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‘Different England’

Fiji-Born Winger Joe Cokanasiga Makes England Squad For Australian Tour .
22 Jun 2022 16:30
‘Different England’
Joe Cokanasiga

London: Wallabies coach Dave Rennie believes England will look completely different to the side thumped by the Bar­barians, excited about his side’s shift in fitness and skill-set.

With the Premiership Final between Leicester and Saracens running concur­rently, English coach Eddie Jones select­ed an understrength line-up as a French-dominant Baa-Baas ran away with the 52-21 victory.

Despite this, Rennie pointed to the fi­nal thriller, in which both sides largely relied on their kicking game, as a better sign of what to expect on July 2 rather than the Twickenham defeat.

“I haven’t watched it. I’ve seen the score, but the squad they bring over will be no resemblance to that group,” Ren­nie said on the England defeat.

“They had a lot of their key players playing on the weekend (in the English Premiership final). So once they name their squad I’ll take a bit more interest.

“(The final) was a bit of a kick-fest and not surprising…they may be an indica­tor to how England play.”

Meanwhile, England coach Eddies Jones announced his squad for the Aus­tralian tour.

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

Backs: 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.


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