Zach Mercer eyes Rugby World Cup chance after winning the Top 14

Zach Mercer eyes Rugby World Cup chance after winning the Top 14

Zach Mercer said the chance to feature at next year's Rugby World Cup would be "outstanding".

The former Bath back-rower delivered a player of the match performance in Friday's Top 14 final against Castres guiding Montpellier to their maiden title.


The 24-year-old remains ineligible for England because he plays abroad and would either need to return to a club in England next season or hope for an exemption.

"I'll always be interested in playing at the Rugby World Cup," Mercer told reporters.

"If that opportunity arose it would be outstanding. I can't play for England while I'm in France, I've taken that sacrifice," the two-time Test player added.


Mercer will remain at Montpellier next season adding "I'm here to stay and I’m going to fight for it again," he said.

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