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England Ready To 'Fast-Track' Leinster Player Into Eddie Jones' Squad

England Ready To 'Fast-Track' Leinster Player Into Eddie Jones' Squad
By PJ Browne Updated

In December, it was announced that Ben Te'o would be leaving Leinster for Premiership side Worcester Warriors.

The rugby league convert joined Leinster as a project player in 2014 and would have been eligible to play for Ireland by November 2017 had he remained in the country.

According to the Daily Mail, England have now set their sights on the New Zealand-born centre.

The Mail say Te'o is being 'fast-tracked' as an option for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

The centre has been in excellent form for Leinster this season and does look like he is constantly improving.

Still, given that Te'o will be 32, nearly 33 by the time the World Cup comes around, you would have to think younger options should be a priority for Eddie Jones.

Unlike if he had chosen to represent Ireland, Te'o does not have to wait to qualify as an England player as his mother was born and raised there.

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