England coach plans trip to Tbilisi for training camp with Georgia during the Six Nation
23 January, 2018
England coach plans trip to Tbilisi for training camp with Georgia during the Six Nation
England’s national rugby team head coach Eddie Jones is thinking about flying his squad to Tbilisi for a training session with Georgia. According to the British newspaper The Telegraph, he plans a trip midway through the Six Nations Championship which starts at the beginning of February. England coach plans fearsome training battle in Tbilisi during Six Nations to test forwards against world’s finest scrummagers. Jones thinks a training session against Georgia in Tbilisi would benefit
his squad.
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Eddie Jones leads his team during the England training session

The Six Nations Championship is a yearly tournament between the six rugby national teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. England was champion in 2016 and 2017. If the team will succeed again this year, they would be the first country to win three titles in a row.
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Georgian national rugby team

Eddie Jones considers to fly to Tbilisi either in the week following the match against Wales on Feb 10 or the match against Scotland on Feb 24. “Tbilisi is a nice place at this time of year“, he said, according to The Telegraph. “We are 100 per cent (looking at a trip to Georgia). Tbilisi is cold, it has a great red wine. It’s fantastic. And the meat is good – and good Roman bars.“
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Georgian team celebrating victory

As The Telegraph writes the England head coach is also thinking about training sessions against Wales, Scotland and Italy: “We are planning what we are going to do. We have a good relationship with Scotland, Wales, don’t know about Ireland – too far to go Ireland – and Georgia, so there’s potential. And Italy.”
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They have the strongest pack in the world. Their babies are born with beards! - Eddie Jones

The flight from London to Georgia takes over six hours and the players would have to acclimatize to a four-hour time difference. However, Eddie Jones seems to be determined to use the championship to recreate the travel and logistical challenges that his squad might face at the World Cup in Japan next year. He also wants to improve the intensity of their training sessions,The Telegraph reports: “They (Georgia) have a massive scrum,” he said. “They have the strongest pack in the world. Their babies are born with beards! To improve our training that is one thing we are looking at it, who can we get a higher quality of opposition.”
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Wales against Scotland kicks off the 2018 edition of the Six Nations Championship on Feb 3. England starts the tournament with a trip to Rome, its first opponent being Italy on Feb 4.

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