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I have not been lifted in the line-out since I retired from rugby in 2015. This was a hell of a comeback.

Training with four All Blacks little more than 24 hours before their game with England at Twickenham certainly meant it was a Friday with a difference, and the lineout was undoubtedly the highlight.

Scott Barrett and Dalton Papalii lifted me a good foot higher than I’ve ever gone previously, and having the world’s best player, Beauden Barrett, as my scrum-half certainly meant this was a morning to remember.

The training session was put on for one of the All Blacks’ sponsors and selected media, and the players were remarkably relaxed considering how close it was to such a big match.