'I used to think I was a dinosaur' - England's Kyle Sinckler

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Many of the current England crop would have grown up wanting to be rugby players but Kyle Sinckler has revealed that all he wanted to be when he was younger was a dinosaur.

The bulldozing England prop Sinckler, who has two caps, revealed this as the current squad were asked what their childhood dreams were.

"I used to think I was a dinosaur," Sinckler said on O2's Inside Line. "Genuinely. I used to run around eating leaves. I swear to you on my life.

"My mum would be like, 'What are you doing? You think you are a dinosaur, get in the car!' I would just be there eating the leaves.

"No banter! I used to eat all the bushes and leaves. It was terrible. Then I realised I can't sustain the lifestyle of just the greens -- I like my meat."

His England teammate Joe Launchbury also revealed what his younger self aspired to be.

"I had a weird phase. I thought it would be quite cool to work in Spar -- the little off-licence on the corner," Launchbury said. "Fill up with chocolate and sweets.

"For a few months I thought that would be pretty cool. But I grew out of that."

Other England stars were asked what they wanted to be when they were younger with Danny Care saying he wanted to be a fireman and Dan Cole said he dreamt of being a Formula One driver.