It was great to see Jonny Hill, Ollie Thorley, Ollie Lawrence and Tom Dunn make their England debuts as England overcame Italy to win the Six Nations, but there are many other talented players on the cusp of a bow.
Here are five players we’d love to see win their first cap during the 2020 Autumn Nations Cup…
1. Jack Willis (Wasps)
The flanker has been rewarded for his outstanding club form with a call-up to the England squad. The 23-year-old was selected for England’s tour of South Africa in 2018, before a serious injury robbed him of a chance of a first cap.
However, Willis has recovered to play a stand-out role in Wasps’ march to the Premiership final in the 2019-2020 season, winning an astonishing 46 turnovers over the course of the campaign, and scooping the Rugby Players’ Association Player of the Season award, the Breakthrough Player of the Season award, and the Premiership Rugby Player of the Season award.