Newcastle Falcons flanker Mark Wilson’s desire to win his first England cap means he will likely miss the birth of his son.
“My son is due at the end of the month,” the 27-year-old said.
“It’s one of those where it could be any time now but I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to come here.”
He added: “She understands that and she was the first one to say ‘go ahead and enjoy it’. I know that she’s right behind that decision.
“My girl, who is nearly three, was three weeks early but they always say boys are a bit more chilled out and kind of laze around but we’ll see.”