England’s agile stars show off their speed ahead of All Blacks Test

England’s agile stars show off their speed at Pennyhill Park as Eddie Jones’s men ramp up preparations ahead of gruelling All Blacks Test

  • England welcome the All Blacks to Twickenham on Saturday afternoon 
  • Eddie Jones’s men showed off their speed during training at Pennyhill Park
  • It promises to be a huge encounter, as both teams won their last games
  • All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen also oversaw training on Tuesday morning

England have stepped up their preparations for New Zealand’s visit to Twickenham as they showed off their speed and agility during training on Tuesday morning.

Eddie Jones’s men will have to be at their very best if they are to match Steve Hansen’s All Blacks this Saturday.

Ben Te’o, Owen Farrell and Manu Tuilagi were all put through their paces alongside their England team-mates as they focused on their cardio and speed over a short-distance.

England have a spring in their step as they begin preparations for New Zealand's visit

England have a spring in their step as they begin preparations for New Zealand’s visit

Jack Nowell shows off his speed during training
Elliot Daly powers over mini-hurdles on Tuesday

Jack Nowell (left) and Elliot Daly (right) take part in a sprint drill during training on Tuesday

Chris Ashton collects the ball after racing from one end of the field to another in training

Chris Ashton collects the ball after racing from one end of the field to another in training

It will be the first time in four years since the All Blacks last played England as the tourists also trained on Tuesday morning for what promises to be an almighty encounter.

The All Blacks are coming off a big win against Japan while England saw off South Africa on Saturday.

It was confirmed on Sunday that Farrell would be able to face Hansen’s men after being cleared of a tackle on Andre Esterhuizen in the 12-11 win at the weekend.

Jones has looked to the Lions Tour in a bid to ‘climb Everest’ and beat the All Blacks after their success in Wellington last year.

Ben Youngs performs a one-handed catch as England prepare for the All Blacks visit

Ben Youngs performs a one-handed catch as England prepare for the All Blacks visit

Danny Care gives it all he has as he sprints to the line during a training drill on Tuesday

Danny Care gives it all he has as he sprints to the line during a training drill on Tuesday

Owen Farrell (left) and Manu Tuilagi (right) have a laugh during training at Pennyhill Park

Owen Farrell (left) and Manu Tuilagi (right) have a laugh during training at Pennyhill Park

Eddie Jones's men warm up by leaping into the air before their training session in Bagshot

Eddie Jones’s men warm up by leaping into the air before their training session in Bagshot

He said: ‘Our boys who played for the Lions made notes about what they felt worked and what they felt didn’t work. We’ve got a pretty good idea of how we want to play.

‘We’ve got John Mitchell and myself who have coached against them a few times. I’ve been beaten by 50 points and I’ve been lucky enough to have a few victories as well. It’s not Pythagoras’s theorem. You’ve got to be in the game and, when you get the opportunity to score points, you’ve got to be good enough to take them.

‘We need to be absolutely brutal up front and clinical when we get opportunities. If you look back at that Lions series, the Lions would have won if they had been clinical with their opportunities.’

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