Eddie Jones is set to recall winger Ruaridh McConnochie when international rugby returns next month.
The speedster, as he had promised in the build-up, was clearly determined to show the England coaching contingent he has not lost the X-factor which earned him World Cup squad selection in Japan last year.
Look at that finish from Ruaridh McConnochie!— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) August 22, 2020
With Eddie Jones smiling on from the stands, the @bathrugby winger shows what he's all about 💥
Brilliant strength to swat defenders away and reach the try line!#RugbyRestart pic.twitter.com/RDeSFrx4c8
From lower-league obscurity with Nuneaton to an Olympic silver medal in 2016, followed by a switch to 15s with Bath and thrilling late-bolter selection for Eddie Jones’s 2019 World Cup squad, he offers a ray of hope to every aspirational lower league player out there.
The Aussie spoke after the game, singling out the speedster for praise following Bath’s 38-16 win against Leicester Tigers on Saturday
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Quins boss Paul Gustard compared the back-rower to Fiji superstar Leone Nakarawa after the 22 year old responded to England disappointment in emphatic style with a blockbuster attacking display against Saracens. He’s someone who can make something out of nothing.
Dombrandt in for his second! 🚂— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) February 2, 2020
A man responding well to England selection disappointment 👌
PS – Semi Kunatani offload scenes 😍 pic.twitter.com/c7xB4V6BfX