England have dropped winger Louis Lynagh from their squad for the Autumn Nations Series as they prepare to take on Australia this Saturday.
The 20-year-old, who is the son of Wallabies legend Michael, was selected in an extended training group for the first time in September but was then jettisoned when Eddie Jones reduced his group for the Tests at Twickenham to 34 players.
Lynagh was then recalled by England last week after the Wallabies expressed an interest in securing his national allegiance. However, he pulled out of preparations for the 69-3 win over Tonga on Saturday with a minor injury.
And now, his international future has again been thrown into the air after he was dropped from the squad to face the Wallabies on Saturday.
Therefore, the winger, who has been repeatedly messed around by Jones, could actually pull on the gold jersey this weekend if he wanted.
Despite his fantastic recent form during the 2020/21 Premiership season, Lynagh was surprisingly left out of the England squad for the summer tests back in June with his famous Dad revealing at that point he’d had no communication with the head coach.
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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.”
Below, we look at five other rugby legends sons who are making waves, but currently want to represent different countries to their legendary Fathers.
#1. Lucas Brooke
- Age: 19
- Club: London Irish
- Position: back-row
- Dad: Zinzan Brooke (New Zealand)
Brooke, who can play across the back-row or at hooker, grew up in England so is fully qualified to wear the red rose. The powerhouse has represented Berkshire at county level and regularly played for his school, Wellington College. Brooke has also played on the international stage with England U20.