10 players who could make their international debuts in the 2019 Six Nations

9 – Nathan Earle (England)

Saracens boast some ridiculously good players in their final third. Alex Goode, Liam Wiliams, Sean Maitland, Alex Lewington, the list goes on. But Nathan Earle stands out this season as his electric form cries out for an international call up. Eddie Jones hasn’t exactly got a shortage in supply when it comes to wingers and full backs. Chris Ashton’s revival in England, coupled with Jack Nowell’s stunning return to form, added to Jonny May’s high scoring rate, it’s enough to make any England fan excited. But like with Schonert above, the big names need to be preserved, particularly in World Cup year, and Nathan Earle is a pretty good name for Jones to consider, but he needs game time before Japan rolls around, and the Six Nations is a good place to start.

10 – Sam Johnson (Scotland)

Glasgow already has a big problem when it comes to Six Nations. The numbers they lose to Gregor Townsend are staggering, but that won’t bother Scotland fans one bit, and Sam Johnson might just be added to the list of departing players from the Warriors. He, much like Thompson, was destined to feature last autumn but was ruled out through injury, but as Townsend looks to find his best pairing at centre, Johnson could just be the answer he is looking for. Sure, he’s not got the attacking qualities of Huw Jones or the experience of Alex Dunbar, but he’s too good to ignore with the form he has shown over the last couple of seasons in the Pro 14, and there was intention to include him last time Scotland were up and at them, so there must be something exciting the boss enough to give him a chance.

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