These players were, or are basically household names in the Gallagher Premiership due to their fine play.
However, for one reason or another they never really shined for England or just didn’t get the chance to prove how good they really were.
Either way, they deserve recognition for representing England to the best of their ability.
1. Mark Van Gisbergen
Yes, he has a cap – only a fleeting one, as a late injury replacement for Mark Cueto against Australia in 2005 – but he does boast a 100% winning ratio in international colours, so you can’t knock that. His main strengths were dropping the high ball under limited pressure and getting gassed on the outside. However, a very solid player for Wasps between 2002 and 2011.