4. Sam Simmonds
- Position: Number 8
- Replaces: Billy Vunipola
He’s a bit of a renegade but, with 11 tries in the Premiership already, the calls for an international recall continue to grow. Hopefully talent prevails, but in this case it’s more likely that Eddie Jones ignores fans and carries on with Vunipola. The Saracens back-rower was sin-binned against Scotland and was poor against Italy.
WOODWARD SAID: “I also want the sheer gas and dynamism of Sam Simmonds at No 8. He’s the best player in the Premiership right now.”
DID YOU KNOW? After graduating through their academy, Simmonds made his Exeter Chiefs debut in November 2012