Teimana Harrison hopeful of England recall after Eddie Jones feedback

Teimana Harrison of Northampton is keen to force his way back into the England reckoning. Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Northampton flanker Teimana Harrison hopes a few pointers from Eddie Jones can help revive his England career.

Harrison, 25, has been in the Test wilderness since facing Fiji last December, but revealed England boss Jones has mapped out his route back to the senior squad.

"I want to get back into the England squad and team, so to do that I've got to focus on playing well for Saints," said Harrison. "And if I'm playing well here then it's all down to Eddie [Jones] if he wants me.

"I haven't really had any long discussion with Eddie, but I've had feedback on my performances. And I need that consistency in my carrying and defensive game.

"He said he was happy with my defence in the first couple of games, then my attack in one game. And so now it's about mixing it all together. I think I'm getting there, but I haven't put one perfect big performance together myself yet.

"[In] Some games my defence has been really good but I've lacked on the carrying side, and in others I've carried well but lacked a bit in defence. I'm just trying to put both of those together at the same time, and get a good, consistent run.

"Yeah it's really good that there's dialogue there with England. It's great to have feedback outside of the club, it's good to have interest from the international arena. It helps me a lot, helps me focus on things I need to build in my game, maybe outside of how Saints want me to play. So it's definitely a boost to have that."