7 Jun 2014

Robshaw knows they're up against it at Eden Park

11:48 am on 7 June 2014

There's a lot counting against the English, but captain Chris Robshaw is looking forward to the challenge of taking on the All Blacks at Eden Park tonight.

The tourists are without at least half their first choice players for the opening Test , while history also presents a big obstacle.

England have only ever won twice in New Zealand, in 1973 and 2003, while the All Blacks haven't lost at Eden Park in 20 years.

Robshaw admits they're up against it, but believes his unheralded side has enough experience to prove the doubters wrong.

The All Blacks' last loss was to the English at Twickenham at the end of 2012.