Thursday, 30 August 2018

Anthony Watson - not ready for his close up

Not a huge amount has been going well for Eddie Jones and England in 2018 and it looks as if the annus horriblis is set to continue with news that Anthony Watson's second Achilles tear - effectively ruling him out of most of the forthcoming season - occurred during a photo shoot with NFL players six weeks ago.
Watson was in the process of recovering from the original rupture to his Achilles sustained against Ireland in March. What he was doing at a photoshoot is anyone's guess.
Meanwhile the talent drain from Twickenham continues with the imminent departure of England fitness coach Dean Benton. 
At the time of writing this leaves Eddie Jones without an attack coach, defence coach or fitness coach. 
Apparently the England squad's preparation for the international against South Africa on 3rd November will now consist of a swift half in The Cabbage Patch pub, a jog to the stadium and a couple of lineouts in the West Car Park.

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