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GRADED | What happened to the 5 most exciting young England players of 2010

5. Andy Saull 

What they said then:England are not exactly short of open-side flankers, with Steffon Armitage and the injured Tom Rees lying in wait if Lewis Moody’s bravery rules him out at any stage. Surging up through the ranks, however, is a 21-year-old Saracen from suburban Essex with all the attributes to make a significant name for himself. 

What they’ve done since:The flanker continued to be on the cusp of the England set-up until he unfortunately dislocated his knee and missed the summer tour in 2011. Injury problems then prevented him from recapturing his fine form after joining Newcastle Falcons in 2013 and four frustrating years later he was hanging up his boots.

Saull now researches real estate at Oxford University as part of the Future of Real Estate Initiative after undertaking a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development.

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