Ireland’s Under-20 star ready for England call after excellent run of forms
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England boss Eddie Jones could be called upon to call up Irish Under-20 star Dan Kelly this summer after excellent form for his club Leicester Tigers in the Premiership.
Kelly, who is still just 18, made three appearances for Ireland last year as part of their curtailed Six Nations campaign, but turned down the opportunity to represent them this year due to commitments in clubs and universities.
The center have played 16 times for Leicester this season and are highly regarded by head coach Steve Borthwick, a former Jones assistant with England.
Being born in England, Kelly is eligible for England and will now have to make a huge decision with the IRFU who also say they are keen to sign him in one of the four provinces.
The Daily Mail reports Jones is expected to name a youth squad for their matches against the United States and Canada, with mainstay Bevan Rodd, hooker Alfie Barbeary, outhalf Marcus Smith and flanker Miles Reid all in contention for the debut.
Jones is set to let a host of senior players rest, including George Ford and Jonny May, with a number of his senior players expected to be out with the Lions as well.