We already know about the superstars who could light up the 2019 Rugby World Cup, but what about the next generation of talent?
Here, RUCK picks out the 5 young players who are worth watching out for in Japan.
1. Tom Curry – flanker (England)
The 2019 Six Nations marked the breakthrough tournament for Curry, topping the tackling charts (86) and attending more rucks than any other player in the competition (177). Already tipped by Sam Warburton to become a world-class back-rower.
2. Marcos Kremer – flanker (Argentina)
At just 22, the powerhouse is already one of the more established names inside the Argentina camp. Called up to the squad for the first time at the age of 18, the Jaguares flanker already has 24 caps to his name, including starting the Pumas’ first victory in Australia during the Rugby Championship.