Ashton in for Nowell?

Is this some sort of private joke that you have to be a taciturn Aussie to get?

Is Nowell broken? thought he had the game of his life tbh.

Not so far as I am aware.

Looks like Eddie is banking on the forwards taking the game to the french so emphatically that no defensive work will be required by the England backs.  At least on Ashton’s side of the field.

Will he be allowed a toreador's red blanket as he lets the men in blue through?  ole!