Harries catches eye of England rugby coaches

Toby Harries has been selected by England rugby chiefs for the under-16 London and south east squad.

Wednesday, 28th January 2015, 7:00 am
Up-and-coming rugby player Toby Harries

The West Sussex youngster has a busy few months of training games and divisional matches ahead of him.

The first match is scheduled for January 30, when he goes up to Northampton to link up with the team for matches against the representative squads from other parts of the country.

The last match of the season will be on April 19 when England play Wales.

Harries is part of the Harlequins elite team and regularly plays for their under-16s, as well as being part of the Sussex rugby set-up.

Harries is also a keen athlete and is also training hard for next month’s nationals, where he will be aiming to get a qualifying time for the 200m world championships in Columbia this July.

Harries is ranked second fastest in the UK, fourth in Europe and 12th in the world.

At some point he will have to choose between running and rugby – but for now he is juggling both sports.