Jack Willis to make England debut in Nations Cup opener against Georgia

Jack Willis will make his eagerly-awaited England debut in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup opener against Georgia at Twickenham.

Willis has been picked at openside flanker as reward for an outstanding season at Wasps where his breakdown expertise has identified him as one of the Gallagher Premiership’s most influential players.

The 23-year-old flanker was due to tour South Africa in 2018 but was forced to withdraw because of a knee injury and his development was then hampered by a significant ankle problem.

Wasps v Bristol Bears – Gallagher Premiership – Semi Final – Ricoh Arena
Wasps flanker Jack Willis (centre) has had an outstanding season in the Gallagher Premiership.

Powerful Worcester centre Ollie Lawrence wins his second cap after making his debut off the bench in last month’s 34-5 victory over Italy that sealed the third Six Nations title of the Eddie Jones era.

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