SHIPLAKE COLLEGE’S Fili Savou has been included in the England U17 rugby squad ahead of their upcoming international match against France.
Year 11 pupil and Saracens academy player Savou joined 40 other talented players from across the country at the final selection weekend in Leeds earlier this month.
Savou performed sufficiently well to impress the team of selectors including England head coach Stuart Lancaster, and earn a place in the squad.
Savou said: “It was an incredible experience competing at that level and I was thrilled to be told I had made the U17 England squad. To have been selected for the team’s first international is a great honour.”
The match against France takes place on Saturday at Broadstreet Rugby Club in Coventry (1pm kick-off).