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England’s youngest debutants by position, in pictures

Lock: Maro Itoje (21y 133d)
The superstar youngster received his first call-up to the senior England squad from new coach Eddie Jones for the 2016 Six Nations Championship and went on to make his first-team debut against Italy. He’s since become one of the best players in the world today.

Lock: Garath Archer (21 78d)
The trained carpenter made his debut international appearance for England during March 1996 in the Five Nations that season, in a match against Scotland. He went on to win 21 caps between up until 2000.

Flanker: Pat Sanderson (20y 287d)
Sanderson was first capped on England’s 1998 southern hemisphere tour as a 20-year-old, facing New Zealand twice and South Africa. He then went on to skipper England in what was a stellar career.

Flanker: Tom Curry (18y 360d)

Number 8: Billy Vunipola (20 364d)
He trained with the England Squad during the 2013 Six Nations Championship and made his senior England debut during the England tour of Argentina. He’s now established himself as a certain Lion and arguably one of England’s few world-class players.