ON the back of his tries for Tynedale in their slender 27-26 victory over Leicester Lions, lock Will Montgomery has been called up the England U19 squad.

Dual registered with Newcastle Falcons, 19-year-old Montgomery has made a big impression since first pulling on the blue and white jersey of the Corbridge side in the summer.

As a result of his performances, he will join up with England's 23-man squad ahead of their fixture against Wales a week on Sunday at Bridgend's Morganstone Brewery Field.

The fixture is a continuation of England’s U18s programme which began with a three-game tour to South Africa in August 2018.