Now it’s time to look at a half-dozen prospects we’d like to see get an opportunity to get called up by Eddie Jones following England’s defeat in France.
1. Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins)
Quins boss Paul Gustard compared the back-rower to Fiji superstar Leone Nakarawa after the 22 year old responded to England disappointment in emphatic style with a blockbuster attacking display against Saracens. He’s someone who can make something out of nothing.
Dombrandt in for his second! 🚂— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) February 2, 2020
A man responding well to England selection disappointment 👌
PS – Semi Kunatani offload scenes 😍 pic.twitter.com/c7xB4V6BfX
2. Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins)
One of the most exciting young wingers in the country, he has been a regular in the England age-group sides and was named in Eddie Jones’ wider training squad for the 2018 Six Nations. The man is box-office and can score from any position on the pitch. A future England star.
3. Joe Simpson (Gloucester)
The playmaker has an eye for the try line and accuracy from the boot. He’s been a star at Kingsholm this season, scoring eight tries for the Cherry and Whites with two coming against his former side Wasps. His single cap came in the pool stage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup against Georgia, coming off the bench for Ben Youngs.
Simpson extends Gloucester deal ✍️🏉— Sky Sports Rugby Union (@SkySportsRugby) December 2, 2019
Gloucester Rugby 🍒 have confirmed Joe Simpson has extended his contract with the club.