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Felix wins first England caps

Wed, Apr 10th, 2024
Worth School

Worth rugby player Felix Bateman-Champain is ready to work hard for more international caps after making his England U18s debut at the Six Nations Festival in Italy.

Year 12 student Felix received his first England call-up when he was named in the squad for the U18s Six Nations tournament which took place in Parma last week, with England playing games against Wales, Scotland and Georgia.

Felix was among the replacements for the Wales game but did not get on the pitch as England won 36-35. He was in the starting line-up as England beat Scotland 28-6 last Wednesday and then in the final game against Georgia on Sunday he came on as a replacement in a 26-19 victory, adding two points with a conversion as England won with a late try.

Felix, who now has two caps to his name, spoke about the pride of playing for England. He said: “It was a special feeling. Singing the National Anthem, that was when you realised how big of a thing it was.

“The day before I got a bit nervous but once we focused on the game it was just another game of rugby.

“I know I now need to keep working hard to keep progressing and this makes you realise how much you want it more. It was such a good experience.”

Felix has been an influential figure in rugby at Worth during his time at the School and in the Autumn Term he helped the 1st XV achieve an excellent record of eight wins from 10 fixtures, including seven victories from eight in the Daily Mail Trophy.

He was back playing rugby at Worth yesterday in the Worth Community Trophy, an internal school competition.

Many congratulations Felix, Worth is very proud of your achievements.

Pictures courtesy of Federico Zovadelli/Actionpress. Additional images from the Bateman-Champain family. Felix is fourth from left in the team line-ups. Final picture is of Felix playing for Worth School.

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