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Chidera makes national step up

Chidera makes national step up

Lower Sixth student Chidera Obonna has been putting in the hard yards on the rugby pitch recently and his efforts are certainly paying off with a call up to the England Academies U17 Development Squad.

Chidera made his England debut for the under 16s earlier in 2017 against Wales, a game that saw England run out 41-22 winners. A game that also saw Chidera on the score sheet, scoring an impressive try after a terrific team-attacking move. 

Chidera is an integral part to the RGS first XV as well as being part of the Newcastle Falcons Academy.

We look forward to seeing how Chidera progresses in the national squad and look forward to seeing him in a Roses shirt again during the season.