Former Bishop's Stortford youngster and ex-Felsted School student Max Malins makes his international debut in England's 40-0 win over Georgia
Former Bishop's Stortford youngster Max Malins made his international debut in England's 40-0 win over Georgia on Saturday.
The 23-year-old came off the bench in the 61st minute as the hosts eased to victory in the Autumn Nations Cup contest at Twickenham.
Malins, who can operate at full-back or fly-half, joined Bristol Bears on a loan deal from Saracens in July, with his performances impressing England head coach Eddie Jones.
He began his sporting journey at Felsted Prep School when he was one of its first sports scholars, also showing potential in hockey, before progressing to the first XV in the senior school.
His time with Stortford included helping the under-13s win the Harpenden Festival in April 2009.
Malins, who has also represented his country at under-18 and under-20 levels, said: "A massive thank you to everyone at Felsted School who helped a boy's dream come true!"
Felsted's director of rugby Andrew Le Chevalier said: "When Max left Felsted having played for England U18 and signed his first professional contract with Saracens, I knew we'd see him in an England shirt."
Felsted's director of sport Charlie Knightley added: "Max was a multi-talented sportsman and he could have gone in a number of different sporting directions.
"We have all been big supporters in his professional rugby pathway post Felsted and have enjoyed his involvement with us over the past years, when he has returned to inspire our current pupils."