Ugo Monye has faith in Denny Solomona, and believes that he will have a good chance as one part of the England Rugby Union squad in the future. The former England player stated that it’s likely the New-Zealander will be snapped up by Eddie Jones the moment he becomes eligible to play.
Denny Solomona has played in England for almost thirty six months. The specified amount of time required to qualify for an international call up. Originally playing in the rugby league the twenty three year old decided to change it up and started playing for Sale Sharks at the end of last year.
In a radio interview Monye explained that Solomona was scoring better than anyone in the sport at this time. Questioning whether or not he thought that the talented player was good enough, Monye explained that based on what he had seen he was certainly capable of playing on an international level.
The former winger went on to say:
“The beauty of English rugby at the moment means we’ve got so many quality players and out of nowhere in the few months we’ve unearthed another potential international. It’s a fantastic position for Eddie Jones to be in.”
Solomona would fit into the England squad perfectly most notably due to his ability to come from nowhere and finish play with a try. Playing for London Broncos and Castleford Tigers saw the star score forty tries in one season breaking the record.
He has since caught the eye of those associated with England Rugby following his stint with Sale Sharks and his success there. He has seven tries to his name scored across five premiership matches since December.
Monye suggested that it might be a good idea to get the winger some experience on the international front this summer. The British and Irish Lions Tests in New Zealand and Argentina could provide the perfect opportunity.
Steve Diamond, Sale Sharks director of Rugby, is in agreement with Monye and paid tribute to the up and coming winger:
“He understands the game. His spell in rugby league did him no harm. He got his basic skills up and comes to the party a top-drawer professional. I’d be looking at him if I was Eddie Jones.”
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