Thomas Waldrom deserves England recall says Exeter boss

Thomas Waldrom goes over for Exeter against Harlequins
Waldrom made 105 appearances for Leicester in four years at Welford Road

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter says Thomas Waldrom should be considered for a recall to the England squad.

The 31-year-old number eight, who in the summer, has scored three tries in four Premiership games this season.

"People have been banging the drum for Nick Easter for a long time and Harlequins say age shouldn't be a barrier," Baxter told BBC Radio Devon.

"Well Tom's a good deal younger and he's playing really well."

Thomas Waldrom's England caps
16 June 2012: 36-27 loss in South Africa
23 June 2012: 14-14 draw in South Africa
10 November 2012: 54-12 win over Fiji
17 November 2012: 2014 loss to Australia
10 February 2013: 12-6 win in Ireland

Waldrom scored a try in Sunday's as well as two in the on the opening day of the season.

The New Zealand-born number eight, who was the has won five England caps.

"He's one of the form back-row forwards in the Premiership at the moment," added Baxter, who has seen Chiefs players Jack Nowell and Tom Johnson win full England caps in the past few seasons.

"Tom's just relishing the rugby he's playing at the moment.

"He's thriving and he likes getting out there and playing football and we let him go out there and enjoy himself.

"He works hard for us, he works hard for the team, and the upside is he's going to get to play plenty of rugby and he's playing well."

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