5 potential bolters for 2023 Rugby World Cup - Ruck

5 potential bolters for 2023 Rugby World Cup

Eddie Jones has spoken frequently of his desire to uncover a World Cup bolter, England’s equivalent of Nehe Milner-Skudder, who broke into the New Zealand team in 2015 and scored in the final against Australia.

Here are five talented players who could put their hand up for selection between now and when the World Cup kicks off next September in France.

#1. Henry Arundell (London Irish)

  • Age: 19
  • Position: Fullback/Winger

Mike Brown wrote: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing when Henry Arundell ripped apart the Toulon defence last week. It was like watching Christian Cullen, who was one of the best players to pull on the All Blacks jersey.

“There’s so much natural ability there. What’s so impressive is the way Arundell swerved at top speed, threw in some footwork, dropped his speed to almost a standstill and then went again. 

“His deceleration and quick acceleration back to top speed is really impressive.”

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