Eddie jones gave the list of 28 players from England who will be taken into account for the match against Tonga. The eighth of Exeter, Sam simmonds it was not included and showed his discontent.
La Rosa will host Tonga, Australia and South Africa at Twickenham for the next three weekends. For this, the Australian coach has chosen Alex Dombrandt and Tom Curry as numbers eight in the list of 28 players called up.
Exeter coach Rob Baxter spoke of Sam Simmonds’ feelings after learning of his exclusion: “He seems a little frustrated and a little upset, and he should be.”
In addition, the Head Coach of the Chiefs assured: “He will return to concentration on Sunday and will have every opportunity to play next week. You have to keep looking forward as an athlete and as a player. There is no point in reflecting too much on this week. you have to think about next week as fast as you can. “
Lastly, Baxter addressed the reasons for Eddie Jones’ decision: “I don’t think there is any major flaw, it’s just team time and some small improvements in the way England play. Sam has discussed it with me and what He’s had an argument with Eddie and I don’t think there’s anything more to it than that. “
Those summoned by Eddie Jones for the duel against Tonga:
FORWARDS: Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps) Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 33 caps) Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons, 1 cap) Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 1 cap) Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 23 caps) Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers , 30 caps) Jamie George (Saracens, 59 caps) Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps) Maro Itoje (Saracens, 48 caps) Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 87 caps) Joe Marler (Harlequins, 72 caps) Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 44 caps) Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 12 caps) Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 24 caps)
BACKS: Mark Atkinson (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped) Owen Farrell (Saracens, 93 caps) George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 4 caps) Max Malins (Saracens, 8 caps) Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 6 caps) Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 66 caps ) Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, uncapped) Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks, uncapped) Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, 1 cap) Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 40 caps) Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 2 caps) Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps) Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 43 caps) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 109 caps)