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Carlisle officer named rugby captain for England police

Sergeant Lee Brumpton Credit: Cumbria Police

A Cumbria Police officer has been appointed vice-captain of the England Police Rugby Union Team.

Sergeant Lee Brumpton, who is based in Carlisle, was appointed vice-captain following his performance against the Australia Police Rugby Union Team on 10 October 2015.

Lee started at number 8 against the Aussies in the clash that took place at Imber Court sports ground in south west London.

Australia won 21-18... but Sergeant Brumpton made a strong enough impression to win the armband:

I am delighted to have been named vice-captain, playing rugby is a passion of mine and to be selected for your country is a great honour.

Further fixtures against Police Scotland, the England Deaf Rugby Union Team and Ireland Police have been lined up and I am looking forward to them.

I was called up for the Australia game after being selected from a pool of 100 players who were nominated by colleagues. The match against the Aussies was a tough encounter and we were unlucky to lose, hopefully we can find a few wins in the upcoming games.”

– Sergeant Lee Brumpton

The next game will take place on 8 November 2015 against the England Deaf Rugby Union Team in Nottingham.