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New look England ready to take on the RBS 6 Nations
It has been 115 days since an England team last walked off a rugby field, something had to change and change quickly.. Out went the old regime and in came the highly rated Australian, Eddie Jones.
Jones quickly established a new coaching team with Steve Borthwick, Paul Gustard and Ian Peel. His next step was to appoint his own leader, lieutenant of the squad, his captain of England. In came Dylan Hartley from the wilderness to take on that role in this new look squad.
The makeover continued last week with the new Head Coach taking down an Arnold Schwarzenegger motivational quote that sat in the high-performance training centre at Pennyhill Park. Just the little things that can strip away an old regime. It’s a new era and Jones is keen to make it known.
Jones and his coaching team have all but completed their England jigsaw and with a week to go he has assembled a fresh, youthful and exciting squad to lead the 2016 RBS 6 Nations. Murrayfield will host the opening game for England as they take on Scotland (6TH Feb), followed by a trip to Rome to face Italy (14th Feb). Twickenham will then host two back to back home games against Ireland (27th Feb) and Wales (12th March). Paris awaits England’s final game of the RBS 6 Nations when they take on France (19th March). We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait.
We’re going to be bringing you closer to the squad and action than ever before. Every Monday on match weeks we will Periscope from inside the team’s training camp, giving you the chance to put your favourite players on the spot and ask that ultimate question you’ve always wanted to know. If you still want more, we have it! O2 Inside Line will be back. Watch this space for more on that…
We will also be throwing in the chance for you to win an England shirt of your own and will be live tweeting throughout every England game. Make sure you follow @O2Sports on Twitter and Instagram so you don’t miss a thing.
It’s time to #WearTheRose, sing your hearts out and back the lads all the way. It’s going to be a cracking RBS 6 Nations.