Alex Dombrandt quickly responded to his England Six Nations snub setting up a try inside the first two minutes of Harlequins' London derby against Saracens.
The 22-year-old no.8 was widely tipped for an England test call up but did not appear on Eddie Jones' squad list for the opening rounds of the Six Nations.
Dombrandt responded by winning an early penalty which Marcus Smith popped into the corner. Elia Elia threw right over the top to the loose forward.
From there he linked up with Danny Care who sliced through the Saracens defence. Care returned the ball to Dombrandt who drew in the defenders, freed his arms and produced a superb offload for Care to score.
Alex Dombrandt oh my. 😮
That is special. pic.twitter.com/hTIrGtLP8K
— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) January 26, 2020
Dombrandt certainly got Twitter talking with his early impact with a number of people questioning why he didn't make the England squad.
Unbelievable start from Dombrandt, Eddie turn the FA Cip off and watch this! https://t.co/rjCDtBXFzJ— Scott Watson (@swatson1982) January 26, 2020
If Keiran Read did that in his prime.— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) January 26, 2020
We'd be losing our shit 👇
Alex Dombrandt oh my. 😮— RugbyLAD (@RugbyLAD7) January 26, 2020
Eddie are you watching? 👀
Playstation stuff from Alex Dombrandt. With the cheats on. Playing against his little brother, whom he hasn't told the correct controls.— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) January 26, 2020
One minute in and Alex Dombrandt has already made a mockery of Eddie Jones' selection. A turnover and then an assist from a back of the hand offload. Wow— Spam Couldinho (@Coulj_) January 26, 2020
Alex Dombrandt 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/ICi7R3yeNl— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) January 26, 2020