England’s squad to tour Australia is introduced this morning as strain mounts on Eddie Jones following a heavy defeat to the Barbarians at Twickenham yesterday.
The core of the squad shall be made up of gamers already in camp with the Leicester and Saracens contingent to be added at the moment following the Premiership ultimate on Saturday.
There are numerous harm considerations that might impression choice with George Ford anticipated to overlook the tour after limping off in Leicester’s dramatic ultimate win whereas Harlequins No 8 Alex Dombrandt pulled out of the Barbarians match earlier than kick-off with a knee harm sustained in coaching. Dombrandt can have additional scans at the moment nevertheless it appears unlikely he’ll make the aircraft.
Billy Vunipola, who was excellent in Saracen’s dropping trigger on Saturday, may come into rivalry however a concussion suffered on the finish of the ultimate probably guidelines him out too. Sam Simmonds can be not match to tour. Alfie Barbeary was launched from the England squad earlier than the Barbarians match however the three accidents at No 8 depart England in want of a dominant ball-carrier and will present Barbeary with an opportunity to stake his declare for the 2023 World Cup squad.
As properly as No 8, centre is proving a headache for Jones with Manu Tuilagi, Henry Slade and Dan Kelly all injured. Mark Atkinson had a poor first half yesterday however appears more likely to tour given the shortage of options.
The scrum-half choice is price maintaining a tally of, too. Danny Care made his first look in an England shirt since 2018 yesterday and is in rivalry to tour. It is unclear whether or not Ben Youngs will go to Australia following the latest loss of life of his sister-in-law Tiffany. Raffi Quirke is unavailable for choice and Jones is more likely to need one skilled 9 to affix Harry Randall and Alex Mitchell Down Under.
After two poor Six Nations in a row, England must win in Australia and inject some momentum into the World Cup cycle. Jones’ squad is more likely to replicate this with loads of expertise together with a number of children.