Disgraceful selection... Really don't understand what a number of those selected have done to merit selection - promising yes, but why not test some of those who have been doing well all season?
- Don't understand how Tommy Taylor doesn't get a chance? From back-up during the 6N to not in the squad - finally a chance to get some game time and not included?
- Matt Symons surely could have been in with a shout? Isiekwe is promising, but plenty of other players more deserving?
- Cooper-Wooley unlucky to miss out?
- Simpson and/or Robson? I like Maunder, but one or both of these should be going...
- Wade? What more can he do? Behind Cokanasiga and Earle (again both promising)
I wouldn't be too concerned, Looks like Jones has gone for an extremely young side... there's a fair few big players who aren't touring either Ewers, M Williams, Slater, Robson, Simpson, Wade, Haley, Beaumont, Waller, Heywood, Brookes, Wilson, Welch, Woodburn, Devoto etc.
Think hes trialing players to bring into England set up in future whilst having experienced heads in there. Presume the only reason players like Launch, Ford, Hartley, Haskell, borwn etc are touring is for an experienced head
Nope, I don't get it, some of the most incisive and exciting players in England are left out, but Care and Brown and May are in, I get that if you have Ford and Lozowski you'll not need Cips, but no Robson, Simpson or Wade (Who if I'm not very much mistaken is still the best try scorer in the Prem and makes the likes of May look pedestrian)
Forwards: Will Collier (Harlequins, uncapped), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 3 caps), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap), Dylan Hartley - captain (Northampton Saints, 84 caps), James Haskell (Wasps, 75 caps), Paul Hill (Northampton Saints, 5 caps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 8 caps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, uncapped), Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 42 caps), Matt Mullan (Wasps, 15 caps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 55 caps), Sam Underhill (Ospreys/Bath Rugby, uncapped), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 50 caps)
Backs: Mike Brown - vice-captain (Harlequins, 60 caps), Danny Care - vice captain (Harlequins, 71 caps), Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish, uncapped), Nathan Earle (Saracens, uncapped), George Ford - vice captain (Bath Rugby, 35 caps), Piers Francis (Auckland Blues/Northampton Saints, uncapped), Sam James (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Alex Lozowski (Saracens, uncapped), Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints, uncapped), Joe Marchant (Harlequins, uncapped), Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 25 caps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
I think Eddie Jones has gone for a very young side. Isiekwe is very promising and is seen at sarries as the next Itoje so that's why he is chosen. I think the wasps loss in Dublin has had a major effect in players like Launchbury and Taylor not getting picked for the Lions and England.
I do feel for Christian Wade though, i don't think he will play an international under Eddie Jones but he is a very good player.
Why is there so much negativity on here all of a sudden? yes its always upsetting for players to not be selected from your club, but I don't think its a reflection on them. Jones has not picked a host of players in form such as the aforementioned but to actively wish a team bad luck or to be embarrassed is embarrassing in its self. To quote Nigel 'This is not soccer Gentleman'. Bit of respect needs to be upheld as it always is and should be in Rugby... lets not turn this into a negative fan forum when usually its upbeat and friendly...
The ones i don't get are guys like Taylor, Beaumont, Tompkins, mike Williams, spencer / Robson - who have all clearly been part of eddie's plans up til now and are all young enough to make a difference in 2019. Why overlook them for kids who have barely had a trial in the Premiership? Very weird.
Also have to feel for likes of symons, Jake, Jackson wray, wade, woodburn, burns who are all overlooked despite consistently tearing up the prem.
So am i right we now have the top team in England on paper - with a sum total of 1 lion and 4 England tourists.
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