The Gallagher Premiership is back with a bang. The fan-filled stadiums also added to the thrill and emotion of the return of the English top flight.
Over 250 points were scored, and only Bristol Bears failed to score a try during the opening weekend of the Gallagher Premiership.
Considering this is the first game of the season, a lot of poor performances can be attributed to lack of match fitness. At times, players just have bad games, which is completely understandable.
However, having a strong start to the season is every player’s aim. Certain players who were not able to do well during the opening weekend have been ranked on this list:
#1. Josh Hodge (Exeter Chiefs)
- Age: 21
- Position: Fullback
- Honours: England U20s
- Rating: 5/10 from The Rugby Paper
He’s an exciting player to watch but had a dog’s dinner performance against Leicester. Hodge is an exciting attacking talent with all the flair in the world – but he needs to improve his shambolic defending and get the basics right. There is no chance of an England call-up right now when you compare his form with the likes of Freddie Steward and George Furbank.
DID YOU KNOW? Hodge came from South Cumbria where he represented Sedbergh School in the starting XV to win the 2017 Daily Mail Trophy