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22.02.2019 03:45
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Eddie Jones has had a whirlwind start to his tenure as England coach. Three wins from three games, a self-imposed media ban, and the selection of a captain who missed the World Cup after head-butting a current England team-mate. Its unpredictable and a far cry from the measured Stuart Lancaster, but even if its refreshing, its easy to see why his actions have been met with trepidation by some of the Twickenham faithful.However, those concerns arent shared by fly-half George Ford. The Bath man is enjoying life with live-wire Jones at the helm, with particular appreciation for how frank the Australian is with his players. He fills the lads with great confidence, Ford told Sky Sports. He wants to play the game in an attacking style. He wants to go at teams and a lot of the lads have responded brilliantly to that.Hes very honest with feedback he gives you on what you need to do in a game and what he expects of you, but he also makes the weeks and days of training very enjoyable at the same time. Within rugby youre always going to get on with some people more than you do with others, but to have that relationship and to respect your team-mate and want to go out there and win, and do as well as you can for every single team-mate, is important to me. George Ford I think the honesty has made a huge difference because you understand where you stand, you understand what you need to do, what you need to get better at, and you can go away and work at it.Jones frankness is rooted in his desire to improve his current stock. Soon after arriving in England he swept through the country to watch a host of Premiership matches, and his comments upon assembling his first England squad was that England simply lacked world-class players.The key, Jones said, was helping his players understand their own potential to help them become world class.Thats all a player wants, said Ford. Some honest feedback on their game and what they can do to get better.One aspect on which Jones will be continually judged - largely against his wishes - is Englands style of play. After the Lancaster era of pragmatism, there was hope that Jones would introduce a free-flowing game to Twickenham. Former Wales International Jonathan Thomas joins James Gemmell on Rugby Club Agenda to share his thoughts on how Wales should match up against England The Australian has moved to temper the expectation of the England fans, with reminders of how much time hes had with the team and how important the basics are, and the latter is a sentiment shared by Ford. A lot of people are saying that were playing a lot more expansive and free but were under no illusions that the foundations of our game have got to come first.That, first and foremost, comes from having a strong set-piece and dominance there. I think the boys in the forwards have done great with the lineout and scrum.On top of that, looking after the breakdown as well in terms of attack and trying to get quick ball.From there you can go at teams and hopefully put teams under a bit of pressure and trouble, and score some tries. Ford is enjoying playing alongside Owen Farrell Spearheading the front-foot attack will be Ford and his backline troops, and the 22-year-old is grateful to have a familiar face next to him.During the latter stages of Lancasters time there was plenty of debate around who should start at fly-half between Ford and Owen Farrell. Rather than separating the two, Jones has opted to play both, utilising the play-makers in the 10 and 12 positions - and its a combination Ford is enjoying.Weve only played three full games together; I think theres more to come. Its great to have that similar mind-set as a 10 outside of you on the pitch.We pretty much think about the game similarly, we want to drive the team in a particular way and to have the conversations with him and have someone like him outside you as a 10 is great, so were looking forward to carrying that on. Jones says Wales are a step up from their previous Six Nations opponents. In a recent Real Madrid press conference, footballer Christiano Ronaldo rubbished the idea that players need to be on good terms with each other in order to play well together, but Ford says the understanding he has with Farrell and the rest of his England team-mates is vital to him.It always helps if youre good mates and you have a good relationship with all your team-mates, to be honest.Within rugby youre always going to get on with some people more than you do with others, but to have that relationship and to respect your team-mate and want to go out there and win, and do as well as you can for every single team-mate, is important to me. Danny Care (left) and Ben Youngs are supportive of each others claim for a starting place, says Ford Fords belief is that the player relationships have been strengthened by the honesty of Jones, and that individuals have become more supportive of their jersey rivals in the wake of transparent feedback.One example of the healthy competition for a starting place is the one between Danny Care and Ben Youngs. Both are looking to cement their place in the No 9 jersey, but Ford says their mutual respect for one another benefits the pair.Both are brilliant. Theyre threats themselves; they know when to speed the game up and when to slow it down a little bit.Theyre really good mates as well, they get on really well.Obviously theyre both very ambitious and determined and want to start, but they fully respect when one or the other is starting and back him 100 per cent. Ford, Elliot