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England V New Zealand: Looking Ahead To This Weekend?s Massive Clash

England v New Zealand - Preview Stuart Barnes and Sean Fitzpatrick discuss the importance of England forwards against the All Blacks. "England's foundations are quite good - by that I mean our scrum and line out is going well," explained Barnes. " I also think that the dynamism 5-10 metres either side of the breakdown, collision and set piece is excellent. If England can maintain that then I think they have a real chance. What I don't think England can do is play any wider - I don't think we have the personal, the game plan of the confidence to take on the All Blacks.

The Phoenix have finished last in the A-League in three of the fitness last six seasons and the national team's form has been mixed, although it fitness continues to dominate the Oceania Confederation - the smallest of football's regional conferences - and only after Australia left the confederation to play in Asia. New Zealand won the Oceania World Cup qualifying competition, although it lost 2-0 to 126th-ranked New Caledonia at the Oceania Nations Cup, which allowed Tahiti to represent the region at the Confederations Cup tournament in Brazil. The failure of football authorities in New Zealand to capitalize on the success of 2010 mirror their similar unpreparedness when New Zealand first qualified for a World Cup, in Spain in 1982, after the longest qualifying campaign in history. New Zealand's success in that season followed the deeply divisive rugby tour to New Zealand in 1981 by the South African Springboks. South Africa was then still in the grip of apartheid and protests against the tour reached a level of violence never previously seen in New Zealand, leading to a backlash against rugby, including by parents directing their children to other sports. Against that backdrop was the New Zealand football team's ground-breaking success and the thrilling nature of their campaign - they had to beat Saudi Arabia by five goals in their penultimate game to keep their hopes alive and did so, in Saudi Arabia. But football wasn't prepared for the sudden rise in support and the massive influx of new, young players.

Ross, 63, was sentenced in Wellington District Court after pleading guilty to eight charges including false accounting and theft, the Serious Fraud Office said in an e-mailed statement. Large portions of client portfolios managed by closely-held Ross Asset Management Ltd. were fictitious and overstated investment positions by more than NZ$385 million ($319 million), the SFO said. The total loss to investors was more than NZ$115 million, it said. More than 1,200 client accounts were affected by Mr Rosss scheme, so his offending has had a devastating impact on many lives, SFO Director Julie Read said in the statement. The financial losses are not only significant to those individuals, but they will have a flow-on effect as those investors dealings in the New Zealand economy are impacted. The SFO and the Financial Markets Authority brought charges against Ross in June, alleging he ran a Ponzi scheme after Ross Asset Management collapsed in November last year. About 45 New Zealand finance companies failed between 2006 and 2011, according to the report of a parliament inquiry published in October 2011.

New Zealand protects 100 per cent record in 2013, seeks redemption against England

Read match preview and team news here. Ahead of one of the Tests of the year, England have recalled prop Dan Cole in the only change to their starting line-up for Saturdays match against world champion New Zealand site internet at Twickenham. With the game just two days away, tickets for England v New Zealand are proving to be more popular than ever, with online ticket searches doubling in the last 24 hours. Cole was on the bench for last weeks 31-12 win over Argentina, but has now changed places with David Wilson, who started against the Pumas. England coach Stuart Lancasters decision to retain the bulk of his starting side means New Zealand-born hooker Dylan Hartley is now set to win his 50th Test cap this weekend. There are two more changes to the bench with Matt Mullan now among the replacements, following knee injuries suffered by Alex Corbisiero and Mako Vunipola.

1 ranking, and painful memories of last year will be driving them on. According to British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, one message on the team whiteboard at New Zealand's hotel in London read: "We are playing England this is about history, about human nature." Another said: "We are the most dominant team in the history of the world." "I don't want to use revenge," Hansen said, "revenge is a hurtful word, and rugby is a beautiful game. "We were completely outplayed by them last year but this is an opportunity for us to see if we have improved our game to the point where we can be competitive ... we know the England coaching staff have done a lot of homework so this may be a game where we add a few new things they haven't seen before." New Zealand has lost just one of its last 33 games and last lost twice in a row to the same opponent back in 2009, against South Africa. The tourists will have a massive advantage in experience. Flyhalf Dan Carter was selected Thursday to make his 100th test appearance and joins three other centurions McCaw, hooker Keven Mealamu and prop Tony Woodcock in a lineup containing a total of 959 caps. The All Blacks' starting XV featured one change from the lineup which beat France 26-19 in Paris last weekend, with Julian Savea replacing Cory Jane on the left wing.

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