A lot of England fans seemed to be perplexed why Eddie Jones has left Chris Ashton out of his matchday 23 for the clash with South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday.
It’s their first Test of the 2018 Autumn Internationals. Here’s how social media responded:
Eddie Jones dropping Chris Ashton completely and Manu Tuilagi on the bench. Weird decision
— Tait ᵀᵃᶦᵗ (@tait_Dalot) November 1, 2018
Shame they couldn’t find space for Chris Ashton, otherwise decent squad what with all the injury woes. BBC Sport – England v South Africa: Owen Farrell at fly-half, Manu Tuilagi on bench https://t.co/o8vYc51Eey
— Sabotage Times (@SabotageTimes) November 1, 2018
What’s happened with Chris ashton
— trevor jones (@trev0rj0nes) November 1, 2018
Reasonably happy with this, but not sure why Ford is on the bench at the expense of Ashton? Surely Farrell will play 80 mins unless he gets injured, and Ashton’s exclusion leaves no cover on the wing/at full back? #EnglandRugby
— Arthur Goddard (@ArthurGoddard13) November 1, 2018
Go home Jones your’re drunk.
— Paul Jenkins (@TheAmazingJenko) November 1, 2018