Brodie Retallick My grandma says this plugin is clever!!
Follow the latest updates live from England’s team announcement as Eddie Jones names his side to face New Zealand in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
Jones has made one change to the team that defeated Australia last time out, asThe Independentrevealed yesterday that fly-half George Ford has been recalled with Owen Farrell shifting back to inside centre. Jones has though decided against making any changes to the back with Courtney Lawes continuing in the second row and George Kruis left on the bench, with the back row untouched despite the threat of the All Blacks lineout.
Jonny May has passed a fitness test to be named in the side, but there is no Jack Nowell as Jonathan Joseph remains the backs cover on the bench, and Jones will speak to the media at 9:30am to explain his decisions. Follow the live news below.
We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view.
a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras.
And that’s all from Eddie Jones and Owen Farrell.
On Billy, Mako and Manu being needed for as long as possible on Saturday:
“We have a certain plan of how we want to use our 23, but those three are not the only ones in that plan. We’ve got 23 guys and eight more who we had to tell this morning they’re not involved, and they’ll be just as important in supporting the boys and making sure they’re ready.”
On Scott Barrett at 6:
“We don’t control their selections, so whatever team they put out we’ve got to be good enough to beat it.”
On this game alone:
“Well there’s a certain sort of game you have to have to play against New Zealand, and we’ve tried to incorporate that within our armoury. We think that we’re well prepared for the game.”
On Billy Vunipola’s 50th cap:
OF:“It was a big test of him because a lot of his injuries seemed to come at once. He never got injured and then they all seemed to come at once. As you’ve seen since he came back, he’s been brilliant in that regard.”
On mind games:
“I think it’s always good to have a bit of fun. I don’t think I ever made any accusation that it was New Zealand spying, and it might have been a Japanese fan, it might have been a fan of Owen looking for a closer look.”
On one day coming back to coach the Wallabies:
“I don’t really think that’s a question for now. I think we’ve got a game to focus on this weekend and that’s all.”
On Steve Thompson claiming on TalkSport that England can’t win the World Cup with George Ford at 10:
“Obviously you work for TalkSport 2, so speak to your employees at Talksport 2. I’ve got no opinion, but everyone’s entitled to their opinion.”
On how they prepare for what they don’t know about the All Blacks:
“I think New Zealand have always shown a propensity for changing up their game. They always have some sort of surprise first-phase attack, you look at 2011 and they scored in the middle of the lineout.
“The one thing about playing New Zealand is you’ve got to be alive all the time. They’re always looking for opportunities and they’re always dangerous.”
On Steve Hansen describing England as a caged animal:
“I think we’ve been eating plenty. We had some nice Miyazaki beef in Miyaz
I be mad for items, because they are the interesting.
Read full article at the Original Source
Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the Linked Source