Three players Eddie Jones should drop and who should replace them - Ruck

Three players Eddie Jones should drop and who should replace them

There were plenty of stand-out displays from both the starters and replacements as England began their Autumn Nations Series campaign with a comfortable win over Tonga at Twickenham on Saturday

However, we take a look at the three players who should drop out of Eddie Jones XV for the visit of the Wallabies next weekend.

England’s Autumn Nations Series fixtures

  • England vs Australia, 5.30pm on Sat 13 Nov
  • England vs South Africa, 3.15pm on Sat 20 Nov

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#1. Sam Simmonds for Sam Underhill

After an uninspiring opening 40, an awkward collision late in the first half saw Underhill replaced at halftime by Alex Dombrandt. The Harlequins number 8 didn’t really take his chance to impress, meaning we think Simmonds should get his shot at the base of the scrum with Tom Curry swapping to the openside.

While the game was going on at Twickenham, Simmonds made more metres than Underhill and Dombrandt combined as a second half replacement for Exeter against Newcastle Falcons.

Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps) during England Rugby training session at The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington, London on 28 Sept 2021. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK