The five lower-league legends who played for England

They came from nowhere! Meet the national league legends who graced the highest stage of all…

1. Joe Launchbury

The Wasps skipper looks set to be an international mainstay for years to come following a testing start to his rugby career.  Harlequins decided not to offer Launchbury a professional contract at 18, the lock left Quins and joined the then National League 2 South side Worthing for the 2009–10 season. He then joined Wasps and the rest is history.