English coach Eddie Jones launched a derogatory attack on media critics who claimed he had “rat poisoned” his players.
He was heavily criticized for playing England in his last six-nation game in Dublin on Sunday (NZT-Monday). Defeat for Scotland in the opening round And this 40-24 back against Wales Who ended up defending his title.
But Jones’ team has since returned. Beat France 23–20 in critically acclaimed advertisement He is the best since the 2019 World Cup.
Jones only makes one change from the starting XV, replacing Elliot Daly as well as the injured Henry Slade at center. This is Daly’s first international debut in more than four years in his “favorite position”.
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Daly was one of several Saracen players who lost time and slowly entered the championship after being replaced as defender by Max Malins against France.
Asked how Dally’s confidence has been tarnished over the past few weeks, Jones struck down.
“I never saw the trust come through the door so I don’t know what the trust is,” Jones said.
“I don’t think there is such a thing as faith, you think right or you think wrong and when you start listening to the poison written in the media, the rat poison sits in the players’ minds.”
“We try to keep it out of his mind. We are trying to inject all the rat poison that you want to bring to your mind. So we always work hard to keep it out of our minds. It keeps me busy, friend. “”
Many of the dishonesty reported by the media, such as aggressive play and England’s discipline, were later mentioned by the players themselves.
As Wing Johnny May said of the defeat in Scotland this week, “he highlighted the fact that our attack was not good enough”.
Meanwhile, Jones invited two referees to practice after his team received 14 penalties against Wales.
At the start of the press conference, Jones admitted that Daly was a different color with other big names at the start of the tournament.
“His form was not very good at the start of the tournament, was it?” Jones said. “We had such players, he was not the only one. All of these players had to dig deep to find themselves, as did the team. “
On the bench, Jones brought in the Harlequin Center Joe Merchant, called earlier this week to cover Slade for Paolo Odoguw van Vespen. This means that Aseem Oduogov spent the entire championship in an English training camp without playing Test Rugby for a minute.
“Some players require an adjustment period and he is now a better player,” Jones said.
“If he works hard on his game and pays attention to the parts of his game that he has to do to become a playwright, then he is a big possibility.”
At a glance
Ireland v England, Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Ireland: Hugo Keenan, Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw, Bundy Aki, Jacob Stockdale, Jonathan Sexton (Kapitano), Conor Murray; Jack Conan, Josh Van Der Flair, CJ Stander, Tadg Barene, Ian Henderson, Tadg Furlong, Rob Herring on Dave Kilkoyne. reservation: Jordan Lamour by Ronen Kelher, Cyan Healy, Andrew Porter, Ryan Baird, Peter O’Mahony, Jamison Gibson Park, Billy Burns.
England: Max Malins, Anthony Watson, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell (Kapitano), Johnny May, George Ford, Ben Youngs; Billy Vunipola, Tom Curry, Mark Wilson, Charlie Evles, Maro Itoje, Kyle Sinclair, Luke Cowan-Dickie un Mako Vunipola. reservation: Jamie George, Alice Ganz, Will Stuart, Johnny Hill, Ben Earl, Dan Robson, Ollie Lawrence and Joe Marshunt.
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