3. Owen Franks – Northampton Saints
One of only 20 players to win the Rugby World Cup twice, the prop arrived at Franklin’s Gardens with a degree of expectation on his shoulders. It was hoped he’d bring his impressive strength and scrummaging technique to the pack at Franklin’s Gardens – but he’s barely featured. Saints fans will be hoping for much more in the second half of the season.
2. Adam Coleman – London Irish
For all of his experience and supposed pedigree, he’s not really done anything to stand out since joining the Exiles, which isn’t great when reports suggest he’s earning £900k per season. They’ll need a lot more from him in the second half of the season.