‘We’re going to come ready’ – Owen Farrell

Date published: November 10 2018

England co-captain Owen Farrell has urged his side to show confidence when they take on New Zealand in their November Test at Twickenham.

Coming into the game on the back of 12-11 win over South Africa, the English will be looking to cause a shock when they face the All Blacks.

And fly-half Farrell is determined to make the moment count on Saturday, admitting his charges will be focusing only on their own game-plan.

“I don’t think it’s about giving them too much respect as they’re the best team in the world at the minute and have been for however many years,” he told England Rugby.

“I can’t tell you the psyche of the other teams. We’ve got to make sure we’re confident and trust each other that we’re going to come ready.

“We don’t need any hype from outside. It’s a big game, we’re excited to play in a big occasion at Twickenham which will be brilliant.

“As far as hype and psyching yourself up and things like that, I wouldn’t imagine this week will be any sort of problem, we don’t need to look outside for that as we’ve got it all in here.”

This is the first time Farrell has faced the All Blacks since last year’s British & Irish Lions Test series and he has warned the new men in his team not to be sidetracked by the pre-game haka.

“People who have not faced it before might enjoy it, they might enjoy being in front of it, they might want to get on with the game,” he added.

“We’ll be respectful and then just look forward to kicking off. It’s a brilliant thing that they do but as soon as it’s done you’ve got to move on.”