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Five players who will never play for England again under Steve Borthwick

#4. Jonny Hill

A favourite of Eddie Jones, the Sale Sharks has lost his place on the England squad due to the emergence of Leicester Tigers’ Ollie Chessum and George Martin.

Fun fact: Hill is the nephew of former Rugby league international Paul Loughlin.

Jonny Hill of England during the Match between England and Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on 19 June 2022. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

#5. Manu Tuilagi

The 32-year-old centre bids farewell to Sale Sharks, set to join Top 14 outfit Bayonne on a two-year contract this summer.

His 60th appearance in England’s Six Nations defeat to France in March marked the end of a 13-year international stint post his naturalization from Samoa.

RFU regulations dictate that departing Premiership players lose their shot at international selection.

Manu said: “It’s a tough one because you still want to play [for England] but I’ve learned that what you want, you don’t always get. I think I’ll miss it, but now I’ll be a fan.

“The last two games of the Six Nations, Ireland then going to France, taking it right to the wire – it’s exciting. I am excited to see the boys keep that growth going,

Manu Tuilagi of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

“I think there is so much growth in that team. As a fan I am so excited.”

While it’s a long shot, should the powerhouse centre still be at it in 2027, the then 36-year-old could switch allegiance to his native Samoa for the grand tournament.

Born with the name Manusamoa, he pays tribute to the Samoan national team, Manu Sa