A RUGBY Union player in Chester won his first cap for England U18s in their win over Scotland on the weekend.
George Nott, 18, who goes to King’s School and plays first team rugby for Chester Rugby Club, played the whole match during England U18s 28-6 win in Glasgow.
The 6’ 6” 17st second row said being picked for the match was “exciting” and has set his sights on following in former Chester Rugby Club fullback Ben Foden in winnning a full international cap.
George said: “I did a few camps with England before the game so it wasn’t a massive surprise when I was selected – but it was still really exciting.
“My mum, dad and grand parents all came up to watch me play in Glasgow.
“I played the whole match and thought I did quite well.
“There is a European Championship in Poland during Easter so I’m hoping to be selected for that.
“Obviously the aim is to go on and play for the senior team.
“Hopefully I should get a few more under 18 caps before the end of the season.
“There’s a long way to go though so I’m trying to take it one step at a time.”
Richard Lunn, director of sport at King’s School, said: “He has been involved in sports all the way through school which has helped his development.
“I think it is the first person we have had play rugby for their country from the school so it is great for everyone here.”
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