Louis Rees-Zammit: England coach Eddie Jones on his try to draw Wales wing – NewsEverything Wales

Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 27 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT
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Eddie Jones admits he was at all times going to wrestle to persuade Wales wing Louis Rees-Zammit to play for England.

The Gloucester wing may have certified for England by a five-year residency however the Cardiff-born participant was set on Wales who can clinch the Triple Crown subsequent Saturday.

“I gave him a hoop,” stated Jones.

“I heard he was very Welsh and wished to play for Wales however stated that if he was , we might be.”

Aged 16, Rees-Zammit left Wales for Hartpury School in Gloucestershire. He made an on the spot impression after making his Gloucester debut aged 18 which introduced him to the eye of Jones.

“He needed to do 5 years qualification by way of residency and a younger man like him isn’t going to sit down round for 5 years,” added Jones.

“I wanted him good luck and I am happy he is doing nicely – I simply hope he doesn’t do too nicely in opposition to us.”

Rees-Zammit’s medical ending has been underlined by a haul of 4 tries in six Wales appearances, together with two within the latest victory over Scotland, and Jones knew from an early stage the 20-year-old was a expertise value courting.

Now Rees-Zammit faces the prospect of a duel in opposition to Gloucester team-mate Jonny Might subsequent week on the Principality Stadium.

Jones hopes some inside information from Might will help England.

“Like several younger participant, there are areas of his recreation he’s poor in and we have now to be adequate to seek out these areas,” stated Jones.

“I’m certain Jonny will share his ideas on him and we are going to discuss to him.

“Louis is progressing properly and Jonny has been on the high of his recreation for 3 or 4 years, he was near being the very best left wing on the World Cup.

“Jonny continuously scores tries out of nowhere. It is going to be an ideal match-up.”

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