Eddie Jones’ autumn England squad shaped by ‘trends of game’ and law trials

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  • Trial law changes have increased scope for teams to carry ball
  • ‘Teams don’t have to kick more than the opposition to win’

Eddie Jones believes rugby’s law trials have led to a rebalancing of the global game, with increased scope for teams to attack by running the ball as well as kicking.

The England head coach says “trends of the game” helped inform selection for the autumn Tests against Tonga, Australia and South Africa, with mainstays such as Saracens’ Billy Vunipola ignored as the buildup to the 2023 World Cup began in earnest.

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Written by Luke McLaughlin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/oct/23/eddie-jones-autumn-tests-england-squad-trial-laws under the title “Eddie Jones’ autumn England squad shaped by ‘trends of game’ and law trials”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.