Young wants more international call-ups
Dai Young, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union club the London Wasps believes that more players from his side will be recognized for their performances in the season so far with call-ups from Stuart Lancaster for the England national team.
Joe Launchbury, the lock for the side is in line to make his debut against South Africa in the Saturday test match and Young stated that the club wants to be able to send five, six, seven or even eight players to the England squad year in and year out for the national team.
Speaking to BBC London 94.9, Young stated that Joe is among four or five brilliant young players at the club who should be getting recognition for their performances shortly. He mentioned that Joe is not a player who can be termed as a star in the making but he is already a star for The Wasps and given the chance, he will demonstrate just what he is capable of with the England national team as well. He did mention that international call-ups do disrupt the planning of a club manager but he wants to have those kinds of problems because he knows these players will become hardened professional as they spend some time with the senior England pros.
He named the likes of Elliot Daly and the 20 year old starlet Billy Vunipola, as some of the players who could make an impact with England if they get a chance. He added that the team is full of youngsters and some of these young starlets might not be ready to push for a place right now but by the time the Rugby World Cup rolls into town, they will be there or near about with Stuart Lancaster and his England national team.