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Fans can’t believe Anthony Watson wasn’t recalled after class intercept try

England speedster Anthony Watson was overlooked by Eddie Jones for his squad ahead of the 2022 Autumn Nations Series.

The speedster, who missed almost the entire 2021/22 season through injury, joined Leicester Tigers from Bath in the summer.

Making his 100th Premiership appearance, Watson scored the crucial bonus-point try on Sunday as Tigers bounced back with a superb 27-19 away win against Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop.

His try three minutes from the end was a classic read and snatch, which is much harder than it looks.

One fan wrote: “Anthony Watson was class today. He’s finally back to his best,”

“Watson still has the lot for me. He’d be in my England XV.” added a second.

A third supporter added: “Are you watching Eddie Jones? Get Watson back in the mix,”

Encouragingly for Jones, who revealed Watson still has a chance of forcing his way back into the reckoning, this weekend was the speedsters first full 80 minutes since the 2021 Lions tour.


Henry Slade and four other HUGE omissions form Eddie Jones England squad

England head coach Eddie Jones has omitted a number of big names from his England squad for the 2022 Autumn Nations Series.

The 36-player squad will meet on Monday for a five-day training camp in Jersey. They will then return to the Honda England Rugby Performance Centre at Pennyhill Park, ahead of their first game against Argentina on Sunday 6 November.

There is a first call-up for Harlequins’ Cadan Murley, with the wing having previously represented England at U18 and U20s level. Elsewhere Val Rapava Ruskin, Raffi Quirke and Kyle Sinckler return to the squad, whilst Owen Farrell (97) and Courtney Lawes (96) could both reach 100 Test caps for England during the Autumn Nations Series.

After their Argentina opener, England host Japan on Saturday 12 November (KO 3.15pm) before taking on New Zealand (Saturday 19 November – KO 5.30pm) and lastly world champions South Africa (Saturday 26 November – KO 5.30pm).

#1. Henry Slade

  • Age: 29
  • Position: Centre
  • Club: Exeter Chiefs
  • Caps: 48
Henry Slade of England kicks the conversion during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK