Adam Radwan proves why England need to focus on what players can do
Four months later, for the most serious business of the fall, Eddie Jones held off Radwan against Tonga in a balanced back three completed by Jonny May and Freddie Steward. He scored again and looked confident, wandering in midfield to take throw-ins mid-play.
Since then, however, Radwan has not added to his tally of two caps and four tries. Four different players have occupied the number 14 shirt he left vacant: Manu Tuilagi, (although he still operates as a center), Joe Marchant, Max Malins and Steward to go in chronological order and put you at day. Radwan spent time with the team during the Six Nations. He’s not too proud to admit he felt frustrated and endured ‘low moments’ bouncing between the England camp and Newcastle, traveling by plane and train.
Indeed, despite the vow to “keep snacking,” Radwan suggests that Jones should have taken a leap of faith. The pair had a few chats, with some “work-outs” described.
“There are a few reasons [for it], and I’m pretty self-aware too,” Radwan says of his omission in England. “I know I probably haven’t played my best rugby this season, so when it’s that competitive you need to be on top of your game, which I probably haven’t been lately. That’s probably why .
“It’s largely my fault,” he adds. “I can take control of what I control – aerial stuff [for example]no one else is involved in this.