England: Henry Arundell is looking to build on promising Test debut against the Wallabies

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England’s Henry Arundell has burst onto the scene this year, earning his Test debut at 19 years old against Australia last weekend and is determined to continue his rise.

The young star came off the bench for only seven minutes in the first Test against the Wallabies and scored a stunning try from an unlikely position, underlining all the hype around his rise to the highest level of the game.

Arundell’s debut has earned impressive comparisons with legends of the game David Campese and Bryan Habana from Eddie Jones, and the back is determined to live up to the hype.

Keep moving forward

“They’re very high compliments. The compliments are great, but I’ve got to make sure I keep proving it,” said Arundell.

“Eddie drives that through the whole team – drive is improvement for yourself to keep getting better.

“It’s fun when you get the comparisons and stuff, but, at the end of the day, you have to be your own player and do your own thing.”

Reflecting on his England debut that saw his brother and dad fly out to Perth, Arundell wants to kick on and reach the stature of someone like his teammate Owen Farrell.

Looking to rise to the top

“On a personal level and for my family as well, it was an incredible, incredible day. I didn’t think I’d ever do that type of thing, so I’m really excited about that, but there’s a bigger focus,” Arundell said.

“It’s great to score a try, but guys like Owen Farrell have almost played 100 Tests and that’s the goal for me, to be at that sort of level.

“Owen gave me one of his shirts after the game to say well done. There’s a mutual understanding that great, that’s happened, but the Test series is the main thing – and winning the World Cup next year.”

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