When Harlequins won the Premiership a fortnight ago, fly-half Marcus Smith's clubmates dedicated a new song to him.
'Oh, oh, oh he's magic, you know! Our goose-stepping Filipino!' Sung to the tune of the 1970s hit by Pilot, it summed up the love they have for their 22-year-old thriller born in Manila.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
And that outpouring of joy was back on Saturday as he received his shock Lions call while kicking 18 points during his second England cap at Twickenham.
Marcus Smith (Number 10) has received a surprise call up to the British and Irish Lions squad
He found out as he was winning his second cap for England against Canada on Saturday
'I'm proud as punch, I feel like his big brother!' Quins scrum-half Danny Care told Sportsmail. 'What an unbelievable season he's had, but also the past four weeks.
'The Premiership semi-final win, final win, first England cap, to then to get a Lions call-up. I've spoken to him and he's absolutely blown away. I can't wait to see him out there in a red jersey.'
Smith's popularity was clear for all to see on Saturday. His team-mates gathered round him as was interviewed, chanting 'Lion! Lion!' from behind, all revelling in the good news Smith heard when coming off 65 minutes into a 70-14 win over Canada.
At Brighton College, the school he left four years ago, they