Wales winger Rhys Williams believes Tom Shanklin may have done enough to force his way into the starting line-up for the RBS 6 Nations clash with France on March 7.
Shanklin appeared as a substitute against Ireland in the second half at Lansdowne Road on Sunday and ran in two tries to give Welsh fans reason to cheer despite their convincing 36-15 defeat.
And Williams believes his Cardiff Blues team-mate could now be given his chance at the Stade de France after it was revealed centre Sonny Parker is out for eight weeks with the fractured thumb he suffered against Ireland.
"Tom showed all the hunger and desire to make a huge impact on the game. He has been frustrated at not starting, just as anyone would be, but he really took his chance well. It was great to have him out there," said Williams.
England flanker James Haskell insists he will be pushing as hard as possible to be back from a toe injury in time to make his case for a spot in Eddie Jones' side looking to defend their RBS 6 Nations title next year.