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Three best and three worst England hopefuls from the opening round of the Premiership

#1. Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks)

Who needs Faf de Klerk? With the South African away on international duty, Sale fielded the young 20-year-old at scrum-half and he made the difference in a dominant first half for the hosts. Having exploited a gap in the Bath defence, he offloaded to send McGuigan through for Sale’s second score of the game. He looks different class

Sale Sharks player Raffi Quirke during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Wasps and Sale Sharks at Ricoh Arena on 27 Mar. Photo: Steve Bond/PPAUK

#WORST PLAYERS

#3. Piers O’Conor (Bristol Bears)

Bristol Live: “The centre barely touched the ball and when he did the delivery to him put O’Conor into really tough positions. Saracens’ rush defence led by Dom Morris and Nick Tompkins muzzled the dog lover.”

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