The prop made his test debut against South Africa where he started two test matches at loose-head prop in the summer of 2012. He’s since gone on to prove himself as a top class forward on the international stage, winning 51 Test caps thus far.
Sir Clive Woodward was appointed England coach in 1997 and picked the 20-year-old prop on potential for his first match in charge against Australia. However, Long played poorly and only won one further cap for his country.
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