Five England changes Eddie Jones should consider for Japan clash - Ruck

Five England changes Eddie Jones should consider for Japan clash

England made a sobering start to their autumn campaign as Argentina shocked an 80,000-strong Twickenham crowd with an audacious and deserved 30-29 victory.

England led 16-12 at half-time, but Emiliano Boffelli and Santiago Carreras crossed in quick succession to turn the game on its head.

Head coach Eddie Jones will clearly need to make changes with five quick fixes available to the Aussie in our opinion.

Changes Eddie Jones should make

#1. Billy Vunipola

Billy Vunipola of England during the Autumn Nations Series Match between England and Argentina at Twickenham Stadium on 6 November 2022. Photo: Frankie OKeeffe/PPAUK

Telegraph 5/10: “Stripped in the tackle leading to an Argentina counter-attack and had three more spills. England need more from his offloading game.”

Rugby Pass 5/10: “Ate his fair share of the hard yards and looks fitter. Couldn’t find much change in the Argie pack however.”

Replacement: A fit again Alex Dombrandt or Sam Simmonds

Billy Vunipola facts:

  1. Vunipola was born in Sydney in Australia to Tongan parents, but moved to Wales with his family as a young child after his father Feʻao Vunipola signed for Pontypool RFC in 1998
  2. While at Harrow School, Vunipola joined the Wasps Academy
  3. Vunipola’s father is former Tonga captain Fe’ao Vunipola and his mother, Iesinga Vunipola, a Methodist minister in High Wycombe