TalkSPORT’s 2015 List of England’s 5 ‘Future Stars’ – Ranked by How Good They’ve Turned Out

Here, we will be ranking those stars in terms of which have gone on to have the better careers having previously been labelled as England’s next best thing: 

5. Jack Clifford

The Australian-born back row forward had a fast rise to fame as he captained the 2013 England U20s to Six Nations and Junior World Cup titles, before representing England 7s during the HSBC World Sevens Series in Japan and Hong Kong.

He would soon go on to make his England debut in the 2016 RBS Six Nations Championship. This was followed by the successful 2016 tour to Australia and the record-setting international win streak.

However, due to a succession of injuries since 2017, he failed to win another cap and was forced to retire in August 2020 due to a shoulder problem.

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