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Te'o to join England camp as centre steps up recovery

By Jack Davies
Ben Te'o in England training

Ben Te’o will join England’s preparations for next weekend’s clash with Australia as he steps up his recovery from an ankle injury.


The Worcester Warriors centre sustained the issue on club duty last month but has been invited to form part of the England camp until Wednesday.

Joe Marler has also been named as part of the 35-man squad for the match, having served a suspension that initially looked set to rule him out of the Wallabies Test.

Marler was found guilty of striking Will Rowlands with his arm during Harlequins’ Champions Cup loss to Wasps.

Harlequins successfully appealed the dates of the ban, which paved the way for him to be called up a week earlier.

Marcus Smith and Zach Mercer have, once again, been named as apprentices by Eddie Jones.


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William 2 hours ago
All Blacks vs England takeaways: Richie Who? Time for Cortez

Correct analysis of Perofeta’s bungling of the try opportunity Ben. Never ‘fixed’ Steward as he came across in defence and passed too early. Steward didn’t have to break his stride and simply moved on to pressure Telea. Never scanned the easier option of passing to the two supporting players on the inside. Beauden Barrett showed how it is done when he put Telea in for his try. Another point from the game is that the rush defence is hard to maintain as the number of phases increases. From scrums the defensive line only contains backs who all have roughly the same pace. Once forwards are involved, the defence has players with variable speeds often leading to a jagged line. It also tends to lose pace overall giving the attack more time and space. Beauden Barrett’s break to set up Telea’s try came because Baxter went in to tackle McKenzie and Steward went out to cover Telea. Barrett has a massive hole to run through, then commits Steward by passing as late as possible and Telea scores untouched. Another comment I would make is that Ben Earl is a good player and generally an excellent defender but he made three significant misses in the series, two of which led to All Black tries. Got stepped by Perofeta in Dunedin for Savea’s try, missed McKenzie in Auckland leading to what should have been a certain try being set up by Perofeta and was one of the tacklers who couldn’t stop Savea in the leadup to Telea’s first try. Perhaps he should contact Owen Farrell to pick up a few tips from ‘tackle school’.

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