Australia international confirms he's on his way back to the Premiership - Ruck

Australia international confirms he’s on his way back to the Premiership

Former Gloucester centre Billy Meakes has revealed he’s on his way back to the Gallagher Premiership in a social media post.

It was reported by The Rugby Paper on Sunday that the former Australia sevens star will join London Irish, which would help the Exiles cope with the loss of centres Terrence Hepetema and Matt Williams to injuries.

And the 29-year-old seemingly confirmed the move back to the Gallagher Premiership on Instagram.

“Whirlwind few days… 🙁 ,” wrote Meakes.

“It’s so hard saying goodbye to the ones you love, but sometime opportunities arise that you can’t turn down. So grateful to play rugby the sport I love and for what it provides me.

“Shout out to @michellebattersby for always supporting me and being so understanding. I love you 😘 Next stop ~ London 🇬🇧”

Where Are They Now? 5 English Wonderkids Who Never Reached Their Potential

I decided to look into five England players careers I felt didn’t match up to the ability they showed when they were younger.

This could be if a player fell by the wayside due to form or injuries or if a player’s career never achieved the success it warranted. Hope you enjoy the read!

1. Matthew Tait

Making his debut against Wales, when the then-18-year-old was repeatedly dumped by Welsh centre Gavin Henson is infamous. That day would set back Tait’s development significantly, but he still played in the Rugby World Cup in 2007. After a quiet tournament, Tait lit up the final against South Africa with a dashing break that led to Mark Cueto’s infamously disallowed try.

But if Tait’s footwork in the final demonstrated his talent, he was never able to demonstrate that consistently on the biggest stage. Shifts from outside centre, to wing and then to full-back stunted his progress and were indicative of a possible star whose versatility worked against him ultimately.