Honours for Taylor and Browne

Date: 18 April 2016

Fresh from playing a major part in the 1st XV’s 57-17 win over Huddersfield at the weekend Christian Taylor and Jacob Browne are celebrating representative call ups today.

Christian on the way to the line earlier in the season against Sandal

Christian Taylor on the way to the line earlier in the season against Sandal

Taylor has been selected in the North of England Counties U20’s squad following a final trial at Leeds Uni Westwood on Sunday. The selection is another step along the way to a full England Counties U20’s squad which will be announced later in the season. Also in the squad is former Hoppers Mini/Junior Connor Wilkinson who is now playing with Fylde and recently made his 1st XV debut. Christian, a hooker by trade, has had an outstanding debut season at Hoppers having joined in the summer from Macclesfield due to attending University in Lancaster. Playing in 17 games, he has so far notched up 5 tries and is a real prospect for the future.

Jacob touches down against Fylde on Good Friday

Jacob touches down against Fylde on Good Friday

Browne was today selected amongst 15 of the countries brightest prospects for the The NatWest Schools Cup Academy Day.

The day will enable the players to experience a day in the life of an elite player. Nominations were open to every team that entered the competition at either age-group, regardless of whether they ended up in the Cup or the Vase as the competitions went on.

The thirty players (15 at U15 and 15 at U18) will meet at Pennyhill Park, England’s training base in Surrey, on Sunday 22nd May, where an England legend will host them and they will train with three current England players. They will then go through video footage of the session with the England players and a top sports scientist.

Jacob made an impressive 1st XV debut against Huddersfield recording one try and laying two more on for his team mates. It was certainly one of the most exciting debuts at Lightfoot Green for many a year!

Good luck Christian and Jacob from everyone at the club!

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