England coach Eddie Jones says he believes it is time for rugby union to follow other codes and introduce a second on-field referee.
With the highly-anticipated fixture that commands ticket prices up to £195 now due, Jones will use the drawn series with Steve Hansen's world champions as guidance. "We've been going through those notes", England's head coach said. "It's disappointing but whenever there's an injury it is an opportunity for you as a player to improve and get better". There's a bit to be learned there.
"I don't think they played too much attention to it". It is not like Pythagoras theorem and there is no magic formula said he. "They are a good rugby team".
"Sounds simple but their win rate of 91 per cent shows you it's not simple".
Foster compared New Zealand's well-rested first choice squad - who arrived three days earlier than the rest of the party from Tokyo - with the England camp, who are recovering from a brutal Springboks Test.
Jones himself experienced plenty of success against the sport's dominant force after compiling a creditable record of five wins from 11 matches as Australia boss between 2001 to 2005.
"I have got a lot of time for him, a lot of respect for him". So has their scrum and the depth of their players.
While it's a figure that doesn't hold any significant value aside from being bonus-point material in some tournaments - such as the Rugby World Cup since 2003, the Six Nations since 2017 and formerly the Rugby Championship until the "three more than your opponents" rule came in in 2016 - the four-try feat is at least considered a pretty successful attacking day at the office.
"They're athletic, fast and skilful".
New Zealand then started this year with a 3-0 series sweep of France, scoring eight in the first Test in Auckland and seven in the last in Dunedin, and, despite a wobbly showing in Wellington in between, they still managed to cross on four occasions in that one.
"But now they're able to play that tighter game when it's required and that's why it's so hard to beat them now".
Courtney Lawes is also available having overcome a back problem that forced him to miss the same match, while there is no concern about the bang to the hip Owen Farrell took on Saturday.