What happened? The five most exciting England youngsters from 2009 - Ruck

What happened? The five most exciting England youngsters from 2009

The Telegraph picked 5 English youngsters who they expected to develop into star in 2009. 

Although a number of them have shined in the years that followed, others have failed to establish themselves or even retired.

1. Courtney Lawes

What they said: The hard-hitting 20-year-old lock forward has already been tipped as a future England international, by none other than Martin Johnson. Made a telling contribution to Northampton’s excellent Heineken Cup win against Munster at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday.

Now? 87 England caps and 5 Lions caps from their tours of New Zealand and South Africa proved the Telegraph were on the money here.

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