These five players have huge decisions to make in the near future as a number of nations chase their allegiance.
#1. Louis Lynagh
- Age: 20
- Position: Wing / Fullback
- Club: Harlequins
- Countries: Australia England, Italy
Michael Lynagh revealed back in June that his son Louis, who starred for Harlequins as they triumphed in the Gallagher Premiership final, has two offers to play international rugby.
Despite his fantastic recent form, the 20-year-old speedster was left out of Eddie Jones England squad for the summer with his famous Dad revealing he’s had no communication with the head coach.
He wrote on Twitter: “Qualified for England, Australia and Italy. Italy and Australia have contacted him within the last fortnight. The RFU and England have NEVER spoken to him about his intentions and goals
“This is not about selection. There is supposed to be a ‘pathway’. How many young talented English kids are in the same boat?
“I am sure Louis has his goals and dreams – you will have to ask him. But my point is how many talented kids live and play in this country, who have represented this nation in age group rugby and are not being encourage and nurtured or even spoken to?
“Communication, feedback and encouragement. This is so important to young aspiring 16,17, 18…20 year olds.”