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Denny Solomona must stay true to rugby league roots - Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones is no stranger to managing cross-code players and with Denny Solomona he wants the winger to stay true to what made him a scoring sensation in rugby league.

Auckland-born Solomona, who has played just 13 games of union for Sale, qualified for England in March on residency grounds and has been fast-tracked into the national squad for the Argentina tour as one of 15 uncapped players.

England have a history of hits and misses when it comes to cross-code players with huge successes in Jason Robinson and Ben Te'o, who was included in the British & Irish Lions' 41-man squad on Wednesday.

But Jones is well versed in handling rugby league converts. With Australia he coached Mat Rogers, Lote Tuqiri and Wendell Sailor and he wants Solomona to stay true to his cross-code instincts.

"[I want them] not to forget what they were good at, that's important," Jones said of his former rugby league players. "We want them to run hard and be good with the ball and when the opposition get the ball we want them to hurt them as that's what they're good at."

Solomona's inclusion in the squad came after a meeting with the England coach in Sale's gym. In his rugby league days, Solomona stated his interest in playing for Samoa but in March, he spoke of his wish to pursue an England cap and Jones is looking forward to working with him.

"There's something about him," Jones said. "He finds the line. He's got that ability, when he gets the ball, to score a try.

"I went to watch him against Gloucester at the weekend. He's still got a lot of work to do on his game, positionally, but we can work on those areas with him. He's got a certain amount of X-factor about him though."

Solomona's first chance to play for England could be against the Barbarians on May 28, in the non-capped match, with Jones' side then travelling to Argentina on a two-Test tour. He goes as one of four wingers in the squad alongside uncapped duo Joe Cokanasiga and Nathan Earle and the more experienced Jonny May.

England have an abundance of talent on the wings at their disposal with Anthony Watson and Jack Nowell on Lions duty while Christian Wade, the prolific Wasps flyer, was not good enough to make the squad. But those in Argentina have the chance to state their claim for a starting spot ahead of the end-of-year Tests and with Solomona, it is up to him to prove he can take his try-scoring ability onto the international stage.

"He scores tries, that's their job," Jones said. "They're like a goalkeeper -- a goalkeeper has so many saves in the game and the good goalkeeper makes those saves and they don't miss them.

"A good winger, when they get a good opportunity, they score and if they get half an opportunity, they score and that's what he's good at."