England have called up two new apprentice players to their Six Nations squad, we take a look at who they are and what they offer the senior set-up.
Head coach Eddie Jones has selected two new apprentice players to join his senior training squad for the 2018 Six Nations, Harlequins wing Gabriel Ibitoye and Sale Sharks number eight, Sam Moore. Both 19-year-old's featured in the England U20's Six Nations fixture against Wales last weekend, with the former crossing for a spectacularly finished try in the 44th minute.
Gabriel Ibitoye's 44th minute try against Wales U20's
U20's caps: 10
Ibitoye has been one of England's brightest young talents coming through the age grade levels, breaking into the Harlequins first XV earlier this season with his dazzling footwork and natural finishing ability.
Earlier today, Eddie Jones described Ibitoye as "Powerful, seriously powerful". Jones also expressed his desire to take the young Harlequin on England's tour to South Africa this June.
Ibitoye has also played for England U18's and U16's, having captained the former on their tour to South Africa in 2016.
U20's caps: 9
Number eight Sam Moore is the son of former Wales international second row, Steve Moore. The backrower has been one of Sale Sharks' best-kept secrets and has caught the eye of the senior sides selectors ahead of the national side's two-day training camp with the Georgian pack.
Moore is Cardiff-born and was a former Everton FC Academy player of the year. He has also played for England U16's, 17's, 18's and 19's.
Jones also described Moore earlier today, collecting "Sam Moore is a likely lad, he reminds me of Kieran Reed with the way he plays, wide, angular runner, potentially can be a good lineout forward." Jones also expressed his interest to take Moore to South Africa this summer and went on to say "those two boys and they'll be options to look at in the June series to take them on tour, as we've done consistently where we look to take a couple of apprentices and keep adding to the squad.
"We're studying the Under 20s very carefully and those are the two that we've identified at the moment."
Huge praise from for both of the U20's boys and comments that should leave fans with plenty of excitement if they weren't already aware of the two rising stars.
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