"Bench Farrell" - The exciting backline Woodward wants England to pick during the Autumn - Ruck

“Bench Farrell” – The exciting backline Woodward wants England to pick during the Autumn


Sir Clive Woodward has called on Eddie Jones to start Marcus Smith at fly-half for England’s next tests against Tonga and Australia.

#BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Freddie Steward (Leicester TIgers)
  • 14. Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons)
  • 11. Louis Lynagh (Harlequins)

WOODWARD WROTE: “There is another very tight call at full back where Freddie Steward has size, presence and great assurance under the high ball while Max Malins has pace, guile and a try scorer’s instinct.

“The compromise is to pick Malins on the wing but I’m not convinced he’s a top-level winger. He could be a brilliant full back, though. My wings would have been Adam Radwan and Louis Lynagh — pace, hunger and skill — but alas Lynagh has disappeared from the squad despite his fine start to the season. 

“Jonny May and Anthony Watson are on notice, only their best form will suffice from now on and neither is making waves.”

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