Gatland right as England bring back Joseph for Wales clash

Paola Ditto
Febbraio 8, 2018

Meanwhile Joseph, a classic running centre, has changed places with Ben Te'o after the powerful Worcester midfielder started against Italy.

"He is 34, trains like a 24-year-old and speaks like a 55-year-old".

"JJ has got great experience, he is fast and a great defensive player". He's a young guy, he's inexperienced, he's their third-choice 10, and he's got to get the ball wide for them, and that's going to be a big job for him. Scotland couldn't cope with the expectation.

Patchell was influential in last weekend's 34-7 rout of Scotland in Cardiff, but injury-hit Wales were widely written off leading into that match and Jones insists England at Twickenham are a different proposition. "He's got to find guys around him to help him, because he's going to be under some heat".

Despite having a short five-day turnaround, Jones has made just two changes to his starting team.

Only former All Blacks coach Graham Henry, with a world record 103 Tests in charge of New Zealand, is ahead of Gatland but the Wales supremo should move past that figure later this year in Argentina. (Wales coach) Warren Gatland's been talking a lot this week. This week they come full of expectation. 'He's confident. They're confident.

"They are playing in front of 82,000 people at Twickenham, they are playing against a side that loves to play at Twickenham".

England team to face Wales: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Danny Care; 1 Make Vunipola, 2 Dylan Hartley, 3 Dan Cole, 4 Joe Launchbury, 5 Maro Itoje, 6 Courtney Lawes, 7 Chris Robshaw, 8 Sam Simmonds.

Replacements: J George, A Hepburn, H Williams, G Kruis, S Underhill, R Wigglesworth, B Te'o, J Nowell.

Altre relazioniGrafFiotech

Discuti questo articolo

Segui i nostri GIORNALE