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“Not born in England” – Five things you didn’t know about Henry Arundell

There has been a lot of hype around Henry Arundell over the past few months given the wonder tries that he has scored for London Irish – and he lived up to the billing when making his England debut.

The 19-year-old’s performances for the Exiles this season saw him named as Premiership Rugby’s young player of the season for 2021-22

During the last week alone he has been compared to Matt Giteau. Bryan Habana, David Campese and Jason Robinson.

Here are five things you might not know about England’s newest wonderkid.

#1. Birthplace

Coming from a military family, Arundell was born overseas in Cyprus at a British navy base. Prior to making his England debut, the speedster was eligible for England, Scotland, Wales and Cyprus.

At first, he had a lot of trouble with his family because they wanted him to join the armed forced. However, when his family saw how good he was, they changed his plans.