fin smith
Rising star Fin Smith, 21, has been in tremendous form for Northampton Saints this season.

Currently in camp with England for the Guinness Men’s Six Nations, we caught up with the young fly-half during a rare moment of downtime.

What’s your coffee of choice? I’ve worked my way up in strengths. I’ve gone from mocha to latte, and now I’m on flat white. We’ve actually got a latte art course going on in the team room in a moment.

What are you watching on TV? If Love Island counts, then I’m avidly watching that every evening with a lot of the boys.

What would be the soundtrack for your highlights reel? I’m liking 'White Horse' by Chris Stapleton at the moment.

Who would write a book on your life? Me? I’ll write it.

Who’s your best mate in rugby? Tommy Freeman, or from my Worcester days, Noah Heward, who’s now at Bristol.

Who are the big gamers in the squad? Manny Feyi-Waboso, Freddie Steward, Ellis Genge and Ollie Chessum are playing this weird game where they sit in a little circle and shout at their phones. They’re all pretty obsessed with that. I’m not sure what it is.

Where do you call home? I live in Northampton, but my family’s house is in a little village just outside Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. It’s a very peaceful place in the countryside.

What’s your ideal holiday destination? When it’s cold, a good city break where you can do some exploring. Maybe New York. Then for something a little warmer, a beach location in somewhere like Mauritius.

What are some of the challenges of being a professional athlete? When you do get a bit of time off and you haven’t got a routine to follow. We’re very used to being told what to do, so when we’ve got to make decisions for ourselves it can be quite difficult!

What’s the best part of your job? The feeling you get after a win on the weekend.

Which teammate would be your ideal backpacking companion? There are a few people who would want me to say them. Alex Coles and Sam Underhill, for example, so I’ll go with one of those two.

Scotland v England, Saturday 24th February, 16:45, Scottish Gas Murrayfield, Edinburgh.