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.
The 23-year-old will partner club mate Shontayne Hape in midfield and is desperate to press his claims for permanent inclusion in the England ranks.
“I actually prefer playing in the centre – I like to carry the ball a bit more and there is a lot more decision-making but as long as I’m playing for England I don’t really care where I play,” said the 6ft 7in, 17st 9lb powerhouse.
“The game’s changing but your body shape doesn’t really matter – you can play anywhere on the pitch as long as your skills are up to standard.
“I always felt I could play at centre and I’m really enjoying it so hopefully I can show what I can do.
“I was given the chance at 13 at Bath last season and I’ve carried that momentum on and I’m adding strings to my bow now.”