FORMER Malvern College student James Scott has been picked for England's Under 20s Six Nations training squad.

The exciting prospect, 18, will have the chance of selection at the level for a further two years.

The talented lock represented Hereford up to the age of 15 when he moved to Worcester Warriors to play in their under 15s team.

Scott started at Malvern College in the sixth form and joined his team-mates for three weeks in New Zealand and the Cook Islands before heading straight to South Africa for an England under 18s tour.

In the most challenging match against a South African Schools under 18s side, Scott was man of the match.

Last season he played in England under 18s' win over France and was man of the match against Ireland in a 39-20 victory for England while featuring in a 31-17 win over Scotland, a victory over Canada under 19s and in a loss to Wales.

His former master in charge of rugby at Malvern College, Nick Tisdale, said: “He is now included in the under 20 England training side and we have great hopes for him.

"On leaving school James had gained three A levels, all at A grade in physics, mathematics and chemistry, and had also earned a two-year contract with Worcester Warriors — a brilliant performance all round.

“James is an exceptionally talented lock and dominates the line-out at 6ft 6ins.

"He continues to play for the Worcester Cavaliers team between international commitments.”

Scott said: “The important partnership between Malvern College and Worcester Warriors allowed me to continue to study for my A levels while I met my match commitments, even though I missed some of my lessons.

"The sustained support and understanding of the college staff enabled me to stay in control of my studies and helped me reach my long-term goal which is to play professional rugby."