Two Old Bedfordians have been selected to play for England in this year’s Six Nations Championship kicking off in February.
Fraser Dingwall, 20, attended Bedford School from 2013 to 2017 and during his time here became Head Boy and Captain of the 1st XV. At just 14 years old, Fraser was noticed by the Northampton Saints Academy and soon after began his international career with Scotland, where he went on to Captain the U16s. In 2017, while still at school, Fraser switched to play for England and played in the U18 squad before earning U20 recognition playing in the Six Nations Championship in 2018, and subsequently captaining the squad in 2019. He also captained the U20s in the World Rugby Championships in Argentina. He currently plays for Northampton Saints as a Centre.
George Furbank, 23, honed his rugby skills while attending the school between 2013 and 2015 and captained the school Rugby Sevens squad which went on to win the prestigious Rosslyn Park National Championships in 2014. He was soon spotted by Northampton Saints, where he currently plays at Fullback alongside Fraser.
Mr Barry Burgess, Director of Sport at Bedford School, said, “The boys consistently demonstrated great determination and immense skill throughout their time at Bedford School and I can’t think of two better players to be recognised and picked for the England squad. I am hugely proud of all their achievements, as are all the boys and staff. To be picked to play for England in the Six Nations Championships is real testament to their ability and talent, and I wish them all the best as they make their senior England debuts.”
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