Plymouth Albion / Rugby

‘Awesome’ was how Henry Slade described his England debut

Henry Slade

Henry Slade

PLYMOUTH’S Henry Slade described his England debut as ‘awesome’.

Slade played an important part in England’s 19-14 win over France at Twickenham.

The former Plymouth College pupil, who came through Ivybridge’s junior ranks and spent two seasons at Albion, was involved in the build-up to all England’s tries.

The 22-year-old Exeter Chiefs player received a great ovation when he was replaced in the second half and afterwards he said: “It was awesome – a great experience.

“I have been dreaming about this (playing for England) for a long, long time and it’s amazing for it to finally come true.

“It was a great experience and I really enjoyed it.”

Slade certainly did his World Cup hopes no harm. He has definitely made it hard for head coach Stuart Lancaster to leave him out of the 31-man squad. To cap a good night he was also voted England fans’ man of the match.


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