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Eddie Jones keeps England squad together for training

Published 16/02/2016

Eddie Jones has kept his squad together after back-to-back wins
Eddie Jones has kept his squad together after back-to-back wins

Eddie Jones has retained the 23-man England squad which eased past Italy in the Six Nations last Sunday for training in London this week.

The only concern for Jones is Alex Goode, who has sustained a minor ankle injury, so Bath's Ollie Devoto will remain in the squad as injury cover.

Only Sale Sharks forward Josh Beaumont, who was part of the training squad for Rome, will return to his club for this weekend's matches.

Confidence is high in the England camp after Jonathan Joseph's hat-trick steered his side to an encouraging 40-9 win in Rome.

After kicking off their campaign with two wins, Jones is hoping to see more improvement when England face Ireland at Twickenham a week on Saturday.

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