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.
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