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“Major blow” – 5 players who WON’T be in England’s 2024 Six Nations squad

#3. Sam Simmonds

Earlier this year, the eighth player opted to remove himself from consideration for the Rugby World Cup squad representing England.

This decision, which surprised both fans and experts, was particularly unexpected given Simmonds’ remarkable performances in the Guinness Six Nations earlier in the year.

Having participated in every match, his on-field contributions had firmly established him as a formidable candidate for the forthcoming World Cup in France. However, with his move to the Montpellier side in the Top 14, he has foreclosed the possibility of representing England once more.

Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps) during England Rugby training session at The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington, London on 28 Sept 2021. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK