England coach Andy Robinson has been urged to select Worcester tighthead prop Chris Horsman, before it is too late.
Horsman may soon be lost to Wales if he qualifies for the principality on residency grounds, and with England's resources stretched at tighthead prop, Horsman could soon come into the frame.
Horsman, 27, has seen his reputation grow following a series of powerful displays in the Premiership this season and Warriors head coach Andy Keast has pleaded with England officials to make the necessary approach.
"Both (director of rugby) John Brain and myself have made the appropriate calls to England to let them know Chris is English and is playing exceptionally well," he said.
"Wales have gone on record to say they want him and as an Englishman I think it would be disgraceful if we don't get him.
"He's a quality player and a very, very good tighthead - there aren't many of those around.
"He qualifies for Wales in May. They are interested in taking him on the summer tour - obviously he wants to play at the highest level so if England ignore him he will opt for Wales."
England's preparations for the Autumn International series were potentially dealt a further blow as Maro Itoje was forced to undergo an x-ray after Saracens' European victory over Scarlets on Saturday night.