"Remarkable composure" - McGeechan backs talented wonderkid to challenge Marcus Smith for England role - Ruck

“Remarkable composure” – McGeechan backs talented wonderkid to challenge Marcus Smith for England role

These are some of the youngsters who could become the stars of 2022, according to the legendary Sir Ian McGeechan.

You can read his full article for The Telegraph by clicking here.

Below, we take a look at five of the players he singled out for praise by the legendary Lions coach heading into the new year.

#1. Tommy Freeman

  • Club: Northampton Saints
  • Age: 20
  • Position: Fullback

McGeechan wrote: “A talented footballer and prolific finisher who can play anywhere in the back three, he runs outstanding lines, has good hands, and wonderful distribution skills.”

Tommy Freeman of Northampton Saints is tackled by Henry Purdy of Bristol Bears during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Northampton Saints and Bristol Bears at Franklins Gardens, Northampton on March 21 2021. – PHOTO: Micah Crook/PPAUK

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