Daly and Dan Cole apperaed at Oldfield Old Boys RFC as part of the NatWest RugbyForce Throughout the Six Nations, Jones has maintained that he wants to be judged on the teams results in three years time rather that this year, giving himself a window to bring about the changes necessary to turn England into a world-beating team.For Ford and the rest of the England squad there is no reminder needed of how patient they need to be in order to stake their claim as the best in the game, there is an understanding that those changes will take time.As players we take each session to try and become a better player, we dont really focus on anything too far in the future.We just want to focus on the here and now and understand the areas of our games we need to work on.Wherever that takes us in the future, it takes us, but we just want to train as well as we can and look to get better every day.England Rugby Union players George Ford, Elliot Daly and Dan Cole were appearing at Oldfield Old Boys RFC, Bath as a part of the NatWest RugbyForce, an initiative that supports grassroots rugby. 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Open champion Justin Rose birdied the first hole with a blind shot he hit to a foot of the pin, and he stayed in front Tuesday until he completed a 4-under 67 for a two-shot lead over Jason Dufner in PGA Grand Slam of Golf. NEW YORK -- Four years ago, an unexpected guest crashed a celebration in Manhattan so he could hang out with U.S. Olympians who were on their way to the London Games.The guest: Donald Trump.The president-elect, who also carried the torch in the lead-up to the Athens Games, has been a longtime sports fan and admirer of the Olympics. He also likes winning, which is what has attracted him, over the years, to a U.S. team that routinely dominates the medals.It would be no stretch then to imagine Trump as a natural supporter of the effort to bring the Olympics back to Los Angeles in 2024.But Olympic bidding is a contest decided more by secret handshakes than a scoreboard. Though it claims to be above politics, the International Olympic Committee is teeming with them -- and many of its 98 members factor in geopolitical considerations when deciding which city to entrust with their most sacred and valuable property, the Olympic Games.No surprise then that Trumps election sent a ripple through Los Angeles bid leaders. They recognize that if the United States is viewed as an unsteady player on the global stage when the games are awarded next September, it will give IOC members -- not historically a pro-American group anyway -- one more reason to favor Paris or Budapest over LA.We just finished our presidential election and some of you may question Americas commitment to its founding principles, American sprinter Allyson Felix told IOC members last week at a Los Angeles bid presentation. I have one message for you: Please dont doubt us. Americas diversity is our greatest strength.The U.S. government will not bankroll an LA Olympics, which makes it more of a side player when it comes to bidding.But every bid needs some amount of buy-in from the top, and for a long time, a direct appeal from a head of state was thought to be a key way to bolster a bid. Convinced this was the case, President Barack Obama flew to the IOCs final bid meeting in Copenhagen in 2009 to support Chicago in its attempt to land the 2016 Olympics. He got burned when his home city was the first one eliminated in the voting.Reflecting on that last month, Obama told New York Magazine, I think weve learned that the IOCs decisions are similar to FIFAs decisions: a little bit cooked.ddddddddddddTrump has no apparent baggage with the IOC, and, in fact, an IOC member -- American hockey player Angela Ruggiero -- is one of a handful of Olympians to appear on Trumps reality TV show The Apprentice back in the day. She got fired.But if theres any real fence-mending to be done, it might be between Trump and the LA bid itself.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a Democrat with ties to Hillary Clinton, said over the summer that a Trump victory could turn off voters.I think for some of the IOC members, they would say, `Wait a second, can we go to a country like that, where weve heard things that we take offense to? Garcetti said.Trump won, and operatives in the LA bid have had what theyve described as preliminary discussions with the incoming administration. They have not offered details.Assuming Trump doesnt impede LAs progress, the IOC could be faced with a choice between two leaders whose populist, nationalist messages have won over voters, while causing some international discomfort: LAs biggest challenger is Paris, and French polling shows far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has a reasonable chance in that countrys election next spring. (Budapest, meanwhile, is considered a long shot.)In considering how much weight to throw behind the Olympic bid, Trump will have to decide which vision of the movement he believes in more.The IOC, after all, has been long been portrayed as an of out-of-touch, privileged group of backroom deal-cutters not all that different from the swamp of overpaid lobbyists and career politicians that Trump said he wants to drain out of Washington.But for a candidate who won by promising to Make America Great Again, the chance to surround himself with a group of red-white-and-blue winners and bring the Summer Games back to U.S. soil for the first time since 1996 might seem like too good an opportunity to turn down.---Follow Eddie Pells on Twitter at ' ' '

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