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QBE Internationals: England wing Chris Ashton relishing New Zealand showdown

Last Updated: 14/11/13 11:01pm

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Chris Ashton: England star relishing All Blacks showdown

Chris Ashton: England star relishing All Blacks showdown

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Chris Ashton is hoping to make the most of another chance to wear the England shirt against New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday.

The Saracens wing has retained his place in the starting XV, with Christian Wade and Marland Yarde ruled out due to injury, and he is hoping to build on his try-scoring appearance in last weekend's victory over Argentina.

"I'm ready to score when everyone else is ready to put me in the opportunity," said Ashton.

"I'm definitely concentrating more on the little things that I need to concentrate on 100 per cent but part of that is why I have been feeling good at Saracens.

"It has helped me get into the game there and I just have to carry that on here. I am ready any time.

"I shouldn't be here and playing rugby if I didn't believe I could perform at this level. It is part of what I bring to playing rugby and part of how I play rugby my whole life.

"It is something I firmly believe. There are some days where you think, today I probably wasn't on form, but you have to go out before every game believing that."

Ashton also crossed the whitewash in the 38-21 win over the All Blacks last year and he revealed the squad have been watching footage of that Twickenham encounter ahead of the rematch.

"We have watched clips of that game this week," he said.

"New Zealand beat so many teams that it's not a bad thing to reflect on that win in videos, look to see how we did it last year and how we can do it again.

"Watching the clips brought back memories of the day. It was one of the best days I have had in an England shirt."

Watch England take on the All Blacks live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky 3D, coverage starts at 1.30pm

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