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James Haskell misses Jersey out to Sam Simmonds for Portugal training camp
Eddie Jones has labelled some of England’s British & Irish Lions contingent “off the pace” in the opening weeks of the season and said he will be sending them to the beach next week before deciding how many will play in the autumn international series.

Jones has selected all eight English Lions who appeared in the New Zealand Test series in his 34-man squad but has not been entirely impressed with their club form. He singled out Courtney Lawes as someone who has “fallen off a bit lately” and said there will be “movement in and out of the squad” across the series next month.
Maro Itoje heads the queue of players who deserve a breather, having started all eight of Saracens’ matches, after 34 games last season, and his director of rugby, Mark McCall has repeatedly stressed “Itoje will get plenty of rest”.
As well as Itoje, Owen Farrell, Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Elliot Daly and Anthony Watson all Doug Gilmour Authentic Jersey appeared in three Tests in New Zealand while Lawes and Kruis featured in two and three respectively. Dan Cole and the recalled Jonathan Joseph also toured New Zealand but failed to make any Test squads.
“You just have to watch them play for their clubs to see what condition they are in. Some are definitely off the pace,” Jones said. “This isn’t a black or white thing and we have to balance it against the needs of the team but generally speaking it is about the individuals. There are a couple of players that we’ve had a pretty good idea about how we are going to look after them. There are a couple of players we’ve changed our ideas on.”
Jones takes his squad, who include the uncapped Exeter back-row Sam Simmonds, with James Haskell the highest-profile absentee, to Portugal for a training camp before the week leading up to the first autumn international against Argentina on 11 http://www.raidersnflofficialproshop.com/YOUTH+EDDIE+VANDERDOES+JERSEY November.
“Next week we are running three different programmes in Portugal,” the England head coach http://www.authentictwinshop.com/authentic-danny-santana-jersey.html said. “There will be a normal programme for the bulk of the squad, a beach programme for selected Lions players and a semi-beach programme for other selected Lions players. Then we will assess where each player is and work out who is going to play.
“We feel that physically and mentally a number of the players need to be freshened up – some more than others. We have a pretty good idea who is going to be where but we haven’t finalised that Doug Gilmour Authentic Jersey as yet.”
The 18-year-old Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith and the Bath back-row Zach Mercer, two years his senior, are also included as “apprentice players”. Jones says they are not in contention to play any of the Tests but the message was clear to the other 32 as he builds towards the 2019 World Cup.
“We want the players to be uncomfortable for the next two years,” he said. “We want them to get to the World Cup and think: ‘Goodness me, I’ve made it and I’m prepared for anything. Prepared for North Korea to fire a missile, an earthquake, bad sushi, bad refereeing – it doesn’t matter what happens.’ They will be ready for it. We want to become tactically flexible. We want to be set up so we’re prepared for anything that can happen. We’re a long way from that but that’s part of the challenge.”
Jones said Exeter’s Don Armand and Bath’s Semesa Rokoduguni were among the players unlucky to miss Doug Gilmour Authentic Jersey out but Haskell is the biggest omission from the squad. The 32-year-old has 75 caps but has not played for England since the Six Nations, after he was seconded to the Lions to replace the injured Billy Vunipola.
Haskell was named England’s standout performer on the 2016 Australia tour but has failed to recreate that form following a long-term toe injury. He was hampered by a hand injury at the start of the season and has since been usurped by Simmonds, Sam Underhill and Tom Curry.



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