Miles Benjamin returns to Worcester Warriors from international duty this week with his reputation as one of the country's most exciting young wingers further enhanced.
The 19-year-old from Solihull scored a try on his debut in the Guinness Premiership this season and added another on his first start for England Under-20s against Wales last weekend.
But he misses out on the Six Nations contest against Italy's Under-20s on Saturday in Genoa after being recalled to prepare for a clash against Saracens in the top flight at Vicarage Road.
Benjamin's pace and powerful running make him a threat out wide, while his ability to come inside and break tackles is equally valuable. He showed both qualities in abundance at Gloucester, where he rode a tackle to score in the corner and was inches away from another try when a cross-kick from Alex Goode (Saracens) just eluded him.
Some of the seeds of Benjamin's rapid rise were sown last season, when he recovered from a broken leg at the start of the campaign to play for England at the IRB Under-19 World Championship in Belfast but nothing could have prepared him for what has happened this term.
"It's been an amazing season for me so far and the coaches at Worcester and with England have encouraged me and really given me the chance to prove myself," Benjamin said.
"Going to the Under-19 World Cup last year and seeing the standard of the New Zealanders and the Australians at that age-group made me realise that you've really got to put a great deal of extra work in.
"I've never worked as hard as I did in pre-season and after that the loan system that's been put in place worked really well for me," he said in reference to his month-long stint with Pertemps Bees. Since then he has scored six tries in 13 appearances for Worcester, with one on his first start against London Irish in the EDF Energy Cup followed by one on his Premiership debut against Newcastle Falcons.