Jordan Pereira eligible to play for England

St George Illawarra Dragons winger Jordan Pereira has revealed he would be open to playing for England on the international scene.

Pereira, who has recently signed a contract extension with the Dragons until the end of 2021, was born in New Zealand to a Samoan father and English mother so he qualifies for all three nations.

The 25-year-old said he would be proud to represent any of the three countries.

He said: “I suppose it is not really my option because someone has to pick me but in terms of my eligibility, England is an option, New Zealand is an option and Samoa is an option.

“I love playing footy whether it is park footy, reserve grade or NRL so if I get the opportunity to play any representative games I am ready to roll.

“I grew up in New Zealand, but I wasn’t raised by Kiwis, I was raised by an English woman and my dad is from Samoa, so it is hard to pick. I don’t really know what I am – I just myself a human.”

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