CORSHAM U16s player James Catlin is celebrating a double dose of good news after earning a national call-up and helping his team to the county title.

The 16-year-old, of Kings Avenue, has been selected to represent England’s U16s for games against Italy U17 and Wales U16 in April.

The provisional England squad first turn their attentions warm-up matches against Leicester Tigers and London Wasps U17 sides this month.

“When I found out, I was over the moon and it’s even better because I’ve never really had a competitive game in the position I was picked for,” said Catlin, who goes to St Gregory’s School in Bath and will begin a sports scholarship at Millfield School in September.

“I’ve always played as a number eight but I’ve been picked as a second row.

“I’m quite a big lad and most people haven’t really been able to lift me before.

“I’m really excited and I can’t wait to play a whole new level of rugby.”

Meanwhile, Catlin’s Corsham U16s claimed the Wiltshire title for the second time in three years with a 55-0 win over Devizes on Sunday.

The squad, who also defeated Salisbury 31 - 8 and Chippenham 22-16, will contest the Dorset & Wilts title in Bournemouth at the end of April after their triumph.

They clinched the Wiltshire prize in style as Lucas Slowik scored four tries.

Slowik got the ball rolling just three minutes in, Alex Kilbane adding the conversion and added his second minutes later, Kilbane again adding the extras.

Robbie Thomson and Joe Knight also touched down before Slowik added his third, Kilbane adding another conversion.

Kieran Kelly, twice, a fourth for Slowik and Ali Davies also crossed the line, Kilbane adding two more conversions to take his side over the half-century mark.

The U16s squad is coached by John Deane and Catlin added: “It’s great to win because it’s probably the last year before we all disperse.”