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.
But after a trip to Adams Park last weekend for Wasps’ defeat to Leinster in the European Challenge Cup Lancaster is licking his lips at the London club’s young talent on display.
Joe Launchbury and James Haskell were the only two Wasps to get match action in this year’s RBS 6 Nations but Lancaster insists there are plenty of other talents in the frame.
“In terms of a ball-carrying No.8, Billy ticks all the boxes,” said Lancaster.
“He was unfortunate not to get his opportunity against France. I told him he was selected and he twisted his ankle in training so it was disappointing for him to miss out.
“I thought Elliot [Daly] did well at full-back as well as Billy, Joe Launchbury and Tom Lindsay; there are lots of players here who are all there or thereabouts for the summer tour.
“From an England point of view it's very exciting because we know these guys are not just going to be around for the next six months, but the next six years and beyond.”