Leaked England XV suggests Billy Vunipola returns to team – Page 2 of 3

Leaked England XV suggests Billy Vunipola returning to squad – Page 2 of 3 – Ruck

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Means of defense:

  • 10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
  • 9. Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers)

Marcus Smith Facts:

  1. Smith was born in Manila, Philippines, and started playing at the age of 7 with Centaurs RFC when his family decided to move to Singapore. He learned the game there before moving to Sussex when he was 13 years old.
  2. His father, Jeremy Smith, lived in Hong Kong between 1992 and 1997, playing for Valley and the national team in the fly position.
  3. Aged just 18 years and 200 days, he made his Premiership debut at Twickenham to become the youngest fly to start in the top flight since 17-year-old George Ford.
  4. He is known to many of his teammates as Smudge, which is the traditional military nickname for anyone with the last name Smith.

First row:

  • 1. Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears)
  • 3. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter bosses)
  • 3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears)


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