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Will Greenwood believes George Ford is still in pole position to start at No 10 for England against Australia on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. Ford has been Eddie Jones first-choice fly-half for his six Tests as head coach, but the 23-year-old performed poorly with the boot during Englands 27-13 win over Wales, missing six of his seven attempts at goal. The Bath No 10 faced booing and ironic cheers from the Twickenham crowd when he managed to convert Jack Cliffords try just after half-time, resulting in calls for him to be replaced by Owen Farrell.Jones has used Farrell at inside centre and Greenwood believes the Australian will remain loyal to the side that secured Englands first Grand Slam title since 2003.I think George Ford will still be in pole position in terms of Eddie Jones, Greenwood told Sky Sports News HQ.I am a big fan of George Ford, the crowd of course will look to his kicking stats - but dont worry about them. Farrell will step up and nail five out of six, but Jones is trying to find that balance and fluidity to his backline that is not quite there. Luther Burrell is getting back to his best Although they scored five tries against Wales, it was a bit clunky and needs a bit of WD40. If Jones does not go with Ford, then he will have Farrell at No 10 and move Luther Burrell straight into the inside centre slot.But I dont envisage many changes - Jones is not afraid of pulling rabbits out of hats but he is enormously loyal to the players who do him proud and pull off the big wins. Englands new coach Glen Ella is impressed with the team as they prepare for the tour of Australia You suspect that the team that won the Grand Slam in Paris may just get first dibs in Brisbane against those pesky Australians.Confidence boostGreenwood believes England will be the most confident side out of the three home nations heading to the southern hemisphere this summer with Wales travelling to New Zealand and Ireland to South Africa. Its a massive Saturday for most of the home nations sides, said Greenwood.First up we will be in Auckland - I will have Sean Fitzpatrick on one side and Scott Quinnell on the other and Wales will be trying to do something that they have never ever done before - which is win in new Zealand. Wales have only beaten New Zealand once and that was way back in 1953.Straight after that, we head over to Brisbane where we could see another first. England may have won in Australia before but never in Brisbane - their record is played four and lost four. Then in the afternoon, Ireland take on South Africa.Go back five or six months to the World Cup where New Zealand won it, Australia came second and South Africa came third so it is an enormous challenge. In the meantime, they have had a long break while the home nations have fought and scrapped amongst themselves to be top dog. England came out on top and are Grand Slam champions but the acid test, the barometer of how far all these sides have come comes on Saturday.He added: England are probably the most confident of all three heading to Australia.Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has not called upon the likes of Matt Giteau, Dre Mitchell, Matt Toomua and Adam Ashley Cooper. So four to five of their World Cup final back-line are not available.I would not say that an unbeaten England under Eddie Jones tenure will be over confident, but they will be confident starting the series well at an amazing stadium.Building momentum Highlights of Englands 27-13 win over Wales at Twickenham Jones has admitted Englands hopes of completing a series victory over Australia hinge on the outcome of that first Test at the Suncorp Stadium, and Greenwood agrees.If you go 1-0 down, you can still come back and win the series but its like Andy Murray going down to Novak Djokovic at the French Open - once you go down two sets to one, then you know you have to win the next two against a guy who hardly loses one set, never mind two.Australia very rarely lose two Tests on the spin at home so if you lose the first Test, then you are snookered a fraction. If you get off to a good start, then you are in good shape to go on and nail the series.It should be a cracking series and a good chance to see if the gaping chasm between the southern hemisphere and northern hemisphere has got bigger, or are we a little bit closer.Watch New Zealand v Wales, 8am, Sat, Sky Sports 1 HD followed by Australia v England, 11am, Sat, Sky Sports 1 HD and South Africa v Ireland 3.30pm, Sat, Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the Tests for £6.99 with a NOW TV day pass. Also See: Jones: First Test key to win Cheika: Forget wind-ups, Eddie Follow @SkySportsRugby Slipper up for scrum battle Ryan Switzer Youth Jersey . The 24-year-old right winger has one assist in nine games this season with the Sabres. In his career, he has three goals and six assists in 43 NHL games. Chidobe Awuzie Youth Jersey . Price was hurt at the start of Wednesdays practice after facing just one shot as the team worked on their power play. 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The Thornhill, Ont., native, who is ranked 11th in the world, said hed hoped he would be ready when Canada begins its World Group first-round tie against Japan in Tokyo on Friday.DENVER - This time, the Denver Nuggets didnt let the Phoenix Suns run free up and down the court.Arron Afflalo led seven Nuggets in double figures with 22 points, and Denvers defence stiffened in a 122-97 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.Timofey Mozgov added 13 points as the Nuggets snapped a five-game losing streak to the Suns, who took the first of their home and home series on Wednesday after sweeping four meetings between the teams last season.Eric Bledsoe had 16 points to lead Phoenix, which had an off night shooting in the face of Denvers defensive pressure. The Suns connected on 38.8 per cent of their shots from the field after hitting 51.1 per cent in its runaway 120-112 win two nights ago.Flat out, defence was the difference, said J.J. Hickson, who had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. I think we got back and made them play in the half court. We challenged a lot of their shots and we made it tough on them.Goran Dragic said the Nuggets took the Suns out of their rhythm.They were more active, Dragic said. They were more dominant in defence and offensive rebounds. Early in the game, we couldnt make a shot and they were making everything.Helped by their deep rotation and dominance on the boards (Denver outrebounded Phoenix 58-34), the Nuggets opened a 66-47 halftime lead, piling up the most points in a half by a Suns opponent this season.Leading 77-57, the Nuggets stretched their advantage tto 88-59 with 5:11 left in the third quarter behind an 11-2 run that included 3-pointers by Wilson Chandler and Afflalo.ddddddddddddDenver took a 99-70 lead into the final period.The Suns put together an 8-0 burst, capped by a dunk from Archie Goodwin to pull to 101-80 early in the fourth quarter but Denver gradually pulled away again. Danilo Gallinaris 3-pointer with 6:18 left to play put the Nuggets in front by 25 points.Defence wins games and we all know that, Gallinari said. We have to keep this formula that we have going, which is keeping teams under 100 points.The Nuggets improved to 6-0 this season when holding their opponents under 100 points.TIP INSSuns: Isaiah Thomas, the teams leading scorer, missed the game with a right ankle contusion. ... The 122 points by the Nuggets was the most by a Suns opponent this season, surpassing the 120 points Phoenix gave up to the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 15. ... Phoenix made eight of its 23 3-point attempts, snapping a string of four consecutive games in which it had made at least 12 3-pointers.Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari resumed his place in the Nuggets rotation after missing the second half of Wednesdays game at Phoenix with left knee soreness. ... Denver had its season high in points against Phoenix, eclipsing the 117 it had against New Orleans. ... Denver had 10 steals in a game for the fourth time this season.UP NEXTSuns: Host Orlando on Sunday.Nuggets: at Utah on Monday. 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