Back rower Mike Williams, prop Nathan England vs Wales Live Stream Catt and versatile back Alex Lozowski are the uncapped trio, while prop Ellis Genge, 21, is also in the 34-man squad.Flanker James Haskell, lock Maro Itoje, winger Anthony Watson, back rower Jack Clifford and winger Jack Nowell all return for the champions after injury.
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Date : 11th Feb, 2017
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“We are looking forward to being daring in our [first] game against France on 4 February,” said head coach Eddie Jones.England are without a number of players through injury, including both Mako and Billy Vunipola and former captain Chris Robshaw.
Of those players in the squad, the likes of Haskell, Anthony Watson, Joe Launchbury and George Kruis have either just returned from injuries or are still fighting their way back to full fitness.
The experienced Tom Wood retains his place England vs Wales Live Stream after a fine November series, while lock Charlie Ewels, prop Kyle Sinckler and hooker Tommy Taylor have just a handful of caps between them.England go into the tournament as defending champions having won the Grand Slam in 2016, and on the back of a 14-game winning streak, equalling the record set by Sir Clive Woodward’s side in the build-up to the 2003 World Cup.
“This time last year I said the long-term strategy for England is to develop a side who can be the most dominant team in world rugby,” added Jones.”Obviously I’ve been pleased with how the team’s progressing, but there’s still plenty to improve on.
“At the start of last year’s Six Nations I probably didn’t realise the enormity of the tournament and how intense the rivalry is between the countries, so this year we’ll be better prepared for it.” Jones said Catt, Williams and Lozowski are “all guys who have great physical capabilities”, adding: “With a number of injuries to some key players it’s a great opportunity for them.”
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And he praised his returning big names who missed the autumn Tests because of injury, saying he was “looking forward to those guys coming in and challenging for a spot and adding strength”.
He continued: “Maro Itoje has done well for his club [Saracens] as has Jack Nowell [Exeter]. James Haskell was magnificent for England last year and is a fierce player. Anthony Watson has been a fine player for England and is one the most prolific try scorers for the number of Tests he has played.”
Jones has also added visual awareness coach Dr Sherylle Calder to his coaching team. Calder, part of Woodward’s back-up staff, will work with the team on a consultancy basis. BBC Radio 5 live rugby union reporter Chris Jones
After constantly throwing selectorial curve balls over the past year, this is by far Eddie Jones’ most predictable squad yet. With Mako Vunipola ruled out and Joe Marler struggling, Jones has named four loose-head props, including uncapped Nathan Catt and Leicester tyro Ellis Genge.
And while there are injury absentees – notably the Vunipolas and Chris Robshaw – key players such as Maro Itoje and Jack Nowell return.
Nathan Catt (Bath Rugby), Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Matt Mullan (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Tommy Taylor (Wasps), Mike Williams (Leicester Tigers), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)
Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath Rugby), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Marland Yarde (Harlequins), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Live coverage of seven matches will be on TV, including the tournament’s opening game between Scotland and Ireland on 4 February.There will be minute-by-minute coverage of all the home nations’ games on BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra, and across the BBC’s digital platforms.
Eight of the matches from the tournament will be shown on ITV. This is the second year of a six-year deal between the BBC and ITV to share the broadcast rights to the England vs Wales 2017 Live Stream .
The BBC’s broadcasting team will include expert analysis from some of the biggest names in the sport, including Jeremy Guscott, Jonathan Davies, Martyn Williams, Keith Wood, Brian Moore and new for 2017, Ireland legend Paul O’Connell. A comprehensive digital service will enable fans to share in all the excitement through the BBC Sport website and via the BBC Sport app on mobiles, tablets and connected TVs.
Fans will also be able to sign up for push alerts and use the My Sport service, which provides a more personalised offer. All Ireland games will be live on BBC Radio Ulster, all Scotland games will be live on BBC Radio Scotland, and all Wales games are live on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru.
England head coach Eddie Jones admits that he is concerned about the depth of leadership in his Six Nations squad behind Dylan Hartley.
Leicester flanker Mike Williams, Saracens utility back Alex Lozowski and Bath prop Nathan Catt are the three uncapped players in the 34-man squad. Catt is one of four loosehead props, including 21-year-old Ellis Genge, to be named with Joe Marler still recovering from a fractured leg. Jones rates Marler’s chances of being involved in the opening match against France on February 4 as 51-49.
