Eddie Jones mulls former Bulls No 8 for SA tour

2018-04-12 19:18
Jono Ross (Getty Images)

Cape Town - England coach Eddie Jones is reportedly eager to include former Bulls No 8 Jono Ross in his squad for their tour to South Africa in June.

The 27-year-old Ross had two stints with the Bulls - 2011/12 and 2013/14 - before joining French club Stade Francais where he played for three seasons.

He then joined the Sale Sharks in 2017 and has caught the eye of the England coach.

According to The Telegraph, Ross is eligible to play for England on account of his grandmother hailing from Essex.

Sale’s director of rugby Steve Diamond told the English publication that Jones had enquired about Ross.

“We have had conversations with Eddie and Steve (Borthwick, England forwards coach) about Jono,” Diamond said.

“All we can do is to get him to play like he has been playing and then we back it up with the odd conversation.”

Ross said he would welcome the opportunity of playing for England.

“If I managed to catch the eye that is something I would love to do. I just want to play well for Sale and, if anything comes off the back of that, then great.”

England’s first Test against the Springboks is scheduled for June 9 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, with Tests in Bloemfontein (Free State Stadium, June 16) and Cape Town (Newlands, June 23) to follow.

Read more on:    bulls  |  england  |  springboks  |  sale sharks  |  eddie jones  |  jono ross  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 02 June 2018
Wales v South Africa, RFK Stadium 23:00
Saturday, 09 June 2018
South Africa v England, Emirates Airline Park 17:05
Saturday, 16 June 2018
South Africa v England, Toyota Stadium 17:05
Saturday, 23 June 2018
South Africa v England, Cape Town 17:05
Saturday, 18 August 2018
South Africa v Argentina, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 17:05
Saturday, 25 August 2018
Argentina v South Africa, Estadio Malvinas 21:10

Who would you like to see start in the No 10 jersey for the Springboks in the first Test against England in June?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.