Sam Simmonds sends message to Eddie Jones with wonderful winning try - Ruck

Sam Simmonds sends message to Eddie Jones with wonderful winning try

Sam Simmonds’ wonderful late try broke Bath’s hearts as Exeter Chiefs inflicted an eighth-straight Premiership defeat on the league’s bottom side.


Four players Eddie Jones should drop – and who should replace them for the Six Nations

We pick four players who we think deserve a chance in the England squad following the conclusion of the 2021 Autumn Nations Series. 

#1. Owen Farrell

The England captain would have hoped to play a much bigger on-field role. Unstinting team man as always but England actually looked a better team with him not on the field.

Owen Farrell of England limps off injured during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

Replacement: George Ford

The 28-year-old’s uplift in form since being dropped by Jones has been incredible with a number of flawless performances in the Gallagher Premiership for Leicester. He feels like a more appropriate deputy for Marcus Smith, and has plenty of experience to pass on to the 22-year-old upstart.

Leicester Tigers player George Ford (c) during the Gallagher Premiership rugby game between Leicester Tigers and Bath Rugby at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Nov 5th – PHOTO: Steve Bond/PPAUK