Highly-rated Worcester Warriors prop Matt Mullan could further enhance his international credentials with a strong performance against Bath tomorrow opposite England tighthead Matt Stevens.
Mullan, a Worcester academy product, produced an outstanding display last weekend when he took on Leicester's former England prop Julian White, earning himself rave reviews from Warriors boss Mike Ruddock.
Ruddock said: "Matt, in my opinion, will play for England. He is a fantastic young player, totally dedicated and is only just 21.
"He did really well up against Julian White, and around the field, he has a great work-rate. He has also played hooker for us, and in my mind, he is the modern-day prop forward.
"It is a big statement to make, but I've seen people over the years - players like (Wales international) Colin Charvis - who you know straight away will be good enough to play for their country, so I am quite confident in my statement.
"I wouldn't want to put extra pressure on him as a young prop by saying how soon - he still has to go through the highs and lows of learning his trade against more experienced props - but I would have certainly thought he is worthy of an England Saxons place by the end of the season."
Before Will Greenwood started breaking down moves off the field, he was doing the business on it - and no match better illustrated the type of marauding centre he was than in a virtuoso performance against Wales.