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The British and Irish Lions will be strong in New Zealand next year, with Eddie Jones English stars leading the way, says Fran Cotton. [url=]Cheap Bills Jerseys Authentic[/url] . Former England captain, Cotton, went on three Lions tours as a player, and was tour manager in South Africa in 1997.He spent nine years working in a number of roles with the Rugby Football Union, and has just been made chairman of Sale Sharks, who he expects to provide several players to England. Cotton says he has been hugely impressed by England since Jones took over - the Aussie has won his first nine matches in charge, incorporating a Six Nations Grand Slam, a friendly win over Wales and a 3-0 series sweep in Australia. Fran Cotton has been appointed the new chairman of Sale It was absolutely fantastic to win the Six Nations, Cotton told Sky Sports News HQ. It is even more impressive to go to Australia and win three Tests. Its easy to go there and win one - but to win three? That is some achievement.England are in a good place. We won in Australia, the U20s won the World Cup. The Saxons beat their counterparts in South Africa. English rugby is in a good place at the moment.Where Eddie has been good is his selection has been spot on and consistent. Hes not afraid of making major decisions, in selection and in games. He exudes confidence all the time and that translates to the players. Dan Lydiate of the Lions runs with the ball in the second Test against Australia in 2013 And some talented players are coming through - look at Maro Itoje, at 21, how good is he going to be in four, five years time? We are still some way to go if we are going to for fulfil ambitions of winning the World Cup. But we have made one hell of a start under Eddie Jones.A strong England should mean a strong Lions squad in New Zealand next year. The Lions beat Australia three years ago but taking on the world champions will be a significantly tougher prospect.Next year Im sure every player will be excited. Its a tough tour, looking at the itinerary, said Cotton. I think we have a good chance. We have got a very strong England team. Scotland have improved, Ireland are coming through. We have a good squad - and we will need it. The Lions celebrate a famous series win The midweek games look just as tough. Its a big challenge - but I think we will do well.Will there be any Sharks in the Lions squad?We are certainly hoping so, Cotton added. They have to get into the England squad first and they have to play for Sale - and play well for Sale - first. We have some exciting young players and we will be helping them to do as well as they can. 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The win put the four-time Canadian champion in sole possession of first place with a 5-1 record. What Jones didnt know was the win also gave her a bye into Saturday nights final, where the winner will represent Canada at next years Olympics in Sochi, Russia. "Are we? Are we in the final?" Jones asked after a reporter told her she was a game away from the Olympics. When the answer was yes, the usually cool skip was thrilled. "Oh, I had no idea. Yah. Thats awesome," Jones said, clapping her hands. Jones, whos making her third attempt at playing in an Olympics, is supported by third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer, lead Dawn McEwen and alternate Kirsten Wall. Fellow Winnipegger Chelsea Carey also had the 7,343 fans at MTS Centre cheering as she grabbed second place (4-2) after defeating Val Sweeting of Edmonton 6-4. Ottawas Homan, Sweeting, Ontarios Sherry Middaugh and Heatherr Nodohin from Edmonton share third with 3-3 records. [url=]Cheap Ronald Darby Jersey[/url]. Middaugh beat Renee Sonneberg 7-6, dropping the Grande Prairie, Alta., skip to 1-5. The second- and third-place finishers will play the semifinal Friday night for the chance to face Jones. Homan and Jones met in this years Scotties Tournament of Hearts final and it looked like Homan was going to take the Trials re-match. Jones was leading 3-1 after the fourth end, but Homan scored three to go ahead 4-3 at the break and then stole a point in the sixth after Jones missed a double takeout. But Jones, the 2008 world champion, bounced back in the seventh end, drawing right onto the button for two and a 5-5 tie. With Homan leading 6-5 in the ninth and Jones with the hammer, the veteran was forced to draw for one and give Homan the hammer. However, Homan was heavy with her shot and Jones counted the one for the victory. "We did everything we could. We anticipated the fudge (slow ice) and it just wasnt there," Homan said. "Im really proud of my team. 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