Put your hands over your eyes – just as many fans did as they watched this hapless bunch. It’s England’s top five cross-code flops as picked by supporters.
#5. Barrie-Jon Mather
The try-scoring winger joined Sale Sharks in 1998 on a two-year deal mainly funded by the RFU. Mather did not have the best of times with Sale and played for the club until his contract release in 2000. During that time Sale struggled to make an impact in the Premiership, and Mather never lived up to the hype that surrounded his transfer. He’d win just one England cap during his brief stint in Union.Embed from Getty Images