Eddie Jones challenged Henry Arundel to earn a place in the England national team at next year’s World Cup, showing that it took him five minutes to decide on the 19-year-old defender. justified the first call.
Arundel was one of the attractive inclusions named Tuesday in the 36-man training team for the three-day camp, ending a breakthrough season in London Irish in which he scored several excellent attempts, including the length of the game against Toulon this month.
Jones compared him to Matt Gito, a former Australian captain who was dug up by the England head coach when Wallaby ruled, and challenged Arundel to join the 2023 World Cup in France, just as Nehe Milner-Scudder did for everyone. Black in 2015.
Both are examples he often used, but it was interesting to hear Jones recount how quickly he became convinced of Arandell’s potential by watching the Irishman draw with the Wasps a few weeks ago. in which he killed a dazzling attempt. Arundel is also eligible to participate in Wales and Scotland, but will be enthralled by England when he makes his debut on a summer tour of Australia.
“He has 12 months to find his feet. Remember Nehe Milner-Scuder? He came out of nowhere in 2015, and that’s what a young guy can do, ”Jones said.
“The reason I compared Arundel [with Giteau] a similar story. You get reports of young players, and where there is smoke, there is usually fire. I remember getting a report on Gito that he could have done and then you go and watch him play. In five minutes you can understand whether he has it or not, whether he has something special.
“I gave you the example of Arundel [against Wasps]. And Gito was the same, I went to watch him play as a midfielder for his club, and five minutes later you could tell he had something.
“Then comes the hardest part, when they have to work very hard, they have to disbelieve because they are said to be weird kids, they have to get involved in this task and that’s when the real player comes out.
The test of a young player to become a good test player is their ability to work hard, their ability to withstand blows, their ability to maintain stability physically and mentally and have the mood to continue to improve.
“From what I know about him and I met him once very briefly, he has good qualities. But we will see it only in three days of training that we have. “
With 10 unrestricted players, she was selected to match England against Barbara on June 19 – when Premier League finalists will be unavailable – and a number of senior players, including Henry Slade, Ben Young and Joe Marler, rested. Sam Simmonds has been injured and his club Exeter expect he will also miss a trip to Australia as he needs hip surgery. Notable elections include the props of Mako Unipolo, who, according to the Guardian, returned to the thinking of Jones, because the whole season was out of the picture.
Jones, meanwhile, acknowledged that there is pressure in Australia to win, and the upcoming camp will draw a line under Britain’s disappointing performances in six nations. Jones took part in an official review conducted by an anonymous football union rugby group, and although he insisted it was a productive process, there was a feeling that during his tenure he had a more pleasant experience. He is due to leave the role after next year’s World Cup, and all but confirmed reports have been voiced about joining Racing 92 in the French top 14.
“Support [from the RFU] was first class, but my responsibility is to win, “Jones said.” There’s always pressure in this job, of course there’s pressure to win in Australia. It’s okay when you’re criticized, a little under fire. I don’t think you “You’ll never get used to it, to play. It’s an unpleasant experience. But you choose from the situation you have, the positive.”
On the connection to Racing, he told Sky Sports: “Obviously people ask you questions, and when you answer, it becomes a great story. Maybe there was a phone conversation. Sometimes I don’t do these things, other people do it for you. I am a rugby coach and I love to train and I still feel I can contribute. ”