A XV of 23-and-un­ders push­ing for a cap be­fore 2019

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - Aviva Premiership - Char­lie Mor­gan

15. Harry Mallinder Northamp­ton, 21 For­get fly-half. Full-back is where Mallinder will thrive

14. Perry Humphreys Worces­ter War­riors, 22 He is a strong, quick fin­isher who can live off scraps

13. Joe Marchant Har­lequins, 21 A bal­anced run­ner who en­joys an out­side break but is also ro­bust in de­fence

12. Nick Tomp­kins Sara­cens, 22 Will be push­ing the Eng­land mid­field

11. Nathan Earle Sara­cens, 23 Athletic wing should star dur­ing the in­ter­na­tional win­dow

10. Mar­cus Smith Har­lequins, 18 Has kept his head amid the hype to de­liver com­posed per­for­mances

9. Stuart Townsend Ex­eter Chiefs, 21 Is more highly rated than his mate Jack Maun­der

1. Hay­den Thomp­son-Stringer Sara­cens, 22 Con­verted back-rower is set to join Eng­land’s

strong sta­ble of loose­heads soon

2. Jack Walker Bath, 21 Be­gin­ning to string to­gether Pre­mier­ship ap­pear­ances

3. Scott Wil­son New­cas­tle Fal­cons, 23 In­juries have held him back

4. Jor­dan Ono­jaife Northamp­ton Saints, 22 Learn­ing plenty in A League out­ings

5. Will Witty New­cas­tle Fal­cons, 22 An­other con­sis­tent, ex­cit­ing young sec­ond-row

6. Zach Mercer Bath, 20 Cap­tained Eng­land’s Un­der-20s rather than tour­ing Ar­gentina and is im­prov­ing in de­fence

7. Ben Curry Sale Sharks, 19 Twin brother Tom took his chance with Eng­land, but Ben is star­ring for his club this sea­son so far

8. Sam Sim­monds Ex­eter Chiefs, 22 Lighter than a tra­di­tional Eng­land No 8 but more ex­plo­sive and surely worth ex­am­in­ing soon

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