New Zealand join critics of England captain Chris Robshaw
England host the All Blacks at Twickenham this weekend
Tuesday 27 November 2012
England's under-fire captain Chris Robshaw found sympathy in short supply when New Zealand indicated their disapproval of his decision making.
Robshaw has been heavily criticised for directing Owen Farrell to kick for goal when England trailed 16-12 to South Africa with two minutes remaining of Saturday's clash at Twickenham.
Farrell's attempt was successful but there was no time left to secure victory as the Springboks held out for a 16-15 triumph.
New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster showed his disdain for Robshaw's decision when asked how he would react if an All Blacks' captain made the same call.
Foster pointed an imaginary gun to his head and pulled the trigger while veteran centre Conrad Smith, who was sat beside him, grinned.
Successive defeats to Australia and South Africa have left England facing a whitewash in their QBE internationals against the southern hemisphere heavyweights.
But Foster refuses to underestimate their challenge at Twickenham on Saturday as New Zealand attempt to stretch their unbeaten run to 21 Tests.
"It's a dangerous time to be playing England. We saw that a little bit when we played Wales on Saturday," Foster said.
"They will have targeted us and there's no better way for redemption when you've had a couple of defeats than to knock over a top team.
"Between that and the youth they have, a little sense of adventure could come into their game.
"They've come off two big games so the energy levels will be pretty even and it will just be about who executes the best.
"They showed during their summer series in South Africa that they can play with a bit of width. They proved they have the ability to do that.
"It's going to be at least as tough as the Wales match from what we've seen.
"That was a very physical game and we were fortunate to execute really well in some moments and pile on a lot of pressure."
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