Eddie Jones has responded after Wallabies legend Michael Lynagh questioned why the English RFU have not made contact with his son Louis after his performance in the Gallagher Premiership final.
The fullback, who has offers to play for Australia and Italy, scored two tries for Harlequins in the final 10 minutes of the Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs.
“Qualified for England, Australia and Italy. Italy and Australia have contacted him within the last fortnight.The English RFU have never spoken to him about his intentions and goals,” Lynagh tweeted.
“Strange, given that the now head of rugby at the English RFU once flew from Italy to ask a 17-year-old to commit to Italy.
“It is not about being selected or not. The issue is that nobody from the RFU has spoken to him. He has played for England under-16, under-18 and under-19, he lives one mile from Twickenham, he plays for Quins – yet nobody has even had a chat with him. How many other young kids are in the same boat?”
However, it appeared to have passed Jones by as he issued a blunt response in a press conference today.
“I’m not aware of the tweet and I am only here to talk about players who have been selected,” said Jones dismissively.
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Here’s a list of rugby legends sons who are set to play in the Six Nations, including a young Lomu.
1. Lucas Brooke (England)
- Age: 19
- Club: London Irish
- Position: back-row
- Dad: Zinzan Brooke (New Zealand)
Brooke, who can play across the back-row or at hooker, grew up in England so is fully qualified to wear the red rose. The powerhouse has represented Berkshire at county level and regularly played for his school, Wellington College.