#3. Dylan Hartley
A knee injury prevented Hartley from travelling to Japan for the 2019 World Cup and effectively ended his England career.
The phone call he received from Eddie Jones was brutal, Hartley revealed.
“You’re f***ed mate,” Jones told Hartley, despite the hooker’s plea for a chance to prove his fitness.
“Even by the standards of the 6am texts he delivers while running on the treadmill, which make the recipient’s balls tighten and the brain melt, this phone call was brutal,” writes Hartley in his book.
“He was effectively ending my England career with three words.”