GALLERY: England train with help of Jonny Wilkinson – and Eddie Jones’ dog

  • England are preparing to host Italy in their Six Nations showdown on Sunday
  • Red Rose were joined by special guest during Wednesday’s training session
  • Head coach Jones’ Papillon dog, Annie, stole the show at Pennyhill Park
  • Alan Pardew, the former Crystal Palace manager, also attended the session
England head coach Eddie Jones brought his dog Annie to England training on Wednesday afternoon as the Six Nations champions looked to maintain their quest for back-to-back Grand Slams.

And the dog wasn’t the only special guest who attended the session on Wednesday as former Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew watched on.

Owen Farrell has hailed the “brilliant and constant” guidance from retired World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson as he prepares to win his 50th England cap.

The fly-half told Radio 5 live: “It’s brilliant working with him, he has a massive understanding of everything we are going through as players.

“You can speak to him whenever. [The advice] is pretty constant. [I’ve learned] quite a bit, as you would imagine,

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