Saracens - Lozowski hoping to seize England chance

Apr 20, 2017

Lozowski hoping to seize England chance


For the third successive time, Saracens fly-half Alex Lozowski has been named in Eddie Jones’ England squad since his move to north London from Wasps in the summer of 2016.

It’s been something of a breakthrough season for the 23-year-old who got his chance after injuries at the start of the season and seized it with both hands. He has played in 19 Premiership matches so far for Sarries, starting 15 and has fully integrated himself within the England setup.

The former Wasps and Leeds Carneigie man is yet to make his England bow though but with Red Rose head coach Eddie Jones seeking to test the depth of his squad during the tour, the time could be nigh for the son of former Wasps captain Rob Lozowski.

However, the youngster who only pursued a career rugby after getting released from Chelsea aged 16 is keeping his feet on the ground and insists that he sees the tour as a chance to stake his claim within the England elite setup.

He said: “I’m really happy to be in the squad, having been part of the squad during the autumn and then during the Six Nations without getting a chance to play I suppose it’s exciting to get another chance in the squad and hopefully put my hand up to get some game time.

“Also, I think it’s thoroughly deserved for Nick and Nathan. They’re young and exciting, talented players. There’s lots to be gained from the environment and I think the period we’ll spend away is going to be good with a bunch of other good players who we’ll be able to pick things up from.”

 

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