“This is something I have to sit down and think about when we have finished the Six Nations”: George Kruis uncertain about his future in England as he weighs up lucrative Japan movement
- George Kruis has offered a lucrative step to play his club rugby in Japan
- However, if he chooses to accept that, he cannot be selected for England
- The 30-year-old knows that he can leave Saracens with their blessing
George Cross knows he has to make a crucial decision in the coming weeks – stay with Saracens and fight for England’s selection or accept a lucrative offer from Japan that will end his testing career.
The 30-year slot is delaying his decision until after the Six Nations, but he knows he will be able to leave Saracens with their blessing.
They need high earners to leave to bring them back within the salary limit after the breaches that led to their degradation of the Premiership at the end of this season.
George Kruis has admitted that he is still uncertain about his future with Saracens and England
Asked if he had considered the consequences of his dilemma, he said: ‘No doubt about it! The first part is that it is always emotional play for England. It is clearly an absolute privilege, something that myself, and certainly my family and friends, really enjoy it.
“And the second part … that’s something I have to make a decision behind the six nations and see where we are.
‘It’s tough, but extremely exciting on all fronts. I can probably think too much about situations. If I stay, it’s an incredible opportunity. If I go, it is also a great opportunity. This is something I have to sit down and think about carefully when we have completed the Six Nations. “
Kruis knows that his career in England will end if he chooses to play his rugby abroad in Japan