Eddie Jones says New Zealand are weak as his England group prepares to face the three-time world champions for the primary time since 2019.
“We confirmed that when you’ve received the correct angle and the correct recreation plan then historical past will be damaged,” Jones mentioned.
“If we go after them then they’re there for the taking – and we’ll go after them.”
New Zealand, who play Scotland on Sunday, go to Twickenham subsequent Saturday, with England coming into the sport on the again of a 52-13 win over Japan.
New Zealand have received their final 5 matches, however misplaced six of the earlier eight. That run got here near costing Jones’ counterpart Ian Foster his job.
“It is a possibility to play in opposition to one of many giants of world rugby. For an England participant it is a huge alternative,” mentioned Jones.
“Should you take a look at the historical past of the game, the sport’s been going for 150 years and England have received 19 per cent of their Exams in opposition to New Zealand.
“We’re trying ahead to the chance to interrupt historical past once more.
“They’re enjoying a barely totally different model of recreation to what they used to however guys who performed in that recreation [the 2019 semi-final] – Owen Farrell, Mako Vunipola, Billy Vunipola, Maro Itoje, Jamie George – are going to be vital in reinforcing to the gamers that it isn’t mission unimaginable.”
Jones mentioned that his group are on an upward trajectory after they misplaced to Argentina in a disappointing begin to their autumn.
“It is an enchancment. As we mentioned initially of November, every recreation we need to get a little bit bit higher and we had been undoubtedly higher than the Argentina recreation,” Jones mentioned.
“I believed we performed with lots of function and we knew precisely how we wished to play.”