One academy player EVERY Gallagher Premiership team wishes they still had
Newcastle Falcons (Rob Miller)
Northampton Saints (Ethan Waller)
Sale Sharks (Will Addison)
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He was a member of the Saracens Academy for three years during his teens. He then moved to New Zealand at the age of 18. Francis then returned to the UK to play for Edinburgh and Doncaster Knights before returning to the Southern Hemisphere. He’s since returned to England with Northampton Saints and has also won four caps for his country since making his debut against Argentina in 2017.
Wasps (Billy Vunipola)
While at Harrow School, Billy joined the Wasps Academy. He made his senior team debut in 2011–12 season and played 30 matches over two seasons before leaving at the end of the 2012–2013 season for Saracens.
Worcester Warriors (Dylan Hartley)
The 96-cap England international hooker joined Worcester Warriors’ academy, representing the senior side just once in the 2004–05 European Challenge Cup. Hartley then joined the Senior Academy of Northampton Saints in the summer of 2005 and has been at Franklin’s Gardens ever since.