Saracens flanker ‘not thinking about England’

Michael Rhodes admitted that an England call-up is at the back of his mind following his return from surgery over the summer.

The Saracens flanker played through the pain of an undiagnosed broken collarbone for four years,

“It was an injury from four years ago when I was down in Cape Town, it was misdiagnosed,” said Rhodes.


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“It was a broken collarbone, and I injured it again in the final against Clermont.

“I was in a sling for three-and-a-half months, so it was great get 20 minutes off the bench, it’s feeling all right,

“I just strapped it up, put on a bit of padding and it felt okay.

“I haven’t spoken to him [Eddie Jones] again. I think I’ve said all along England’s not something I intend to focus too much on.

“I had just a brief phone call with Eddie before, but that was a while ago. He just said keep up the good work, I’ve got my eye on you and things like that. “He’s focusing on the players he’s got of course.”

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