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England's rugby union team head coach Eddie Jones conducts a training session in Bagshot, in November 2017

England's rugby union team head coach Eddie Jones conducts a training session in Bagshot, in November 2017 (AFP Photo/BEN STANSALL)

England's Lewis Boyce (C) fights for theball with French players during their Under 20 Six Nations rugby union match, in Pau, in March 2016

England's Lewis Boyce (C) fights for theball with French players during their Under 20 Six Nations rugby union match, in Pau, in March 2016 (AFP Photo/NICOLAS PESCHIER)

Harlequin's John Kingston, who has been in his post since 2016 after stepping up from the head coach position, said he was delighted to be given the opportunity to carry on with his development of the squad

Harlequin's John Kingston, who has been in his post since 2016 after stepping up from the head coach position, said he was delighted to be given the opportunity to carry on with his development of the squad (AFP Photo/Thearon W. Henderson)

Eddie Jones vows to prove England critics wrong with historic Six Nations title

Eddie Jones vows to prove England critics wrong with historic Six Nations title

Billy Vunipola ruled out of entire Six Nations as Eddie Jones confirms he doesn't expect to have No 8 back

Billy Vunipola ruled out of entire Six Nations as Eddie Jones confirms he doesn't expect to have No 8 back

Billy Vunipola ruled out of entire Six Nations as Eddie Jones confirms he doesn't expect to have No 8 back

Billy Vunipola ruled out of entire Six Nations as Eddie Jones confirms he doesn't expect to have No 8 back

Billy Vunipola ruled out of entire Six Nations as Eddie Jones confirms he doesn't expect to have No 8 back

Billy Vunipola ruled out of entire Six Nations as Eddie Jones confirms he doesn't expect to have No 8 back

Northampton's Harry Mallinder (L) is one of eight uncapped players named in the England squad to face Italy in their Six Nations opener

Northampton's Harry Mallinder (L) is one of eight uncapped players named in the England squad to face Italy in their Six Nations opener (AFP Photo/Pascal GUYOT)

England coach Eddie Jones pictured during the international rugby union Test between England and Samoa at Twickenham Stadium in south-west London on November 25, 2017

England coach Eddie Jones pictured during the international rugby union Test between England and Samoa at Twickenham Stadium in south-west London on November 25, 2017 (AFP Photo/Glyn KIRK )

Six Nations 2018 rugby: Fixtures, England dates, results, tickets, TV schedule and kick-off times

Six Nations 2018 rugby: Fixtures, England dates, results, tickets, TV schedule and kick-off times

Six Nations 2018 rugby: Fixtures, England dates, results, tickets, TV schedule and kick-off times

Six Nations 2018: Zach Mercer named in England squad as one of eight uncapped players for Italy clash

Six Nations 2018: Zach Mercer named in England squad as one of eight uncapped players for Italy clash

Lewis Boyce one of eight uncapped players named in England Six Nations squad as Eddie Jones turns to youth

Lewis Boyce one of eight uncapped players named in England Six Nations squad as Eddie Jones turns to youth

Backlash after Mathieu Bastareaud handed only three-week ban over homophobic abuse in Champions Cup

Backlash after Mathieu Bastareaud handed only three-week ban over homophobic abuse in Champions Cup

Leinster's Jordan Larmour wins first Ireland call-up in Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad but Sean O’Brien out

Leinster's Jordan Larmour wins first Ireland call-up in Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad but Sean O’Brien out

Leinster's Jordan Larmour wins first Ireland call-up in Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad but Sean O’Brien out

Leinster's Jordan Larmour wins first Ireland call-up in Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad but Sean O’Brien out

Leinster's Jordan Larmour wins first Ireland call-up in Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad but Sean O’Brien out

Leinster's Jordan Larmour wins first Ireland call-up in Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad but Sean O’Brien out

Jordan Larmour has the chance to earn a place in the Ireland team for the start of their Six Nations campaign against France

Jordan Larmour has the chance to earn a place in the Ireland team for the start of their Six Nations campaign against France (AFP Photo/LOIC VENANCE)

James Haskell, pictured in May 2017, was given a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle

James Haskell, pictured in May 2017, was given a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle (AFP Photo/David ROWLAND)

Toulon's South African No.8 Duane Vermeulen (C), pictured in 2016, will return to South African side Stormers

Toulon's South African No.8 Duane Vermeulen (C), pictured in 2016, will return to South African side Stormers (AFP Photo/OLI SCARFF )

Eddie Jones says he will call England shots for 'as long as I’m head coach' after agreeing contract extension

Eddie Jones says he will call England shots for 'as long as I’m head coach' after agreeing contract extension

Eddie Jones says he will call England shots for 'as long as I’m head coach' after agreeing contract extension

Eddie Jones says he will call England shots for 'as long as I’m head coach' after agreeing contract extension

Eddie Jones says he will call England shots for 'as long as I’m head coach' after agreeing contract extension

Eddie Jones says he will call England shots for 'as long as I’m head coach' after agreeing contract extension

Mathieu Bastareaud has won 42 caps playing for France

Mathieu Bastareaud has won 42 caps playing for France (AFP Photo/FRANCK FIFE)

Eddie Jones has lost just one match since taking charge of the England rugby side 2015

Eddie Jones has lost just one match since taking charge of the England rugby side 2015 (AFP Photo/Ben STANSALL)

George Smith arrested in Japan as former Australian international is accused of 'running from taxi and punching driver'

George Smith arrested in Japan as former Australian international is accused of 'running from taxi and punching driver'

George Smith arrested as former Australian international is accused of 'running from taxi and punching driver'

George Smith arrested as former Australian international is accused of 'running from taxi and punching driver'

George Smith arrested as former Australian international is accused of 'running from taxi and punching driver'

George Smith arrested as former Australian international is accused of 'running from taxi and punching driver'

George Smith arrested as former Australian international is accused of 'running from taxi and punching driver'

George Smith arrested as former Australian international is accused of 'running from taxi and punching driver'

Eddie Jones signs new England contract as the RFU draws up succession plan

Eddie Jones signs new two-year England contract extension to increase stay beyond 2019 Rugby World Cup

Eddie Jones signs new two-year England contract extension to increase stay beyond 2019 Rugby World Cup

England head coach Eddie Jones signs new contract to 2021... and will mentor his successor

Six Nations 2018: Josh Adams named in Wales squad as Warren Gatland includes George North and Taulupe Faletau

Six Nations 2018: Josh Adams named in Wales squad as Warren Gatland includes George North and Taulupe Faletau

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