It’s time to get excited by Jones’s classy England cubs


In Christchurch, Owen Farrell gave a world-class performance starting at fly-half as the Lions ignited their tour with an excellent win over the highly rated Crusaders.

The scoring said 12-3 but the Lions could have won by 25 points.

Later, George Ford gave one of the great performances by an England No 10 when he provided both the X-factor and steadying hand in England’s magnificent 38-34 win over Argentina in a wonderfully entertaining game.

George Ford gave one of the great performances by an England No 10 in win over Argentina

A combination of Lions call-ups and injuries meant England went into that game without 30 front-line players. Eddie Jones, the England coach, saw that as a positive and selected a squad packed with future prospects.

It was a no-lose situation, but trying to beat a full-strength Argentina on their patch meant the more…



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