Four England players who are horribly out of form - Ruck

Four England players who are horribly out of form

England captain Owen Farrell is among four players struggling for form as Eddie Jones prepares to name his 2022 Six Nations squad tomorrow.

Off the back of a promising autumn, England head into the 2022 Six Nations looking to bounce back from a woeful 2021 campaign which saw them finish fifth for the second time in four years, above only Italy.

A first defeat to Scotland at Twickenham since 1983 was followed by defeats on the road in Wales and Ireland, as England equalled their worst-ever championship performances of 1987 and 2018.

November brought fresh introductions to the squad – eight uncapped players, plus a further 14 with under 10 caps – and with it positive results, with victories over Tonga, Australia and South Africa.

Where do the players currently out of orm stand now, though? Find out below.

#1. Owen Farrell

This may seem a little harsh considering he’s spent the last two months out injured after limping off against Australia. However, if we’re being honest his form had been mediocre at best stretching back to last year’s Six Nations.

He is yet to play since sustaining the injury on November 13, but Saracens coach McCall confirmed last week that he is ahead of schedule and should be back on the pitch on January 23 vs London Irish in the Challenge Cup, two weeks before England kick off their Six Nations campaign at Murrayfield.

Farrell’s ability and record may speak for itself, but it’s been a difficult last 12 months for the 30-year-old and for the first time in over a decade, his England place is at serious risk.

Owen Farrell (c) of the Saracens during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Saracens at the Recreation Ground on 17 Oct. Photo: Steve Haag/PPAUK