England fans demand Henry Arundell starts after yet another epic display
By Rugby Onslaught

England fans demand Henry Arundell starts after yet another epic display

It was virtually guaranteed that London Irish’s teenage sensation Henry Arundell was going to make Eddie Jones’ 36-man training squad for a mini-camp next month given the way he started his international career against Australia in July and how he has started the season for the Exiles.

But making the squad is not enough for many England fans, who are now calling for the fullback to start in the autumn internationals. Two tries in the first game of the season, two assists in the second, and both a try and an assist in the third game is a pretty good return so far for Arundell in the Gallagher Premiership, and that is why there are calls for him to be in Jones’ starting XV.

He got his assist within the opening five minutes of the match against Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate on Saturday, gliding round an outside shoulder in the 15 metre channel before passing to Ben White:

He grabbed his try early in the second half after the ball was basically passed straight into his hands by a Bristol player in his own 22. Though he had a distance to run, there was no one in the back field and with the pace he has, there was only going to be one outcome:

The fullback also linked up with England teammate Will Joseph a few minutes later with a back and forth between the pair down the right flank to set up Paddy Jackson’s try.

England Squad

Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 37 caps)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 41 caps)
Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 39 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 69 caps)
Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
Jonny Hill (Sale Sharks, 15 caps)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 14 caps)
Tom Pearson (London Irish, uncapped)
David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, 2 caps)
Patrick Schickerling (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 14 caps)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 23 caps)
Hugh Tizard (Saracens, uncapped)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 64 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 70 caps)
Jack Walker (Harlequins, uncapped)
Jack Willis (Wasps, 4 caps)

Henry Arundell (London Irish, 3 caps)
Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 12 caps)
Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 97 caps)
Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 6 caps)
Will Joseph (London Irish, 1 cap)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 69 caps)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 42 caps)
Guy Porter (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 13 caps)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 13 caps)
Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 46 caps)
Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 3 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 117 caps)

Unavailable for selection due to injury: Alfie Barbeary, Nic Dolly, Alex Dombrandt, Charlie Ewels, George Ford, Sam Jeffries, Maro Itoje, Nick Isiekwe, Courtney Lawes, Sam Underhill, Anthony Watson