George Kruis: I still want to be part of England set-up

Kruis: "I know by going there (Japan) I have made my bed but that's just a short period of my life, there is a bigger picture"

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England and Saracens second row George Kruis is on the verge of a move to Japan where he has signed a deal to play for Panasonic Wild Knights. Sky Sports News reporter Gail Davis caught up with him to talk about why he's making the move at the expense of his international career.

In a strange way George Kruis has enjoyed lockdown: "I Iike my own company" he said and "I had my dog".

Not the normal few weeks holiday shoehorned in before the next onslaught begins, but real time and unlike many of his team-mates whose season began with a World Cup camp last July, he is done.

The new bike and the well-worn weights in the แทงบอลสเต็ป he's not about to let himself go, in fact he's still turning up to Saracens most days to train, but for once rugby isn't the focus of Kruis' day and he likes it.

He certainly didn't want his time at Saracens to end like this but the last few weeks has reinforced his decision that taking some time out and heading off on an adventure is the right one: "I spoke to people in a lot of careers and after five or 10 years in the same place, it's good to have a change-up.

"I really wanted to experience other stuff. I am unbelievably grateful and privileged to have experienced so much on and off the field with Saracens, they have treated me so well but maybe a product of that success is to want more and create new memories.

"My brother's in Hong Kong and seeing how much he has grown since moving out makes me want it too."

The decision to take some time away - Kruis will move to Japan and play for the Panasonic Wild Knights - was made a few years ago and England's head coach Eddie Jones was privy to those early discussions. 

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