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“Last chance saloon” – Five England players who won’t be available for the Six Nations

#2. Jack Willis

The flanker made the move to Toulouse when his former club Wasps faced financial troubles, and with his present contract nearing its end, he must decide where to continue his rugby career next season.

“I think Steve Borthwick coming out and supporting that just shows that there are lots of people behind the scenes that are working to try to find the right solution for English rugby moving forwards,” Willis told the Evening Standard Rugby Podcast.

According to Willis, he thinks that the eligibility rules of England will undergo a modification, and this alteration will not be limited to him alone.

“You look at the salary cap [in the Premiership], where it’s heading, where it has been heading, how tight it is and how many players have been squeezed out of jobs. You then look at Wasps and Worcester; they didn’t have financially stable models,” 

Jack Willis of England during the England Rugby Captains Run ahead of the Six Nations Match between England and Italy at Twickenham, London on 11 Feb 2023 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)