Having been brought into the England squad for the autumn Internationals on the back of fine form with Saracens in the Aviva Premiership and the European Rugby Championship, George Kruis is understandably excited.

There is a strong trio of locks in front of him in the pecking order, with Joe Launchbury of Wasps, Courtney Lawes of Northampton Saints and Dave Attwood of Bath all in the mix, but Kruis should be undaunted.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster has promised to base selection on how players cope in camp, in previous years, and with the news that Lancaster is even willing to seek the help of innovators like former England coach Brian Ashton for advice, maybe he is open to new ideas.

With Tests against New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Australia on the agenda during this international window, Kruis should certainly get a lot of experience from his first England camp. If he breaks into the squad, it will be based on hard graft and a rewards for form.

Keep your eyes peeled. After all, up against the best from the southern hemisphere, there should be plenty of attrition up front over the coming weeks.

For an exclusive feature on the issues of England selection see the December 2014 issue of Rugby World  on sale Tuesday 4 November.