Beauden Barrett Gloucester’s teenage sensation Louis Rees-Zammit continues remarkable rise by inspiring win over Worcester

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Gloucester Rugby boss Johan Ackermann lavished praise on teenage wing Louis Rees-Zammit after the Welshman cut loose against Gallagher Premiership opponents Worcester Warriors.

The 18-year-old scored two tries and set up another in Gloucester’s 36-3 win at Kingsholm.

And his performance did little to lower excitement levels about the Wales Under-18 international ahead of this season’s Guinness Six Nations Championship.

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“International rugby is a big step up. The best of the best play there, and time will tell,” Ackermann said.

“The first thing is for him to play well for Gloucester, and if he does get invited into the Wales group, they will compare him with what they have and then he has to prove himself.

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“He has definitely got the skill, but in international rugby everything is faster.

“He is good enough. He has got size, he’s a young guy and he has got the mental toughness. It’s just to get the formula right and the pathway right for him.

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