Northampton flanker Teimana Harrison targets England recall
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 18/10/17 10:56pm
Teimana Harrison hopes some useful advice from Eddie Jones can help revive his England career.
The Northampton flanker played against Fiji last December but has not featured since and admits he must become more consistent in all aspects of his game if he is to win back his place in the national side.
"I want to get back into the England squad and team, so to do that I've got to focus on playing well for Saints," said Harrison.
"If I'm playing well here then it's all down to Eddie [Jones] if he wants me.
"I haven't really had any long discussion with Eddie, but I've had feedback on my performances. And I need that consistency in my carrying and defensive game.
"He said he was happy with my defence in the first couple of games, then my attack in one game. And so now it's about mixing it all together.
"I think I'm getting there, but I haven't put one perfect big performance together myself yet.
"[In] some games my defence has been really good but I've lacked on the carrying side, and in others I've carried well but lacked a bit in defence.
I haven't really had any long discussion with Eddie, but I've had feedback on my performances.
"I'm just trying to put both of those together at the same time, and get a good, consistent run. It's great to have feedback outside of the club, it's good to have interest from the international arena.
"It helps me a lot, helps me focus on things I need to build in my game, maybe outside of how Saints want me to play. So it's definitely a boost to that."
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