Feb 05, 2013
Fraser gets England training call
It's been quite the meteoric rise for Saracens Will Fraser over the last two seasons that has seen him cement a starting place in the first team, get an England Saxons debut and yesterday, he was called up to train with the full national side as injury cover for Ben Morgan.
The 23-year-old describes his season so far as "crazy" but is quick to praise his Sarries team mates for his consistency; "Playing in a pack as competitive as ours certainly has helped me this season, they are many experienced and seasoned internationals here at Saracens which have made my job a lot easier.”
Indeed, Fraser describes how a relatively injury-free campaign has aided him in his development and ultimately a regular spot in the Sarries back row.
He said: "I've been lucky with injuries, in particular the absence of any major setbacks has provided me with a lot of game time this season to develop my game and I'm loving every second of it.”
The effervescent nature of Fraser is palpable, and he has every reason to feel upbeat.
This year has seen him being involved in England Saxons squad, with him scoring the winning try in a tight and finely balanced contest against the Irish Wolfhounds in Galway and after a training session with the squad at Allianz Park yesterday, a phone call saw him quickly packing a bag to join up with the England squad as part of their preparations for the Six Nations clash against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday – quite a busy few weeks!