A lot of young players impressed this year, writes Bloggers’ Bench member Teemu Loh.
Some even challenged for a World Cup spot. I go through all candidates and pick my favourite.
Jack Clifford (Harlequins)
The fast-paced loose forward picked up a player of the month award as well as several awards inside Quins. during the absence of Chris Robshaw he excelled and even nailed down the first team spot against Luke Wallace. He perfectly combines speed, strength and leadership while also grabbing some points. Maybe even a future England captain.