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5 players you definitely forgot earned England call-ups – but never won a cap

Ben Earl and Jonny Hill both toured with England in South Africa during the summer but after failing to win their first caps they will be hoping to avoid the same fate as these predecessors.

1. Nick Wood

Gloucester legend Wood spent his entire career at Kingsholm in a career that spanned 15 years between 20031 and 2016.

Wood represented England at under-21 level and Saxons level and was called into the full England squad party to tour South Africa in 2008 but despite being named to start had to pull out due to illness.

He was also named in England’s squad for matches against the Barbarians and Argentina in 2009 but did not play. He was ultimately never capped for the senior team.2

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