Botham latest target for Wales
Liam Botham, son of the former England Test cricketer Ian, and an England Under 21 player, is belived to be attracting interest by Graham Henry as an addition to his Welsh squad.
The 22 year old wing, one of only two uncapped players in the first choice Cardiff starting line up will qualify for Wales by residency next November.
"Liam is definitely an international player of the future," Cardiff coach Lyn Howells is reported as saying. "I thought England would have called him up. It is not for me to question the composition of the squad they announced, but they have probably not watched Liam much.
"He is a proud Englishman, like his father, but he will be eligible to play for Wales later this year. He is a hefty lad, weighing nearly 15st, with a lot of pace. Quick wings with a physical presence are thin on the ground in Wales and he would have a future with us. If he continues in his current form, he is going to have to make a decision in the near future."
Botham, a converted centre who was Cardiff's top try scorer last season, lives in the Welsh capital with his wife and child after moving from the West Hartlepool club.