Emerton still keen on Premiership move

Last updated : 12 February 2003 By Martyn Elliott

Speaking from the Aussies training camp on Tuesday ahead of tonight’s clash with England, Emerton said: "I'm disappointed I didn't get to go to England, which has been a dream of mine since I was a young boy.

"I feel in good shape and now it's important I go out there tomorrow and perform well.

"If I do that, I think the opportunity will be there to move abroad in the future. I'll do my best tomorrow.

"I've been playing more defensively than I would like (for my club). So I enjoy playing for the national team as I get the opportunity to play in the position I'm best in."

Whether or not Sir Bobby will renew his interest in the player remains to be seen, but Freddy Shepherd might not be so keen after the first attempt to sign him ended in a public slanging match.