England rugby union star being chased by rugby league clubs

England rugby union star Henry Arundell is being chased by a number of rugby league clubs according to reports.

Arundell is a fantastic try scorer and is certainly a highlight reel and earned a call up to the England Rugby Union World Cup squad this year.

After the World Cup, the England international moved to France with Racing 92 catching the eye on debut but is now reportedly being chased by NRL clubs and has an interest in making the move to the 13-man code himself.

This comes as NRL clubs are handed incentive to sign rugby union players due to salary cap relief on signings from rival codes akin to what we have seen in Super League in the past such as with Kyle Eastmond.

It is unclear if any Super League clubs are interested in Arundell but you would have thought that there are.

He is certainly highly thought of in the 15 man code such as by Johnny May.

“What Henry’s got is his X-factor,” said May to the BBC after Arundell scored five tries for England against Chile in October, “The world’s at his feet,” May added.

“Regardless of who you’re playing, that [scoring five tries in a match] doesn’t happen very often,” continued Gloucester’s May, 33.

“It was a special day for him and his family and I’ve got a feeling he’ll have lots of special days ahead of him.

“Everyone around him needs to learn from him, support him and help develop him. He’s an important part of this team and we need to get him firing.

“Henry’s an important player for us and he is only going to get better. I’m learning from him as well.

“He will have some confidence now for the rest of the tournament. He’s dangerous when he has got that confidence.”

It has been revealed recently that Rugby Australia will be taking a step back from chasing rugby league players after a recruitment drive from Eddie Jones which saw they interested in Angus Crichton, Nathan Cleary and Cameron Munster whilst signing Joseph Suaali’i from the Sydney Roosters. Now though it seems this interest will end.