"Steal him from Wales" - 4 players Eddie Jones should call-up after the Premiership final - Ruck

“Steal him from Wales” – 4 players Eddie Jones should call-up after the Premiership final

Freddie Burns’ last-minute drop-goal winner against Saracens clinched Leicester Tigers’ 11th Premiership title and first for nine years.

Despite his heroics, Burns will unlikely recalled by England head coach Eddie Jones with the 32-year-old fly-half winning the last of his five caps in 2014.

However, there were a number of impressive performances from players on the cusp of an international call-up.

We’re not including the likes of Ellis Genge, Freddie Steward and Owen Farrell as they are almost certain to make the squad to travel to Australia next month.

Here are our top performers who deserve a recall or call-up.

#1. Billy Vunipola (Saracens)

  • Age: 29
  • Position: Number 8
  • Caps: 61

RUCK 7/10: The powerhouse number 8 was standout star for Sarries with his impressive carrying and dazzling dancing feet helping him make well over 70 metres with the ball in hand. Does he deserve a recall? Yes. Will he get one? Probably not.

Telegraph 8/10: “Had a cracking season and his sharp footwork sparked one break.”

Billy Vunipola of Saracens on the break during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final Match between Leicester Tigers and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium on 18 June 2022. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK