Young Saint named in England squad

Northampton forward Calum Clark has been recalled to the England squad for the RBS 6 Nations after serving a 32-week ban for breaking the elbow of an opponent.

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Rugby: Calum Clark factfile

Northampton Saints forward Calum Clark Credit: PA

1989: Born June 10.

2003: Joined the Leeds academy at the age of 14.

2005: Joined England's national junior academy, where he was coached by Brian Ashton and he represented England at Under-16 and Under-18 level.

2007: September 30 - Became the youngest forward to appear in the Premiership when he played for Leeds against Saracens.

2008: Won a call-up to the England Under-20s and was sent off in the final of the Junior World Championship against New Zealand for head-butting an opponent.

2010: Signed for Northampton and captained the team, aged just 21, in an LV= Cup match against Saracens.

2011: Named Northampton's young player of the season after making more appearances than any other Saints player, including a start in the Heineken Cup final.

2012: January - Named in Stuart Lancaster's first senior England squad.

March - Banned for 32 weeks for breaking the elbow of Leicester hooker Rob Hawkins in the LV= Cup final.

2013: January 9 - Recalled to England's Elite Performance Squad for the RBS 6 Nations.


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