The sight of Harlequins prop Mike Worsley winning his third cap for England on Saturday brought one question to mind. What about Chris Horsman?
Admittedly the two men play on opposite sides of the front-row.
But the last time they were thrown into direct confrontation - when Worcester ground the loosehead and the rest of his team-mates into dust at The Stoop - Horsman was so dominant that his claims for international recognition seemed way ahead of Worsley's.
Horsman's performance that day, as Warriors triumphed 15-9, only amplified calls for the Sixways man to be given a chance by England head coach Andy Robinson, ahead of men like Duncan Bell and Matt Stevens who both played against the Scots.
Despite the fact that frontline tightheads Phil Vickery and Julian White are both injured Horsman was left apparently unwanted and free to enjoy the overtures made by Wales coach Mike Ruddock.
But speaking after his side's 43-22 dismissal of Scotland, into which Worsley was drafted as a late replacement for Graham Rowntree, Robinson had words of encouragement for the 28-year-old.
"I know Chris Horsman, he was at Bath with me, he is next in line," said Robinson. "If you look at the depth of prop we have lost, we have lost [Julian] White and [Phil] Vickery, and then we have Stevens and Bell, in terms of choice of tightheads Horsman comes next."
The coaching staff at Worcester would be astonished at the assertion that their man is only the fifth best English No 3 in the country, particularly when Stevens actually plays his club rugby as Bath's loosehead.
But in the last three games Stevens has been outstanding and given his versatility could be an outside bet to make Sir Clive Woodward's British Lions squad meaning Horsman's way is blocked by yet another challenger.
That has caused him to seek international clearance to play for the Welsh, he qualifies on the grounds of residency in May, and he is expected to go on their summer tour to North America.
Robinson is phlegmatic about the prospect of losing Horsman to the Grand Slam champions.
"I don't like saying 'Play for us and we'll give you a cap' that's not the way I work. He has got a choice to make and that is down to him.
"We have been in touch with him but I cannot guarantee him things ahead of other players - that is not the way I work," said Robinson.
Which means that by the next time England play Wales Horsman could have received his international call-up, but not from the land of his birth.