Eddie Jones is preparing to name England in the Autumn Nations series match against Tonga, South Africa and Australia.
The head coach’s latest comments have left the way for changes to the three games in Twickenham since November.
“We always want to play with the power of our players,” Jones said. “I have a specific way I like to play games, but I never force the team to do that.”
With that in mind, here are the competing players:
Very few patrons Jones will be available this fall, including Elliot Daly after recent leg stress fracture surgery.
Anthony Watson hasn’t been full back since the World Cup warm-up in September 2019. Instead, he and Jonny May have recently been Jones’ dependable wings, and Ollie Sleightholme in Northern Stampton, Adam Radwan in Newcastle, and Louis Lynagh in Harlequins are new kids in the block.
Leicester’s Freddie Steward is a full-back man, but don’t forget Saracen’s Max Marines, who finished 15th in England last March against France and left-wing against the United States in July.
When will the England national team be announced?
Eddie Jones will name England for the 2021 Autumn Nations series at 3:00 pm on Monday, October 18th.
England autumn fixtures
- England vs Tonga, Saturday, November 6th, 3:15 pm
- England vs Australia, Saturday, November 13th, 5:30 pm
- England vs South Africa, Saturday, November 20th, 3:15 pm
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Gloucester’s 6-foot, 4-inch inside center, Mark Atkinson, was named by the England training team at the start of the season last month at the age of 31 and could be the second bulky playmaker many watchers have long been waiting for. There is sex.
Then there’s Manu Tuilagi, Henry Slade, OLAP Lawrence, who can wear 12 or 13 depending on the lineup, and Joe Marchant, who divides Harlequin’s time between the outer center and the wing.
And from Marcus Smith, Owen Farrell, and George Ford, abbreviated in September, there’s a selection that gets the attention of the 10th sky. Perhaps Jones intends to rotate his resources and will tell us when the team is announced. Perhaps he will say, “I will choose the best 23 for the next match.”
Jones’ belief in Ben Youngs was loud as the chickens went home and roosted, as they hadn’t left any other normal number 9 since the dumping of Danny Care in 2018.
Fortunately, today’s huts are very well stocked. Bristol’s Harry Randall is a pocket rocket, Sale’s Rafi Quirke continues to receive mention in dispatch, and Leicester’s Jack Van Paul Triet has strength and pace. British attack work.
Meanwhile, Bath’s Ben Spencer is injured, but Northampton’s Alex Mitchell has all his training time in England and has no cap.
Are Randall and Smith the future of halfbacks?
At the age of 23, newly capped by England during the summer, Harry Randall is a 5-foot-8-inch trickbox whose pace and confrontation game suits an aggressive mood. Eddie Jones is known for admiring his ability to scan the field. When England head coach paired Randall and Smith, 22-year-old Harlequins No. 10 had a clear uplifting feeling in Twickenham in Canada in July as a half-back of the American-winning Romp’s red rose. bottom.
The crowd felt like they wanted these young people to move the country forward. One of the juicy questions right now is whether Jones will keep Randall and Smith this fall, or brave Ben Youngs, George Ford and Owen Farrell back. There are many other halves of Scrum to consider.
“That’s a good question, it’s something I’ve never thought of,” Randall said. Me When asked in September if he understood the role of inspiring the audience to go ballistic. “I love golf and when I went to see the Royal St George’s Open, I saw Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and I was one of those people. Rory McIlroy broke the fairway on a drive. When I saw him living in the body … Wow, that was impressive.
“It’s great when playing a game that moves the crowd. For me, it’s about feeling the game well and how to control the game. I like playing quick balls, I like to play on the team. I enjoyed playing with Marcus very much. We were both very instinctive and connected well. But for me, with other players When you play, you don’t think “Oh, that’s right.” You bow down and do what you have to do for the team. “
Another juicy choice. Callum Chick in Newcastle hasn’t gained a share of social media with Alex Donbrandt’s Column Inch from Harlequins. Billy Vunipola was, where appropriate, an English man for eight years.
Jones has always praised the former all-black Kieran Read, who roamed a wide range of channels. That is the Don Brandt game. Similar style points surround Sam Simmons, Exeter’s tri-scoring machine.
Tom Curry will make his season debut on Friday at Sale vs. Harlequins after a half-hearted Lions tour. If anyone deserved a rest, it was a tough-selling merchant. Is it too much for Harlequin’s open-sided Jack Kenningham, or is it too early, or is Sam Underhill likely to choose?
Gloucester’s Lewis Ludlam (England’s summer team captain) and Northampton’s Lewis Ludlam have each been wearing the club’s 7th jersey for the past few weeks, and Jones has rated Radrow as a top-line jumper. increase. On the blind side, Courtney Lawes is a known quantity, and Leicester’s George Martin and Worcester’s Ted Hill come from similar “hybrid” second-row / back-row molds.
This seems to be the easiest area to plot, as the September team specialists were Maro Itoje (returning to Saracens vs. Bath on Sunday), Johnny Hill in the Exeter Lions Cap, and Captain Charlie Yules in Bath. ..
Joe Launchbury (and fellow Wasp, Flanker’s Jack Willis) were injured for a few more weeks, while Leicester’s Harry Wells and Bath’s Josh McNally wore caps in the summer.
The bee Gabriel Augre was hit by a road crash last week with a ban on three dangerous tackles (under the World Rugby initiative, he could be reduced to two once he completed his coaching intervention. increase. Me It was a warlike form for Saracens on the same weekend as Jamie George, omitted by England in September (March last year).
Next comes Harlequin’s Sam Riley and Newcastle’s Jamie Bramia, and Exeter’s Luke Cowan-Dicky could be the first choice.
While Joe Marler and Kyle Sincker continued their work, Joe Heyes continued to impress Leicester’s Tighthead (when Dan Cole gave him game time), and Trevor Davison rarely. Never return to Newcastle, Will Stuart of Bath has a dozen caps on the bag.
At Loosehead, Bievan Rod without a sail cap and Vino Obano of Bath may wonder if Mako Vunipola’s international day is over. These choices and others show who Jones is crazy about the 2023 World Cup, the “last chapter for me” he recently described.