England Six Nations squad LIVE: Eddie Jones reveals squad for 2022 tournament



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England will name an expanded group of 36 players for the tournament

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Eddie Jones is set to confirm his England Six Nations 2022 squad with an expanded limit of 36 players this year.

One of the dynamics of this squad is Jones’ ability to select unvaccinated players despite strict travel rules that could rule them out of two of England’s three away matches, including a possible title decider against France on Super Saturday. That should give Jones the chance to experiment more, with young fly-half Orlando Bailey, 20, one to watch. Bailey’s inclusion could cast doubt on George Ford’s future, with the Leicester Tiger dropped at the end of last year by Jones.

A year ago Jones could only select 28 players with Covid causing problems throughout the campaign and the Red Rose finished a dismal fifth, meaning there’s extra motivation here. Wales triumphed in 2021, winning the Triple Crown, but missed out on the Grand Slam after losing in a thrilling match in France on the final weekend of the campaign.

Jones will also be optimistic after a resounding victory over world champions South Africa at Twickenham last year. It promises to be a very open tournament after a surge in form from both Ireland, following a sensational victory over New Zealand, and France’s eye-catching style, which also proved too much for one team tired of the All Blacks in the Fall Nations.

Follow live updates, reactions and analysis below as Jones releases his 36-man squad:

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Will bolters do?

It also wouldn’t be an England Eddie Jones side without a surprise or two. One under-the-radar name reportedly being considered is Kyle Hatherell, the Worcester Warriors South African rower who reportedly offers plenty of physicality. The back row is an area of ​​strength for England, but Jones likes to watch new faces – could Hatherell or another unexpected name be included?

Harry Latham CoyleJanuary 18, 2022 10:15 a.m.

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Room for an apprentice or two?

Eddie Jones likes to look to the future with his teams, often including younger players he sees as having real potential with an “apprentice” tag, allowing them to gain experience with the squad without being included in the main team.

This may be the route to this team for Orlando Bailey, Bath’s young fly-half with a lot of fine qualities.

Harry Latham CoyleJanuary 18, 2022 9:56 a.m.

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New names in frame

A group of 36 people should allow Eddie Jones to discover new faces. Loud back rower killer Alfie Barbeary is among those tipped for a call-up after moving more permanently to the back of the scrum after emerging as an impressive prostitute in the group of age.

The Independent also understands that Jones and his coaching staff have been impressed with a number of Harlequins. Defensive end Cadan Murley and well-rounded center Luke Northmore have put themselves in contention with a string of solid performances, while resurgent tight header Will Collier, who earned two caps in Argentina in 2017, is another who could stand. sneak out.

Wasps’ Alfie Barbeary (left) has recently stood out at club level (Mike Egerton/PA)

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Harry Latham CoyleJanuary 18, 2022 9:49 a.m.

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England Six Nations squad – Experienced trio still to be missed

It’s always best to expect the unexpected with Eddie Jones, but as things stand, we don’t expect any callbacks for Mako Vunipola, Billy Vunipola and George Ford. The experienced trio were all left out for the Autumn Nations Series but have impressed with their performances at club level since, although they are unlikely to have done enough to convince Jones to hand them a reminder of the Six Nations.

With Ford out, it’s likely to be Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell again, who should be fit for the start of the tournament, as the first-choice fly-half in the squad. Farrell is also expected to retain the captaincy.

Harry Latham CoyleJanuary 18, 2022 9:42 a.m.

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England Six Nations squad

Hello. It’s a big day in Six Nations team news, with England and Wales set to name their first squads for the tournament.

As mentioned, it will be an expanded group appointed by Eddie Jones at 10:45 GMT who meet in Brighton next week for a training camp, and the Aussie will have greater flexibility in bringing players in and out of the group after the RFU reached an agreement. with Premiership clubs.

Eddie Jones is set to name a squad of 36

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Harry Latham CoyleJanuary 18, 2022 9:38 a.m.

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England confirm Six Nations squad

Eddie Jones is set to confirm his England Six Nations 2022 squad with an expanded limit of 36 players this year.

One of the dynamics of this squad is Jones’ ability to select unvaccinated players despite strict travel rules that could rule them out of two of England’s three away matches, including a possible title decider against France on Super Saturday.

That should give Jones the chance to experiment more, with young fly-half Orlando Bailey, 20, one to watch. Bailey’s inclusion could cast doubt on George Ford’s future, with the Leicester Tiger dropped at the end of last year by Jones.

A year ago Jones could only select 28 players with Covid causing problems throughout the campaign and the Red Rose finished a dismal fifth, meaning there’s extra motivation here.

Wales triumphed in 2021, winning the Triple Crown, but missed out on the Grand Slam after losing in a thrilling match in France on the final weekend of the campaign.

Jones will also be optimistic after a resounding victory over world champions South Africa at Twickenham last year.

It promises to be a very open tournament after a surge in form from both Ireland, following a sensational victory over New Zealand, and France’s eye-catching style, which also proved too much for one team tired of the All Blacks in the Fall Nations.

Ben BurrowsJanuary 18, 2022 9:14 a.m.

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