Stuart Grimes bursts past Fabien Pelous in the 2005 RBS 6 Nations
Former Scotland lock Stuart Grimes has tipped Scotland Under-20 prop Grant Shiells for a big future after the 20-year-old mad his first Guinness Premiership start for Newcastle Falcons.
Shiells played 75 minutes of the Falcons thrilling 32-30 defeat of Sale which secured their Guinness Premiership survival.
The former Kelso player has already made his mark with Scotland Under-20s at last year's Junior World Championship in Japan and has no better propping mentor in the North East than All Black Carl Hayman.
And Falcons forwards coach Grimes - who won 71 caps in the Scotland boiler room - has been impressed by Sheills development but warned there is still a long way to go before he reaches the top.
He said: "He has got definite raw talent and has impressed everyone at Newcastle with his determination.
"But this is his first real season as a young prop and they need both age and experience.
"There's no way to fast-track players in those positions - it takes time and patience but he is very determined.
"Certainly he has got all the attributes he needs at his age and I can only see him improving with time."
England Under-18 head coach John Fletcher insists his young side will be better for the experience after beating Italy in the bronze final to round out their 2015 Rugby Europe U18 Championship campaign in style.