With the build up to the clash between the Argentina Rugby team and their England counterpart, it would be certain to believe that Paul Gustard was certainly at boiling point.
Having been a bit shaken by what he had referred to as an “unfair criticism” of the England with their concession of a late score and three tries by Fiji in the match against South Africa, the defense coach had convened a meeting of the players where he had a talk with them.
And while he refused to make known the reason and contents of the meeting, it is certain that he did not convene a meeting to whisper sweet nothings into the ears of the players.
Responding to the meeting, the England team turned in what Gustard took out time in an interview to describe as an “incredible performance” in the match against the Pumas.
England had played nearly the entire period of the match with just 14 men after Elliot Daly had been sent off following an incident. For two other 10 minutes period, they had played with 13 men after Dan Cole and Joe Marler had been sent to the sin bin. Continue reading “PAUL GUSTARD HAILS ENGLAND DEFENSE”
England centre Manu Tuilagi, 24, has been named in the national squad for their Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday, at Twickenham. Tuilagi had not played for the national team since June 2014 due to groin injury and disciplinary issues. He replaced Alex Goode in the 24-man England squad.
Manu Tuilagi has scored eleven tries in 25 appearances for England. Injury and disciplinary issues has hampered his playing career. Last year, he was out of the World Cup squad after he admitted that he assaulted police officers in April, 2015.
James Haskell, the England flanker, said that he is a very special player. He is pace, power and strength personified. He believes that, like always, he would leave an impact in the coming match. He has played with Tuilagi against some of the best teams in the world and he really a threat to them. Haskell further added that he was really missed at the World Cup. In fact, he is always missed whenever he is not in the team.
England face Wales on Saturday 12th March, and are still on course to complete a grand slam, having successfully despatched France and Italy. Tickets for the match at Twickenham were snapped up in a matter of minutes, but there are still some available via this link.
Meanehile, Lock Joe Launchbury has also been named among 14 forwards for the Saturday match. He earlier missed the Ireland match because of hamstring injury. Paul Hill has been replaced by Prop Kieran Brookes, while hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie will stay with the squad as Jamie George’s cover.
According to reports, England head coach Eddie Jones stated that Jamie George sustained an injury to his arm during this afternoon’s training so Luke Cowan-Dickie remains with the squad as cover while Jamie undergoes further medical assessments.
On Thursday, Eddie Jones will announce his starting XV.