England prop Kyle Sinckler has been called-up to the British and Irish Lions squad to take on South Africa as a replacement for Andrew Porter.
Sinckler received an invitation from Warren Gatland on Sunday morning, following an injury to the Irishman.
There’s no question that the powerhouse will be in and around the Test team.
Here are five things you might not know about the Bristol Bears prop…
#1. Starting out
The tighthead prop states that it was his mother, Donna, who instigated his rugby career. According to Sinckler, he was a keen footballer though his physical nature resulted in him dropping the sport. After his mother, who works in the police, became aware of Kyle’s physicality on the football pitch, she took him to local rugby union side Battersea Ironsides in Earlsfield, a long-established club, with a growing youth and junior section.