First England player swaps nations after being named in USA squad - Ruck

First England player swaps nations after being named in USA squad

USA coach Rob Cain has named a squad of 22 players that will play a match against Wales in Llanelli today

Included in their XV are three uncapped players, among them Saracens winger Lotte Clapp. She has previously won 10 caps for England, and even faced the Eagles during the 2016 Super Series in Utah.

Clapp makes the change via the new Union Transfer regulation, and is joined by another Premier 15s addition in Sale Sharks flanker Georgie Perris-Redding.

She has captained Saracens to their two Tyrrells Premier 15s titles, scoring a try in the 24-20 final win over Harlequins Ladies in 2018.

The World Rugby Council have approved proposals which will enable rugby players to represent the country of their or their ancestors’ birth after a three-year stand-down period from their last international cap.

Having been passed, it could change the face of Test rugby as we know it.

FIVE ENGLAND PLAYERS WHO CAN SWAP COUNTRIES:

#1. Alex Lozowski (England to Italy)

  • Age: 28
  • Position: Fly-half, Centre, Wing, Fullback
  • Current number of caps: 5
  • Last cap: November, 2018
  • Did you know? Lozowski is the son of Rob Lozowski and was a sporting allrounder in his teenage years, playing not only rugby for the Wasps academy but also football for the Chelsea academy

He is reportedly still holding out hope of adding to his five England caps despite no recent soundings from coach Eddie Jones. The Mail Online have reported that Italy have not been in contact with 28-year-old, although we doubt it will be long until they do.

Akihito Yamada of Japan is tackled by Alex Lozowski of England during the Quilter International Match between England and Japan at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on 17th November 2018. [Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK]

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