Sir Ian McGeechan reveals his FOUR wonderkids set to shine in the Autumn - Ruck

Sir Ian McGeechan reveals his FOUR wonderkids set to shine in the Autumn

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.

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“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.”

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