LIST: Three players who turned down call-ups from Eddie Jones | Ruck

LIST: Three players who turned down call-ups from Eddie Jones

Not many players have rejected an approach from England head coach Eddie Jones to pull on the famous white jersey- apart from these three, doing so for various reasons.

1. Louis Rees-Zammit

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, and Jones knew from an early stage the 20-year-old was a talent worth courting.

“I gave him a ring. I heard he was very Welsh and wanted to play for Wales and said if he was interested, we would be,” Jones said.

“He had to do five years qualification in terms of residency and a young guy like him is not going to sit around for five years.

“I wished him good luck and I’m pleased he’s doing well – I just hope he does not do too well against us.”

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