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England boss Jones defends coaching strategies in mild of accidents

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England boss Jones defends coaching strategies in mild of accidents

Eddie Jones is getting ready his England aspect for 3 Check matches towards South Africa in June

England boss Eddie Jones has strongly defended his coaching strategies after stinging criticism from the Bathtub proprietor Bruce Craig.

A handful of Bathtub gamers have been injured with England, with prop Beno Obano the latest, main Craig to name the scenario “completely unacceptable.”

Worcester’s Ben Te’o can be out of the South Africa tour with a quad problem, though this was a pre-existing situation.

“I have not seen any figures to counsel they’re [unacceptable],” stated Jones.

Chatting with BBC Radio 5 stay, he added: “No-one inside our employees has steered they’re, however Bruce is clearly an skilled on training-ground accidents, so I will need to be subservient to his higher data.”

England’s coaching regime below Jones is notoriously powerful, however the Australian believes it’s vital to shut the hole between the membership and worldwide sport.

Jones’ aspect face the Springboks in three Check matches subsequent month, with the opener at Ellis Park on 9 June.

“The depth and the velocity of the sport is way higher in worldwide rugby, and due to this fact the preparation it’s important to need to play Check rugby must be extra intense than membership rugby,” Jones continued.

“That does not downgrade membership rugby in any respect, it is only a completely different degree of rugby.”

Hooker Jamie George added: “It is not too powerful, it is what is suitable for Check match rugby. It’s a step up, and that you must put together your self for that bodily and mentally.

“We do practice arduous, the depth of coaching is difficult, however it’s acceptable for what we’d like going into this Check collection.”

Vunipola ‘nonetheless a priority’

Billy Vunipola has been carrying a hamstring damage

Jones additionally says Billy Vunipola’s health stays a priority, regardless of the quantity eight taking part in 60 minutes of Saracens’ Premiership last victory over Exeter.

Vunipola, who has been suffering from damage in recent times, has been managing a hamstring niggle for the previous few weeks.

“We nonetheless have a priority over his hamstring and the way match he’s going to be,” Jones stated.

“It is nonetheless a bit bit tight so we now have simply received to watch out with him. He is perhaps proper for Saturday week.

“We’ve gone by way of a protracted interval with out Billy and whereas he is an awesome participant we now have been in a position to cope with out him.

“We wish him again within the aspect, but when he isn’t we are going to work out one other method to play.”

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