A Potential Six Nations ‘Debutants’ XV to whet the appetite

Fly-half: Marcus Smith – England

Born in the Philippines to a British father and a Filipina mother, Smith picked up the game of rugby union at the age of seven with Centaurs RFC when his family moved to Singapore. Smith is the second youngest debutant featured in the Aviva Premiership at 18 years and 200 days old whose record is behind George Ford. He’s seemingly being set up for stardom and we hope he gets a few minutes.

Scrum-half: Tomos Williams – Wales

The 23-year-old Williams has made a strong case at Cardiff Blues this term, with his pace off the mark and speed of pass adding a real zip to proceedings. He’s a real livewire with ball in hand and a menace to opposing defences with his eagerness to take them on.

Prop: Dany Priso – France

Nominated for European player of the year, the loosehead prop has been making waves this season during La Rochelle’s eye-catching Champions Cup debut. His presence in the scrummage combined with his ability to get around the field and win turnovers make him an immence talent.

Hooker: Tom Dunn – England

Despite being on the books of Bath since he was 15, Dunn had yet to make his first Premiership start at the age of 24 when Todd Blackadder arrived. However, since making his maiden league start against Gloucester in October 2016, Dunn has worked his way into the England training squad and established himself as one of the best hookers in the Premiership.

Prop: Murray McCallum – Scotland

McCallum graduated from the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy to join Edinburgh on a fully professional deal in 2017. He’s since gone from strength-to-strength under Richard Cockerill and will be excited to test himself at the highest level.