TWO Shiplake College students, one present and one former, represented England in youth team internationals on Saturday.
Fili Savou, a current Year 11 pupil, took to the field to make his England U17 debut against France.
Initially named on the bench, Savou was thrust into the action after just 15 minutes, coming on at outside centre where he made an instant impact, holding off several tackles to score with his very first touch.
Savou said: “As soon as I got the ball I knew it was try time. It was an unbelievable feeling to score in the biggest game of my life, I was absolutely buzzing for the rest of the match.”
The second half proved to be much more difficult for England, as the French came back strongly. Going into the last few minutes, England trailed 25-22.