From BTec to Calcutta Cup
Former Truro and Penwith College student Jack Nowell passed the international rugby union test by helping England beat Scotland to win the Calcutta Cup.
The 20-year-old made his Six Nations debut in the heart-breaking 26-24 defeat to France at the Stade de France two weeks ago.
He was then chosen to play against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday, in a match England won 20-0 where he set up England’s second try scored by Mike Brown to put the game out of reach.
Jack was a regular member of the college rugby academy’s first team from September 2009 to June 2011, while studying for a BTec in sport performance and excellence.
Julie Penprase, the academy’s co-ordinator, said: “Jack is an inspirational role model for current students and those wishing to pursue a career in rugby. He has shown that Cornish talent can be recognised and that has had a huge impact on the determination of current rugby players looking to emulate his success.”
Cap: Jack Nowell holding the Calcutta Cup after England beat Scotland