Rugby

Yarde may be involved in autumn series - Jones

2017-11-03 14:18
Eddie Jones (Getty)

London - England head coach Eddie Jones admits wing Marland Yarde could get back into the squad for the upcoming autumn series. 

However, he worries that the Sale wing is not emotionally ready to be involved. 

Harlequins told Yarde he should find another club after three missed training sessions without permission. 

Many of England's wings are out injured, such as Jonny May, Elliot Daly and Jack Nowell and aren't available for the autumn opener against Argentina at Twickenham next Saturday. 

Yarde would be competing with Anthony Watson, Denny Solomona and Semesa Rokoduguni for a spot, but Jones doubts he is in the right frame of mind to be involved. 

“Marland is in contention but we have to assess whether emotionally he’ll be right to compete for an England spot,” Jones told Sky Sports. “He’s left the club that he loved to join another club, is he in the right condition to compete for a spot?” 

He added: “It’s like having a relationship break up, sometimes it takes time for people to get over it and I’m not sure where he’s at. I’ve spoken to him a number of times. I always knew what was going on in confidence. 

“We didn’t not select him in this squad because of behaviour, it was because Denny scored more tries than him. He came to Argentina with us during the summer and was absolutely first class. He came to the Oxford camp and was first class. 

“That’s an issue with his club and is not something that we’ve delved into to a great extent.”

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