Young rugby star Calum selected for England under-20s

Calum Waters
Calum Waters

BY Kris Culmer

A Seaford-born rugby player who started his career with Lewes has been selected for the England under-20s.

Calum Waters, 19, was educated at Brighton College, and joined Premier League side Harlequins last year.

He will join the England U20 Elite Player Squad for the upcoming Six Nations tournament.

England won the tournament last year, beating France at Brighton’s Amex Stadium.

Waters, a scrum-half, has also previously played for Worthing and Esher.

He remains a supporter of Lewes RFC, where he learned to play rugby as a junior.

He is involved in fundraising for the club and regularly visits them at The Stanley Tuner Ground.

Calum is the third player in Lewes’ history with a connection to the England team.

Tom Mitchell, captain of the England 7s side which will be competing at the 2016 Olympics, is the son of scrum-half Alan, who played for Lewes in the 1970s.

Another member of the 7s squad, Tom Bowen, is also the son of a former Lewes player, Gareth Bowen.

Calum will be kicking off the under-20s Six Nations on Friday, February 5, with England away to Scotland.

He is one of just two new faces added to last year’s winning squad.