Former Brooksby Melton College student called up to England Six Nations squad

Teenager hoping to face Wales this weekend...
George Martin. Photo: Getty ImagesGeorge Martin. Photo: Getty Images
George Martin. Photo: Getty Images

Rugby ace George Martin has taken a step closer to representing his country after being promoted to the England Guinness Six Nations squad.

The uncapped 19-year-old - a former Brooksby Melton College - student has been called up by head coach Eddie Jones following an injury to Jack Willis.

Martin was part of the England shadow squad but, after Willis injured his knee in the 41-18 victory over Italy on February 13, the lock was promoted.

He will join Leicester Tigers teammates George Ford, Ben Youngs and Ellis Genge in the England set-up.

“We know he will do us proud in camp, alongside his Tigers team-mates George, Ben and Ellis, who I am sure will look after him, and we will all be watching on proudly for the remaining games in this year’s Six Nations,” said Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick.

Martin will now be hoping he gets his chance as England travel to Wales on Saturday, with action getting underway at 4.45pm.

Further fixtures include the arrival of France on March 13 and trip to Ireland on March 20.

Martin moved to Brooksby Melton College in 2017 to study BTEC Level 3 Sports Science and it was there that he started to believe he could make it to the top in rugby.

He has made four appearances for Leicester in this season’s Gallagher Premiership.

England currently sit third in the Six nations standings following two rounds of matches, defeat to Scotland preceding the Italy victory.