Eddie Jones explains why James Haskell has been dropped - Ruck

Eddie Jones explains why James Haskell has been dropped

England head coach Eddie Jones has explained his reasoning to why stalwart back-rower James Haskell has been dropped from his latest squad.

The Wasps flanker misses the Autumn Internationals for the second year in a row after a toe injury sustained during the 2016 summer tour of Australia kept him out last year.


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“At the moment he’s just not playing well enough but the door’s never shut on him,” Jones said.

“We know he’s a great player and he’s been a great servant to English rugby – close to 80 caps.


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“I’m sure he can regain his form.”

The flanker has appeared 75 times for England and also featured in the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand this summer, although he did not win a Test cap.

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