21 Nov 2009

DC says England will be tough

3:13 pm on 21 November 2009

A wounded team can always be a tough prospect, especially when they're coming up against the All Blacks and that's how first five eighth Dan Carter feels England will be in tomorrow morning's rugby test at Twickenham.

It has been an uninspiring campaign for England, with the Martin Johnson led side copping plenty the flack from the public, commentators and former players, despite beating Argentina 16-9 last weekend.

Carter feels that'll make them even more dangerous.

He says from personal experience a team always wants to prove the critics wrong and put a bad performance behind them.

Also Carter says he realizes fans won't be happy with the state of the game at the moment, but they're working to bring some entertainment back to it, hopefully in tomorrow morning's clash.

In recent times the game has turned into a kick-fest with very little running play and the set pieces dominated by disrupted scrums.

Carter concedes international rugby has deteriorated somewhat in recent seasons, but says getting territory through kicking is such a big aspect of the game and they'll try to open it up once they have the territory and the dominance up front.