“A liability” – Telegraph rank England’s five worst 2024 Six Nations players - Ruck

“A liability” – Telegraph rank England’s five worst 2024 Six Nations players

England wrapped up their 2024 Six Nations campaign on a high note with impressive performances against Ireland and France in the final rounds.

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Looking ahead, head coach Steve Borthwick will face significant decisions regarding player selections as he seeks to shape the future of his squad.

Telegraph Sport conducted a thorough assessment of each England player’s performance during the Six Nations, with criticism aimed at several individuals.

One player was labeled a liability, while another is advised to come to terms with the idea that their peak playing days may be behind them.

5 players who underperformed:

#5. Alex Coles – 6/10

Coles is a member of the Premiership outfit Northampton Saints, a club he has been associated with since the age of 13. His journey with the Saints began when he joined their senior academy in the summer of 2017, eventually making his senior debut in November of the following year.

With versatility spanning across the second and back rows, Coles has represented his country from U16 level all the way through to U20, featuring prominently in the U20 Six Nations and the World Rugby U20 Championship.

His impressive performances earned him a call-up to the England senior Men’s squad ahead of the 2022 Autumn Nations Series, where he marked his debut in their narrow 30-29 defeat against Argentina.

They wrote: “A cumulative 15 minutes of action, but it is telling that England opted for no lock replacement in their final two matches.”

RUCK RATING: 6.25/10

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