Following Monday’s announcement of England’s 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, all of the players will be attending a special event in Bristol on Tuesday.
The free-of-charge Wear the Rose Live from England sponsor O2 will see the full squad and coaches – and special guest Johnny Wilkinson – spend an afternoon in Lloyds Amphitheatre.
The event, taking place from midday to 7.30pm, will feature live music alongside a variety of carnival stalls and rugby games, manned by the players, with a chance for fans to win prizes.
Jones said: “It’s great to have our supporters and players from the community game at the centre of the Wear the Rose Live event.
“We are highly motivated to win and to inspire the country later this year. To be given the opportunity to spend the afternoon with so many of our fans in Bristol will be great and for us to show our appreciation for all their support before we head to Japan.”
Wilkinson, who won the Rugby World Cup with England in 2003, added: “I know first-hand the difference the power of support can make to a player.
“Wear the Rose Live will show the England Rugby team just how much the nation is behind them, I’m looking forward to attending as a fan and showing the players and coaches my support ahead of Japan.”
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