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Robshaw: England in confident mood

Chris Robshaw has demanded England take their series against New Zealand to a decider by dispatching the All Blacks at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Richie McCaw's World Cup holders edged the first Test 20-15 in Auckland, denying the tourists only a second win on Kiwi soil though a 78th minute try from Conrad Smith.

Robshaw insists England will continue to carry the fight to the All Blacks from the kick-off in Dunedin.

"This game us massive. We want to go out there and win a series and that means we must win on Saturday so we're in a position to take the series into a decider," the captain said.

"We're a confident squad at the moment, but it's one thing being confident, another going out there and doing the job successfully.

"Despite the result in the first Test, how we performed last weekend has given us even more belief.

"We have come here determined to impose our game plan. You can't come to New Zealand and play second fiddle.

"We experienced that at Twickenham when we stood back a bit early on and found ourselves 17 points down in 15 minutes.

"If (we) stand back and look at them play, they are an extremely dangerous team.

"No we want to get stuck in from the start and really prove ourselves."


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