Starring brothers

A teenage eston rugby player has impressed at the South-West England rugby trials - at the same time as his older brother was called up to the Ireland Under-20 squad.

A TEENAGE Weston rugby player has impressed at the South-West England rugby trials - at the same time as his older brother was called up to the Ireland Under-20 squad.

At 6ft 3ins and 16-stone Priory Community School student Josh Caulfield, aged 14, is already playing a year above his age for his club side Hornets as well as London Irish Academy and Bristol.

His brilliant performances over the season won him through to the South West trials last month.

Even though the second-rower was impressive in the trials, his age played against him. The selectors had to tell him that he would not be put forward because they would be playing under-17 sides and it is against RFU rules for players to play up two age groups.


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His 19-year-old brother Jake, also from Priory, has just been called up to the Ireland Under-20 squad. He joined Bristol Academy from London Irish earlier in the season and has previously represented England at Under-16 and 17 level.

He took up the opportunity as he has an Irish grandmother and hopes to make his debut against Scotland in two weeks time.

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