Dai Young tips Joe Launchbury as England lock

Last Updated: 08/10/12 3:27pm

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Joe Launchbury: Future England lock, says Dai Young

Joe Launchbury: Future England lock, says Dai Young

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Wasps coach Dai Young believes young forward Joe Launchbury is a future England lock.

Launchbury, 20, usually plays in the back row for his club side, and he was once again impressive in Wasps' 10-6 victory over Worcester on Sunday.

He first came to prominence at the end of last season with seasoned observers tipping him for international honours.

Young said: "People talk about him as a star of the future - well, he's already here. He's already a top quality player.

"Because he's still quite young, he's still maturing and over the next 18 months he's going to get bigger and bigger.

"I think long term he's definitely a second row. England see his long term future as a second row.

"A 20-year-old with his mobility and skills, he's someone who can play second row or No 6 for us."

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