England coach Martin Johnson has admitted he would have no qualms including Worcester Warriors ace Matt Mullan in the Six Nations - hailing the Sixways prop as an 'exciting' talent in his Six Nations squad.
Warriors Academy product Mullan jetted to Portugal with the England Senior EPS squad this week as cover for the injured Andrew Sheridan.
The young front row - part of what Johnson has dubbed the best squad of his tenure - is now pushing for possible inclusion in the Six Nations.
And that could mean facing a potential all British Lions front row of Gethin Jenkins, Matthew Rees and Adam Jones when England open the tournament against Wales on February 6.
"We have had our eyes on Matt for quite a while," said Johnson.
"He is an exciting young player who probably would have been involved in the autumn games but for injury.
"He is very mobile, has a huge work-rate and we think he is capable of being involved in the campaign."
Premiership Rugby today announced an extension of their partnership with the UK's largest insurance company, Aviva, for a further three years. The contract extension, which starts in the 2014-15 season, will cover a golden era for club rugby in England and will include a period when the country will host a Rugby World Cup and when rugby union will finally rejoin the Olympic movement.
Not only are the great and the good of the Aviva Premiership Rugby strutting their stuff at Twickenham this Saturday - so are the new generation of rugby players, including Worcester RFC, courtesy of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.
Warrior Stuart Brooks will represent the club at Twickenham next weekend as he battles for the honour of carrying the coveted Aviva Premiership Rugby trophy onto the pitch ahead of the final between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints.