A FIRST North Ribblesdale player has been awarded full international honours whilst playing at the club.

John Davidson has been called into the Latvian national side to play against Hungary on Saturday 6 May (tomorrow). John's Grandfather Malcolm Davidson was the longest serving captain in the club's history captaining the club from 1953 - 1960.

John has played at Ribblesdale these last three seasons whilst undergoing his studies in a Doctorate in Bio Chemistry at Manchester University. He is the fourth brother of the prolific Davidson family to represent Latvia through their Grandfather "Helmuts" birth connections. John is the first ever player from North Ribblesdale to achieve full international honours whilst playing for the club. This follows the Ex Ribb junior Jack Walker being capped three times for England during the six nations.

John is a versatile player having filled five positions in the back division this last season. His brother William, also a current Ribb player has played 24 times for Latvia as have other brothers Thomas and Robbie while preforming for Wharfedale and Sheffield Tigers respectively.

This is another landmark occasion for North Ribblesdale, and further endorsement of the Davidson dynasty that are a continual legacy in Craven sport.

North Ribblesdale are very proud of their player getting international honours.