Saints star Foden ‘gutted’ after being left out by England

TOUGH TO TAKE - Ben Foden tweeted about his release by England (picture: Linda Dawson)
TOUGH TO TAKE - Ben Foden tweeted about his release by England (picture: Linda Dawson)

Ben Foden admits he is ‘gutted’ to have been released by England ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Scotland.

But he says the decision has made him even more determined to impress for Saints at Exeter this weekend in a bid to get his international shirt back.

Foden was one of nine men sent back to their clubs, as he remains behind Harlequins’ Mike Brown and Saracens’ Alex Goode in the full-back pecking order.

The 27-year-old is likely to start for Northampton at Sandy Park this weekend and he is eager to show Lancaster what he’s made of ahead of England game against Ireland on February 10.

Foden tweeted: “Gutted to have been released by England but will go back and work hard for the Saints to push my case for the Ireland game! #6nations