fivepointer wrote:Can only think that Williams wasnt 100% fit last week, hence Cole was in the 23.
He's a good carrier, good tackler and is terrific at clearing out people at rucks. He's far more active than Cole, who to be fair has upped his game outside the scrum.
And there was nothing wrong with Tim Payne, though i'd argue that Wiliams is far more physical and far more dynamic.
Someone who i thought might get a look in this season was Henry Thomas. His scrummaging seems to have come on a lot and he is tremendous in the loose.
Agreed with all that. Harry Williams has, objectively, done very well for England off the bench as an impact player. His chop tackling and scrummaging have been very effective. As a starter he’s struggled, but I see no reason why he shouldn’t be persevered with.
Honestly, if we ditched everyone this board deemed underwhelming after a few starts we’d have no team.