'Finally in an England shirt': Eddie Jones eventually accepts England fans were right
By Rugby Onslaught

‘Finally in an England shirt’: Eddie Jones eventually accepts England fans were right

England head coach Eddie Jones looks to have finally listened to the demands of England fans with his latest 23 to face Canada.

Fresh from their victory over USA last Sunday, Jones has made a number of changes, some forced some not, which includes bringing in four debutants to the starting XV. One of those is Alex Dombrandt at No8, which has clearly been a popular decision online.

The Harlequins back-row will make his debut alongside Leicester Tigers duo second-row Harry Wells and centre Dan Kelly, and Newcastle Falcons winger Adam Radwan, who has been another popular selection.

But Dombrandt has probably been the form No8 in England for two years now, and helped secure a Gallagher Premiership title for Harlequins two weeks ago. His omission from last week’s squad upset many England fans, but that turns out to simply be because he was rested after his heroics at Twickenham the week before.

While the selection of Dombrandt has pleased many England fans, there are still some decisions that have not gone down too well, notably the failure to select Wasps’ Josh Bassett. The winger has been the model of consistency for Wasps in recent seasons, and many thought that this summer would have been his chance to earn his first cap. Then again, his selection would have pushed Radwan out of the squad, which would have been equally controversial.