Wigglesworth in as England waits on Youngs injury

Grant SmithFeb 07, 2018

Wigglesworth is yet to make an appearance under Eddie Jones, who has relied on Youngs and Harlequins' Danny Care in the scrum-half role, and last played worldwide rugby in England's dead rubber with Uruguay at the 2015 World Cup.

A knee ligament injury has ruled Ben Youngs out of the rest of England's Six Nations campaign. "If you do a good job this week maybe you'll get next week".

The former Sale pivot was a regular under previous head coach Stuart Lancaster, but has spent much of the past couple of years out of favour.

"I knew I was in the mix but until you get the call, I was pacing around like a lunatic".

"I was on that Sunday night and Monday morning to try and get ahead of the game".

Wigglesworth has been a consistent performer in the Aviva Premiership and has helped Saracens win three league titles and back-to-back European Champions Cup crowns. Eddie Jones had resisted calling up a third No 9, but now he has no choice; what will surprise many, though, is that this third choice is not Dan Robson.

The scrum-half went down after his left leg appeared to get trapped in a ruck.

"I had stopped worrying about anyone else and what they were doing, and started worrying about myself quite a while ago".

"Scrum-half is one of the positions where you constantly learn and improve", he explains.

"I spoke to Eddie before the tournament". "You are at the sharp end of the game, so if you stay still, then you are dead".

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