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6 Nations – Age 20 – Henry Pollock, young Englishman who has already impressed Steve Borthwick.

6 Nations – Age 20 – Henry Pollock, young Englishman who has already impressed Steve Borthwick.

Young England third rower Henry Pollock made a thunderous debut with the England under-twenties. The Northampton Saints player has already caught the eye of De La Rose’s XV.

He’s young, he’s handsome, and with his whole life ahead of him, Henry Pollock is the new diamond in his majesty’s king’s white knights. The young Northampton Saints flanker, at just 19, has discovered the 6 Nations U20 tournament, which he could take part in next year, if life hasn’t already gotten the better of him. Steve Borthwick The dull “UFO” cannot be used to describe the young Englishman. Henry Pollock was highly classically trained. A visit to Northampton Academy from the U13 teams moves the youth a little further. But starting in 2022, everything has accelerated for the young blonde.

The video of England under-18 team captain Henry Pollock speaking at the end of the match against South Africa is going viral on social media. After that, everything was accelerated to the English nail. In September 2022, he made his debut with Northampton against London Irish. But Saints fans will really find out next month. Established at Franklins Gardens (Northampton Stadium), the young Pollock, then 17, scored a stunning double and became the youngest scorer in the club’s history. The leaders of the Midlands club understood what another player they had, going so far as to sign him with a professional team in the off-season.

In the eye of Steve Borthwick

The young third-rower, while he is an excellent defender, knows how to stand out, especially with his speed and his extraordinary attacking sense, which the position requires. So, after scoring several doubles for his club, Pollock decided to take the next step with his debut with the U20s in the 6 Nations tournament. He scored a mere hat-trick against Italy and was logically named man of the match. Against Wales, although he didn’t score a try, he still walked away with a man of the match award around his neck.

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Performances that are overlooked at the highest levels of English rugby. Richard Hill, who had already discovered the youth Sam Underhill, Tom Curry Or so instructed XV De La Rose coach Ethan Roots, not oblivious to the talents of the young Saints. “(Richard) Hill contacted me after the Italy game and gave me some advicePollock explained telegram. If the Englishman finishes his campaign as he started it and continues to compete with his club, we could see him at the top level quickly.