Eddie Jones reveals the four players battling to be England's next fullback - Ruck

Eddie Jones reveals the four players battling to be England’s next fullback

Head coach Eddie Jones as namechecked four players in the running to start at fullback for England this summer.

They’re set to face the USA and Canada at Twickenham this summer, as well as the return of an ‘A’ team to play their Scottish counterparts.

The two Tests will be at Twickenham on July 4 and 10 and the RFU expect at least 10,000 supporters to attend. England A will face Scotland A at Welford Road on June 27.

Jones said: “The summer series will give us the chance to look at a lot of players and see how they step up, and it’s an important part of our World Cup preparation.

“For younger players, it’s a chance to show what they can do at international level and how they are in the team environment. At fullback we especially have plenty options mate,”

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#1. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)

The teenager is one of the latest products from Leicester’s academy, and the latest in a long line of players recruited from Norfolk, which include England and Lions players Tom and Ben Youngs. A standout for the Tigers in 2020-21, particularly under the high ball, the fullback was namechecked by Eddie Jones prior to the Challenge Cup final against Montpellier at Twickenham.

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Freddie Steward of Leicester Tigers during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Leicester Tigers at the Recreation Ground on 18 April. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK


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