In an exclusive interview with GiveMeSport, Wallaby legend David Campese laughed off England's chances in their forthcoming tour of New Zealand.
Stuart Lancaster's England squad continue to build towards next years world cup when they travel to they travel to New Zealand to face the World Champion All Blacks in a three Test series in what looks an impossible task for the tourists.
England will travel without several first choice players due to injury, with more set to miss the opening Test due to the Premiership final which takes place this weekend, however despite this and even with a fully fit and available squad, the reality is that England are on a hiding to nothing.
The last time England won on New Zealand soil was back in 2003 when Martin Johnson's team edged a tight encounter at the Westpac Stadium 13-15, however let me remind you, England at the time were without question the best side in the world, as they proved barely 3 months later with victory in the world cup.
When you take under consideration that England have won only twice in New Zealand since 1963 and the fact that this team is hardly one that you would associate the Webb Ellis trophy with, one can understand Campese's comments when asked by GiveMeSport about the task that faces them.
The 1991 rugby world cup winner responded in typical no nonsense fashion, "good luck," followed by a short silence and laughter.
Campo, as he is fondly known as, went on to stress the quality that lies in wait for the tourists," Kieran Read out, Victor Vito there, Messem there, five or six back-rowers, Richie McCaw, Dan Carter hasn't been seen but they have Cruden, Slade from the Crusaders, Barrett and Ben Smith who scored more tries than anyone else last year."
Campese went on to shower praise on winger Julien Savea who has been in sparkling form for the hurricanes this season, " Savea has been absolutely unbelievable and has improved his game incredibly over the last 12 months."
The All Blacks are the bench mark in world rugby and with 14 wins in an unbeaten 2013 its no surprised Campese finished off by saying, "You got to keep ahead of the rest and that is why the All Blacks have been so good. England are going to find it very, very difficult down there."
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