The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
Bath centre Hape lost the No.12 shirt to clubmate Olly Barkley in the back end of the season but still joins the likes of New Zealand-born Riki Flutey and Hartley in pulling on a Red Rose shirt while fellow Kiwi Dan Ward-Smith and South African Hendre Fourie played in England’s 28-28 draw with the Australian Barbarians.
But England manager Martin Johnson is convinced he has the skillset to thrive at international level.
He said: “I have been very impressed with him. He's a very smart carrier with the ball in hand.
“He's one of those guys that seems to have a bit more time than most, he's very composed.”