Jones considers Georgia trip for England squad

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:54
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: England could be heading to Georgia midway through this year's Six Nations campaign to improve their forward play.

England head coach Eddie Jones is also considering training sessions against Six Nations rivals Italy, Wales and Scotland.

Jones' side could become the first to win three Six Nations titles in a row. 

"We have got a few up our sleeve," said Jones in an interview on The Telegraph website. 

"Tblisi is a nice place at this time of year. We have got a couple of fallow weeks and we have got plans.

"We are 100 percent [looking at a trip to Georgia]. Tbilisi is cold, it has a great red wine. It's fantastic. And the meat is good – and good Roman bars.

"We are planning what we are going to do. We have a good relationship with Scotland, Wales, don't know about Ireland – too far to go Ireland – and Georgia, so there's potential. And Italy."

If England does go to Georgia, Jones will be looking to improve the intensity of their training sessions and well as recreating the travel challenges his team might face when they head to the World Cup in Japan in 2019.

"They [Georgia] have a massive scrum," Jones added. 

"They have the strongest pack in the world. Their babies are born with beards! To improve our training that is one thing we are looking at it, who can we get a higher quality of opposition."


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