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Four players Eddie Jones should consider for England

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In the wake of Eddie Jones’ appointment as Head Coach of England, there have been lots of questions about who he will bring into the squad and who will be evicted from it.

There are a host of players absent from the World Cup squad that will be hoping for a second chance.

Danny Cipriani

Arguably the most criminal mistake England made over the World Cup was taking two fly-halves that played exactly the same style.


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Cipriani will be hoping for a second chance in his final World Cup cycle. The fly-half has picked up where he left for Sale Sharks, playing fast-paced attacking rugby.

The 28-year-old will have to work on his place kicking but has been superb in open play and will certainly be hoping for a place in the squad.

Christian Wade

People have spoken about Chris Ashton receiving another England call up due to his domestic form -  talk likely to upset Wade.

Ashton has had his chance and blew it spectacularly, proving he is nothing more than a good domestic player. Wade has lit up the Aviva Premiership for the last three seasons and, despite this, has received very little time in the senior squad to prove himself.

He was part of an impressive England team that beat the Barbarians, scoring a hat-trick in the last fixture, whilst also impressing in Argentina during the Lions tour.

Maro Itoje

Perhaps not yet deserving of a starting place, however, the 21-year-old deserves an extended run in the squad. England's youth sides have been one of the best in the world for a long time and the senior squad need to be able to utilise their dominance in the younger areas.

Itoje has already proved himself for the Saracens, integrating him into the national side would be gradual but worthwhile.

Luther Burrell

Replaced by Sam Burgess in the World Cup squad, Burrell has since showed he is one of the best inside centres available to England. He has power, pace and has a good set of hands.

One thing Burrell has to be careful of is that his focus on proving himself does not have an impact on his game. The 27-year-old's normal game is good enough for England, which is all he needs to prove himself.

Who should Jones bring into the England squad? Give your opinion in the comment box below!

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