“If England came calling, I would definitely be keen to get involved” – Back-rower ready to ditch Springbok dreams

Saracens player of the year Michael Rhodes has been in the form of his life and played a massive part in North London’s black and red revolution.

His stellar performances shaped Saracens’ title-winning season of 2015-16 and their back-to-back European cups.

The South Africa-born back-rower spoke to the Daily Mail about his international ambitions, and revealed that he is now ready to represent England when he becomes eligible next year:

“If England came calling, I would definitely be keen to get involved.

“They are really playing well and seem to be doing everything right. They are winning games and have a really strong, competitive team.”

“I would be delighted to be involved. It’s a great opportunity to play for an England side who are winning trophies all over the shop and playing really good rugby.”


“If I was asked to get involved with England, it wouldn’t be a case of turning it down because my heart was with South Africa, but boyhood dreams make it a complicated one.

“I think you have to make a decision based on how you feel at the time.”

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