Mike Ruddock believes his talented crop of young England players in the Worcester Warriors side are 'maturing nicely' - as they impressed the watching England hierarchy in the Friday night victory over Leeds Carnegie.
England coach John Wells was among the supporters at Sixways Stadium for the 27-7 victory that took Warriors to the top of the league going into the weekend games.
Ruddock later revealed England had also sent cameras to the game to watch players and believes his young guns would have impressed after playing key roles in the big win.
"We are very proud of these youngsters that are coming through, people like Tom Wood, Matt Mullan, Graham Kitchener when he came on," said Director of Rugby Ruddock. "They are examples of guys who are really starting to mature for us now.
"We have a first class relationship with England. Martin Johnson has been down this summer with John Wells and Graham Rowntree and they have been asking about different players, Matt Mullan in particular, and watching them."
Back row dynamo Tom Wood again shone for Warriors under the floodlights at Ruddock claimed on his form the flanker was displaying form that would make the England selectors sit up and take note.
"We have been very impressed with Woody and he is maturing nicely," he added.
"Woody is carrying the ball now, something we have been asking him to do for a few years, because we know he can graft and do the hard yards, in and around the ruck and the contact area.
"He is showing up very well and taking the ball on, side stepping and accelerating away.
"In that sort of form he is going to put himself into contention for England Saxons honours."
Warriors youngster Ben Howard starred for England Under 20s last night as they defeated New Zealand 33-21 to book their place in the IRB Junior World Championship final for the fourth time in six years.
Worcester wing Ben Howard has been named in the England Under 20s team to take on New Zealand in the semi-final of the IRB Junior World Championship in Vannes, France, on Tuesday June 18, kick off 1945 (GMT).
The Warriors Community team have been busy working with people across Worcestershire over the last year and have been given the perfect reward for their efforts after being nominated for a top prize at the All Parliamentary Premiership Rugby Community Awards 2013.
The Worcester Warriors Community department joined forces with Stourport Rugby Club on Tuesday to welcome nearly 90 children from local primary schools to a tag rugby tournament supported by the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme.
Ben Howard scored two tries as England Under 20s stormed to a record-breaking 109-0 victory over USA to book their place in the IRB Junior World Championship semi-finals alongside South Africa, New Zealand and Wales.
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England Under 20s - who included Worcester wing Ben Howard - fell agonisingly short against world champions South Africa in the IRB Junior World Championship, losing 31-24 in La Roche-sur-Yon on Sunday.