England working on Underhill resolution

Date published: May 10 2016

EXETER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24:  Sam Underhill of the Ospreys reacts during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Exeter Chiefs and Ospreys at Sandy Park on January 24, 2016 in Exeter, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

England head coach Eddie Jones has revealed that rising star Sam Underhill is firmly on his radar and should be called up later this year.

Jones revealed that the RFU are working on a solution to make Underhill available for England squads in the future after he was not named for upcoming camp in Brighton on May 26.

Underhill has impressed in the PRO12 and Champions Cup for the Ospreys but cannot be selected based on the fact that he plays his rugby outside of England.

Jones however is hoping that something can be worked out so that the the former England U18 player can be involved later in 2016.

“He’s been playing very well for the Ospreys,” Jones toldĀ Sky Sports.

“We’ve still got the situation that he’s playing outside of England and we have to sort that situation.

“I think we’re coming to a resolution and there’s no doubt he’ll be selected in the England squad in the next six months.”

Looking at the camp as a whole, Jones is looking forward to see several young talents such as Charlie Ewels and Teimana Harrison battle it out for a potential place on England’s tour to Australia in June.

“They’ve all got a great opportunity; the competition for places will be intense,” Jones added.

“We have players from the top four teams playing so they will come back into it. We have 40 players competing for 30 spots.”

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