From flat whites to All Blacks: how Piers Francis forged World Cup dream

  The Guardian 

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An usual gap year set the Gravesend born fly-half on a path through the New Zealand rugby system and eventually a place in England’s squad in JapanA number of England’s squad have taken a long and winding road to the looming Rugby World Cup. Manu Tuilagi, Joe Cokanasiga and the Vunipolas all swapped the South Pacific for a new family life in Europe, while Ruaridh McConnochie rattled around the low
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