Former Sevens star of Great Britain, Ruaridh McConnochie, joins shock World Cup call for England

Former Sevens star of Great Britain, Ruaridh McConnochie, joins shock World Cup call for England

  • The former Sevens star Ruaridh McConnochie has been included in a training team
  • The 27-year-old back-three player has a great first season behind the rugby of 15-to-1
  • The Bath back is in the provisional 45-member group of Eddie Jones for the World Cup
  • McConnochie got a push in the right direction by not being named in a group to face Barbars

Former Sevens star in Great Britain, Ruaridh McConnochie, has come closer to the English World Cup selection after a selection in a training team.

The 27-year-old back-three player has a great first season behind the rugby of professional 15-member rugby matches with Bath and is in the provisional 45-member group of Eddie Jones, which will be shrinked in June.

McConnochie was not picked in the selection for this Sunday's Barbarians competition, which is believed to be positive for the chances of the Olympic silver medalist.

Former Great Britain Sevens star Ruaridh McConnochie has come closer to the World Cup selection

Former Great Britain Sevens star Ruaridh McConnochie has come closer to the World Cup selection

Jim Mallinder, the former Northampton Saints coach, is in charge while Jones steps aside for the non-cap exhibition and has chosen a very inexperienced team.

It includes the asterisks of Harlequins Marcus Smith, 20, and Alex Dombrandt, 22, as well as Sale & # 39; s 20-year-old flanker Ben Curry.

It is unlikely that anyone named by Mallinder wants to invade the World Cup squadron, with only Tommy Taylor, Paul Hill and Teimana Harrison winning Test Caps. They will be faced with a serious test at Twickenham against a star-studded Barbaren star.

England XV to play Barbarians

Forwards – J Beaumont, B Curry, R Harrison (all sales), A Dombrandt (Harlequins), T Dunn, T Ellis, B Obano, E Stooke (all Bath), T Harrison, P Hill, E Painter (all Northampton), W Spencer (Leicester), T Taylor (Wasps).

Backs – J Bassett (Wasps), S Hammersley, J Williams (both Newcastle), B Loader (London Irish), J Marchant, M Smith (both Harlequins), A Mitchell (Northampton Saints), P O & # 39; Conor, C Sheedy (both Bristol), B White (Leicester).

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