Andy Goode’s 12 Premiership players to watch

As August comes to a close, so does English rugby’s brief offseason.

The Aviva Premiership calendar begins on Friday, and the fun won’t stop until a champion is crowned next May.

To get ready for the new campaign, Andy Goode has run down his 12 players, one from each team, to watch this season in this weeks The Rugby Paper.

Read his full article in The Rugby Paper!


Bath – Sam Underhill

“Is he the guy to finally put the England openside debated to bed? James Haskell has done a brilliant job but Underhill is a specialist with age on his side.

“Ball in hand he is strong and has good forward and can also link up the play as well. He can also do the dog work and win turnovers.

“Will be fascinating to watch him develop under the England coaches.”
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