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Ed­die Jones ex­pects a large con­tin­gent from Eng­land to make the Bri­tish and Ir­ish Lions squad for next year’s tour of New Zealand. Eng­land have en­joyed plenty of suc­cess un­der Jones, win­ning the Six Na­tions and se­cur­ing a thump­ing 3-0 se­ries win in Aus­tralia. They next face Tests against South Africa, Fiji, Ar­gentina and Aus­tralia in Novem­ber and Jones ex­pects his play­ers and coaches to force their way into War­ren Gat­land’s Lions squad. “I would be dis­ap­pointed if we did not get at least 15 play­ers on the Lions tour and hope­fully get one or two of our coaches on the coach­ing staff,” said Jones. “That is ul­ti­mately War­ren’s de­ci­sion, but if we do a good job - par­tic­u­larly in the Novem­ber Tests and Six Na­tions - then we should be re­warded with at least 15 spots.”

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