Henry warns England against southern influx

New Zealand coach Graham Henry says that England will continue to suffer if they don’t curb the large numbers Kiwi players joining Premiership clubs.

The All Blacks lost a number of key players to lucrative contract offers from English clubs after the World Cup, and more are reportedly being lined up.

Henry warned that the presence of Kiwis in key positions for Premiership clubs was stifling the development of future England players.

“It’s about getting the opportunity to play at the top level,” said Henry. “When you continue to fill up the Premiership with New Zealanders and the English guys don’t get a chance then the national side is going to suffer. “The best way is to stop all of the Kiwis coming over.”

New Zealand face England at Twickenham on Saturday, with a victory securing them the grand slam.