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England call for Ripon pair

The Ripon pair picked for England.

The Ripon pair picked for England.

Ripon Rugby Club starlets Charles Capps and James McDaniel have been called into the full England Under-16 squad.

The remarkable feat is a first for the Mallorie Park club, and follows the pair’s performances for Yorkshire in the Northern Counties Festival last year.

Prop Capps and scrum-half McDaniel, who attend Queen Ethelburga’s and Ripon Grammar, will join the 72-strong national squad ahead of matches against Scotland, Italy and Wales in April and May.

The club’s Iain Shaw said: “All at Ripon are very proud of these fine achievements.These first England junior calls are the icing on the cake for what has been quite a remarkable junior representative season to date.”

Earlier this season, Dom Butler was selected for the North of England U-18s and Harry Richardson for the U-16s. Ripon U-16s, who have yet to concede a point in the Yorkshire Cup, beat Sheffield Tigers 46-0 on Sunday.

They now host Huddersfield in the semi-final on Sunday March 24.

 

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