Tipped to blow Wales away in their final pool match of the Autumn Nations Cup, England managed to impressively underwhelm everyone. Fair play.
It was an opportunity missed for what was the most experienced England XV of all-time to cut loose and show our back division doesn’t’ just consist of Jonny May.
Rant over and back to the topic at hand, we’ve taken a look at 5 (maybe 6) players from the Premiership that stuck their hand up for a recall over the weekend.
Luther Burrell (Newcastle)
The powerhouse has been been like a rampaging bull since making his return to the Premiership following a disappointing stint in that other sport. Operating as the Falcons chief ball carrier in their opening two wins against Bath and Sale, Burrell is probably the closest human battering ram around to Manu Tuilagi.
He’s revealed he’d love to play for England again, and if he and Newcastle continue to impress you wouldn’t rule it out. Although, the talk of Ben Earl playing in the midfield probably gives him horrible flashbacks to 2015 when the waste of time Sam Burgess stole his World Cup spot.
Not the most hipster selection by any means, but someone who’d fit into the current system and make the team better.