Who are rugby’s rising stars? Here are profiles of up-and-coming players who have been featured in Rugby World magazine

On target: Johnny McPhillips in goal-kicking action for Ulster A.

When did you start playing rugby? My older brother Patrick played at Northern (in Gosforth) and Dad did some coaching so I went to watch, then joined in when I…

One to watch: Zach Mercer is having a breakthrough season at Bath.

Your dad Gary was a NZ rugby league star. Did you play league? No. Dad actually pushed me towards union and I’ve never played a game of league. Where did…