Eddie Jones has today said that he will be making changes for England’s next game.
They go on to face Italy at Twickenham and intend to get the team back to tip top shape. Jones has said that it is not the opponents which have swayed his decision to try something new, but the intention to make England the best side in international Rugby.
Mako Vunipola and Anthony Watson are set to be getting back to fitness for this weekends game, which will allow Eddie to switch his side around; allowing them to gain experience with different line ups. Jones has also said that he will look to make Farrell the captain, this being one of his big changes for their next game. Could this change be the one to get England back up to form?
With Eddie making changes, it could see Te’o start for the first time, and this will be well deserved down to his quality performances so far in the tournament. If this happens, it will see more of a carrying threat on England’s behalf as Mako and the super sub will definitely add a bit more size to the England side.
Jones said to the Evening Standard that; “One of the things I would like to do is to develop multiple ways that we can play so if we have a game where we want to play a certain way, then we have done it once and the players understand and can do it again. This is all about building a plan for the World Cup…”
If this is done, New Zealand should definitely be on their toes if they want to fight off the England side snapping at their heels.
Eddie will look to test his changes at the weekend as they face an Italy side who will be eager to get their first win of the Six Nations, and who else better to get it against than the reigning tournament champions.