A DURHAM schoolboy was rucking and rolling to victory over the weekend as he played for England’s U18s.

Cameron Kelemeti, of Durham School, came off the bench to earn his first cap against Scotland on Sunday, March 12.

The talented scrum half, who plays in his local team Newcastle Falcons’ Academy, made his debut at Preston Grasshoppers. England U18 head coach John Fletcher brought on the young ‘finisher’ in the second half.

The U18 team celebrated a 31-17 victory against Scotland when they scored five tries.

Kelemeti is a confirmed starter against Wales on March 26. The England side have won both of their games so far, having beaten France 43-14 the week beforehand. They have one more game and then head to South Africa for a tour.

He is following in the footsteps of old Durham School players Hall Charlton and Micky Young, who played scrum half at U18 level before moving on to professional careers in the game. Young now enjoys a successful career at Newcastle Falcons.

Director of Rugby at Durham School, Mark Bedworth, said: “Cameron has proven his quality and has been chosen to start against Wales in the coming fixture. He is the only Newcastle Falcons player and one of only a few Northern players in the squad.

“This is a great achievement for Cameron and is well deserved after all of the hard work he has put into training this season. His performances for both Durham School and Newcastle Falcons Academy have led to this selection for England U18. I wish him all the best for the upcoming fixtures.”