Youngsters give Eddie Jones selection headache
The England Rubgy team has been great under the reign of manager Eddie Jones. The Australian manager turned the corner at the English national team. He won loads of trhopies with England, amongst which three Six Nations titles. In 2019 England reached the World Cup, which they lost against South Africa. During the recently finished Autumn Internationals tournament, England stayed unbeaten. Eddie Jones played with a somewhat new side, where many youngster got the chance to show themselves trying to get a place in the Six Nations squad.
England have capped 23 new players this season, including full-back Freddie Steward and fly-half Marcus Smith who were both pivotal in the 27-26 win over South Africa, and Jones believes the rapid rise of the next generation is sure to give him selection headaches in the new year. Headache in the most possible way. The type of headache every manager in a teamsport wants. The type of headache that means it’s tough to pick a squad, because some very good rugby players won’t make the squad. This is exactly what a huge rugby nations like England needs.
We’ve seen it in many sports, the big mistake many great teams have made, was holding on to their important players for too long. They waited too long with rejuvenation which eventually cost them. The fact that Eddie Jones is looking at the youngster to see who can make it into the team. Which players will be the future for the England rugby team? We will know soon enough! Are you interested to watch some of the youngsters live in action? Book your England Six Nations tickets securely online via our online booking system.