Tana Umaga's nephew Jacob starring for England and coming on to Eddie Jones' radar

He's got the trademark dreadlocks, the name, and the game – and Tana Umaga's nephew is Jacob is on Eddie Jones' England radar.

The 18-year-old is making rapid gains in Britain, starring for the England under-20 team and already being talked off as a future test player.

The son of former Samoan player, Mike Umaga, Jacob was born in Britain after his family moved there.

He's a No 10 who can play centre and he's making rapid gains, having also played for England at under-18s and touch rugby. He's now with the Wasps club.

He loves his Polynesian roots but plays down his famous surname.

"A few people put more pressure on me because of the name," Umaga told the Daily Mail.

"For me, I am just Jacob, I don't really use my second name. People think, 'He's Tana's nephew, he is going to be this or that'. My uncle was a great player so there is a lot of pressure.

"If I can just be myself that is the best way to go about it.

"I was born here but I have that (Polynesian) background. A proud part of me is that Pacific island culture. There is a lot of respect in the family, making sure you are helping out and looking after your brothers and sisters. Any chance I get to speak to any islanders I try to learn about that culture."

Naturally the looming Lions tour of New Zealand was raised and naturally a certain "tackle" was also discussed.

"That last Lions tour is the best memory I have of him (Tana), but probably not the Brian O'Driscoll thing," Jacob said

"I didn't really get to watch him play because we didn't have the TV channels back then. Now I have moved to centre a little bit I can look on YouTube at how he played and how my dad played to pick up tips from them."

He said his heroes growing up were Dan Carter, Carlos Spencer, Jerry Collins and Kiwi league star Benji Marshall.

Umaga's England under-20s debut was in the 59-17 win over France last month and he landed all his five goalkicks against Wales six days later as England won 37-21.

The Daily Mail said it's that sort of form that has brought him onto the radar of England's senior selectors.

Photo: Getty Images (Jacob Umaga's strong form for Wasps has him in the England under-20s mix where he's making headlines).