Jack Willis seeks new challenge after finding Top 14 ridiculously easy
Toulouse and England flanker Jack Willis has only been playing in the Top 14 a matter of months and already has a winner’s medal to his name, which is not bad going seeing as some players waited their entire careers to lift the Bouclier de Brennus.
Such is the ease that the former Wasps star finds playing in France that he actually decided to give the La Rochelle players a chance on Saturday night in Paris.
Following teammate Santiago Chocobares’ first half try to make the score 13-3 to Toulouse, Willis was seen trying to put his boots back on. However, the referee was having none of his antics, meaning Willis was forced to join his team still with his boots in his hand. To make matters worse for him, the kick went straight to him, meaning he had to discard his boots and play in his socks- and he did not do too badly.
After initially slipping, Willis was able to take the ball into contact and even make about a metre post contact. Seeing as he had absolutely no grip from his feet whatsoever, that is not bad going.
The flanker was eventually able to get his boots back on and help Toulouse to a 22nd league title, which they won in fairly spectacular fashion courtesy of Romain Ntamack’s solo effort from his own half in the dying seconds of the game to give Toulouse a 29-26 win over the Heineken Champions Cup winners.
Take a look at Willis making rugby look easy in his socks:
— Rupert Cox (@RupertCoxTV) June 18, 2023