"Hunting redemption" - Five players who underperformed for England in 2019 final - Ruck

“Hunting redemption” – Five players who underperformed for England in 2019 final

Several England players who underperformed in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final are now in the running to represent their country once again in 2023, donning the iconic white jersey.

After suffering a decisive defeat at the hands of South Africa in Tokyo, these players have their sights set on seeking redemption at the upcoming sports extravaganza, scheduled to commence in September.

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#1. Anthony Watson

Guardian 5/10: ” The Bath wing looked a danger on the odd occasion he escaped South Africa’s shackles and has improved match by match.”

Telegraph 5/10: “Jacques Nienaber’s aggressive defensive system stopped England playing with width, which cut off Watson. A nudge on Mapimpi proved costly as well.”

Mail Online 5/10: “Touched the ball five times only in the whole match. Good tournament, but had little affect here.”

Anthony Watson of England during the England Rugby Captains Run ahead of the Six Nations Match between Wales and England at Principality Stadium, London on 24 Feb 2023 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)