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It is the bluntest of manifestos, with the choice of the forceful Ben Te’o at outside-centre against the Azzurri ahead of Jonathan Joseph further reinforcing the point. As far as Jones is concerned the chief prerequisite of Test selection is a collective willingness to run straighter and harder than the other mob. Defend with a similarly full-on mindset and, as proven over the past two years, winning games of rugby – and championship titles – suddenly becomes a whole lot easier.
Never mind that Te’o has not played for his club Worcester since mid-October and has made only one previous start for England. Jones saw enough during a no-holds-barred training session last Friday in Portugal to http://www.officialhockeyusaonline.com/authentic+usa+8+mike+komisarek+jersey trust his fitness and will be sorely disappointed if the 31-year-old meanders back into the fray. “None of these blokes can think past the next game because they don’t know whether they’re going to be in the team. If he [eases himself in] there won’t be a Wales. He’ll be back eating Worcester sauce. He’s got to put his best foot forward because if he cruises he won’t be there for a while.”
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Dylan Hartley, the captain, is also demanding England flex their muscles. “That’s http://www.authenticbluejaysstore.com/Authentic-Roberto-Alomar-Jersey ‘Rugby 101.’ You need to be physical, and clinical. We’re challenging ourselves not to have ebbs and flows, or choosing when to dip in and dip out. We want constant intensity from the guys.”
England can certainly call on more experience than seemed likely at one stage, with 689 caps in their starting XV, and have never lost to Italy either home or away. But this is the Six Nations and Italy will be telling Jack Roslovic Womens Jersey themselves their hat-trick-chasing visitors are not totally invincible.
In addition to Te’o, Jack Nowell, Mike Brown and Chris Robshaw are also only just back from injury, with Nowell’s availability on the bench surprising even Jones: “Seven days ago he was going back to Exeter to eat pasties, now he’s going to Rome where they eat pasta.” cheap nfl jerseys nike nike nfl jerseys cheap cheap nfl jerseys usa baseball jerseys for sale jerseys from china cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys wholesale jerseys nfl