Three players Eddie Jones should call-up after 'world-class' performances - Ruck

Three players Eddie Jones should call-up after ‘world-class’ performances

Despite Eddie Jones resistance to picking in-form Gallagher Premiership players, here are three standout stars who impressed over the weekend for their respective clubs this weekend…

#1. Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints)

  • Age:21
  • Position: Wing, Fullback

The speedster sent a timely reminder to Eddie Jones as he scored a clever brace as Northampton moved up to fourth in the Premiership by beating Exeter 26-19 at Franklin’s Gardens.

Asked if Freeman was the next man in the pecking order for England, Northampton director of rugby Phil Dowson said: “I think Eddie is obviously a big fan and when I’ve chatted to him about it in the past he’s been very positive about him.

“We were really pleased to have him back for this evening, but for how much longer he stays in our environment – I don’t know.”

Tommy Freeman facts:

  1. Freeman was released by the Leicester Tigers academy at the age of sixteen for ‘being too small’ before signing with Northampton Saints
  2. He supported Harlequins as a youngster as his Father was based in London with the RAF
  3. Freeman has been in a long-term relationship with Ashleigh Inwood.
  4. He received his first call-up to the senior England squad by coach Eddie Jones for the 2021 Autumn Internationals