Fylde prop Bevan Rodd to play for England Under-20s in Ireland
Bevan Rodd played for Fylde RFC against Tynedale last weekend and is now looking forward to turning out for England Under-20 against Ireland on Friday night.
Rodd is among the group of Sale Sharks players appearing for Fylde on a dual-contract basis this season.
Originally from the Isle of Man, Rodd has earned a five-year contract with the Sharks Academy. He is based in Manchester, though his parents have a home in St Annes.
England U20 coach Steve Bates made it clear that Rodd can expect to play across the Irish Sea, saying: “The replacements will all be expected to make an impact on Friday.”
He added: “The message to the squad has been that this is a great opportunity for them to show how good they are and they should play with confidence.”