Promising rugby players pass the England test

Promising rugby players pass the England test

Two talented members of the East Durham College rugby scholarship programme passed through trials for the England college rugby squad.

Lee Little, a second row lock, and Liam Armstrong, who plays in the back row, travelled to Telford, Shropshire, to represent the North of England Colleges’ rugby team in a series of matches against college representative sides from the Midlands and the South East.

The games also acted as trials for the England college squad’s 37-man squad and the 18-year-olds were both selected.

They now hope to play in upcoming matches against the Welsh Charitables, an under-20 colleges and schools representative side, and the Irish Exiles, another under-20 colleges and schools’ representative side.

Lee said: “I can’t wait to meet with the national squad.

“I’m really nervous, but I am sure it will be a fantastic experience.”

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