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U17 England Rugby Camp Call Up

Lower Sixth pupil James P was selected to attend the England Rugby U17 Development Camp, which took place on Saturday 2 March.

James’ journey began following last year’s Rosslyn Park Sevens tournament, in which he played a key role in taking The Leys’ U16 team to the Semi Finals. His performance was noticed by the Northampton Saints who invited him to join their Academy, and he has since played in the Warwick and Malvern Festivals as well as two U18 matches. It is from these matches where he was picked up by England Rugby and invited to attend the U17 Development Camp. The camp is part of the England Rugby Pathway and a step towards selection for the England U18 tour to South Africa this summer.

James commented: “It feels amazing to be called up to attend the Development Camp and I am really hopeful to be selected for the South Africa Tour this summer. In the future I hope to pursue a professional rugby career and I’m really excited to be taking this next step towards that goal.”

We wish James all the best.