ONE of the district's talented young rugby players has been called up to play for North England U17.  

Tynedale Colt Ben Robson will feature in the U17 North versus South England festival, which will take place at Gibralter Barracks in Surrey on Sunday, March 3. 

In a statement, Tynedale Rugby Club said players, parents, coaches, and everyone else associated with the club, wished him well. 

"We wish Ben all the best on this well deserved place and we all know that he will play well and show off the talent that is being produced from the Tynedale youth section," said the statement. 

"Ben is a joy to coach and is a great credit to all the coaches at Tynedale who have had the honour of coaching him."