As England Rugby continue their search for a new head coach, we look at some players who could make an impact in their Six Nations campaign where they face Ireland (Saturday 27th February) and Wales (Saturday 12th March) at Twickenham, Eventmasters are delighted to provide official Twickenham hospitality packages for both of these matches.
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In our first blog we look at a player who many believe could be a future England and British Lions captain, Saracens lock Maro Itoje.
The athletic second-row has represented England at U18 and U19 level, before stepping up to captain the U20 side in the 2013/14 season. It turned out be a memorable season for the young star as he led the side to a Triple Crown in the Six Nations before they headed to New Zealand for Junior World Championships.
England entered the tournament as defending champions and the side that won the tournament in 2013 featured future stars Henry Slade, Jack Nowell and Anthony Watson. After playing some scintillating rugby all the way through the competition, England met South Africa in the final and came out on top 21-20 in a superb contest. Pundits and fans all understood the leadership skills of Itoje were crucial to the success of the team.
Since then Itoje has gone from strength to strength for his club side. In last season European Champions Cup, the 21-year-old made a huge impact from the bench as the English side beat Racing Metro in Paris.
For the semi-final against Clermont he was selected at blindside flanker and produced one of the best performances of the whole competition. Creating havoc in defence and at the set-piece with intelligent and powerful play. It announced Itoje’s arrival as future superstar.
He was named in England’s 50 man training squad for the World Cup and despite earning glowing reports from the coaching staff, he was cut from the squad early. To his credit Itoje has returned to Saracens and produced some outstanding displays to start the season and perhaps more tellingly he has led the side as captain at the same time. Handling this responsibility seems to have enhanced his game rather than hinder him.
As questions continue to be asked about the leadership within the England squad, Itoje seems to be the perfect man to come in and lead this squad. He has proven himself as a player and leader at youth and club level and is now ready to step up.
Twickenham hospitality guests will be hoping to see the impressive Itoje in action when England kick-off their home Six Nations campaign against Ireland.
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