1. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs)
- Position: Number 8
- Club: Exeter Chiefs
- Age: 26
He’s a bit of a renegade, but with eight tries in the Premiership already, the calls for an international recall continue to grow. Hopefully, talent prevails, but in this case, it’s more likely that Eddie Jones ignores fans and carries on with Saracens back-rower Vunipola, whose only appearance of late was a shock defeat against Ealing Trailfinders.
DID YOU KNOW? As a child, he wanted to be a footballer, but after earning selection to play rugby for Devon aged 14