Anthony Watson desperate for England return

  • England flyer Anthony Watson is pining for a return to the England wing
  • The 22-year-old winger has been sidelined since October with a broken jaw
  • Marland Yarde, Jonny May, and Semesa Rokoduguni have impressed in his absence
Anthony Watson admits he has a fight on his hands to win back his England place in time for the 2017 RBS 6 Nations.

“Pressure and competition is why you play, you don’t want to rest on your laurels all your life because, if you do, you won’t ever get better from it,” revealed Watson.



“Jonny, Marland and Semesa have taken their chances and the pressure is on the likes of Jack [Nowell] and I to show we deserve to get back into the team.

“I am desperate to get that starting berth for England and it is going to be a challenge.

“I love representing my country and I won’t be resting on any laurels – I will be striving to be the best I can be at Bath and if that gets me another shot then great.

“You watch the games when you are injured and you want England to win matches and do the best they can do. I have got good mates out there so I am always rooting for them.

“But it is bittersweet because you want everyone to succeed, but then you want to be out there and it is only a jaw injury which prevents me from being involved – so it is very frustrating.

“I have tried to focus on other things and take my mind away from rugby a bit, but it has only made me hungrier to come back and start scoring tries again.”

 

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