Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Joe Dropped, but Still Has World Cup Chance

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Joe Dropped, but Still Has World Cup Chance

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EDDIE Jones has hinted that Joe Cokanasiga will be part of England's World Cup squad despite dropping the rookie wing for the climax to the Guinness Six Nations against Scotland.

A week after being compared to Jonah Lomu by Sir Clive Woodward in response to a bulldozing man-of-the-match display against Italy, Cokanasiga is unable to even secure a place on the bench.

Taking the Fijian-born giant's place on the right wing is Jack Nowell, who has recovered from a shoulder stinger injury, while Ben Te'o is present as replacement three-quarter cover.

Jones explained the shock selection by revealing he has a plan based on the summer's four World Cup warm-up Tests that will develop the 21-year-old in time for Japan 2019.

"Joe's a good, young player and we're looking after him. …

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