Former England head coach Sir Clive Woodward has once again taken issue with Eddie Jones selection after he dropped Jack van Poortvliet to the bench for today’s series decider.
“I don’t understand or agree with the decision. I would have loved to have heard what the rationale was behind it,” wrote Woodward in his column for the Mail Online.
“There is absolutely no need to change the scrum-half for this game. England played well to win the second Test after losing the opener and Van Poortvliet has had a very good start to his international career.
“He scored a try as a late replacement on debut in the first Test and then started the second, playing a pivotal role in an England win in Brisbane, which is no mean feat.
“van Poortvliet was excellent last week and England’s best player alongside No 8 Billy Vunipola. It makes the decision to move him to the bench for this week all the more remarkable.
“What sort of message does it send to Van Poortvliet to put him on the bench after such a strong performance? In any Test you pick your best players. You don’t bench them.”
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England players wives and girlfriend arrive in Australia
A number of England internationals wives and girlfriends have arrived in Australia ahead of the mens three-match series against the Wallabies.
#1. Hollie Shearer – Girlfriend of Joe Marchant
The daughter of the all-time Premier League top goalscorer and England legend Alan, has confirmed she is dating Harlequins and England centre earlier this year.
The 25-year old singer has shared numerous shots with the popular speedster, who has represented his country four times.
Photos shared across social media suggest Hollie’s relationship with the 26-year-old is still in its early stages.