5 England Saxons Eddie Jones must look at

5 England Saxons Eddie Jones must look at

Fresh from leading England Saxons to a 2-0 series win in South Africa, head coach Ali Hepher believes a number of his players are almost ready to step up to senior International rugby.
Here are six players we think should definitely be in Eddie Jones thinking…

Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs) 
The forward was very lively in both Tests.

Although the Exeter Chiefs man has a lot of work to do, there’s obviously a lot of talent there and based on those two performances it won’t be long before he is putting pressure on the guys in the senior squad.

Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby) 
Saxons skipper Dave Attwood proved himself to be an exceptional leader during the tour.

His leadership was outstanding, getting the very best out of teammates, while his own play though rugged was as usual very good.

The 29-year-old lock certainly pushed his hand up for senior selection though second-row is an area where Eddie Jones senior side is currently strongest.

Matt Kvesic (Gloucester) 
Having wreaked havoc at the breakdown in their opening 32-24 victory in Bloemfotein, the Gloucester flanker was at his best once again in the second match.

The Cherry and Whites back-rower has been one of the most consistent players in the Aviva Premiership for two years now and must be close to another senior call-up having won three caps thus far.

Danny Cipriani (Wasps) 
The Wasps number 10 has always been renowned as a fantastic talent but in South Africa he demonstrated his ability to lead a team with his communication and organisation being paramount to the Saxons success.

He also kicked really well, both tactically and at goal. The 28-year-old has stiff competition from Owen Farrell and George Ford but he certainly did himself no harm on the tour.

Dan Robson (Wasps)
The scrum-half was able to read the game well and when he get’s one-on-one his acceleration and quickstep is probably the best No.9 in the country. It was good to see him playing heads-up rugby in behind defences.


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