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England coach Eddie Jones hints at 60% squad overhaul by 2023 World Cup


England tactician Eddie Jones has hinted that his squad may comprise of new faces come 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The tactician led England to the 2019 World Cup final and has signed a new deal which will see him lead the side once again during the 2023 showpiece set for France.

Jones feels that most of the players in the current squad will not be part of the 2023 campaign as each year before the World Cup will have changes.

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“I don’t think this group can have another World Cup in them. While there will be core members of the team who will be able to continue to the next World Cup, there will be a new influx of members coming in. If you look at the squad this year we have changed it by 20 per cent. There will be another 20 per cent change in the second year and another 20 per cent in the third year, he told BBC.

“By the time we get to the World Cup, it could be 40 per cent of the squad from the 2019 World Cup and 60 per cent new members.”

According to Jones changes in the squad will ensure growth. He believes continuous changes will see players who can add value make it to the squad.

“That’s how you get the growth in the team. You have to continually look for better players and players who can add value to the team.”

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