Former All Black Dan Carter wants England Vs. New Zealand classic

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Former All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter insists a New Zealand clash with England would be a classic if given the go ahead for November.

Carter faced England on 11 occasions throughout his international career, winning on 10 occasions and losing one, 38-21 at Twickenham back in 2012.

"I'd love to see it happen,' Carter told the Daily Mail. 'Any rugby fan would love to see it. Both nations have achieved so much since they last played in 2014. It's been so long, so there would be even more hype than usual. It would be up there with the classics."

England head coach Eddie Jones gave his backing to the proposal with a Nov. 4 date the most likely if the game does go ahead. The All Blacks are currently scheduled to face the Barbarians on that date and Carter backs his former teammates to come out on top if the game does materialise.

"England are on fire. As a player, you want to play the top sides and they're the top two in world rugby at the moment. It would have everything. If it works, it would be a great occasion for players and fans and I'd back my All Black brothers to come out on top.

"We are the most dominant team in the history of the world. I wouldn't say the All Blacks are nervous about the situation. I'd say they're excited. You want to be playing the in-form teams and England are exactly that at the moment. The All Blacks thrive on challenges so it's something the players would embrace.

"England are not just winning, they're playing with style. I can see them overtaking the All Blacks' record but we worked extremely hard for it and we'd like to keep it - or share it," added Carter who stated that he would be supporting Ireland in Dublin this weekend.