England call up son of ex-Wales lock Moore


Sam Moore (L) played for England Under-20s v Wales Under-20s in the 2018 Six Nations

England coach Eddie Jones has named the son of former Wales lock Steve Moore as an apprentice in their latest Six Nations squad.

Cardiff-born back-rower Sam Moore, who plays for Sale, has played for England U16s, 17s, 18s and 19s but is also eligible for Wales.

“We have said to him if you want to play for England and you are good enough we will select you,” said Jones.

“If you don’t then go and play for Wales, it’s completely up to the lad.”

Sam Moore is a former Everton FC academy player of the year while his father made three Wales appearances, against Canada, Romania and Tonga in 1997 and his clubs included Swansea and Cardiff.

Steve Moore made his Wales debut against Canada in 1997

Steve Moore’s brother Andy – they were both born in Grantham – made 26 Wales appearances from 1995-2002, but they never played Test rugby together.

Sam Moore was called up