England and Lions No2 Jamie George scored a hat-trick of tries to confirm his status as European rugby’s in-form hooker and hand Jones more food for thought ahead of the November internationals.
But in March, CH2M said it had decided to withdraw its interest, following what it called “continuing discussions” between HS2 and CH2M over the award of the contract.
It sits on the Northamptonshire-Leicestershire border. The town was formerly at a crossroads for both road and rail; however the A6 now bypasses the town to the east and the A14 which carries east-west traffic is 6 miles (9.7 km) to the south.
The town is served by East Midlands Trains with direct services to Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Derby and St Pancras International.
Rail services to Rugby and Peterborough ended in 1966.
“I played a bit of Colts rugby in the centre and wing,’ Simmonds said.