Following the disastrous World Cup campaign in 2015 and the appointment of Eddie Jones, the Telegraph’s writers selected the untried or under-used young players available.
To be frank, their selection didn’t turn out great with only one of the five winning a single cap.
#1. Will Fraser
They wrote: “The openside looked set for a place in England’s World Cup squad after outplaying Chris Robshaw in a Premiership match against Harlequins in September 2014 only to see his hopes dashed when he required surgery on a back injury in January. It was the latest in a series of injury setbacks by the 26 year-old is back to full fitness.”
Where he is now: The Saracens flanker was forced to retire at the age of 27 in 2017 due to a neck injury. Fraser hanging up his boots without an England cap to his name was nothing short of a travesty, but after 10 operations and a series of glorious highs and traumatic lows, he will forever be remembered as one of Saracens’ own “Class of 92”.
DID YOU KNOW? He was tipped to travel with the England senior squad for the tour of Argentina before being ruled out through an injury sustained with Saracen