Four England hopefuls who'll have impressed Steve Borthwick this weekend - Ruck

Four England hopefuls who’ll have impressed Steve Borthwick this weekend

As the Premiership action unfolded over the weekend, the performances of four standout players have ignited discussions about potential selections for England’s upcoming summer tour.

With a thrilling Test series on the horizon, England’s itinerary includes clashes against Japan and the formidable All Blacks in New Zealand, promising a memorable spectacle for rugby enthusiasts.

The anticipation mounts as England prepares for its inaugural test against Japan in Tokyo, scheduled for June 22, 2024, marking a significant milestone in the sport’s history. This encounter, part of the Lipovitan D Challenge Cup, underscores Japan’s rise in the rugby world, with the home advantage adding an extra layer of intrigue to the matchup.

Following this historic fixture, England’s journey continues with two pivotal clashes against New Zealand, set to take place in Dunedin and at the iconic Eden Park in July. These contests are not only opportunities for England to assert its prowess but also chances to avenge past defeats and make a statement against the Rugby World Cup runners-up.

Amidst the anticipation, the recent Premiership fixtures showcased exemplary performances from:

#1. Harry Randall (Bristol Bears)

In a commanding display, Bristol Bears stormed back after the Premiership hiatus, securing a resounding 50-21 victory over league leaders Northampton at Ashton Gate, ending their impressive 10-game winning streak.

Harry Randall, returning from intermittent spells with the England squad, delivered a stellar performance, showcasing impeccable box kicking skills to tactically navigate numerous exits from the 22, effectively alleviating pressure on his team.

Notably, Randall’s synergy with fellow halfback AJ MacGinty was evident in the seamless execution of Bristol’s second try, where Randall displayed remarkable pace to evade Northampton’s defenders and touch down under the posts. His consistent injection of tempo into the game underscores his eagerness to thrive in an attacking role once more.