Last week, Marcus Smith was brought in to play against France in England’s 53-10 defeat at Twickenham after the captain, Owen Farrell, was dropped following struggling form against Wales. Smith made his international debut and played with great confidence and dynamism. He played very well and impressed the England coaching staff, especially the head coach, Eddie Jones. Smith has been praised as the most exciting player to come out of England since Owen Farrell.
During the game, Smith did an extensive job, completing 13 out of 14 tackles and displaying his brilliance with the ball in hand. He also showed off his kicking prowess, including a successful conversion, and a couple of penalties. Seeing Smith’s performance and style of play, many rugby analysts have been very impressed and stated that he could be a perfect fit for England’s future plans.
Smith has had a successful season playing for his club, Harlequins. He led the team to the Premiership title, and was named the Premiership player of the year. He is also the youngest player to hit 1000 points in English Premiership rugby at just 22 years old. With his skill and potential, Smith has become a top prospect to watch out for in the future.
England Rugby head coach Eddie Jones shared his thoughts on Smith’s performance, stating that he played exceptionally well, and applauding him for his confidence and composure on the field. He also expressed delight at the way Smith handled the pressure of his debut, and added that he is excited about Smith’s future with the national team.
Overall, Smith’s debut performance was an impressive one, and he’s undoubtedly put himself on the map for England’s future plans. While his captaincy inclusion still hasn’t been confirmed for the Lions Tour in South Africa this year, the future looks bright for this young player, and he is expected to have a major role to play in the years to come.