Penryn full-back Aaron Simmonds has received a call up to the England Counties under-18s squad.

Aaron, the only representative from Cornwall in the squad, will be in the squad for matches against Ireland on April 4 and 7. Both games will take place at HMS Temeraire. Prior to those games, the England Counties side will play a warm-up match against Ealing Trailfinders Academy on March 10.

Simmonds has played three times for the first team this season, scoring a try and two conversions in the process.

Speaking about the fantastic news, Penryn coach Ian Morgan said: "Aaron came to us after the Colts at Newquay Hornets had folded.

"He was quick to adapt and showed huge potential straight away. He was a key part of our early league success and we are really pleased for him.

"He deserves everything that he has achieved, he works hard at his game, and he is always looking to improve. We can't wait to see where he goes from here. Hopefully we will see him in a Borough shirt again, but I am sure doors will open for him now."