Rokoduguni is a work in progress says Jones
there’s no reason why he can’t be a very good fullback.”
Watson’s versatility and impressive strike-rate of a try every other international puts him in pole position to make the Lions squad this summer.
And Jones believes that his Bath team-mate, George Ford, showed just why he could be the man to unlock the All Blacks’ defence with a superb performance in Bath’s 27-21 victory over Leicester in ‘The Clash’ at Twickenham last weekend.
“I thought when he had the opportunities (to attack the line) he did extremely well.
“To beat the All Blacks (if George goes with the Lions) you’ve got to score points. To score points you’ve got to take the ball to the line and commit their defence.
“Hopefully he goes on the Lions tour. If he doesn’t, he’ll go on the England tour to Argentina.”
Meanwhile, Jones says that Bath’s Fijian flyer Semesa Rokoduguni is still a work in progress.
“He’s always a guy we’re looking at. We look at him closely. He’s got a bit of Xfactor about him, but there are areas of his game he needs to tidy up that are important at international level and aren’t so important at club level. He understands that and he’s got to keep working on them,” he said.
EXETER prop Harry Williams is in line for a shock call-up for Argentina. England will lose most of their first-choice XV to the Lions an tighthead Williams, 25, who weighs in at more than 20 stone, could be one to benefit as Jones looks to build some depth in the white No 3 shirt.
It is understood the Red Rose camp have been in contact with Williams to sound him out about travelling to South America. England’s two preferred tightheads – Dan Cole and Kyle Sinckler – are in the frame to make the Lions squad which is announced on Wednesday.
Williams joined Exeter from Championship side Jersey and has impressed with the Chiefs.
His sheer size makes him a tough challenge for any front row and Jones is keen to look at what he can offer against at international level.