Which uncapped player has made the most Premiership appearances?
These 10 players have a right to feel more than a touch aggrieved.
No other Englishmen have played more Premiership games than them without winning an international cap.
With the way England hand out caps these days, that takes quite some doing.
Here is the top 10: (stats from Statbunker)
10. Neal Hatley (London Irish) – 192
Played for London Irish between 1998-2012 and became the most “capped” Premiership player at that time. He also captained England Saxons in 2007 winning the Churchill Cup.
After his playing career, he moved into coaching with the London Irish youth academy. Hatley joined Bath Rugby for the 2012/13 season where he was appointed forwards coach. Following the end of the 2015-16 season, he left Bath to become the England team’s scrum coach.
9. Craig Gillies (Bath, Richmond, Gloucester, Worcester) – 194
The lock changed his mind about staying at Sixways for another season by opting to retire from rugby at 37 in 2013.
Paisley-born, 6 ft 8 in Gillies, who grew up in Devon, started his career with Bath, spending three seasons at The Rec before joining Richmond for three years.
He then spent two seasons at Llanelli before moving to Sixways in 2002, since when he has been a regular for most of those 11 seasons – breaking the club’s appearance record in the modern era.