Dean Richards has warned Eddie Jones and England they could lose Premiership top try-scorer George McGuigan as he is also qualified to play for Ireland.
“We have said for a long time that George has been outstanding and he is quite pragmatic about it and if Eddie(Jones) doesn’t look at him then it wouldn’t surprise me if Ireland didn’t start looking at him,” he told RugbyPass.
“George is battled hardened and is ready to go, we have previously had enquiries about him (from Ireland) and they will be keeping any eye on him because he is a really good option for any international team.
“Both George and Jamie offer a huge amount. Jamie has made a big impact coming off the bench for England and both of them are playing really well.”
ENGLAND PLAYERS TO SWAP NATIONS THIS SUMMER
#1. George McGuigan (England to Ireland)
- Age: 28
- Position: Hooker
- Current number of caps: 2 (Saxons)
- Last cap: June, 2016
- Did you know? McGuigan was called up by England Saxons for their 2016 tour to South Africa where he played two matches from the bench