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24
May
2016

England Rugby Training Camp – Brighton College

Eddie Jones took the England Rigby Team to Brighton College for a short training camp.

England Rugby held their 3 day rugby training camp at Brighton College’s Eastern Road facility, where Eddie Jones plotted Japan’s 2015 Rugby World Cup defeat of South Africa. Eddie explains "the playing surface is outstanding and the hotel in Brighton Marina is only a 10 minute drive from (the College’s pitches), so it makes for a good, short training camp.”

 

 England Rugby squad enjoy the fantastic backdrop of their training venue ....

The camp gave the England Head Coach and his team a chance to assess the players' fitness & sharpness and to remind everyone how England wanted to play the game. For the fringe players, it was an opportunity to stake their claim for a tour berth. 

Eddie outlined the purpose of the camp to the players first thing by telling them it was "to finalise selection, so the borderline guys have got a chance to put their best foot forward; an opportunity to re-learn the English identity, how we want to play; and thirdly there is a physical gap between us and the Australians and we have to bridge that by the way we train. If we keep training like that for the next 3 weeks, by the time we get to Brisbane, we’ll be right in the faces of the Australians and be ready to go.”  Eddie Jones knows the intensity of the Wales and Australia tests will be very high with “plenty of big collisions”.

 

 "the playing surface is outstanding ...."

The camp was a mixture of working hard and then getting to know each other off the pitch.  The players have spent the last few months at their clubs so Eddie realises the importance of allowing the group to reacquaint themselves with each other, creating that team spirit. It was a “good mixture of hard work and getting the team environment right”.

 

 Eddie Jones gets the chance to meet the Brightin College team ....

For the boys of Brighton College, it was also a great opportunity to mix in with the England players. England's number 10, George Ford, spent some time with Brighton College’s England U17 number 10, Marcus Smith, for instance.

 

 Marcus Smith explains to George Ford how things should be done ..... 

Nick Buoy, Brighton College’s Director of Rugby said: "We are incredibly excited and honoured to host the England rugby team at Brighton College. This is the third time Eddie Jones has visited us at the school in a year which is a great compliment to our staff and facilities.”

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