Eddie Jones Linked to Poach England Winger for Wallabies RWC Squad - Ruck

Eddie Jones Linked to Poach England Winger for Wallabies RWC Squad

Leicester Tigers winger Harry Potter has been reportedly linked with a move to Australia, and would be eligible to represent Eddie Jones’ side at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Potter has been on the fringes of the England squad, yet has not made a full-test debut, leaving the door open for him with the Wallabies.

Reports from Australian sports news outlet The Roar , state that Potter is eyeing up an exit from Welford Road, in favour of joining Australian Super Rugby side the Western Force.

The 25-year-old came close to making his England debut during the Eddie Jones era, but has not since been called up by his former Tigers boss Steve Borthwick.

England head coach, Eddie Jones during the Six Nations Championship match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on February 26th 2021. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

Potter moved to Australia when he was 10-years-old, and qualifies to represent the Wallabies. Jones could be set to poach the exciting young back, in what would be a statement of intent ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Potter has previously played club rugby in Australia, shining with Melbourne Rising in the National Rugby Championship.

Leicester Tigers player Harry Potter during the Gallagher Premiership rugby game between Leicester Tigers and Worcester Warriors at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on February 5th – PHOTO: Steve Bond/PPAUK

Potter was then called-up into Super Rugby, and joined the Melbourne Rebels senior squad in 2020. However, Potter didn’t stay long with the Rebels, and jumped at the opportunity to play in the Gallagher Premiership, when he signed for Leicester Tigers. Potter made his Tigers debut against Bath, and became an instant fan favourite in the Midlands.

Harry Wells of Leicester Tigers and Harry Potter of Leicester Tigers celebrates with the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Trophy during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final Match between Leicester Tigers and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium on 18 June 2022. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Potter was an integral part of Steve Borthwick’s side who won the 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership. The young winger started in the Premiership Final victory over Saracens at Twickenham Stadium, and has scored 20 tries for the Tigers throughout his career.

Players who could swap nations for the 2023 World Cup (Planet Rugby)

Alex Lozowski – England to Italy

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John Cooney – Ireland to Scotland

Julian Savea – New Zealand to Samoa

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Morgan Parra – France to Portugal

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