Former Winchester RFC youth player Joe Marchant made his senior England debut against Wales at Twickenham on Sunday 11 August 2019.
It represents a culmination of years of effort for Joe who began his rugby at Nuns Road.
"With Winchester RFC being one of the premier mini & junior clubs in the South it is with a huge sense of pride that Joe is to represent his country at the highest level.
Raw talent that was so easily recognised as Joe progressed through the age groups is never enough.
His commitment, dedication & support of family, friends and Harlequins has helped Joe achieve his objective.
From all at Winchester RFC our warmest congratulations to Joe - Richly deserved!"
"On behalf of Winchester Rugby Club, I would like to send our heartfelt congratulations to Joe on his fantastic achievement.
From the outset as a mini and junior player his special talents were obvious to all of those involved.
What a fantastic role model for our current mini and junior players.
Good luck Joe and come on England!"