Here are five well known international rugby players who turned down an England call-up down the years.
Three of the players on the list turned down current boss Eddie Jones while the other two rejected his predecessors Stuart Lancaster and Martin Johnson.
Bloody treason if you ask us…
1. Louis Rees-Zammit
- Current age 20 years 137 days
- Major teams Gloucester Rugby, Wales
- Position Wing
- Coach rejected Eddie Jones
Eddie Jones knew from an early stage the 20-year-old was a talent worth courting. The wingers clinical finishing has been underlined by a haul of four tries in six Wales appearances, including two in the recent victory over Scotland. Jones rang Rees-Zammit in early 2020, but he told the Aussie that he was only interested in playing for Wales.
DID YOU KNOW? The exciting Gloucester youngster has been timed at 11.1 seconds for 100m