Saracens wing Chris Ashton could count himself a tad fortunate to be included in Stuart Lancaster's England elite development squad for the autumn internationals against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand.
The 26-year-old has come under increasing pressure from up-and-coming Red Rose stars, in particular, Christian Wade and Marland Yarde, with the pair impressing during England's summer tour of Argentina.
Such is the respect for these two precocious talents, Warren Gatland was prompted to call-up Wade to act as cover for a depleted British and Irish Lions squad in the final stages of the triumphant tour of Australia.
Meanwhile, Ashton was left behind in England.
It's been a difficult two-year spell for the Saracens man. Rewind to 2010/11 and Ashton was considered one of the best wingers in the world after a series of eye-catching performances for England - in particular a man-of-the-match display in a 35-20 victory over Australia in November 2010.
Ashton, then plying his trade for Northampton Saints at club level, scored two tries in England's Six Nations opener against Wales in 2011, following it up a week later with four touchdowns against Italy - setting a Six Nations record.
He capped off a prolific two-year spell at international level with six tries in England's fated World Cup campaign as he finished as the tournament's joint-highest try scorer.
However, Ashton is now being touted as a big-name to miss the England cut after managing just two tries in his last 17 Tests, while Wade racked up an impressive 13 tries in the Aviva Premiership last season.
Lancaster said of England's summer stars: "Christian Wade and Marland Yarde deserved their chances earlier this summer and made the most of them. I expect both to be pushing for places in the 22 for the autumn internationals and beyond."
For Ashton, it's time to rediscover his try-scoring touch or else face being left in the international wilderness.