Eddie Jones has just revealed the real reason as to why he picked neither of the Simmonds brothers
Eddie Jones has revealed the reason behind his high-profile snubbing of the Simmonds brothers for this weekend’s Six Nations decider.
Many fans were surprised to see that neither of the Exeter Chiefs stars made it into the Australian’s England squad after impressing for the reigning league and European Cup Champions.
In an interview with RugbyPass he gave the much-anticipated reasoning behind why he left the Simmonds brother’s out of his squad for this crunch match on Saturday.
In this interview, Eddie Jones talked about a number of subjects including his thoughts on the breakthrough star of the season, Jack Willis. The Wasps back-rower is expected to feature this weekend against the Italians.
Jones spoke of how he was selected for the 2018 tour to South Africa but unluckily missed out through injury. He went on to say,
‘He’s a good jumping number 6, carries well, contests hard and he’s got a good work attitude about him – so he’s a good old fashioned number 6 and we’re looking forward to working with him.’
Jones was quizzed on why exactly he chose to leave Joe and Sam Simmonds out of his squad after they impressed so much this season for the Exeter Chiefs. Hear what Eddie had to say – below…
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“When you get the f***ing chance, physically bully these guys today,” Erasmus says in an uncut pre-match team talk from the Springboks’ World Cup documentary Chasing The Sun.
“You play for different things. You play for your mum and things like that. You come from a tough background. And we’re going to need that s*** today.
“These guys do it because they want to grow the game of rugby. We want to do it because we want to save our f***ing country … We’ve got f***ing 40 murders a day. All the women get raped every day.
“These guys are playing rugby to get it on the map. That’s their motivation. They’ve got a 120 million people, they’re one of the richest countries in the world, that’s their motivation. It’s pissing me off that they think that gives them the right.”