After watching both of New Zealand's opening Tri-Nations games and trying to see where England can gain the upper hand in the Autumn and i've highlighted two main areas. THE SCRUM AND LINEOUT New Zealand on both occasions have looked poor at the scrum, an area where England can threaten them with superb scrummagers like White, Sheridan and Wilson, and the line-out, where Mears throws very accurately and Borthwick excells in just about the only area. THE BREAKDOWN When they move the ball to the backs they certainly look more dangerous, with the power of Nonu, the 'snake' like ability to surge through holes that Smith possesses, and the pace of Sivi'vatu and Rokocoko, but it certainly isn't something England can't deal with. We've got strong defensive players in Wilkinson and Hipkiss which should be able to stop the threat of these explosive players. When the backs were tackled, the forwards looked slow to the breakdown which allowed the opposing team (especially South Africa) to take advantage of the situation and turn ball over. With Tom Rees and Tom Croft in the picture we have two players who can turn ball over in the breakdown very well, though obviously not quite as well as Richie McCaw. These observations are only from the last two matches i've watched, but even with Dan Carter returning I feel England can take advantage of these weaknesses and win the game.