Richie McCaw revealed that New Zealand have all but recovered from the virus that has swept through their camp.
The vomiting and diarrhoea bug first struck in the build-up to Saturday's 33-10 victory over Wales, but was at its worst during Wednesday's down day. Only two members of the 32-man squad escaped the virus, but McCaw denied it would affect the All Blacks in Saturday's clash with England at Twickenham.
"The guys are coming right now. By yesterday (Thursday) most of us were feeling pretty good, bar a couple," he said.
"I had a bit of it myself but I feel pretty good. It knocked the stuffing out of a few of the guys.
"For a day or so the boys didn't have a lot to eat and were a little ginger.
"From what I've seen and from myself, we're eating normally and energy levels are back up. Hopefully it won't take too much out of us.
"I know running round wasn't too bad considering and I feel a heap better. It shouldn't affect us at all."
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