Wednesday 21

Rugby Union

Jones unsure on selection dilemmas

18th June 2017, 11:15 by Jack Ogalbe

England boss Eddie Jones admits he is unsure how he is going to decide on which players to include in his EPS squad.

The Australian watched on as his Red Rose side recorded a second successive win over Argentina on Saturday, triumphing 35-25 in Santa Fe.

With the majority of his first XV away on British & Irish Lions duty, Jones has used the trip to South America to try out a number of young players and his starlets have undoubtedly impressed.

His next aim is to decide who to include in his 45-man EPS squad and he admits he has plenty to think about, with 61 players currently on his radar.

The 57-year-old says he is pleased with what he has seen during the tour and concedes he now has a number of tricky calls to make.

"I am very pleased for the team, I am pleased for the young players," he said. "I am pleased that they have got some more growth in them. It is now a chance to move forward.

"We have to try to fit 61 players into a 45-man EPS squad. That's the next big thing I need to do."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

More Southern Kings

Rugby Union

Hougaard stay delights Warriors chief

21st March 2018, 15:20

Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons has revealed his delight after scrum-half Francois Hougaard signed a new three-year contract.

Rugby Union

RFU issues Jones backing

21st March 2018, 15:03

RFU chief executive Steve Brown is adamant England head coach Eddie Jones is still the right man for the job at Twickenham.

Rugby Union

Vunipola in battle to prove fitness

20th March 2018, 18:09

Saracens star Billy Vunipola faces a battle to prove his fitness in time for the Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster.

Rugby Union

Saints put North incident to bed

20th March 2018, 15:07

Northampton have drawn a line under the incident which saw winger George North "disciplined" for skipping training.

Rugby Union

Ireland extend Best's contract

20th March 2018, 12:46

Ireland have moved to tie down captain Rory Best to a new central contract extension until the end of the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Rugby Union

Watson crocked for season

19th March 2018, 19:09

Bath and England back Anthony Watson will not play again this season due to the Achilles injury picked up at the weekend.

Recent Sport Headlines


Joshua expecting bloody contest against Parker

21st March 2018, 17:58

Anthony Joshua has promised blood when he goes up against Joseph Parker in their heavyweight fight on March 31.


Gabbiadini linked with Serie A move

21st March 2018, 17:56

A quartet of Italian clubs are reportedly keeping tabs on Manolo Gabbiadini's situation at Southampton.


Boss backs Walters to help young Irish strike duo

21st March 2018, 17:52

Jonathan Walters is ready to prolong his Republic of Ireland career when he returns to full fitness, according to Martin O'Neill.


Costa expects Morata to come good

21st March 2018, 17:47

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata will go on to be a success at Stamford Bridge, according to former Blues striker Diego Costa.

Newcastle United

Hayden targets return to Newcastle line-up

21st March 2018, 17:42

Isaac Hayden is hoping to force his way back into Newcastle's starting XI after the international break.


Koepka still has chance to make Masters - Smith

21st March 2018, 17:40

Blake Smith, manager for Brooks Koepka, believes reports saying his client won't play at the Masters due to injury are premature.


Djokovic playing 'pain free'

21st March 2018, 17:39

Former world number one Novak Djokovic says he will play without any pain at the upcoming Miami Open.

West Ham United

Moyes happy with Miami camp

21st March 2018, 17:38

Manager David Moyes believes the first team squad's recent trip to Miami will serve West Ham well for the remainder of the campaign.