"Key players" - Eddie Jones names his four ‘nailed-on’ players fo summer XV - Ruck

“Key players” – Eddie Jones names his four ‘nailed-on’ players fo summer XV

Eddie Jones has been given the full backing of the RFU to carry on in charge with the 62-year-old’s next assignment being a return to his homeland of Australia.


  • Saturday 2 July – Optus Stadium, Perth (5.55pm AWST / 10.55am BST KO) 
  • Saturday 9 July – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (7.55pm AEST / 10.55am BST KO) 
  • Saturday 16 July – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (7.55pm AEST/ 10.55am BST KO)

#1. Ellis Genge

  • Age: 27
  • Club: Leicester Tigers
  • Position: Prop

“Ellis will tell you that he is from the wrong side of the tracks and we’re quite happy for him to stay on the wrong side of them,” Jones said.

“Can he take a formal leadership role? There’s no reason why he can’t, whether that’s in the future, or now.”

Ellis Genge of England (digitally altered) during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK


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