"Started bad and got worse" - Four England players who underperformed in the Premiership this weekend - Ruck

“Started bad and got worse” – Four England players who underperformed in the Premiership this weekend

In a weekend packed with Gallagher Premiership drama, the spotlight falls on four England players who failed to shine. Among them, two Harlequins stars stand out after suffering a crushing defeat against Saracens.

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Meanwhile, here are four players we reckon may have made a positive impression on England boss Steve Borthwick.

#1. Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby)

Finn Russell showcased his prowess with a remarkable 17-point contribution, steering Bath to a resounding 42-24 triumph over Sale, propelling them to the second spot in the Premiership standings. However, amidst the celebratory atmosphere, England center Lawrence endured a challenging outing.

Having garnered acclaim for his exceptional displays during the 2024 Six Nations, Lawrence’s performance faltered from the outset.

A fumbled from kick-off set an inauspicious tone, marking the beginning of a subpar showing in the Bath jersey. Another moment to forget came from Lawrence when he was yellow carded for a high tackle on Rob d Preez.

Ollie Lawrence of Bath Rugby on the break during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Sale Sharks at the Recreation Ground on 24 March 2023. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK