By Gauthier Baudin
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The coach of theEngland, Eddie Jones, unveiled the group of 36 players who will make the trip to Australia to defy three times the Wallabies. 12 elements appear, all from the Leicester Tigers and Saracens, the champion crowned on Saturday and the unfortunate runner-up. Strongly criticized after the heavy defeat against the Barbarians This Sunday, June 19, Eddie Jones has no interest in missing the car for this tour.
“Humiliated”, “embarrassed”, the English fall on Eddie Jones
Just over a year from the world cup 2023, the supporters are tired of their coach. In disgrace since his lost final at the Japan in 2019 against South Africa, despite a Tournaments of 6 nations acquired in 2020, Eddie Jones has a lot to worry about. The coach was ignited on social networks by supporters dissatisfied with the heavy disappointment suffered against Barbarians reduced to 14 for more than half time. Criticisms that have been piling up for several years, especially for a game deemed minimalist and unambitious while theEngland one yet what to do.
At a press conference on Sunday evening, June 19, the native of Burnie, Australia, played the appeasement card despite an unhidden disappointment. “We are obviously disappointed. Nobody is happy with the score, but we are not going to Australia and we are beaten by 50 points. We have a style of play that we want to continue to develop. It’s a good reminder of all the work we have to do before the tour. From this point of view, I am happy with what we have done,” confided the former coach of Japan.
Owen Farrell, the Vunipola brothers, Maro Itoje, Ellis Genge, Freddie Steward called
6 players from Saracens and Leicester Tigers leader in the group. We find in particular the backbone of the London club: the left pillar Mako Vunipola, the hooker Jamie George, the 2e lines Maro Itoje and Nick Isiekwe, number 8 Billy Vunipola, the English opener and captain Owen Farrell. On the Tigers side, the nugget Jack Van Poortvliet was selected, as was the rear Freddie Steward and the pillar Ellis Genge.
The English group
Forwards: Ollie Chessum, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Heyes, Jonny Hill, Nick Isiekwe, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Bevan Rodd, Patrick Schickerling*, Will Stuart , Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Jack Walker*, Jack Willis.
Fullbacks: Henry Arundell*, Danny Care, Joe Cokanasiga, Fraser Dingwall*, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman*, George Furbank, Will Joseph*, Joe Marchant, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Guy Porter*, Harry Randall, Jack van Poortvliet *, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward.
* players with 0 selections
10 players are unavailable for the tour due to injury and there are some big names in the English league: Alex Dombrandt, George Ford, Joe Launchbury, Louis Lynagh, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Nic Dolly and Anthony Watson .
The calendar of Australia and South Africa in July:
- Australia v England, July 2, Optus Stadium, Perth
- Australia v England, July 9, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
- Australia – England, July 16, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
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