Friday, 31 January 2020

Erm...George Who?

Congrats to Northampton's George Furbank who will win his first cap at fullback for England vs France on Sunday.
For many, however, it is a case of "George who?" - Furbank having not featured previously for England at age-group level, having only made 29 first team appearances for the Saints and having only really risen to prominence this season.
It's a very unEddie-like selection - Jones being, despite his unothodox maverick image, actually quite conservative when picking an England team is concerned. 
Having said that, the selection of Charlie Ewels ahead of George Kruis, selecting Tom Curry at number 8 and leaving Mako Vunipola out of the match day squad altogether does suggest that Jones is prepared to gamble...

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