England hoping Maro Itoje can unsettle New Zealand at Twickenham

• Coaches want the forward to get in the faces of the All Blacks
• Eddie Jones also expected to name Sam Underhill in starting XV

England have told Maro Itoje to get in the faces of the All Blacks on Saturday despite mounting concerns over his discipline. With the tough-tackling Sam Underhill also poised for a recall, Eddie Jones is set to name an England side on Thursday designed to rattle the world champions at Twickenham.

Itoje conceded three penalties inside the opening 15 minutes against South Africa last Saturday – the third earning him a yellow card – and was England’s worst offender during the summer series against the Springboks. He has also attracted critics after pretending to join in Glasgow’s celebrations for a try he knew had been disallowed during Saracens’ recent Champions Cup victory but England want him to lead the charge against the All Blacks.

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