20 things you didn’t know about the England Six Nations squad

Here’s a comprehensive list of 20 things you didn’t know about the 2021 England Six Nations squad. They’re an interesting bunch.

Things you didn’t know about the England Six Nations squad:

1. Captain Owen Farrell celebrates every point he scores by linking his index fingers together to make a ‘JJ’ sign, the Joining Jack salute, Joining Jack being a charity dedicated to the needs of sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.[ Farrell is also a patron for Duchenne muscular dystrophy charity Duchenne UK.

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2. As a schoolboy, Maro Itoje played several sports including basketball, football, rugby and athletics, representing England at U17 level in shot put.

3. Tom Curry is the nephew of former England hooker John Olver and cousins of former Northampton Saints fly-half Sam Olver, who is now at Ealing Trailfinders.

4. Mako Vunipola, far-right in the back row, and Billy, fourth right, played for East Wales schools alongside Wales’s Taulupe Faletau. However, after attending English schools they made the switch to represent England. Billy even once admitted he wanted Australia to win the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

5. George Ford as a young teenager played in the academies at both Wigan Warriors and Bradford Bulls before switching to Union with Leeds Carnegie.

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