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20 things you didn’t know about the England Six Nations squad

16. Speedster Elliot Daly was a talented cricketer as a teenager, representing England Under-15s and Surrey at various age-group levels. He was an all-rounder, with fast bowling his forte, and appeared good enough to possibly make the first-class county grade before he chose rugby union.

Elliot Daly (right) caught Jamie George (batsman) off the bowling of Maro Itoje (left)

17. Harlequins failed to offer Joe Launchbury a professional contract aged 18, so he left the club and joined National League 2 South side Worthing before signing for Wasps.

18. Record-breaking scrum-half Ben Youngs actually made his international debut as a substitute on the wing for the injured Ugo Monye in the Calcutta Cup match against Scotland on 13 March 2010

19. Prop Ellis Genge suffers from the disability Dyspraxia. The condition affects the use of muscles. Different types of dyspraxia can affect writing, speech and other movements involved in learning. Forever inspiring us, the prop has gone onto help kids going through the same tough problems.

20. Owen Farrell was not at first registered as a Farrell, but took mum Colleen’s family name of O’Loughlin. The couple married in 1995, changing Owen’s surname to Farrell the following year.

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