6 England World Cup hopefuls who impressed this weekend - Ruck

6 England World Cup hopefuls who impressed this weekend

The Premiership weekend witnessed several standout performances by English players who are vying for a call from Steve Borthwick to be part of the upcoming World Cup squad.

Here are six of the most impressive performances that caught the attention:

#1. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby)

In just his seventh appearance for Bath in the 2022/23 season, he burst onto the scene with an electrifying start.

A thunderous carry saw him bulldoze through defenders, gaining over 10 meters with sheer power. His relentless work rate was awe-inspiring, as he dominated the field with his physicality in a commanding display against the club’s fiercest rivals.

But it was his exceptional performance at the scrum that truly turned the tide of the game in favor of the visitors. Displaying world-class skill and technique, he outclassed his opponents, securing a crucial advantage for his team. His impact was undeniable, as he left a lasting mark on the match and left fans in awe of his talent.

He will likely be back in the England squad ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

#2. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)

Northampton was elated to welcome back their star player, Courtney Lawes, who made a resounding impact as they secured their spot in the Premiership play-off places.

With an impressive tally of six tries against a revamped Saracens team, Lawes played a pivotal role in the victory. His exceptional performance served as a timely reminder of his invaluable contribution to the team, showcasing not only his trademark steel but also his elegant passing skills.

As an England international, Lawes earned a stellar score of 8.5 out of 10 from the Northampton Chronicle, further putting him in the frame for a recall ahead of the Rugby World Cup

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