George Kruis believes Eddie Jones’ warning to under-performing England players will have the desired impact
The Aussie said a handful of Grand Slam winners are in danger of missing the summer tour of Australia
Saracens’ Kruis played in every one of the Six Nations victories
Eddie Jones’ warning to under-performing England players will have the desired impact, according to lock George Kruis.
The Aussie revealed last week that a handful of his Grand Slam winners were in danger of missing the summer tour of Australia due to a lack of form their club sides.
Saracens’ Kruis, who played in every one of the Six Nations victories, said: “You do [pay attention] – it’s clever from Eddie,” Kruis told BBC 5 live.
He joked: “I check my phone every now and then to see if it’s me.”
The 26-year-old added: “It’s fair from him. If we are international players we need to be playing like them.
“He made a big point that when we go back to our clubs we should be the best ones there, putting in the biggest shifts, and trying the hardest.
“He’s the type of man that if you’re not doing what you should be doing then he’ll let you know pretty quickly.”
Meanwhile, Sarries are in the semi-finals of the European Cup for the fourth successive season
Kruis, who is a product of the Saracens academy, feels the experiences of recent years may give them the edge against a Wasps side unaccustomed to the latter stages of the tournament in recent times.
“You gain so much from experience, from playing these big games and figuring out how you win and you lose them,” Kruis said.
“It doesn’t give you the right to win it, it just maybe gives you a better chance.”