Exeter College Back Rower Alex Priest has been called into the England Colleges Under 19’s squad for this weekend’s tour to Portugal. The 18 year old open side joins College and Exmouth 1st xv players second/back row Ben King, Fly Half George Meadows and Prop Will Norton in the England Colleges Squad, which is a remarkable achievement for the college. The International programme includes games against Portugal under 18’s this weekend, as well as games against the Welsh and Irish Colleges in March and April.
Financial support has generously been provided by Exeter College, who offer bursaries to anyone who represents National squads, by Exmouth Rugby Club, for whom Ben King, Will Norton and George Meadows play for in National Three, as well as a number of local businesses. Thorn Business Park, A&J Carpenters, Thorn Coach Works, Thirsty Work Water Coolers and Ivor Doble all offered financial support to the boys in support of their tour costs.
Other recent representative honours includes young props Nigel Berry and Ben Higgins who have been playing in the County Championship for Devon Under 20's, and they are due to play Gloucestershire this Sunday. In addition to this, another young prop, Josh Sargent, is playing for the South West Under 18's tonight against the North of England as part of the England Under 18's selection process.