John Dobson has downplayed rumours of England boss Eddie Jones trying to snap up DHL Stormers playmaker Sacha Mngomezulu.
The 20-year-old Mngomezulu has reportedly caught the eye of Jones, with one report claiming the England coach is “planning a swoop” for the Junior Springbok skipper, who qualifies to play for the Roses through his father, radio personality Nick Feinberg.
“As far as I know, he’s got an English passport. He certainly didn’t queue as long as us coming into Heathrow,” joked Dobson from Wales on Thursday in a media conference ahead of a Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash between the Stormers and Ospreys on Friday.
“But he’s under contract to Western Province until 2025. I can’t see that [the England move] being a realistic possibility for him,” the Stormers coach added.
“We’ve had a chat to him about the rumours but, no, I think Sacha’s staying put.”
Mngomezulu, who scored 22 points in his first start for the Stormers in their URC win over Zebre in round four, has been named on the bench to face Ospreys in Swansea.
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