Henry Slade sends message to Eddie Jones by smashing Maro Itoje - Ruck

Henry Slade sends message to Eddie Jones by smashing Maro Itoje

His performance against Saracens on Saturday was a fine way for Henry Slade to respond to his rather surprising England omission.

He kicked well from the tee and cut down international teammate Maro Itoje with an exceptionally brave tackle.

One fan wrote: “Fair play to Slade – that was a shuddering collision with Itoje.”

“Wow. Slade absolutely smashed Maro Itoje. Fair play.” comments the second.

A third said: “Slade has been fantastic today. Are you watching Eddie Jones?”

Henry Slade Facts:

  1. Slade is the great nephew of former Portsmouth F.C. footballer Geoff Williamson.
  2. The centre has Type 1 diabetes, and often injects insulin at half-time in a game.
  3. Slade lives with obsessive compulsive-disorder, OCD to those that know it best. 
  4. He has won the Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup with England as well as lifting the Gallagher Premiership and European Champions Cup trophies with Exeter.
  5. Slade and his partner Megan have a daughter, Olive, together.

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  6. Joey Carbery (New Zealand)
  7. Ciaran Frawley (Australia)
  8. Mack Hansen (Australia)