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Eddie Jones impressed with youngsters

  • England faces Wales at Twickenham on Sunday: 15:00 kick-off
  • Jones has given opportunities to a number of youngsters ahead of the summer tour to Australia
  • Youngsters Teimana Harrison, Ellis Genge and Jack Clifford could all feature
England boss Eddie Jones has heaped plenty of praise on Teimana Harrison, Ellis Genge and Jack Clifford ahead of the clash with Wales.

The two teams will meet in an end-of-season summer Test at Twickenham on Sunday and Jones has been forced to ring the changes. With several players playing in the Aviva Premiership final,

Jones has given opportunities to a number of youngsters ahead of the summer tour to Australia. Harrison, Genge and Clifford could all feature Down Under and Jones admits they have impressed him in recent weeks.

He said: “Teimana is a kid from a poor family in Rotorua, New Zealand. He came to England with nothing and got a run in the academy at Northampton where he was playing for £6,000 a year.



“He’s a streetfighter. Rugby is the most physical game in the world and you need guys who are prepared to put their bodies on the line and be physically aggressive.

“Harrison has done well. And the two young props Genge and Kyle Sinckler…..I love them! They’re going to be good those two boys. “Jack has got everything in place. He’s got athletic ability and pretty reasonable rugby sense.

“What we need to see on Sunday is that hunger to really want to play for England. To give everything he’s got – to come off the field with blood dripping off his face like James Haskell does every week.”