•   
  •   

Sport England name Willis and Umaga in squad for Six Nations finale

18:15  26 october  2020
18:15  26 october  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

Meghan Markle’s bestie Jessica Mulroney launches flower girl range

  Meghan Markle’s bestie Jessica Mulroney launches flower girl range Jessica Mulroney launches flower girl range after her daughter played that role in the Royal Wedding

Uncapped duo Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis have been included in a 36-man England squad selected by Eddie Jones.

a man wearing a blue shirt: Jack Willis, who has been named in England's 36-man squad. © David Rogers/Getty Images Jack Willis, who has been named in England's 36-man squad.

Fly-half Umaga and flanker Willis are rewarded after impressing for Wasps this season, while there is also a place for club colleague Dan Robson.

The trio all started Saturday's Premiership final but were unable to help Wasps triumph at Twickenham, Exeter Chiefs instead crowned domestic champions for the 2019-20 season.

Joe Simmonds was influential for Exeter in the 19-13 victory, kicking a conversion and four penalties, but he has not been selected. There is no place for his brother, Sam, either.

Emma Willis on feeling helpless during the pandemic: 'I wanted to do something but didn’t know how'

  Emma Willis on feeling helpless during the pandemic: 'I wanted to do something but didn’t know how' Like many of us during those lockdown months, TV presenter Emma Willis felt pretty darn useless, which prompted her to think about ways she could help those that had less than herself. Appearing on White Wine Question Time with friend Giovanna Fletcher, Willis told host Kate Thornton that she found the whole process really frustrating. “I felt very useless,” she said. “There's absolutely nothing that you can do when all you want to do is help. Read more: Eleven lessons learnt in lockdown from White Wine Question Time celebs“You couldn't do anything – and that's what I found really frustrating at the same time as being really bloody relieved that I have a roof over my head

Jack Nowell is one of several notable names absent due to injury. Elliot Daly, George Ford and Joe Marler are also missing, along with long-term absentees Courtney Lawes and Manu Tuilagi.

However, Jones made clear he still had to make some difficult calls when putting together the final list for Saturday’s rescheduled Six Nations clash with Italy, as well as the upcoming autumn internationals.

There are nine players yet to feature at international level on the final list.


Video: Justin Tipuric on what it's like in the Wales rugby team's Covid bubble (Wales Online)

"It was a tough squad to pick and I know there are a number of disappointed players that have just missed out," Jones said. "We've got a good balance between experience and inexperience.

Dexter showrunner reveals limited reboot will be like a second finale

  Dexter showrunner reveals limited reboot will be like a second finale Dexter showrunner revealed the limited series revival starring Michael C. Hall in titular role will be more like a second finale, following the bitter criticism over series ending in 2013.And now returning showrunner Clyde Phillips is opening up about how the new season will have a far different look from what fans might be expecting.

"With nine players out injured, it does create some opportunities for the younger guys to show what they can do."

England still have a chance of winning the Six Nations as they complete their fixtures against Italy, the tournament having been halted earlier in the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

They were due to face the Barbarians in a warm-up fixture beforehand, but that was cancelled due to breaches of the COVID-19 code of conduct.

After the game with Italy, England face Georgia, Ireland and Wales as part of the Autumn Nations Cup, while there will also be a play-off Test against a nation from Group B to follow.

England squad

Backs: Joe Cokanasiga, Owen Farrell, George Furbank, Willi Heinz, Jonathan Joseph, Ollie Lawrence, Max Malins, Joe Marchant, Jonny May, Dan Robson, Henry Slade, Ollie Thorley, Jacob Umaga, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs.

Forwards: Tom Curry, Tom Dunn, Ben Earl, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Jonny Hill, Ted Hill, Maro Itoje, Joe Launchbury, Lewis Ludlam, Beno Obano, David Ribbans, Jack Singleton, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Harry Williams, Jack Willis.

Six Nations live stream: how to watch the 2020 rugby finale for free .
England, Ireland and France bid for Six Nations glory on Super Saturday. Here's how to live stream the 2020 Six Nations finaleThe BBC and ITV will broadcast the final 2020 Six Nations games live and for free on TV and online. Going to be outside the UK this Saturday? You can use a VPN to access the BBC and ITV from anywhere in the world.

usr: 1
This is interesting!