“DYNAMITE scrummager” Nick Schonert would be able to add to England’s forward firepower at this summer’s World Cup.

That’s the view of Worcester Warriors loosehead prop Ethan Waller who believes his uncapped team-mate can force his way into the international reckoning.

England head coach Eddie Jones watched on at Sixways last Sunday as Schonert starred in Worcester’s 27-20 victory over Gloucester in the Gallagher Premiership.

The 27-year-old tighthead prop not only made an impact in the scrum but Waller also highlighted Schonert’s efforts in the loose as he made an eye-catching break in the first half.

“Sharky is fantastic for us week in, week out,” Waller said.

“Having scrummed against him and now scrummed with him I can tell you that I am certainly glad we are on the same team.

“He is an absolutely dynamite scrummager and is doing stuff in the loose now.

“He made a nice little break on the weekend which he has not stopped talking about!

“He is classing it as a side step but I wouldn’t go that far!

“He has been massively unlucky not to get a shot with England but if he carries on the way he has been it is going to be very hard to not look at him.”

Durban-born Schonert, who was part of South Africa’s Junior World Championship side in 2011, qualifies to represent England through his grandmother.

His consistent performances for Warriors have caught the attention of Jones as he played in a non-cap match against Barbarians at Twickenham in May 2018.

Schonert was also on standby for last summer’s tour of South Africa but has yet to win his first cap as he faces competition from Harlequins’ Kyle Sinckler, Exeter Chiefs’ Harry Williams and Leicester Tigers’ Dan Cole.

“Sharky would be asset to any team and could really help the England side,” Waller said.

“They have got some class tightheads in there.

“But he has played so well this year and been so consistent and durable so he has really warranted his spot.

“He is massively physical and an absolutely outstanding scrummager. The stuff that he does in the loose is really starting to come to the fore as well.

“Hopefully if he can continue this rich vein of form that he is in for the next couple of games then I don’t see why he wouldn’t be in with a shout (of an England call-up).”

Schonert will make his 100th appearance for Warriors at Northampton Saints in the Gallagher Premiership today (3pm).

The clash is also set to see Waller lock horns with his older brother Alex and the Worcester ace is determined to regain the bragging rights after his former club ran out 32-6 winners at Sixways in December.

“I was a bit gutted when we played at Christmas as I came on as he came off,” Ethan Waller added.

“We played each other twice last year and these are the games I look forward to the most.

“There is a lot riding on it in terms of personal pride and it would give me something to brag about at the dinner table.

“It is a massive one for me but also a big one for us as a club.

“We have hit a good bit of form and hopefully we can carry that forward.”