2. Marcus Smith
- Age: 22
- Club: Harlequins
Smith’s rapid rise shows no signs of slowing down – it took barely a year for him to go from captaining Brighton College in an unbeaten season to involvement in the senior England squad. The Harlequins star, who balances flair with good game management, looks like the obvious choice to be Jones next number 10 with the Aussie tipping him for a summer call-up.
DID YOU KNOW? Marcus became the second-youngest Premiership debutant in history, behind George Ford, when making his Harlequins bow against London Irish aged 18 years and 200 days in September 2017.