Roko­duguni is a work in progress says Jones

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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.

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