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This is what became of the England team that were world junior champions for the first time in 2013

England became world junior champions for the first time as they fought back from a 12-point half-time deficit to beat perennial rivals Wales.

A brace of tries by Ashley Evans and five points from Sam Davies’s boot gave Wales a 15-3 lead at the break.



England had a try disallowed either side of half-time, but Jack Nowell finally powered over in Vannes, France.

Sam Hill scored their second try and two conversions and two penalties from Henry Slade saw England home.

But which players have gone on to become full internationals? Find out below.


England – 10/23 are full internationals

15. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs/England)

A product of Exeter’s highly-successful Academy system, the young Cornishman has literally gone from strength to strength since starting out as a youngster with the Cornish Pirates mini’s section.

He scored his first international try shortly after against Italy and has since go on to represent England in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, as well as helping the Red Rose country to lift the last two Six Nations titles.

Exeter Chiefs Jack Nowell at Sandy Park on December 16th 2019, Exeter, Devon. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

A magnificent 2017, however, was crowned with him lifting the Premiership title in May against Wasps, then heading to New Zealand a month later to feature for the British & Irish Lions on their summer tour.

In doing so he became Exeter’s first-ever Lions representative, featuring in two of the three test matches against the world champions.


14. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby/England)

A regular under Eddie Jones with England, Watson went onto grab The British & Irish Lions’ first try of the 2017 Tour to New Zealand, and never looked back in six blistering performances in the famous red jersey.

Anthony Watson of England before the six Nations Championship match, between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, London , UK, on the 17th March 2017. (Photo:Dean Lancaster/PPAUK)

He’s since struggled with injury but having made his return following a 13 month lay off in recent weeks, Watson still has a shot of making the England squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.


13. Harry Sloan (Harlequins)

The centre struggled to establish himself as a regular at the Stoop and on 12 April 2018, it was confirmed leave Harlequins at the end of the season to join RFU Championship side Ealing Trailfinders from the 2018-19 season.


12. Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs)

Part of a golden generation of young, local talent to come through Exeter’s highly-successful Academy system in recent years, the hard-running centre has established himself as a key performer within the Chiefs ranks. Hill received his first call up to the senior England squad by new coach Eddie Jones on 13 January 2016 for the 2016 Six Nations Championship but is yet to win a cap.


11. Ben Howard (Old Elthamians RFC )

The speedster left Worcester in 2018 and now plays for Old Elthamians RFC in National League One.

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