Openside James Haskell, lock Maro Itoje, winger Anthony Watson, back row Jack Clifford and winger Jack Nowell all return to the fold for the Six Nations champions after missing the autumn series. The squad will fly to Portugal for a three-day warm-weather training camp on Sunday.
In spite of his fitness, Hartley seems set to remain captain, in part because of the lack of alternatives. Owen Farrell, Mike Brown and Billy Vunipola have previously performed the role of vice-captains, but Vunipola is injured while Farrell and Brown have not captained their clubs on a regular basis. Asked how many potential captains he has at his disposal, Jones replied: “There’s not many. I don’t have to consider that at the moment.”
After completing a perfect first year in charge, Jones made clear increasing that pool of leaders will be one of his main priorities for 2017. “100 per cent, that’s one of our great keys going forward,” Jones said. “Apart from working on the fundamental skills and increasing the depth of the squad, one thing we need to do is increase the leadership density of the team. That’s a big project going forward.
“It’s about developing players’ leadership skills. What is being a leader? Being a leader means every day you rock up to training, rock up to a meeting, and you get on with the job. You do it to absolutely 100 per cent. And if the guy next to you is not doing it properly, you tell him he’s not doing it properly. And you tell him how to do it. When we’ve got 10 players like that, then we’ll be in a position to win the World Cup. We’re not there at the moment, but we’ll get there.”
Jones also announced that Dr Sherylle Calder will be joining England on a consultancy basis as a visual awareness coach. Calder was part of the backroom staff in both the 2003 England and 2007 South Africa World Cup winning teams and also worked with Jones when he was Japan head coach.
“A few have gone out and a few have come in so it’s a bit of a rotating door. Maro Itoje has done well for his club as has Jack Nowell. “James Haskell had a magnificent 35 seconds for Wasps in his return so hopefully he will get a bit of game time at the weekend. He was magnificent for England last year and is a fierce player.
“Anthony Watson has been a great player England vs Wales Live for England and is one of the most prolific try scorers for the number of Tests he has played so we are looking forward to those guys coming in and challenging for a spot.” Vunipola, who established himself as first choice last year, saw a specialist last week to assess a knee injury he sustained against Sale Sharks in December. It was initially hoped that the 25-year-old would play some part in the Championship, but Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said: “He is going to be back, best case scenario, end of February.”
She was a key part of Sir Clive Woodward’s staff and now the RFU announces that Sherylle Calder returns: Joining Jones’ backroom team will be visual awareness coach Dr Sherylle Calder, who will work with the team on a consultancy basis.
“I think she is really going to add an edge to the players’ preparation,” said Jones. “2017 for us is about building really strong foundations for the team and making sure our fundamental skills are improving. “Part of that is hand-eye co-ordination and our ability to handle the ball adroitly – Dr Sherylle Calder is an expert in that field.
“She has won two gold medals, 2003 with England and 2007 with South Africa, I used her extensively when I coached in Japan and had success with her then. I think she is really going to add an edge to the players’ preparation.”
Forwards N Catt (Bath), J Clifford (Harlequins), D Cole (Leicester), C Ewels (Bath), E Genge (Leicester), J George (Saracens), T Harrison (Northampton), D Hartley (Northampton), J Haskell, N Hughes (both Wasps), M Itoje, G Kruis (both Saracens), J Launchbury (Wasps), C Lawes (Northampton), J Marler (Harlequins), M Mullan (Wasps), K Sinckler (Harlequins), T Taylor (Wasps), M Williams (Leicester), T Wood (Northampton).
Backs M Brown, D Care (both Harlequins), E Daly (Wasps), O Farrell (Saracens), G Ford, J Joseph (Bath), A Lozowski (Saracens), J May (Gloucester), J Nowell, H Slade (both Exeter), B Te’o (Worcester), A Watson (Bath), M Yarde (Harlequins), B Youngs (Leicester).
Also present, having missed the two-day training camp in Brighton earlier this month, are flanker Jack Clifford, centre Henry Slade and lock Joe Launchbury.”This time last year I said that the long-term strategy for England is to develop a side who can be the most dominant team in world rugby,” Jones said. “Obviously I’ve been pleased with England vs Wales Live Stream how the team’s progressing, but there’s still plenty to improve on. We always want to get better, every training session, every game.” Source