Alex Lozowski was being pursued by both Italy and England.
Earlier this month, English rugby fans were a little surprised to see Saracens fly-half Alex Lozowski, being sounded out for inclusion in the Italian squad by Conor O’Shea.
Despite his Polish surname, Lozowski qualified to play for Italy through his Italian grandmother and had been contacted by by O’Shea with the view of lining out for Italy.
However, according to the Daily Mail, the Saracens playmaker is set turn down the opportunity to play for the Italians, even if he’s not selected in Eddie Jones’ England squad on Friday.
With Owen Farrell injured, Lozowski has made the most of his opportunity with Saracens during the early weeks of this season. So much so, that Eddie Jones recently named checked the 23 year-old.
However, the fly-half was quick to stress that he to doesn’t want to ‘slam the Italy door shut but, at this stage, I don’t want to rule myself out for England’.
Indeed, Lozowski pointed out that he had promised Saracens that he would be available for selection during international windows.
Therefore, if Lozowski declare for Italy, it would leave Saracens searching for a fly-half at short notice.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena