Having a professional player for a dad must help your chances, right? RUCK takes a look at some of the families with the rugby gene …
1. Owen Farrell
The fly-halves career progressed at the same rate as his father’s Andys – temporarily being the youngest player to play in the English Premiership in 2008. Now an England regular, Farrell has won multiple Six Nations and played a key role in the drawn Lions drawn series against New Zealand in the summer. The now England captain quickly heading for legendary status.
2. Ross Moriarty
The abrasive back-rower is the son of former Wales dual-code international Paul and nephew of Wales’ 1987 World Cup captain Richard. He’s now established himself as a Wales regular and was selected for the British & Irish Lions before suffering an injury in the first warm-up match.
3. Harry Mallinder
The past 12 months have seen Mallinder, son of Jim go from relative unknown to a star of the Saints first team. Since making the move into full-time rugby after completing his studies at Rugby School, where he captained the first team, Mallinder has proved himself to be a real talent across the Saint backlinene.