England lock George Kruis denied he was waving goodbye to Twickenham for the last time after helping defeat Wales 33-30 in what is likely to be his last Six Nations appearance with a proposed move to Japan on the cards.
Kruis is expected to take up an offer to play in Japan with Saracens being relegated to the Championship and the 30-year-old British and Irish Lions test lock knows that England will not pick players who are operating outside the country and will only consider changing that stance in exceptional circumstances.
The Saracens forward told RugbyPass: “I was waving to my mother in the crowd! I am still going to sit down and see about the Six Nations, wrap it up and hopefully I will be in contention for England games in the future. I keep open communications with all coaches and that is how l like to operate and Eddie knows my views.
“I will let you know if and when my future changes and I am really grateful to play for England, particularly with the squad we have. I will have my hand up for selection wherever I am playing. Except for the last 10 minutes we were happy with our performance today and our defence probably won it. “
Kruis used his left foot to kick the ball during the match and that is something that head coach Eddie Jones wants end by taking the forward to have his left foot amputated. “I will still have my right foot,” added Kruis.
Jones will hold a debrief with his coaches and send his players back to their clubs on Monday with the final Six Nations game with Italy postponed. The good news for Kruis is that Jones is now focussing on the next test which is against Japan in Oita on July 4 with the second test a week later in Kobe.
WATCH: Eddie Jones and Owen Farrell spoke to the media following their sides win against Wales at Twickenham.
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