Exeter back row star Don Armand has said that he’d be happy to play anywhere, should he be selected for England duty ahead of the final Six Nations match with Ireland.
Following injuries to forwards Courtney Lawes and Nathan Hughes, the versatile Chief was drafted into the squad on Sunday.
The 29-year-old was confident of his ability to play a role wherever he might be asked to.
I think I can do a job in all three positions so it is wherever I am needed,
England have lost their last two matches in the Six Nations, to Scotland and France respectively, and many pundits and fans feel a change of approach at the breakdown is key to turning around the team’s fortunes.
Armand was named man of the match in the 2017 Premiership Final, a game his team won – defeating Wasps 23-20.
Of his call-up, Armand said:
It feels great to get a bit of recognition, to come up here and show what I am about whether it is just to train or go and make the 23. It is just a good opportunity and really exciting.
Everyone is on top of their game so it’s the next level up – it’s a lot quicker, it’s more fierce. And the referees officiate the Premiership a slightly differently way to internationals. You can watch an international and not even notice anything wrong with the breakdown and obviously when it’s being highlighted you can pick up a lot of differences.