EDDIE Jones has called Sedbergh School’s rugby captain, Cameron Redpath, into the England squad that will tour South Africa next month. The test matches are being held over three successive Saturdays, on June 9, 16 and 23.

Cameron will be the youngest member of the squad and could make his debut for England at the age of 18. While the rest of his friends sit exams at school, Cameron will be taking his A levels during the tour.

Cameron joined Sedbergh in his Lower Sixth and from the first moment, showed commitment to his athletic endeavours, putting in the hours at training, as well as working hard in the gym and on the athletics track.

Alongside a busy sporting schedule, Cameron has kept up with his studies and completed the school’s 100 hours Revision Challenge at Easter.

Along the way, he has played for Scotland U16s & U18s, and England's U18 and U20 teams. He then made his debut for Sale against Worcester in the Anglo-Welsh cup in January.

Apart from his young age, the call-up is notable because Cameron’s father, Bryan, won 60 caps for Scotland, captaining the team on a number of occasions. He appeared at two Rugby World Cups, in 1999 and 2003.

But Cameron has always considered himself to be English. He was born in France, moved to England at the age of one, and has lived here ever since.

He has worked closely with England academy coach, John Fletcher, at U16 and U18 level and has been encouraged by Richard Hill and Eddie Jones, who have developed his game. His father is in full support of his son’s progression through the England teams.

Andrew Fleck, Headmaster of Sedbergh School, said: "It is an exciting moment for Cameron and for Sedbergh. We are delighted for Cameron, who works as hard in the classroom as he does on the pitch or in training.

"He is modest about his achievements and encouraging to others. We will watch every minute."