Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Exceptional Circumstance

Reports that Premiership clubs may attempt to block a potential England call up for Ospreys' Sam Underhill are a tad concerning.

I've no idea whether Eddie Jones is considering selecting the former England U18 captain, who currently plays for the Ospreys while he completes his degree at Cardiff University.

However, if Jones does decide to implement the RFU’s ‘exceptional circumstances’ rule to select Underhill then surely it should be left to Jones and the RFU to determine precisely what constitutes an 'exceptional circumstance' and it should not be for the Premiership clubs to decide who Jones should or should not select for England.

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