marcus smith It will be back England camping on sunday clowns The fly-half must first show its Test pedigree as it faces a battle to top Guinness. Six Nations.
Smith was removed from a 26-man training roster that convened in Brighton next week and was replaced by George Ford, who now appears likely to make a fourth-round match against France at his own expense.
Ram Steve Borthwick He insists that Smith is released for Saturday. Gallagher Premier League match against Exeter to give match time, but to be sent back as the only member of the 23 to beat Wales, the decision seems to be of greater importance.
And while he’s confident he’ll be part of the extended group to begin preparations for France, he’s in danger of being frozen in the final two weeks of the tournament as Ford has proven himself eligible for Sales following an Achilles injury. .
“Marcus will be back on the roster on Sunday. He gets it. What I want him to have is match sharpness. That’s really important to him,” Borthwick said.
“Marcus is a great player, he can open the defenses and I would like to see him open the defense, get people through the gap and find the gap himself.
“He has great tactical awareness and lots of kicking skills. It can create space and attack space.
“I want any player playing for his club to play the Test match like they’re playing rugby. That’s the key. I want them to play like test match players.
“This is giving their club the best, it’s really important to the players and their club’s fans, it’s really important to them.
“It also puts them in a position ready to play Test match rugby and as close as possible to playing Test match rugby.”
While Borthwick initially insisted on his creative axis with Owen Farrell, which was the mainstay of the last year of Eddie Jones’ reign, Smith half-started the Six Nations.
However, Borthwick has been demoted from the bench to short cameo since facing Scotland – eight minutes against Italy and 14 seconds against Wales – after turning to captain Farrell to fill in the number 10 jersey.
Ford, an influential figure under Borthwick when the two won the Premiership title with Leicester last year, watched his comeback against France, while Smith could now be demoted even further.
“Marcus hasn’t had a lot of playing time in the last two or three weeks, so I think the right thing to do is go and have playing time and get match sharpness,” Borthwick said.
“George Ford, I haven’t had the opportunity to work with him in almost a year. So I decided that Marcus would get that game time, which I think is best for him and there is an opportunity to work with George.
“The situation is very simple, we’re trying to build a team here and sometimes a player’s role changes. It’s in context.”