Newcastle Falcons flanker Gary Graham has been called into England’s 34-man training squad for next week’s camp in Brighton.
The 25-year-old joined Newcastle from Jersey in the summer after previous spells with Gala RFC and Carlisle RFC, and has scored four tries in his 10 senior appearances, eight of which were starts.
The Stirling-born forward is the son of former Scotland prop George Graham, who won the Premiership title and the Tetley’s Bitter Cup as a Newcastle player.
Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said: “I’m pleased for Gary in receiving this call-up.
“He has gone well for us in a back-row which collectively has performed to a very high level, and hopefully we can see other members of that unit being called up in the near future.
“We have seen teams in worse positions than ourselves in the Premiership receiving significantly more call-ups, and the hope is that we can receive greater recognition for the efforts of our English-qualified players in future.”