Eddie Jones insists opting for the promise of winger Marland Yarde over the finishing of Chris Ashton for England’s three-Test tour of Australia next month was a simple decision.
Ashton has scored 10 tries in eight matches since completing a 10-week ban for making contact with the eye area of Ulster’s Luke Marshall, a sanction that forced him to miss the grand slam triumph.
Available once more, former rugby league star Ashton now finds himself overlooked with Jones preferring the raw power he recalls seeing in Yarde’s marauding, try-scoring display against New Zealand in Dunedin two years ago.
Eddie Jones’ England rugby squad have been hit hard with injury after hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie suffered an ankle complaint and Anthony Watson ruptured his ACL. England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie has been ruled out of next month’s rugby internationals with an ankle injury while winger Anthony Watson will also be sidelined after rupturing his ACL. Cowan-Dickie, […]