Steve Borthwick has scrapped THREE of Eddie Jones final five debutants - Ruck

Steve Borthwick has scrapped THREE of Eddie Jones final five debutants

It is common knowledge that Steve Borthwick, upon assuming the role of New England’s head coach in December, chose to separate from a number of seasoned players.

Borthwick demonstrated his determination by excluding veterans Billy Vunipola, Jonny May, and Jack Nowell from his initial Six Nations squad.

Although Vunipola and May were later called back, their chances of securing a spot in the final squad for the World Cup appear slim, while Nowell has decided to leave England for other pursuits.

Remarkably, three of the five debutants introduced by Jones in the previous Autumn managed to secure a place in England’s official Rugby World Cup training squad.

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#1. Will Joseph (London Irish)

His powerful running style and versatility caught the eye of Eddie Jones and saw him included in several England training camps towards the conclusion of the 2021/22 campaign, building up to being one of two inclusions in the touring squad to Australia in July 2022. 

Will Joseph of London Irish participates in a warm-up drill ahead of the Gallagher Premiership match between London Irish and Saracens at the Gtech Community Stadium, Hounslow, London on Friday 23rd December 2022 | Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK.