University of Bath student Jack Edmondson will gain more valuable international rugby experience after travelling to Rome with the England U20 squad ahead of Friday’s Six Nations match against Italy.
The 19-year-old tighthead prop is in the first year of a Mechanical Engineering degree and has been an ever-present in the University’s 1st XV during the British Universities & Colleges Sport [BUCS] season.
Edmondson is also a member of the Bath Rugby Academy, representing them in the A League, and is supported by the University of Bath’s Scholarship programme with the Premiership club.
Head of Rugby Aaron James said: “Jack’s progress is a great example of the strength of relationship between the University and Bath Rugby.
“We are pleased to have helped Jack get to the level of rugby where he can continue his international progression.”
Edmondson, a former Sherborne School pupil, has previously represented England at U18 level.