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“Must be called up” – Seven England hopefuls who impressed this weekend

We take a look at seven England hopefuls who impressed during the weekend’s European Rugby action for their respective clubs.

Marcus Smith, Fin Baxter, Will Porter (Harlequins)

After an exhilarating 42-41 triumph against Bordeaux-Begles in the Champions Cup showdown at Stade Chaban-Delmas last Saturday, several English prospects shone brightly.

Marcus Smith orchestrated proceedings flawlessly, showcasing impeccable accuracy from the tee and consistently making the right decisions. His pivotal 50-22 kick, executed when Bordeaux-Begles held the lead, significantly swung the momentum back in favor of Quins.

Emerging prop Fin Baxter delivered a stellar performance against the formidable Ben Tameifuna, excelling in scrums and demonstrating impressive skills in open play.

In the absence of Danny Care, stand-in scrum-half Will Porter stepped up admirably, registering two crucial tries, delivering impeccable service, and displaying pinpoint accuracy with his kicks. The former England U19 international’s remarkable contribution was truly commendable.