Harlequins star player wants to represent England once he becomes eligible very soon - Ruck

Harlequins star player wants to represent England once he becomes eligible very soon

Widely regarded as the best full-back in the Premiership, Tyrone Green is determined to stay in the UK and pursue his ambitions with England, as reported by Planet Rugby.

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Green is a standout counter-attacker with exceptional footwork, making him one of the best in chaotic spaces at the Premiership level for the last couple of years.

The report notes that Green’s aspirations to represent England date back to Eddie Jones’ tenure, but due to residency regulations, he won’t be eligible until June 2025.


Given this timeline, there’s a possibility he could gain international experience with the British and Irish Lions, where his versatility would be highly valuable.

Until then, Steve Borthwick and his team will be eagerly awaiting his qualification. However, selecting between Green, Freddie Steward, and George Furbank will present a challenging decision.


The popular referee selected his picks for Wales Online, but set out at the start that he wouldn’t be picking any Welshman in his selection.

“I am not going to include any Welsh players on my list because I haven’t refereed them in international matches.

“Anyway, these are my top Test skippers ranked, Welshmen aside.”

#5. Chris Robshaw (England)

The flanker is a former English rugby union player who captained the national team from 2012 to 2015.

Known for his exceptional work rate and leadership skills, Robshaw was a dynamic flanker who made a significant impact on the field. He enjoyed a successful club career with Harlequins, where he played for over a decade. Robshaw’s dedication and commitment to the sport earned him numerous accolades and the respect of his peers.

Off the field, he is admired for his philanthropic efforts, using his platform to support various charitable causes.

Owens said: “Some people will be surprised at this one to start off. His misfortune was perhaps to be leading England during a difficult time, but he always gave everything for the cause, encouraging others to follow suit, and he was a nice guy off the pitch.”

#4. Jean de Villiers (South Africa)

He is a retired South African rugby union player who made a lasting impact on the international stage.

As a versatile back, he showcased his skills and leadership abilities as the captain of the Springboks from 2012 to 2015.

De Villiers’ playing career spanned over a decade, during which he exhibited exceptional athleticism and a powerful presence on the field.

He was widely respected for his tactical knowledge, unwavering commitment, and ability to inspire his teammates.

De Villiers remains an influential figure in the rugby world and continues to contribute to the sport through coaching and commentary.

Owens said: “He was not only a great rugby player but also a great leader and a great man. Whenever I came across him on the field, he impressed me.”