DURFC Alumni named in England Squad to play Barbarians
(29 May 2019)
DURFC alumni Josh Beaumont and Simon Hammersley have been named in the England rugby squad who will play the Barbarians on Saturday. Kick off time is 3.30pm and the game will be shown live on Sky Sports.
Both players made up the Durham side that clinched the BUCS Championship at Twickenham in 2013 and have gone on to praise their time at University in helping them transition to the professional game.
There are a lot of different pathways to get into the professional game, however, Durham provided both of these players with the opportunity to get better physically and mentally, learning life skills which helped them adapt to the professional environment, all whilst supporting them with their degrees.
We wish both players and the rest of the England squad the best of luck for Saturday's game!