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    Eddie Jones has compared Tom Wood to Samson after recalling the Northampton flanker for Englands autumn series. Andrew Ladd Jersey .Wood makes his first appearance in a national squad since being jettisoned after last years failed World Cup, profiting from the injury crisis that has seen six players ruled out of contention at openside.The 29-year-olds international career appeared to be over after revealing in January that Jones had told him he was distinctly average and lacked the world-class work-rate demanded of a six.Jones has revised his opinion of the Northampton captain due to his recent form and jokes that his resurrection has coincided with the hirsute makeover that evokes the image of Samson, the Biblical figure whose power was tied to his hair.It might be the long hair and the beard. He might be like Samson - gets stronger with the long hair and the beard, Jones said. Ive been really impressed with his work-rate. Ive been in contact with him to do certain things and hes done that. Hell certainly be in contention.While Wood is an option at openside, Jones hinted that it is his Northampton team-mate Teimana Harrison who is arguing the most convincing case for selection.James Haskell, Jack Clifford, Sam Jones, Mike Williams and Maro Itoje have been removed from contention, leaving England to examine their sixth-choice options in a position that has been problematic since the break-up of the 2003 World Cup-winning team.Harrison was replaced 31 minutes into the third Test against Australia in June for failing to bring enough physicality to the back row and Jones last month appeared to remove him from contention, stating he is unsuitable at this stage in his career, but he has since been encouraged by his recent revival at Saints.I was very impressed with Harrison last week. In a Northampton side that didnt do so well, that was the best performance Ive seen from a number seven in a Premiership team, he said.Chris Robshaw could be reinstated at seven, but blindside flanker is still viewed as his most natural home.Its always an option. Hes still got that six-and-a-half jersey tucked away, Jones said. Hes moved from six to six-and-a-half, so another half point to seven isnt really going to matter. At this stage hes still seen as our best six.Three of the 10 players ruled out of the entire autumn programme that is launched against South Africa on November 12 were injured at last months training camp in Brighton.Wings Anthony Watson and Jack Nowell and flanker Jones were removed from consideration, leading to criticism of the intensity of Englands spell on the south coast.On Sunday the 33-man squad depart for a week of warm weather training in Portugal and Jones has no intention of adjusting his methods.Well theres nothing to change. We want to train with intensity and injuries are part of rugby, Jones said. No one likes to see players get injured but were playing South Africa so we need to train with intensity to beat them. We havent beaten them since 2006.History shows that when youre preparing for a World Cup you need depth down to four and five in all positions. Stephen Donald was out whitebaiting and then kicked the winning goal in a World Cup final for New Zealand wearing a jersey that was too small. Thats the sort of depth you need.You never like to see players get injured but it presents opportunities for other guys to come forward. Jaroslav Halak Jersey . Westbrook has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee — the third operation on the knee in nine months. Discount Islanders Jerseys . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. . -- Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL. Despite the hundreds of millions of dollars spent by a growing number of Chinese Super League clubs in 2016, Guangzhou Evergrande continues to dominate, winning a sixth straight title on Sunday.Luiz Felipe Scolari made it two championships since arriving in June 2015 as the club was held 1-1 by Yanbian Funde but moved seven points clear of Jiangsu Suning in second with two games remaining.Guangzhou has dominated most of the season, helped by Brazilian internationals Paulinho, who scored against Yanbian, and Ricardo Goulart, the leagues leading scorer, as well as a number of top Chinese players.Guangzhou are a worthy champion for sure, Mads Davidsen, assistant coach at fourth-placed Shanghai SIPG, told The Associated Press. This is the sixth title in a row, so no doubt they are still the strongest team in China.Despite the dominance, the signs are promising for the Chinese Super League. The overall average attendance is set to finish close to the 25,000 mark this season, up from just over 22,000 in 2015. Once again, it is the highest in Asia,The fever here for football is something I have not seen before, Choi Yong-soo, the South Korean coach of Jiangsu, was quoted as saying by FIFA. The stadium and the fans, its all huge.Chinese clubs such as Guangzhou, Jiangsu, Shanghai SIPG and Hebei CFFC spent over $400 million in the winter transfer window on stars such as Alex Teixeira, Ramires, Jackson Martinez and Ezequiel Lavezzi. In the summer, Shanghai spent more than $60 million on Brazilian striker Hulk.Choi believes that all the investment will make a difference.The infrastructure is well-established and the management system of the club is well-organized, he said. They essentially have laid out the groundwork for further growth. It is an indisputable fact that Chinese football is developing at an unprecedented pace.The season also saw a number of prominent foreign coaches depart and arrive. Former AC Milan and Juventus boss Alberto Zaccheroni and ex-Brazil head coach Mano Menezes were fired in the first half of the seasoon by Beijing Guoan and Shandong Luneng, respectively. Johnny Boychuk Jersey. Menezes was replaced by former Bayern Munich boss Felix Magath, while ex-Real Madrid and Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini took over Hebei CFFC in August.Scolari, who has lost just three league games in his time in China, is one of three coaches in the running to be named Chinese Super League coach of the year, along with Spaniard Gregorio Manzano of Shanghai Shenhua and Henan Jianyes Jia Xiuquan.I want to say thank you to the players for their efforts and the fans for supporting us so well, said Scolari. This win was not easy. The league is getting tougher all the time and so it is very satisfactory to win the title once again.Davidsen agrees that standards are rising. We now have six or seven quite equal teams as Jiangsu, Shenhua and Hebei has stepped up this season, said the Dane, adding that big-spending Tianjin, promoted from the second tier with coach Fabio Cannavaro, will continue to invest in the top tier ahead of 2017. Tianjin will probably finish in the top half as they have massive finances.Scolari is expected to leave Guangzhou at the end of the season though the Brazilian refused to comment on his future on Sunday. Marcello Lippi, who led Guangzhou to three championships from 2012 to 2014, had been set to return before it was announced on Saturday that the Italian had been appointed as the national team head coach.The appointment was warmly received as an up-and-down year for the national team enters its final weeks. In March, China made the third round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup for the first time since 2002. One point from the first four games in Group A triggered the resignation of Gao Hongbo on Oct. 11.Lippi will take control of China for the first time against Qatar on Nov. 15. His first activity as the national team boss was to go and watch former club Guangzhou secure yet another title. Jerseys NFL China Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
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