Marcus Smith has earned a chance with England according to his Harlequins coach Adam Jones after his stunning display in Sunday’s win over Wasps. 

The young fly-half racked up 28 points including a last-gasp try and conversion in the 48-46 victory for the 14-men Quins side that opened up some breathing space for them in the race for a top four spot. 

Quins now lead Northampton Saints by nine points and can instead focus more on the possibility of a home semi-final, with champions Exeter just four points clear of them in second. 

And Smith, who had been on the radar of the British & Irish Lions, must be capped this summer according to Jones. 

England will take on the USA and Canada at Twickenham, and with Owen Farrell away with the Lions, there should be a spot up for grabs in the squad. 

He said: “He's a great goal-kicker, his line kicking is outstanding and his game management is outstanding. 

“He's got to be on the England tour. He's got to be the future. He's a young kid but is growing all the time. 

“He was chatted about with the Lions squad, so (Lions coach) Warren Gatland has obviously seen something special in him as well. 

“It's a pleasure having an outside-half like that. I've got to be honest, if he was Welsh he would have 50 caps by now. Hopefully he gets picked in the summer and I'm sure he'll do a grand job.” 

It was a crazy game at the Stoop, with both sides scoring six tries, while Quins trailed by 12 points with half an hour to go, having already been reduced to 14 after Mike Brown’s sending off. 

The former England full-back was dismissed for a stamp on Wasps hooker Tommy Taylor and now faces an anxious wait to find out if that will be his final act as a Harlequins player before a summer move to Newcastle Falcons. 

Jones was hopeful that Brown might earn a reprieve. He added: “In those situations when you're being held in it can look a lot worse than it was. 

“Let's wait until next week and see what happens. He's gutted. Hopefully common sense prevails.”