The Telegraph: “Eddie Jones considers taking England squad to Georgia for training session during Six Nations“

22 Jan 2018

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By Tornike Khomeriki

Review by the Journalist of Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge,22 Jan 2018 Tbilisi,Georgia


England’s national rugby team head coach Eddie Jones is considering the possibility of holding training sessions against Georgia to boost his team’s bid of winning the Six Nations title this year.

Jones spoke to The Telegraph on Saturday about preparations of his side’s bid for winning a record-breaking third Six Nations title in a row.

The Australian coach said his side was "100 percent” exploring the possibility of flying to Georgia in February — between Six Nation matches — to face Milton Haig’s team in Tbilisi.

Tblisi is a nice place at this time of year. We have got a couple of fallow weeks and we have got plans”, Jones told the newspaper.

Jones cited the strength of the Georgian team’s scrum as an opportunity for England to improve their physical game.

[Georgia] have a massive scrum. They have the strongest pack in the world. Their babies are born with beards!”, noted the England coach.

Jones, whose England have won 22 out of 23 matches and landed two Six Nations titles among other silverware, also noted the atmosphere of the Georgian capital for his efforts to arrange the training with the Lelos.

Tbilisi is cold, it has a great red wine. It’s fantastic. And the meat is good — and good Roman bars”, he told reporters of The Telegraph.

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