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“He never wanted me” – Five players blacklisted by Eddie Jones

Christian Wade believes he never had a chance of a call-up from Eddie ones and believes their final conversation six years ago was ‘a ploy to keep the public happy’.

#1. Christian Wade

Wasps wing turned NFL hopeful also opened up about his one phone call from ‘awkward’ Eddie Jones during a recent interview with The Telegraph.

“He wanted me to work on the stuff I was already good at, already smashing. I obviously said to him ‘yeah, that’s what I’m doing and will continue to do’,

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“But it wasn’t very informative, you know what I’m saying? How do I get in the team, what’s the purpose of this call? It was almost like he called me so that when I spoke to the media I could say he had called me.

“Before there wasn’t really much chat, but I guess at the time there was pressure on him because of the performances I was putting in. It was almost a courtesy call. I’d rather if you have nothing to say, just don’t call me. 

“I think I should be in the team, if you don’t think that then that’s fine, but just be straight up. Say what it is, I’m not picking you for whatever reason, or if you don’t want to say why then just don’t call me and let me get on with it.”