There is always a lot of pressure on young players attempting to become a professional rugby player at the highest level. That pressure is increased manifold when the youngster in question are famous rugby players’ sons.
Some players succumb to the pressure of filling their fathers’ boots, while others thrive under such pressure just like carbon turning into a diamond.
There are several youngsters currently playing in Englands age-grade teams who are sons of famous rugby stars. These players still have a long career ahead of them but have taken massive steps in emulating the success of their fathers.
Note: Only players aged 23 and below have been included
1. Cameron Redpath
Redpath, who is the son of former Sale and 60-cap Scotland scrum-half Bryan Redpath, recently joined Bath after the black, blue and whites paid a six-figure sum to release the 20-year-old from his existing deal with Sale Sharks.
The versatile 20-year-old is an age-group international who trained with England during the 2020 Six Nations in the build-up to their victory over Ireland. He is comfortable at centre, fly-half and full-back.