IT’S been quite a fortnight for Tynedale rugby player Will Haydon-Wood.

The young winger returned from England U20 duty to play a starring role for the Corbridge-based side on Saturday.

Tynedale lost 47-14 to undefeated league leaders Caldy on Saturday, with Haydon-Wood occupying the replacements’ bench at the start of play.

But after being introduced on the half hour mark, the 19-year-old went on to successfully convert both of his team’s second half tries.

It came less than two weeks after Haydon-Wood was selected to join the England U20 training squad for a camp at Bisham Abbey in Berkshire.

The sharp-shooting winger will hope to make the 32-man elite squad for the Six Nations, which will be named in January.

England U20, led by new head coach Alan Dickens, will begin their Six Nations campaign against France on Saturday, February 1.

A crowd of 340 packed into Tynedale Park as Haydon-Wood converted the tries of Jonny Cousin and Guy Pike on Saturday.

Defeat to Caldy, who are looking increasingly unstoppable at the top of National League Division Two North, was no disgrace, with the hosts battling throughout. Pike’s try came after a superb 30-yard solo run.

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