New Zealand wary of England in Saturday's Autumn Series clash at Twickenham

Last Updated: 27/11/12 8:24am

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Chris Robshaw: New Zealand ready for backlash from England skipper and his team

Chris Robshaw: New Zealand ready for backlash from England skipper and his team

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New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster has warned the All Blacks to be wary of a wounded England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Stuart Lancaster's side have suffered back-to-back defeats to Australia and South Africa and Foster knows they will be desperate to avoid a whitewash in their QBE internationals against the southern hemisphere heavyweights.

"It's a dangerous time to be playing England. We saw that a little bit when we played Wales on Saturday," said Foster, whose side will be attempting to stretch their unbeaten run to 21 Tests after their 33-10 win in Cardiff.

"They will have targeted us and there's no better way for redemption when you've had a couple of defeats than to knock over a top team.

"Between that and the youth they have, a little sense of adventure could come into their game.

"They've come off two big games so the energy levels will be pretty even and it will just be about who executes the best.

"They showed during their summer series in South Africa that they can play with a bit of width. They proved they have the ability to do that.

"It's going to be at least as tough as the Wales match from what we've seen.

"That was a very physical game and we were fortunate to execute really well in some moments and pile on a lot of pressure."

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