Rugby

Ex-Stormer has sights on England Test career

2018-02-09 14:05
Nic Groom (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Stormers scrumhalf Nic Groom reportedly has his sights set on playing for England.

The 27-year-old left the Cape franchise in 2016 to join English club Northampton Saints.

Groom was part of the Springbok squad for the home series against Ireland in 2016, but did not play a Test.

His only national representation was playing for the SA ‘A’ side against the England Saxons.

Groom has been playing well for the Saints where he shares the scrumhalf duties with compatriot Cobus Reinach.

Due to SA Rugby’s current regulation that only Springboks based overseas with more than 30 Test caps can be picked for the national team, Groom will not come into the reckoning in 2018.

The regulation does however not count in a Rugby World Cup year, but Groom appears to have given up on his dream of playing for the Boks.

He will qualify to play for England in 2019, and according to a report on Netwerk24, the player has his sights set on playing Test rugby for the Red Roses.

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