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IT’S THE start of a monumental week for England, with another showdown with New Zealand on the horizon. The two sides battled it out in June, with England falling to three Test defeats, but that does not mean the side’s morale has dropped.

Here a chipper pairing of Brad Barritt and Billy Vunipola give you an insight into what their training week has been like so far, how they view their illustrious oponents this weekend and how they have been spending their down time.

Challenging team-mates at FIFA and slices of cake aside, it’s not all fun and games at Pennyhill Park. The forwards have been grinding out some set-piece work and the backs have been galloping through moves in preparation. With England’s impressive 38-21 triumph over the All Blacks back in 2012 still fresh in the memory for many players – Barritt starred in that Test, even if a young Vunipola actually missed the game! – and despite the hosts’ injury woes, England appear to be quietly confident for their first outing of the autumn window.

Will Twickenham bear witness to another historic spectacle on Saturday?

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