All over the world, there are millions of young children who want to follow in their parents’ footsteps when they grow up, and it seems in rugby there is no difference.
Some players, such as Owen Farrell or Billy Vunipola, have done well to manage the pressure their family name brings.
But across the country, there is a new batch of players, fathered by some of rugby’s greatest, who are trying to make their name in the sport while juggling the pressure of their father’s success.
While some are performing better than others, all still have a long way to go in their career.
Here are four exciting youngsters currently playing in Premiership, looking to follow in the footsteps of their fathers.
1. Louis Lynagh
- Age: 19
- Club: Harlequins
- Position: Fullback
- Dad: Michael Lynagh (Australia)
The son of Wallabies legend Michael Lynagh, the fullback made his Premiership debut during the final round of the 2019/20 Gallagher season against Leicester Tigers.
He is yet to declare his allegiance, but has represented England at age-grade, captaining England U16. and playing for the U18’s.