Pocklington’s Rob Webber is back in the England rugby union squad for next month’s tour to Argentina, capping a successful comeback after missing half the season.
Webber needed three operations on a shoulder injured in the last minute of his last international appearance against France in Paris in March 2012.
It meant he was a regular spectator on the Percy Road touchline before Christmas, supporting his old club during his long months of recovery and rehab.
But his excellent form in the Premiership for Bath since January has seen him selected in an experimental 32-man squad for the warm-up game against the Barbarians at Twickenham (26 May) and the two tests in Argentina (8 and 15 May).
After his hard and painful battle to get back to full fitness, Rob announced he was “delighted be be involved” after receiving the news of his England call-up from coach Stuart Lancaster last week.
The Argentina tour is deserved reward for the work he has had to put in to come back from such serious injury and he is desperate to add to his collection of three England caps.
But Rob is also making sure he makes the most of his trip to South America and has booked an extra two-week stay in Argentina for a holiday after his international commitments have finished.