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England use drone technology in training for first time

Published 22/11/2016

Eddie Jones' preparations for England to face Argentina on Saturday included using a drone
Eddie Jones' preparations for England to face Argentina on Saturday included using a drone

England have used drone technology in training for the first time in an attempt to maximise the benefits gained from the sessions at their Surrey base.

A Spider drone was seen hovering 100ft in the air on Tuesday afternoon as the squad continued preparations for Saturday's autumn showdown with Argentina at Twickenham.

Among the focuses for the machine was a live scrummaging session overseen by assistant coach Neal Hatley.

"The drone's fantastic for us. It's another piece of technology that just helps us accelerate the programme," head coach Eddie Jones said.

"It allows us to have another piece of vision that sees how well we work off the ball and in rugby work off the ball is just so important."

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