Eddie Jones plans his craziest positional switch yet after prop creates epic try
By Rugby Onslaught

Eddie Jones plans his craziest positional switch yet after prop creates epic try

Eddie Jones has quite a penchant for making players change position slightly, whether that be a flanker moving to No8, a fly-half moving to centre, a centre moving to the wing or a winger moving to fullback. But he has never been so daring to move a forward into the backs. The Australian could be on the verge of doing so ahead of the Six Nations, and this would be quite some switch.

After Sale Sharks and England loosehead Bevan Rodd powered his way through the Ospreys defence yesterday, many thought that a prop would panic in the giddy heights of open space. However, the 21-year-old calmly proceeded to sling a ten metre plus pass to his teammate Arron Reed, who ran in for the try.

Since then, reports have emerged that Jones thinks Rodd is wasted in the front row and wants to slap a No12 on his back. Now it is hard to remember whether these reports are real or something we have made up entirely, but Rodd would have nevertheless caught Jones’ eye with the run yesterday ahead of his battle with Ellis Genge and Joe Marler to make the England matchday 23.

Take a look at the try:


Sale Sharks
15 Simon Hammersley
14 Tom Roebuck
13 Robert Du Preez
12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg
11 Arron Reed
10 AJ MacGinty
9 Raffi Quirke
1 Bevan Rodd
2 Ewan Ashman
3 Nick Schonert
4 Jean-Luc du Preez
5 Lood De Jager
6 Jono Ross
7 Ben Curry
8 Daniel Du Preez

16 Curtis Langdon
17 Ross Harrison
18 Coenie Oosthuizen
19 JP Du Preez
20 Tom Curry
21 William Cliff
22 Sam James
23Jack Metcalf

15 Daniel Evans
14 Matt Protheroe
13 Michael Collins
12 Kieran Williams
11 Luke Morgan
10 Josh Thomas
9 Reuben Morgan-Williams
1 Nicky Smith
2 Dewi Lake
3 Tom Botha
4 Lloyd Ashley
5 Adam Beard
6 Sam Cross
7 Harri Deaves
8 Ethan Roots

16 Elvis Taione
17 Rhodri Jones
18 Rhys Henry
19 Huw Sutton
20 Morgan Morris
21 Matthew Aubrey
22 Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler
23 Joe Hawkins