Rugby. Under pressure after the slap against the Barbarians, Eddie Jones reveals his group for the summer

Billy Vunipola returns with England for the Australian tour. (© Icon Sports)

The coach of theEngland, Eddie Jones, announced the group of 36 players who will make the trip to Australia challenge three times the Wallabies. 12 items appear, all from Leicester Tigers i Saracens, the crowned champion on Saturday and the unfortunate runner-up. Strongly criticized after the strong defeat against the Barbarians this Sunday, June 19, Eddie Jones has no interest in losing the boat for this tour.

“Humiliated,” “embarrassed,” the English fall on Eddie Jones

Just over a year since 2023 World Cup the fans are tired of their coach. In disgrace from its lost end to the Japan in 2019 against South Africa, despite a Tournament of 6 Nations acquired in 2020, Eddie Jones has a lot to worry about. The coach was fired on social media by dissatisfied fans with the strong disappointment suffered against Barbarians reduced to 14 for more than half. Criticism that has been accumulating for several years, especially for a game considered minimalist and unambitious while theEngland he still has a lot to do.

At a press conference on Sunday evening, June 19, the native of Burnie, Australia, played the card of calm despite an undisguised disappointment. “We are obviously disappointed. No one is happy with the score, but we will not go to Australia and we will win by 50 points. We have a style of play that we want to keep developing. It is a good reminder of all the work we have to do before the tour. “From that point of view, I’m happy with what we’ve done,” he said.

Owen Farrell, the Vunipola brothers, Maro Itoje, Ellis Genge, Freddie Steward called

6 players from Saracens i Leicester Tigers they are in the group. We find in particular the backbone of the London club: the left pillar Mako Vunipola, the prostitute Jamie George, on the 2nde line Maro Itoje i Nick Isiekwe, number 8 Billy Vunipola, the opener and the English captain Owen Farrel. Next to the Tigers, the nugget Jack Van Poortvliet was selected, as was the last one 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.

Defense: 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 not available for the injury tour 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.

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The Australian and South African calendar for July:

  • Australia – England, July 2, Optus Stadium, Perth
  • Australia – England, July 9, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
  • Australia – England, July 16, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

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