WATCH: Jack Willis dropped by England just days after destroying Top 14 champs
By Rugby Onslaught

WATCH: Jack Willis dropped by England just days after destroying Top 14 champs

Toulouse and England flanker Jack Willis might have only played 35 second half minutes on Sunday against Montpellier at the Stade Ernest Wallon, but they were a crucial 35 minutes seeing that his side were trailing 9-3 to the reigning Top 14 champions when he entered the fray.

From there he proved to be a handful for Montpellier, as Toulouse pulled away to win the contest 23-9 and extend their lead at the top of the league. Willis was at his usual best at the breakdown, which is more or less a given every time he takes to the field, but he tormented the Montpellier defence with ball in hand, even getting the assist for hooker Guillaume Cramont’s try.

Despite this display, he was still surplus to requirements with England this week, and was dropped from Steve Borthwick’s 29-player squad to prepare for the opening round of the Six Nations this Saturday against Scotland at Twickenham.

The good news for Toulouse is that the flanker will be available to play Bayonne this Saturday.

Take a look at his performance:

Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 95 caps)
Ben Curry (Sale Sharks,1 cap)
Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 9 caps)
Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby, 3 caps)
Ben Earl (Saracens, 13 caps)
Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 43 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 72 caps)
Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 8 caps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 62 caps)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 14 caps)
David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 18 caps)
Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 56 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 74 caps)
Jack Walker (Harlequins, uncapped)

Owen Farrell (Saracens, 101 caps)
Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)
Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish, uncapped)
Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 7 caps)
Max Malins (Saracens, 14 caps)
Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 13 caps)
Fin Smith (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 17 caps)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 17 caps)
Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 50 caps)
Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 7 caps)
Anthony Watson (Leicester Tigers, 51 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 121 caps)