Liebenberg gets England call-up

OAs scrum-half named in England Counties squad

OLD ALBANIANS’ scrum-half Stefan Liebenberg has been named in the England Counties squad for their game with Ulster Bank Club International Team at Old Belvedere RFC in Dublin next Friday.

Liebenberg has been selected after helping OAs to fifth spot in National Two South in their debut season at the level.

“I’m very pleased with the calibre of the squad and the cooperation we’ve had from the Directors of Rugby at all the clubs despite the fixture congestion which has built up,” Counties manager Michael Old told the RFU website.

“We’ve had huge support from the clubs, who understand the honour of playing for England Counties and what the shirt means to their players.

“Seven selectors have been monitoring the national leagues for talent since the start of the season. We’ve also had input from our coaches as to the type of game we want to play in Ireland and have selected a 22 man squad which we feel can follow up on last year’s first win against Ireland with a first victory on Irish soil.

“There’s a good blend of experience and some talented youngsters who will thrive on the England Counties experience.”