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Eddie Jones’ loyalty to Billy Vunipola has gone too far — put Tom Curry to 8 and watch England’s arsenal grow | Sport

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George Martin? Nothing much surprises me when it comes to Eddie Jones but when I heard he had called in the nearly five years deceased ’fifth Beatle’ as a replacement to the 28-man squad for Jack Willis, an eyebrow raised, if but briefly.

Leicester’s raw second row/flanker of identical name was part of the 10-man shadow squad, there for such an eventuality as the cruel injury suffered by the Wasps back-row forward. It crossed my mind that Jones could have bent the rules and added last season’s European Player of the Year and this season’s leading tryscorer, Sam Simmonds, to the squad. That would have been too predictable.

Jones loves to pull rabbits out of that baseball cap of his. The selection of an unknown

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