Josh McNally playing rugby for Bath
(Picture: Action Plus Sports Images/Alamy Stock Photo).
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Josh McNally: Military Rugby Star In England Squad

Josh McNally playing rugby for Bath
(Picture: Action Plus Sports Images/Alamy Stock Photo).

Forces rugby union star Josh McNally has been called up to England's training squad, after Sean Robinson sustained an MCL knee injury during training.

Newcastle Falcons lock Robinson will undergo further assessment this week, but will likely be unavailable for the rest of the summer series.

Royal Air Force rugby player and Bath forward McNally will join the rest of the England squad at The Lensbury, Teddington, where they are based for a training camp until Friday.

The 30-year-old corporal has been a major part of the RAF's team for the past few years.

McNally won the Air Force's Sportsman of the Year award in 2018 – the same year he made his comeback following heart surgery.

He joined Bath in 2019, and is yet to be capped for the senior England rugby union side.

England will meet on Sunday ahead of their game against Scotland the following weekend at Mattioli Woods Welford Road stadium, Leicester, on 27 June.

They are then due to play two test matches at Twickenham Stadium, against the United States on 4 July and Canada on 10 July.

Watch: In 2019, we spoke to Semesa Rokoduguni and Josh McNally - two of Bath's military stars.

Top image: Josh McNally playing for Bath last month (Picture: Alamy).