"Complete embarrassment" - 5 players who blew their chance to impress Eddie Jones against Barbarians - Ruck

“Complete embarrassment” – 5 players who blew their chance to impress Eddie Jones against Barbarians

We take a look at five England players who totally blew their chance to earn a spot in Eddie Jones squad to tour Australia after massively underperforming during the embaressing 52-21 defeat to Barbarians.

#1. Mark Atkinson

  • Age: 32
  • Club: Gloucester
  • Position: Centre

Mail Online 4/10: “One forward pass and then followed that with another wayward effort which was intercepted by Damian Penaud for a third Barbarians try.”

RUCK 3/10: Was found wanting. His misplaced pass for the Barbarians second try was just plain bad.

Planet Rugby 5/10: “After playing the ball relatively well for most of the first half, Atkinson threw an unforgivable interception to Damian Penaud to give the 14-man Baa-Baas a 19-11 lead at half time.”

Mark Atkinson of England on the break during the Match between England and Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on 19 June 2022. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

DID YOU KNOW? He first started for Sale Sharks in 2008 before joining Wasps in 2010

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