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Top 14. 3 things to know about freshman Jack Willis at State Toulouse

Top 14. 3 things to know about freshman Jack Willis at State Toulouse

This Sunday evening is synonymous with a gala poster First 14, you should have seen him scraping for half an hour on the Gerland prosthesis. But if you know, we’re talking about this guy wearing number 19 on the side of the stadium, who he replaced. Theo EntamackFor its premiere France. In case you’re wondering who this tall blonde was who chopped down the tree when she entered the game, here are 3 things to know about the Englishman. Jack WillisThe latest recruit from Stade Toulousein.

It has 5 capsEngland

Jack Willis is nothing new. He arrives in France with a certain status contributed by his 5 caps with XV de la Rose. At almost 26, the ex-player Wasps Should have been a bigger handful but injuries (which we’ll come back to below) prevented him from doing so. First called in November 2020, Tom’s big brother had his first term against him Georgia, even writing an attempt for the occasion. This fall, he was also on the facing benchArgentina And this New Zealand.

He was voted the best player in the Premier League

In the fall of 2020, the Premiership English finish their 2019/2020 season. Up front, Wasps reached the final against Exeter. Coventry’s men must lay down their arms against the club, which will also be crowned Champions Cup, but their 3rd row Jack Willis, big once again, will be voted England Player of the Season. An award that demonstrates the native value of Reading, the author of 9 Tests In 19 games that season. Extremely powerful, hard at impact (1.90m for 111kg) and mobile, Willis is regarded as one of, if not the best, tackler/scratcher across the Channel. Often placed in front of such children Tom Curry Where Sam Underhill. That’s it…

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He overcame two serious injuries

We told you about it a few lines above: despite a good rating, Jack Willis only has 5 caps. This is explained by the fact that the Englishman had to deal with two serious injuries in his young life. Always on your knees. First in 2018, when he was called up for the first time by Eddie Jones, before dying during the 2021 tournament, againstItaly. During a ruck, his limb changed and now the man should be more than 80 games a year with the Wasps. Until he returned at the end of last season and earned the right to take part in the summer tour of England Australia. The bankruptcy of his beloved club and before his signing ToulouseSo…