QBE internationals: Owen Farrell focused on this year's clash with All Blacks
Last Updated: 12/11/13 5:11pm
Farrell takes professional approach
England fly-half Owen Farrell insists last year's stunning victory over New Zealand at Twickenham will have no bearing on this Saturday's clash.
Stuart Lancaster's men play host to the All Blacks once again this weekend and they remain the last opposition to have toppled the southern hemisphere giants.
New Zealand have won all 12 of their internationals in 2013.
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England stunned the world champions 38-21 last December, however, playmaker Farrell is treating this year's encounter on its own merits.
"It's not too much dependant on the last performance," he told Sky Sports. "They've come a long way since then and I think we have as well.
"We've been watching the more recent games and trying to be as prepared as we can be and I'm sure they'll be the same with us."
Joe Marler did not train with England on Tuesday after suffering concussion in last Saturday's win over Argentina, but forwards coach Graham Rountree expects the Harlequins prop to train on Thursday.
"He didn't train today which is quite normal with concussion protocol," said Roundtree. "I'm led to believe he'll be fine again on Thursday when we train again."