Don Armand says people must support the England squad that head coach Eddie Jones has picked, rather than focus on his omission.
Despite an excellent season in which Armand was nominated for Premiership Player of the Year, he is not in the squad to tour South Africa this summer.
“I think it’s important for everyone to start getting behind the guys that are picked,” said Armand.
“Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I’d like to think if I was up there I wouldn’t have people constantly second guessing the fact that I was there.
“So I think it’s important in terms of where we want England to go, and the quality of players that are there, that we get behind them and get behind the coaches.”