RU Today: England squad & Alan Solomons left frustrated

Another busy day in the rugby union game as Eddie Jones named a 28-man squad for a three-day training camp, which included 12 uncapped players.

RU Today: England squad & Alan Solomons left frustrated

RU Today: England squad & Alan Solomons left frustrated

What’s on the site

Gloucester number eight Jack Clement, Harlequins and Harlequins props Simon Kerrod and Saracens wing Ali Crossdale are surprise inclusions while there are no players from Exeter, Wasps, Bristol and Bath as well as Sale and Worcester as they will all be in action in Premiership games this week.

Features writer James While has a story on Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons, who has expressed his frustrations after his team’s Premiership match with Sale Sharks was postponed.

Meanwhile, Hot and Not covers all the good and bad from the past seven days and we also have While’s five takeaways from the Premiership weekend.

What’s in the news In New Zealand, it has been confirmed that fans will attend the second Bledisloe Cup Test after Auckland was moved to Covid-19 alert level One by that country’s Government.

Elsewhere, in South Africa, Springboks captain Siya Kolisi conceded that his team are far from ready for this year’s Rugby Championship which will be played in Australia.

What’s on social media Lawrence Dallaglio and Ugo Monye pay tribute to Saracens captain Brad Barritt, who retired at the weekend.

"Whatever you think of @Saracens, everybody loves Brad Barritt."

Humble Courageous

"He epitomises everything that's good about Saracens on and off the field."

The captain during the most successful period in the club's history, Barritt will be missed at Allianz Park. pic.twitter.com/chZ1fdBWkK

— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 5, 2020

What’s on TV There’s plenty of Premiership action this week with Sale Sharks hosting Worcester Warriors on Wednesday and we also have the semi-finals on Saturday and Sunday. All those matches will be televised on BT Sport. In the PRO14, Round Two’s action kicks off on Premier Sports when Dragons and Zebre do battle this Friday. Elsewhere, on Sky Sports there is Mitre 10 Cup action throughout the weekend.

 

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