The Mail Online have revealed that four rookies will ‘definitely’ be included in Eddie Jones England squad for the Autumn Nations Series.
A serious overhaul is on the cards with a number of high-profile regulars set to miss out on selection.
#1. Marcus Smith
- Age: 22
- Club: Harlequins
- Position: Fly-half
England are gearing up to embark on a bold new era, with the exciting Quins playmaker destined to act as poster boy.
Jones said: “He’s got all the attributes to be a very good 10 at Test level, but now it’s about whether he can develop his game, keep working hard and keep his feet on the ground.
“He’s got a very good attitude and great desire to keep working. If he doesn’t believe everything that’s written about him he’ll be alright.
“He’s coachable. He’s got good fundamental skills – he can catch square, pass accurately, he’s got a reasonable kicking game and his goal-kicking is first class.”
DID YOU KNOW? He moved to the United Kingdom at the age of thirteen from Asia and subsequently received a sports scholarship to attend Brighton College