Six Nations call-up for Pock old boy

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Former Pocklington pupil Rob Webber has been selected as part of the 32-man England squad for the 2012 Six Nations.

Rob, 25, currently plays hooker for London Wasps and has previously represented his country at junior level. He made his England Saxons debut in 2009 and travelled with the senior England squad to New Zealand in 2010 but is yet to get a cap in a senior game.

During his time at Pocklington School (1994–2004) Rob played representative rugby at all age groups - from East Yorkshire through to full county at under-16 and then as part of the England teams at both the U16 and U18 level.

Garry Binks, rugby master when Rob was a pupil, said: “His representative commitments limited his first XV appearances for the school but he made a huge difference when he did play. Hard to believe that a scrum half at under-14 would go on to be an England hooker!”

David Byas, director of sport at Pocklington School, said: “His selection is a great testament to the immense hard work that he has put into his rugby.

“I would like to congratulate him and wish him all the best for a long and distinguished career with the England squad.”