Jones highlights need for England warm-ups after McConnochie injury


• Bath wing ‘pulled up a bit sore’ in training
• McConnochie is only uncapped player in Eddie Jones’s squad

For the second successive week England’s chosen starting XV are proving a movable feast. Eddie Jones was forced to make four eve-of-game changes before last Sunday’s Twickenham date with Wales and another late reshuffle may be required for Saturday’s rematch in Cardiff.

It could be dismissed as a relatively minor problem if the doubtful starter was someone other than Bath’s Ruaridh McConnochie, the only member of Jones’s squad who has yet to play a minute of Test rugby. Last Sunday the 27-year-old wing was denied the chance to make his debut because of a minor hip strain and this time the Great Britain Olympic Sevens medallist “pulled up a bit sore” following training in Bristol. A final decision on whether to risk him or not was due to be made overnight.

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Written by Robert Kitson
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