RUTH­LESS JONES DITCHES KRUIS

Daily Star - - Sports - By PETE SAM­SON

GE­ORGE KRUIS last night paid the price for Eng­land’s poor dis­play against Ar­gentina when he was axed by coach Ed­die Jones.

The Lions sec­ond-row for­ward was cut from the squad to play Aus­tralia at Twick­en­ham on Satur­day and sent back to club side Sara­cens.

That paves the way for a re­call for the rested Maro Itoje, al­though Joe Launch­bury could step up from the bench or Bath’s Char­lie Ewels might be se­lected.

Owen Far­rell also looks poised to re­turn af­ter a rest fol­low­ing a three-week sus­pen­sion, send­ing Ellis Genge back to Le­ices­ter.

Jonny May is also set to fea­ture against the Aussies af­ter shak­ing off a ham­string is­sue as an­other boost for a side that strug­gled to beat the Ar­gies 21-8.

Le­ices­ter club­mate Ge­orge Ford wel­comed back May and hopes he will an­noy the Aussies as much as he used to in­fu­ri­ate him as a very tem­po­rary tenant.

Ford said: “It was hard work hav­ing him be­cause he is so high main­te­nance. He’s such a nice guy but I had to kick him out af­ter three weeks, oth­er­wise our friend­ship would have de­te­ri­o­rated.

“If you spend all day with him at train­ing, when you come home you just want to re­lax and chill out but he’s just non-stop.

“I don’t think he knows what he’s do­ing half the time on the pitch but he’s an ath­lete and so quick and strong and he knows where the try line is.

“It’s not by chance he’s been scor­ing tries nearly ev­ery week, he’s in the right place at the right time and he works in­cred­i­bly hard on be­ing pro­fes­sional and get­ting quicker.” WALES have been hit with the shat­ter­ing news that out­side cen­tre Jonathan Davies needs foot surgery and will be out for six months.

He will miss the rest of Wales’ au­tumn Tests against Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa and next year’s Six Na­tions Cham­pi­onship.

As­sis­tant coach Shaun Ed­wards said: “He is prob­a­bly the form 13 in world rugby. He is a mas­sive loss, there is no doubt about that.”

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