- Tom May won two caps for England
- Made 247 Premiership appearances and played for Toulon
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"I thought last week was brilliant, the defensive effort in the first 40 minutes was outstanding and to come away with a one-point victory says a lot about their character.
"They will need a repeat of that type of performance again against a side being described as one of the best sporting teams in the world. Having said that, what better way for this young England team to challenge themselves and make their mark on the game against the best?"
Ben Moon, prop, one cap
"The emergence of Ben Moon is such a good story. He’s worked his way up through the National Leagues with his club, playing in the Greene King IPA Championship with Exeter and since making his debut for them in 2008 has been a part of their success in recent years.
"He came on for his debut on Saturday at half-time and made a big difference. For him now to have an opportunity against the best side in the world is brilliant, and I think he has the ability to back it up. He did well in the scrum when he came on against South Africa, he was defensively sound and tackled well. When you have props making an offensive contribution like that for the team it makes a huge difference. He now gets another opportunity to show what he’s capable off.
"I think it also serves as a good example that if you don’t make the break through at international level early in your career it does not mean you never will. He seems pretty level headed, has played in some big games for Exeter over the past couple of years, and I’m sure he’ll relish the opportunity to have a go at that Kiwi pack on Saturday. I don’t think he’ll be overawed by it."
Chris Ashton, wing, 40 caps
"Ash the Splash is back. There have been a lot of people who have been banging the Ashton drum for a long time, clearly he played well in France, was the top try scorer for the season in the Top 14 and can run some of the best support lines that any player can run. Now he gets his chance. He has a fantastic game recognition of when and where to appear as support and if you can get him into space and get him free, he is pretty difficult to stop.
"To have an out and out finisher, who runs good support lines of people making both half and full breaks is exactly what you want in the front end of the game and I’m really excited to see the impact he will have. He will have to be on his metal defensively also, Rieko Ioane, Ben Smith and Damian McKenzie are not the worst players he’s going to come up against so he needs to be sharp defensively."
Ben Te'o, centre, 14 caps
"Given the ability of Beauden Barrett, and the line breaks he can make, and the skills and physicality of Sonny Bill Williams, as well as the all-court game of Jack Goodhue, Ben Te’o has got an important role at the weekend. Firstly defensively he needs be sound, but he also needs to carry hard into that midfield area to suck them in. The likes of Sonny Bill and Barrett are key in both areas of the game for the All Blacks.
"Be Te’o has played in some pretty big games in both codes, including for the Lions last year so I don’t think he’ll be bothered by the fact he’s coming up against Barrett, Sonny Bill or to an extent Goodhue.
"He will concentrate on his own performance and it will be a huge boost if he can deliver a strong defensive performance for England and then flipping that on its head, being a physical nuisance in attack and setting a ‘stop me if you can’ challenge to New Zealand."