Sir Ian McGeechan has identified the ‘most exciting’ young talent from each of the home nations ahead of the Autumn Internationals.
#1. Marcus Smith (England)
McGeechan said: “A bit of a throwback to my era in terms of his size (just 12.5 stone). But what a huge talent.Embed from Getty Images
“Smith’s progression from Brighton College 1st XV to the Harlequins 1st XV was rapid and well-timed, with Nick Evans stepping back to coach.
“I have watched a lot of him. He never looks flustered on the ball, which is the hallmark of a great player.”