What England rookie Hassell-Collins could do for England
By Rugby Onslaught

What England rookie Hassell-Collins could do for England

Eddie Jones announced his England training squad for the upcoming Six Nations today, with six uncapped players making the 36-man squad.

Bath’s Orlando Bailey, Wasps’ Alfie Barbeary, Leicester Tigers’ Ollie Chessum, Northampton Saints’ Tommy Freeman, London Irish’s Ollie Hassell-Collins and Harlequins’ Luke Northmore are the five uncapped players to make the squad.

Of that sextet, some have forced their way in with their very recent form, some over the course of the season and some over the past 18 months. Winger Hassell-Collins’ call up is well overdue in the eyes of many fans, as the 23-year-old has been catching the eye of spectators for the past season and a half.

Standing at 6ft 3in and almost 100kg, Hassell-Collins packs a punch with his carries, so it is unsurprising that he has made the most clean breaks in the Gallagher Premiership this season, after making the second most last season. However, the winger is as well balanced as any player in the league, and his swerving runs are perhaps what make him most dangerous. He can be lethal with just a hint of space, and could be devastating for England in a back line orchestrated by Marcus Smith.

Take a look at what he can do:





England Squad

Alfie Barbeary (Wasps, uncapped)
Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 5 caps)
Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 31 caps)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 36 caps)
Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 4 caps)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 26 caps)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 31 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 61 caps)
Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps)
Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 51 caps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 90 caps)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 10 caps)
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 74 caps)
Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, 2 caps)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps)
Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 47 caps)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 15 caps)

Mark Atkinson (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)
Orlando Bailey (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 94 caps)
Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish, uncapped)
Max Malins (Saracens, 10 caps)
Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 7 caps)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 69 caps)
Luke Northmore (Harlequins, uncapped)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 34 caps)
Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks, 2 caps)
Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 2 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 43 caps)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 5 caps)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 112 caps)