England have pinned their hopes on the ‘kamikaze kids’ providing the missing piece in their World Cup jigsaw. Team boss has Eddie Jones responded to England’s loss to Wales by unleashing openside duo Sam Underhill and Tom Curry on Ireland at Twickenham tomorrow. “They are like the kamikaze kids those two,” he warned. “They hit everything that moves! Playing two guys who are pretty good at the breakdown might give us an advantage in that area.” The pair were selected to start against the Welsh at Twickenham a fortnight ago only for Underhill to pick up a knock and have to pull out. Slammin’ Sam was told of his selection as he finished a 1,000-piece jigsaw detailing great British figures in history; Curry, while recovering from sleepwalking into a television set. But both have been passed fit to get stuck into the Irish with Jones reckoning a change to the way refs have interpreted the breakdown this summer will play into their hands. “There is a lot more contest in the breakdown,” said the Australian, who has also picked playmakers Owen Farrell and George Ford together for the first time in 14 months. “The tackler is being allowed to stay… Read full this story
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