"No thanks" - Three players who've PULLED OUT of England's summer tour - Ruck

“No thanks” – Three players who’ve PULLED OUT of England’s summer tour

Eddie Jones is running out of matches to find that winning formula ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

The next opportunity England will have to turn things around is their summer tour to Australia – a three-Test series in July. The big question for Jones is: does he stick or twist?

Below, we look at three players who will almost definitely not travel whether due to injury or personal choice.

#1. Anthony Watson

The 28-year-old Watson is recovering from a serious knee injury sustained in October, but the prolific Lion has been considering his next career move during the rehab process.

He has been linked to former club London Irish, Wasps and Sale, but the Tigers are regarded as favourites to sign him. Sale announced yesterday that they are bringing in another wing, Exeter’s Tom O’Flaherty, at the end of this season.

Reports suggest he won’t be fit for down under and will instead look to have a full pre-season with a view to returning to the England fold in the Autumn.

Anthony Watson of Bath Rugby arrives for the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bristol Bears and Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate on 1 Oct. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK


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