The 5 'luckiest' players to pull on the England shirt in the past 20 years - Ruck

The 5 ‘luckiest’ players to pull on the England shirt in the past 20 years

Controversial RUCK feature writer Sam Williams has identified five players he believes were more than a little bit fortunate to pull on the famous white England jersey.

#5. Shaun perry

Much was made of the fact that Shaun Perry was an ex-welder when he burst into the limelight during an impressive season with Bristol, and it did make a charming rags-to-riches story.  But, let’s be honest, he never really looked accomplished in the England shirt. A poor performance against South Africa in the 2007 Rugby World Cup led to Perry being dropped from the 22 by England coach Brian Ashton. He never played again.

SHAUN PERRY(R) AND SIMON SHAW(L) OF ENGLAND TACKLING THE BALL – Photo mandatory by-line: Tom Dulat/Pinnacle – Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 – Mobile:0797 1270 681 – VAT Reg No: 768 6958 48 – 04/08/2007 – INVESTEC CHALLENGE; ENGLAND V WALES

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