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5 England players to return for Steve Borthwick after missing Jones final demise

#4. Sam Underhill

nderhill has developed into a world-class back rower at Bath Rugby.

He came on to the scene at 17 featuring a couple of times for Gloucester before switching to Ospreys where he firmly introduced himself with Wales and England vying for his international commitment. 

Born in USA, Underhill did captain England at Under-18 level and moved to Bath Rugby in 2017, making his full international debut in Argentina following on from a non-cap appearance against the Barbarians.

A powerful and destructive forward, the flanker is player who has a huge influence with his leadership and is a menace over the ball. 

Underhill was a key in England’s run to the 2019 Rugby World Cup final and has been a consistent performer for the Blue, Black and Whites, surpassing 50 appearances for the club in 2021.

Sam Underhill of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on 20 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

#5. Ollie Lawrence

Lawrence joined Bath Rugby in October 2022 originally as short-term injury dispensation cover before committing his long-term future to the club.

The centre started his career in the Worcester Warriors Academy aged 14 and rose through the ranks, debuting for the first team in 2017 with a try in the Anglo-Welsh Cup against Sale Sharks.

He received his first England call-up shortly after starring for his country’s Under-18s and Under-20s in 2018, earning his first full cap in 2020 as Eddie Jones’ side won the Covid-delayed Six Nations.

Lawrence’s first international try came in the summer of 2021 against USA.

Ollie Lawrence
Ollie Lawrence of England Rugby during the Autumn Nations Cup match between England and Georgia at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on November 14 2020. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK