I don't know who's writing them (England) off; it would be foolish to do that", said Hansen.

"That try-scoring skill is nothing coached", said Jones.

Jones believes opponents are often bewitched by New Zealand's dazzling skills, reducing them to the role of spectators as their try-line is repeatedly breached before coming to their senses. "And we haven't got anybody on holiday this week".

For all their ball-playing skill, few New Zealand sides have lacked physical presence and a team captained by No 8 Kieran Read will look to make an impact up front.

Its only loss this year came in a 36-34 defeat against South Africa in Wellington, New Zealand in September, but as one of sport's most dominant winning machines, Hansen says the All Blacks are used to dealing with the expectation of a rugby-mad nation. The truth is a little more complicated but then a review of the 31-year-old Ashton's union career, since he switched from rugby league in 2007, is less a gentle trip down memory lane and more a 130mph joyride mixed with a stock-car smash.

This week the All Blacks' management and players regularly touched on the differences in style between the southern and northern hemispheres, nearly taunting England to deviate from its script.

"But we haven't played them in four years and everyone is on the edge of their seat, can't wait".

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