Fans slam Eddie Jones after fan favourite is "used and abused"
By Rugby Onslaught

Fans slam Eddie Jones after fan favourite is “used and abused”

Eddie Jones has come under fire from some sections of the English fandom for his latest 36-man squad who prepare to take on Ireland this Saturday in the Six Nations.

Besides the usual Jones-bashing that emerges whenever any England news is announced, Gloucester fans in particular are outraged by the fact that their captain Lewis Ludlow was called up to the England squad last week during the fallow week only to be released this week. That meant he missed Gloucester’s encounter with Northampton Saints in the Gallagher Premiership. Fortunately for Jones, the Cherry and Whites won their match at Kingsholm, otherwise there may have been hordes of furious Glostonians calling for the Australian’s head on a stick.

Ludlow is in no way the only player to experience this sort of treatment though, and this was probably a case for providing cover for England’s Tom Curry, who is returning from a concussion after going off at half time against Wales in round four.

England host Ireland this Saturday at Twickenham knowing that a loss would end their chances of winning the Championship this year. A win would put them in with a shot of claiming the title in round five against France at the Stade de France, who could well be gunning for the Grand Slam at that point.

England Squad
Alfie Barbeary
Jamie Blamire
Ollie Chessum
Tom Curry
Nic Dolly (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)
Alex Dombrandt
Charlie Ewels
Ellis Genge
Jamie George
Joe Heyes
Maro Itoje
Nick Isiekwe
Joe Launchbury
Courtney Lawes
Joe Marler
Bevan Rodd
Sam Simmonds
Kyle Sinckler
Will Stuart
Sam Underhill

Orlando Bailey
Elliot Daly
George Ford
George Furbank
Ollie Hassell-Collins
Louis Lynagh (Harlequins, uncapped)
Max Malins
Joe Marchant
Alex Mitchell
Jack Nowell
Luke Northmore
Harry Randall
Henry Slade
Marcus Smith
Freddie Steward
Ben Youngs

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