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The All Blacks were in attendance at Twickenham on Saturday for England’s win over South Africa – completely unbeknownst to both Eddie Jones and the Rugby Football Union (RFU).
Jones quipped after the game that the All Blacks probably watched the game at their Teddington hotel “drinking cups of tea, maybe having some scones, saying ‘oh, we’ll take these guys’. They’ll be confident and we can’t wait to get them.”
But lock Brodie Retallick has revealed the world champions were in the crowd on Saturday ahead of their Test match with England this weekend, despite Eddie Jones clearly thinking otherwise.
“We were actually at the stadium so we weren’t having scones or a cup of tea,” he said.
“It was physical, it’s probably not the style of rugby we’re used to but they’re extremely good at what they did. I thought they did a great job.”
According to the Guardian, New Zealand paid for their tickets rather than receiving any complimentary hospitality from the RFU, going completely under the radar it seems!