The three changes Will Greenwood would make for the Six Nations - Ruck

The three changes Will Greenwood would make for the Six Nations

England legend Will Greenwood has mapped out three possible changes that head coach Eddie Jones should make ahead of the 2022 Six Nations.

Based on the team he picked in The Telegraph for the Autumn Nations Series, he’d like to see at least three changes.

#1. Alex Dombrandt for Jonny Hill

This would reshape the team with Courtney Lawes moving into the second-row with Tom Curry moving from number 8 to his preferred blindside-flanker role.

Greenwood wrote: “If there is a weakness with Curry and Underhill it’s that while both are good passers, I’m not sure they are great link men.

Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 1 cap) speaks to Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 87 caps) during England Rugby training session at The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington, London on 28 Sept 2021. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

“Dombrandt, though, has that vision and passing game. It’s harsh on Sam Simmonds, but the way Dombrandt combines with his half-backs to set up attacks, with those out-the-back offloads, would give England’s back row real balance. 

“You might say Lawes offers an extra lineout threat from six. But honestly you could throw Dombrandt a bar of soap in a monsoon and he’d catch it blindfolded with his left hand. The lad is on fire. I felt he would have given real balance not only to the back row but the back two rows.”

DID YOU KNOW? He captained Wales U20ss in all five of their games in the 2017 Six Nations Under 20s Championship, qualifying as a resident student at a Welsh university. However, he didn’t have any birth, family or residency qualifications to play for Wales at Test level.


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