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Mike Brown Jumps To Eddie Jones's Defence After Training Criticism

Mike Brown Jumps To Eddie Jones's Defence After Training Criticism

Mike Brown has jumped to the defence of England coach Eddie Jones as criticism of the 58-year-old's training techniques continues.

It was recently revealed that players are more likely to be severely injured during sessions conducted under Eddie Jones' watch. Last year, Bath owner Bruce Craig slammed Jones' approach to training.

"The level of injuries in these training camps is totally unacceptable. What is going on in the camp? There is obviously an issue because of the number of injuries."

However, per Sky Sports, full-back Mike Brown believes it is part and parcel of the modern game.

"England training is probably a bit more intense than club training, but you have to understand that as an international you're a very competitive animal."

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He went on to argue 'accidents happen.'

You're fighting to play for your country, so in every session you want to show what you can do. When every player is training like that - which they have to, to get selected - there might be accidents.

And it's international rugby, so you have to prepare yourself accordingly. You need to have higher intensity. These things happen. The guys at England training are also the most competitive at their clubs and that's why they're striving to be international players.

England open their 2019 campaign with a Six Nations blockbuster derby in Dublin, against Ireland.

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