Ex-England flyhalf Flood mulls Germany switch

Barsaba Taglieri
Agosto 21, 2017

The Newcastle Falcons fly half won the last of his 60 caps for England in 2013 before moving to Toulouse but he will be eligible for selection again now that he is back in the Aviva Premiership.

Flood joins an electric backline which has been bolstered by the additions of Josh Matavesi, DTH van der Merwe and Maxime Mermoz.

A return to Newcastle for the upcoming Aviva Premiership season could see Flood return to the England fray, but with George Ford and Owen Farrell key components of Eddie Jones' side, he is prepared to switch to minnows Germany should a recall not be forthcoming.

Flood, who won the last of his 60 England caps in 2013, qualifies to play for Germany through his grandfather Albert Lieven, who left Berlin in 1936, and applied for a German passport after the Brexit vote.

"If there was any way of trying to help a fledgeling rugby country, it would interest me", Flood told The Times.

"I have always been proud of being German". It would be nice to go back and connect it all together.

In order for the 2019 World Cup to happen, Flood will need to represent Germany in the Olympic qualification sevens tournaments which take place a few months before the tournament kicks off in Japan.

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