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Braley Named As England U20s Captain

Published on 29th January 2014 by Tom Tainton

Scrum half to lead England U20s

Callum Braley has been named as England captain ahead of the upcoming U20 RBS Six Nations campaign.

“To captain my country is an incredible honour”

Callum Braley

The talented scrum-half – a member of the Bristol Rugby Academy – helped England to the Junior World Championship title in 2013.

Braley starts against France in the competition opener at the Stade Leo Lagrange in Draguignan on Friday (7.55pm KO).

Braley has made twelve appearances so far for Bristol during the campaign, scoring four tries.

England U20s kick off their Six Nations campaign versus France U20s, before facing Scotland U20s at Galashiels (Feb 7).

“To captain my country is an incredible honour. I was delighted when I was told and I'm relishing the challenge,” Braley told

“I’m so proud to represent England and we have a hugely talented squad ahead of the competition – everybody is looking forward to it.”

Head Coach Nick Walshe added: “Callum is similar to last season’s captain, Jack Clifford, in the sense that when he talks people listen.

"He might not be the loudest, he doesn’t scream or shout, but he’s a real leader and a top guy and I know he’ll lead the guys well.”

Congratulations to Callum on this excellent achievement – stay tuned on the official website for updates on Callum’s progress throughout the RBS Six Nations.