Wales are set to poach England U20 star for Six Nations

Wales are set to name England’s Junior World Championship winner Nick Tompkins in their squad for Six Nations.

The 24-year-old Saracen, who was one of the stars of the England side that defeated South Africa to win the World Under-20 Championship in 2014, is expected to be named in Wales squad on Wednesday, according to a report from the Mail Online.

Tompkins has been limited to two appearances for the national ‘A’ team, the Saxons, in 2016, which doesn’t prevent him playing for Wales. 

The centre qualifies for Wales courtesy of a maternal grandmother and would ease their current injury crisis.

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“I think Nick Tompkins is on Wales’ radar. I didn’t know he was Welsh-qualified until a couple of months ago, but good for him because Nick’s played really well this season and Wales have got some issues in the centres at the moment,” said Mark McCall, Saracens’ director of rugby.

“Nick might have an opportunity to play in this Six Nations which would be fantastic for him.”

Wales’ Six Nations squad will be unveiled at 11am on Wednesday morning. 

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