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Steve Borthwick, the former England rugby union captain, has been back in his home city of Carlisle. He was made an honorary fellow of the University of Cumbria in a ceremony at the cathedral.
He addressed undergraduates after they collected their degrees. The university had to make a special gown for Borthwick to fit his 54inch chest.
The former England rugby union captain Steve Borthwick has been given an honorary fellowship by the University of Cumbria.
The ceremony took place at Carlisle cathedral this morning. Born in Carlisle, he captained his country between 2008 and 2010 and is now a member of the England Saxons squad. He said being awarded the fellowship was a great honour.
Steve said: "It is an honour to be here today with my family. Congratulations to all of the graduating students.
"I'm about to start my own dissertation for my MA. I hope to be in cap and gown again soon when I get that MA."
Former England captain Steve Borthwick joins hundreds of graduating students from the University of Cumbria at Carlisle Cathedral.
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Former England captain Steve Borthwick has received an honorary Fellowship from the University of Cumbria