Bristol news Eddie Jones explains why he has called up Bears star Harry Randall MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam labelled 5ft 8in Randall's selection a triumph of talent over size

Bristol news Eddie Jones explains why he has called up Bears star Harry Randall MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam labelled 5ft 8in Randall's selection a triumph of talent over size

Bristol news  Eddie Jones explains why he has called up Bears star Harry Randall MetiNews.Com
22 January 2021 - 18:02

Breaking News ! England head coach Eddie Jones explained the unique abilities Bristol Bears scrum half Harry Randall possesses to see him earn a first call-up to the senior national side. Randall, 23, joins Wasps’ Paolo Odogwu, also 23, in England’s 28-man elite player squad for the first time. Both backs have been in superb form this season for their respective Premiership clubs which has been rewarded by the national team’s head coach ahead of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations. Jones said: “Both of them have got something a little bit different about them. “We have been watching Harry for a long time now, or at least two seasons. “He continues to develop his game and his running and initiative in attack is what has really caught the eye and I am really pleased with his development.” Despite having two other aging scrum halves in his squad, Jones said Randall’s selection is not about looking to the future, he explained: “It is more about having good players. “He is a good young player and he will put pressure on Ben Youngs and Dan Robson which is a good thing, but it is not so much his youth which is the key thing, it is the quality of his play.” Randall, who was born to English parents in Slough, but grew up in Wales, was also on the radar of Wales head coach Wayne Pivac who also labelled him a ‘very good player’ this week. But Jones said the Bears play maker was confident in which nation he wanted to represent. Read More Related Articles Six Nations squad announcements LIVE: Eddie Jones to name his England squad Read More Related Articles Fears of Bristol Bears v Bath Rugby derby cancellation eased as Covid testers confirm error Jones explained: “He wants to play for England and we want those people who want to play for England. “There are a lot of players out there who have options to play for a number of countries but we want players who want to play for England and there was no hesitation about the fact he wants to play for England.” Randall’s Bristol team mates Ben Earl and Max Malins have also been named in the 28-man England squad while prop Kyle Sinckler, who is set to serve a two game ban for swearing at the referee during the Bears’ 20-7 win over Exeter Chiefs, is currently unavailable for selection, explained Jones. In theory Sinckler should be allowed to play in England’s second game of the tournament, missing the Bears’ derby match with Bath Rugby next weekend and then England’s Calcutta Cup with Scotland. Meanwhile Bristol director of rugby Pat Lam was delighted to start ticking off another of the key pillars to his vision for the club which he outlined back in 2017 on arrival - producing players for England. Lam said: “It’s fantastic news for Harry to be selected by England.

. “Harry has been with us for three years, from the Championship, to being a big part of the Bears and coming right through. “We’re so proud for him and his family. He’s the first Foundation Bear to get an England cap, following Callum Sheedy and Ioan Lloyd for Wales. For Harry and the others, it’s another step in their development. “The reaction from the players when they found out was emotional – they were so happy for him.” Bristol Bears news straight to your phone! Are you mad about Bristol Bears? If so, you could receive the latest club news straight to your phone by signing up to our WhatsApp service. Bristol Bears writer John Evely will send you links to the breaking stories, direct to your mobile, via the easy-to-use app. Among the things you can expect are transfer news, interviews, match reports, injury updates, team news and live blogs. You could even use it to ask him a question. If you would like to sign up, save the number 07715 770289 to your phone (you must do this to receive our messages), then send BRISTOL BEARS in a message to that number via WhatsApp. We recommend saving the contact to your mobile as 'Bristol Bears News'. To unsubscribe at any time, just send STOP BRISTOL BEARS via WhatsApp to the same number and you will be removed from the service. Your number will not be used for any purpose other than to update you on all things Bristol Bears. FULL SQUAD Backs Elliot Daly (Saracens, 47 caps) Owen Farrell (Saracens, 88 caps) George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 72 caps) Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 3 caps) Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 3 caps) Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 61 caps) Paolo Odogwu (Wasps, uncapped) Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, uncapped) Dan Robson (Wasps, 7 caps) Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 34 caps) Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 46 caps) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 104 caps) Forwards Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 26 caps) Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 28 caps) Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 8 caps) Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 23 caps) Jamie George (Saracens, 54 caps) Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps) Maro Itoje (Saracens, 43 caps) Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 69 caps) Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 85 caps) Joe Marler (Harlequins, 72 caps) Beno Obano (Bath Rugby, uncapped) Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 8 caps) Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 22 caps) Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 56 caps) Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 18 caps) Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 19 caps) SHADOW SQUAD Charlie Atkinson (Wasps, uncapped) Ali Crossdale (Saracens, uncapped) Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby, 3 caps) Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 17 caps) George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 3 caps) Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, uncapped) Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 54 caps) Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 4 caps) George Martin (Leicester Tigers, uncapped) Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, uncapped) Jacob Umaga (Wasps, uncapped) Jack Willis (Wasps, 2 caps) The shadow squad will remain with their clubs but will be part of the same testing protocols as the tournament squad meaning they can easily be called up should they be required.

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Bristol news Eddie Jones explains why he has called up Bears star Harry Randall MetiNews.Com


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Bristol news Eddie Jones explains why he has called up Bears star Harry Randall MetiNews.Com


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