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Tompkins dream debut has England fans ruing missed opportunity

Tompkins dream debut has England fans ruing missed opportunity

Saracens centre Nick Tompkins scored a fantastic try against Italy on his international debut for Wales on Saturday, leaving England fans unimpressed with Eddie Jones.

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Tompkins was born in Sidcup, Greater London and got called up for the Wales squad for the Six Nations after qualifying for the home nation through his Welsh grandmother.

The 24-year-old came off the bench in the 54th minute in place of Hadleigh Parkes and scored five minutes later in front of a packed Principality Stadium, begging the question as to why he wasn’t picked up by the England setup.

Former England fly half Andy Goode was a lead figure in questioning how head coach Jones allowed Tompkins to represent the reigning Grand Slam Champions.

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Tompkins’ try helped Wales to a 42-0 win in Cardiff which has set a benchmark for the rest of the competing nations as they attempt to retain the championship.

Wales have not lost a Six Nations game since 2018 and Tompkins is now a potential replacement for George North, who filled in at centre for Jonathan Davies who remains sidelined through injury.

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Tompkins has made 67 appearances for Saracens since making his debut in 2013 and represented England U20 12 times.

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