sport news CHRIS FOY: George Ford must be SEETHING at Six Nations snub - he has England's ...

sport news CHRIS FOY: George Ford must be SEETHING at Six Nations snub - he has England's ...
sport news CHRIS FOY: George Ford must be SEETHING at Six Nations snub - he has England's ...
CHRIS FOY: George Ford must be SEETHING at his Six Nations snub. He has been the best No 10 in England for months but remains out in the cold... and Eddie Jones has twisted the knife by summoning rookie Orlando Bailey to train with the squad England boss Eddie Jones has snubbed George Ford from his Six Nations squad Jones' No 10 options this year are Marcus Smith, Orlando Bailey and Owen Farrell Farrell has been named as England captain again despite a lack of game time Other uncapped additions include Alfie Barbeary and Ollie Hassell-Collins

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George Ford must be seething. He certainly has every right to be. Leicester's fly-half has been a dominant figure in the domestic game all season, but that apparently counts for nothing.

The 28-year-old finds himself trapped in a parallel sporting universe where form is irrelevant. He has been the best No 10 in the country for months - even out-performing the boy wonder, Marcus Smith - but he remains out in the cold. 

Meanwhile, Eddie Jones has twisted the knife by summoning a rookie playmaker to train for the Six Nations. There is no room for an in-his-prime Ford, but there is for Bath's Orlando Bailey, which is a reflection of his potential, but not of proven pedigree. 

In-form No 10 George Ford was a shock snub from England's Six Nations squad this winter

In-form No 10 George Ford was a shock snub from England's Six Nations squad this winter

Ford has been in sensational form for Leicester but has not made the cut this time around

Ford has been in sensational form for Leicester but has not made the cut this time around

Granted, Jones must keep one eye on forward planning for the next World Cup, but if the immediate task at

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