England v Italy: Eddie Jones 'Make the Best of Each Situation"

Updated: Oct 28, 2020

Eddie Jones is ever the outspoken gentleman and perhaps the first that comes to mind when it comes to pre-game antics/tactics in Rugby Union.

England "didn't miss a beat" when it came to their Six Nations preparations for this weekends fixture; unaffected by the cancellation of the Barbarians match that was meant to happen last Sunday.

England have a strong chance of winning the be-lated tournament this year, with a big win over in Rome against the struggling Azzurrii.

When speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live's Rugby Union Weekly, he stated, "We've got to adapt. We found out on Friday lunchtime (about the cancellation of the Barbarians game). I had 40 minutes, went upstairs, scribbled our plan on a piece of paper. I got the captain in, I got Charlotte our logistics manager in, then we set about going on with plan B."

He then continued to remark, "In a lot of ways, we didn't miss a beat. There's constant change at the moment, everything is changing. You go from three tiers, to five tiers, to seven tiers. You've got to ride with the change and try to make the best of each situation."

I can't see anything other than a big win for England this weekend, however, the Italians have thrown a spanner in the works before. In glimpses, they looked structured and exciting against the Irish, but their lacklustre defence, poor rucking and lack of leadership did hamper any spirited chances for a comeback. I'm going for England by 40.

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