In his latest TRU column, Newcastle full-back Simon Hammersley talks about England’s performance against France, the impressive Mark Wilson, a new contract and the Falcons’ aims as the Gallagher Premiership returns
After another excellent weekend of Six Nations action where England crushed France, Ireland hit back in Scotland and Wales ground out a win in Italy, Joe Harvey selects his team from Round Two for TRU.
Sale Sharks winger Chris Ashton will make his first Six Nations start for England since 2013 after he was drafted in the starting line-up for the upcoming encounter against France to be played at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday.
England coach Eddie Jones has revealed that lock Maro Itoje will be assessed following his latest injury setback that he sustained during the recently concluded Six Nations clash against Ireland at Aviva Stadium last weekend.
Despite Eddie Jones’ claim that “no one thinks we can win”, plenty of serious pundits believe England can beat Ireland in the Six Nations’ opening round. TRU's Rhiannon Garth Jones looks at why and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of both sides.