12 Jun 2014

Hansen sticks with same players to improve their performance against England

11:00 am on 12 June 2014

The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says he wants the players to show they're better than last week's performance when they take on England in the second Test in Dunedin on Saturday night.

Hansen has made just 2 changes to his starting line-up with winger Julian Savea returning from injury and Ben Smith moving back to fullback for the injured Israel Dagg.

The All Blacks made an uncharacteristic number of mistakes in their 20-15 win at Eden Park and Hansen wants the same players to improve on that this week.

He says if they dropped players for a poor performance in the first Test, he wouldn't have anyone on the field this week.

Hansen says Dagg is likely to be unavailable again for the third Test, while the plan is for Kieran Read to make his return in hamilton.