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Owen Farrell’s Saracens replacement has been revealed, nobody expected this

#2. Zach Mercer

According to Lawrence Dallaglio, it’s an absolute injustice that Gloucester standout Zach Mercer wasn’t part of the England squad for the Six Nations, especially considering his exceptional talent. Mercer, who hasn’t represented England since 2018, recently led Gloucester to victory in the Premiership Cup against Leicester Tigers.

Dallaglio passionately expressed during commentary, “Being the standout player in France should guarantee a spot in the England squad.”

Dallaglio, who shares Mercer’s role as a skilled No.8, echoed the disbelief of many regarding England head coach Steve Borthwick’s decision to overlook Mercer. Despite Mercer’s remarkable achievements, including being named Player of the Year in France in 2022, he was omitted from both the England squad and the England A team.

Dallaglio believes it’s time for Borthwick and Mercer to set aside any personal differences for the betterment of the national team.

Zach Mercer of Gloucester Rugby on the break during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Gloucester Rugby and Harlequins at Kingsholm Stadium on October 14th, 2023 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Phil Mingo/PPAUK/Gallagher)