“The problem is, no one from the RFU spoke to him”



Two of the three countries for which Harlequins winger Louis Lynagh is eligible to play have been in contact with the youngster in the past two weeks, it has been revealed.

Lynagh shone in the Gallagher Premiership final against Exeter, both of her tries proved to be essential for the West London side, securing an unlikely victory for the reigning league champions.

Great Wallaby’s 20-year-old son Michael Lynagh has been in flying form for the club which brought him through their academy system and it unsurprisingly has garnered international attention.

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Lynagh is a rare breed; he is qualified to play for three countries: England by residence, Australia by his famous father and Italy by birth. Notably, he was not one of four Harlequins players called up to Eddie Jones’ extended England squad tonight, which has 23 uncapped players.

Proud father Michael took to Twitter this evening, revealing that Australia and Italy had been in touch for the past two weeks, but England had not.

“[He is] Qualified for England, Australia and Italy. Italy and Australia contacted him during the last fortnight. RFU / England Rugby has NEVER spoken to him about his intentions and goals. Strange, given that the current rugby official has already flown from Italy to ask a 17-year-old to enlist in Italy.

Lynagh Senior added, “It’s not about being selected or not. The problem was, no one from the RFU spoke to him. He’s played in England U16, U18 and U19, he lives a mile from Twickenham, he plays for the Quins – but no one has even had a discussion with him. How many other young children am I on the same boat? “

Despite being in the very early stages of his career and having plenty of time to impress Eddie Jones, he’s very unlikely to go uncapped for long given his current form.

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