"Back-to-back man of the match performances" - England boss Steve Borthwick told to call-up England U20 star - Ruck

“Back-to-back man of the match performances” – England boss Steve Borthwick told to call-up England U20 star

Rapid rise! Under-20 Six Nations churns out senior internationals faster than ever as fans clamor for one standout star to get the nod from Steve Borthwick.

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Eye-catching performances from England’s rising star Chandler Cunningham-South in last season’s tournament have put him in contention for a senior start, showcasing his prowess with impactful appearances off the bench in this year’s Six Nations.

Flashback to 2022 when full-back Henry Arundell dazzled spectators with a sensational length-of-the-field try against Scotland before catching Eddie Jones’ eye during England’s tour Down Under.

But the buzz this time around is all about Henry Pollock.

The 19-year-old sensation has set tongues wagging with consecutive player-of-the-match displays in England’s opening triumphs against Italy and Wales, capped off with a stunning hat-trick in Treviso.

“It proves that the leap isn’t as daunting as it seems, especially seeing what Chandler achieved, transitioning straight from the Under-20 World Cup to the senior squad,” Pollock told BBC Sport.

“But for me, it’s about staying focused on the task at hand. I need to keep delivering for the under-20s, and then we’ll see where it takes me.”

Despite his rising status, the Northampton Saints flanker, eligible for the under-20s next season, remains grounded. His Premiership debut against Leicester Tigers in November showcased his potential with a dynamic 30-minute cameo, highlighted by a blistering run down the wing and a crucial turnover on his own try line.

Mentored by none other than Richard Hill, the legendary open-side flanker from England’s 2003 World Cup-winning squad, Pollock is honing his craft with insights from the best.

“Richard’s been a constant presence, offering invaluable advice week in, week out,” Pollock revealed. “Having him dissect my game, pinpointing areas for improvement like off-the-ball work rate or kick chase, it’s been immensely beneficial. His wealth of experience at the highest level adds a whole new dimension to my development.”

Super computer predicts weekend’s Six Nations results, including England vs Ireland

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Italy vs Scotland

Get ready for Scotland’s next showdown as they step onto the field for their fourth Six Nations match, facing off against an increasingly formidable Italian squad. With two victories and one loss under their belt from the initial three games, Gregor Townsend’s crew is primed for action.

The journey kicked off with a thrilling 27-26 triumph over Wales, setting the stage for a heart-stopping encounter. Despite a narrow 20-16 defeat on home turf against France, Scotland roared back triumphantly, stunning England with a 30-21 victory in the legendary Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield.

Mark your calendars for the Italy versus Scotland clash happening on Saturday, March 9, with the action kicking off at 2:15 PM GMT. The battleground? None other than the iconic Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Don’t miss a moment of the action as ITV brings the match live to your screens. And keep an eye out for Angus Gardner from Australia, who will be officiating the showdown

Super computer prediction: Italy 16-22 Scotland