Eddie Jones Turns To England’s Big Hitters To Give Australia Nightmares

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Eddie Jones enjoys battling his wits against his own Australia more than any other nation. There are several reasons why England has defeated the Wallabies seven times in a row since 2016, one of them is Jones’ instinctual understanding of which exact buttons to hit, both mentally and selectorically.

He not only understands how the Australians feel when they see a white shirt, but he also knows what they despise about playing the Poms. As a result, England has named a team that includes Marcus Smith at No. 10, Manu Tuilagi on the right wing, and six forwards on a proactive bench. For a Wallabies team that is without several of their key tight forwards due to injury, it has the potential to be a complete nightmare on Ramsay Street.

Of course, power and pace are useful against anyone, but Australia might be wondering if this is the best time to be fetching up at Twickenham as they go over the home team sheet. Maro Itoje will win his 50th cap, Smith will be unleashed for the first time against a major nation, and Sam Simmonds, Alex Dombrandt, Raffi Quirke, and Max Malins can all up the tempo off the bench. Owen Farrell is back as captain and determined to prove a point after his false Covid-19 positive. An Australian team hasn’t had to deal with such damaging pace since Harold Larwood’s prime.

source : Guardian sport

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