Sharks winger Arron Reed has received his first international call-up after he was named in Scotland’s squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations.
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has been keeping tabs on the Chester-born back and watched him in person during the defeat against Bristol at the start of January.
The 24-year-old, who has represented England at Under-18 and Under-20 levels during his age-grade career, is Sharks’ top scorer this season with five Premiership tries.
He’ll now join up with Townsend’s squad ahead of Scotland’s first Six Nations game against Wales on Feb 3rd.
Speaking ahead of Sharks’ fixture against Bath in November, Arron, who also qualified for England, said his family were keen on him playing Scotland.
He said: “I think every lad’s ambition is to play international rugby and I’m no different. But I know I need to focus on playing regularly and performing consistently for Sale.
“I’ve played for England at youth level but my dad is fully Scottish and he’s desperate for me to play for Scotland. He was born in Edinburgh and grew up around there and my gran is always asking when I’m going to play for Scotland.
“I just need to focus on playing well and scoring tries for Sale and we’ll see what comes after that.”