Modelling himself on former New Zealand prop Carl Hayman helped to uplift Kyle Sinckler to international age group status and onward into the England squad for the tour of Australia in June 2016.
He had already played for the England XV against Barbarians at Twickenham in June 2014 and against the Crusaders on the subsequent senior tour of New Zealand.
Kyle had appeared in all ten England U20 matches in 2012 and three in the 2013 Six Nations at that level. He had figured in 12 out of 17 games at U18 level between December 2009 and August 2011.
Kyle had also won U16 international honours and has played more than 100 times for Harlequins in seven seasons, including 28 in 2015/16, when he also scored four tries.
His skills had taken him into Harlequins Academy after ten years with Battersea Ironsides, during which he represented Surrey U16 and London & South-East U16 and U18.
After attending Furzedown Primary and Graveney Secondary School, both in Tooting, Kyle moved on to Epsom College.
He concentrated there on business studies, philosophy and PE, having enjoyed a busy time in the summer of 2010 with England U18 in South Africa and a tour to Hong Kong, the Cook Islands and New Zealand with Epsom College.
His other sporting involvement has been in athletics, football and cricket.
Kyle achieved his first objective of winning an England cap when playing off the bench for Dan Cole against South Africa at Twickenham in November 2016.
His Six Nations Championship debut followed off the bench in the memorable victory over Wales at Cardiff in February 2017 and his form saw him as one of four England props called into the British & Irish Lions squad for New Zealand.
Kyle's strong work in the scrum and his bulldozing runs in the loose led to him being named on the bench for all three Tests against the All Blacks.
It was he who won the penalty that led to Owen Farrell kicking the winning penalty for the Lions in the 24-21 victory at Wellington in the second Test.
After making nine previous appearances from the bench, Kyle's first England start came against Ireland on the final day of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations Championship.
2016 SA(R), Fj(R), Arg(R), A(R) 2017 W(R), It(R), S(R), I(R) 2018 F(R), I, SA (1,2,3)
Lions: 2017 NZ(1R,2R,3R)
Last updated: 24 June 2018