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A brutal battle for survival - what an Eddie Jones training session is really like

Danny Care does a sprint drill in England training - A brutal battle for survival - what an Eddie Jones training session is really like
Danny Care is hoping that his latest injury setback is not serious enough to take him off England's standby list Credit: getty images

Eddie Jones was very clear from day one that this World Cup will be won by the fittest team. Going into the last tournament four years ago, we did a training camp in Denver that I thought was the worst thing ever. Little did I know that training under Eddie would be even more brutal. The sessions are shorter, but a lot sharper. A lot of the time it is just about survival.

He was one of the first coaches to raise the intensity of training beyond what it would be in the game. A lot of time is spent on the analysis of metres per minute, how hard you are working and your explosive sprint distances, which is when you are running...

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