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But he made his first start for England in the 32-3 win over Argentina last Saturday, selected alongside Joe Launchbury for his lineout prowess with Geoff Parling away with the British & Irish Lions.
And after fighting his way back into the England set-up, Attwood has revealed he feels like he belongs this time around.
“The greatest high for me was getting hold of that number five England shirt. Your first Test start is something I am immensely proud of,” Attwood said.
“You get presented with your shirt the day before. It gives you a real sense of what it means to be an England player and the players that have worn that shirt before.
“Stuart [Lancaster] was talking about Johnno being the big one and there was a personal twang to it. When I was involved last time there was an awful lot of hype about the similarities I shared with Johnno.
“There was a large element of me that was delighted to be involved but a little bit in awe of what was going on.
“I am lot more aware of the environment and I am a better player than I was when I was involved last time around and now it is about translating that into the England shirt again.”