Harlequins scrum-half Andy Gomarsall has still got plenty of England ambitions despite new England head coach Brian Ashton opting for Harry Ellis, Shaun Perry and Peter Richards in his RBS 6 Nations selection.
Gomarsall was a member of England's 2003 World Cup winning squad and is anxious to add to his 23 international caps after joining Quins on a pay-per-play basis this season from Worcester.
Gomarsall said to BBC Sport: "I still have something to offer and I'm ready and waiting if things don't go well.
"I've spoken to Brian and I know there is a chance. He told me I'd just missed out, and I've still got the hunger.
"If England want to play some rugby - and under Brian Ashton I think they do - they need a nine or 10 who is going to make some decisions.
"But if the 10 is inexperienced and not a decision-maker, then they need a nine who is going to do that.
"That's what I've said to Brian. I think we are on similar levels, so I'm excited about it."
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.