Australia hopeful of securing Louis Lynagh from England

Australia head coach Dave Rennie
Australia head coach Dave Rennie

Australia head coach Dave Rennie said he is hopeful of having Louis Lynagh in the green and gold jersey despite England coach Eddie Jones naming him in an extended squad for the autumn internationals.

Son of Michael Lynagh, who represented Australia in 92 Tests scoring over 900 points, Louis is qualified to play for both Italy and Australia.

While his younger brother Tom Lynagh has made his intention clear of moving to Brisbane after signing a contract with Queensland Reds, Louis has opted to remain committed with Harlequins and was named in the 45-man squad of the red-rose team ahead of the autumn internationals series that includes a clash against the Wallabies.

While Rennie is keen on bringing Louis to Australian fold, his desire could vanish if Jones opts to select him for the clash against Tonga scheduled on 6th November.

“Look, obviously Eddie’s well aware of his lineage and [the need to] catch him quickly,” said Rennie.

“But we’ll see how things go there, whether they use him or not over the next period and whether there’s any interest in him to come back to Australia.

“Not until he’s capped, [by England]”

Australia will be facing Japan in Oita on 23rd October before taking on Scotland, England and Wales on 7th, 13th and 20th November respectively.