St Lucian-born Marland Yarde has been making waves in the sport of rugby in London. And he is spreading his wings even further this weekend as he is expected to replace a left winger on the England team against Argentina on Saturday.
According to a BBC article, Yarde will make his debut with England and become the 24th new player capped by the team’s coach Stuart Lancaster in 19 tests. He was described as the one who “could be the long-term answer to England’s problematic left wing position”.
London Irish Director of rugby Brian Smith was quoted saying that Yarde was “the complete package” and was an even better player than one of the top rugby players on the team, Chris Ashton.
Yarde, according to the BBC article, is expected to offer England a combination of pace and power.
The athlete was born in Castries on April 20, 1992 and has played for the England Irish and London rugby teams.
According to ESPN statistics, Yarde has “played his way through the England Under-20 ranks and is firmly on the senior team’s radar following his call-up for the summer tour to Argentina”.