Two years after leaving Australia, former Sydney University captain Guy Porter is set to make his England debut on Saturday night.
The 25-year-old left Brombys after starting Covenant-19 and was joined by Eddie Jones on the bench for Leicester’s Premier League victory in June.
Although born in England, Porter became a seven-year-old and wanted to play for the Wallabies.
However, he failed to get any real interest from the Australian Super Rugby teams and was asked to join Leicester by former United manager Rob Taylor.
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Porter, who never finished for the Brunbies, did not take long to turn around.
He is now a key player in Jones’ bid to extend his eight-match ban.
“He’s done a great job for the club and he’s in the Championship team,” said Jones.
He has been a winger for many years but he played in the last 12 seasons of the season, so he is a great bench player for us because he has the ability to play 12-13 or a winger.
Jones denied that he was involved in “catching players,” but said Porter’s “strong” edge was highlighted.
The Australian, who coached the Wolves from 2001-05, is under intense pressure from England to win next year’s World Cup after a series of “tragic” campaigns in six countries.
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Jones added that “pressure” is part of the international coaching staff and that all of his teammates are equal under the gun.
“Every international coach is under pressure,” Jones said.
“Under the pressure of Dave (Rennie), beyond the pit (all blacks) are under pressure.
In an effort to get back on track, Jones replaced the officers.
Although Owen Farrell did not win again against Wolves after speaking to England last November, the 2019 World Cup captain has been replaced as captain by Courtney Lows.
Jones, the second player to star in a 3-0 3-0 win over Australia in 2016, said he was “not very happy” to lose his captaincy.
Elsewhere, Danny Care will return for the first time since 2018 with a partner, Marcus Smith.
Named after Freddie Stuart Fulbach, the Puppet brothers – No. 8 Billion and substitute Pro Mako – starred in the 2016 series and return for the first time this year.
England (15-1) Freddie Steward, Jack Novel, Joe Marshall, Owen Farrell, Joe Cocanasiga, Marcus Smith, Danny Care, Billy Penipola, Tom Curry, Courtney Lows (c), Johnny Hill, Maro Eto’o, Will Stuart, Jamie George, Ellis Jingge
Reservations Luke Cowan-Dickie, Mako Penipola, Joe Hayes, Olivia Cessum, Luis Ludlam, Jack van Portweit, Guy Porter, Henry Arundell