In 2019, INews picked 5 English youngsters who they expected to develop into stars for England during the next decade.
They exciting were tipped to be a new generation of young England players compared to the supply line that ultimately culminated in the 2003 World Cup triumph for Sir Clive Woodward’s side.
Some have since shined for club and country while others have failed to establish themselves or even find themselves playing in Israel.
See what’s happened to them below…
#1. James Grayson (Northampton Saints)
They said: “Fly-half is an area in which Jones should explore his options, and Grayson’s hand is among those most prominently put up for the job at the present.”
Where is he now? The arrival of Dan Biggar saw the youngster drop down the pecking order at Franklin’s Gardens while the likes of Marcus Smith and Joe Simmonds have become first choice for Harlequins and Exeter respectively