Morrison selected for Yorkshire squad

Harvey Morrison
Harvey Morrison

Bridlington’s Harvey Morrison has been selected for the Yorkshire under-15s squad.

The Bridlington School pupil, who plays for Driffield, is already a member of the Yorkshire Carnegie Junior Development Squad.

He was chosen for the England Rugby Developing Player Programme last summer, and has been playing for under-16 teams all season.

Morrison is joined in the Yorkshire squad by Driffield team-mate Lawrence Mason of Kilham.

Both boys went to Yorkshire trials in November and after impressing, they were invited back for another selection event last month.

The duo are fully deserving of their call-up, according to Driffield coach Sam Beachell.

“I’m very pleased that Lawrence and Harvey have beencalled up, they are both fantastic players and certainly deserve it,” he said.

“I think they both have bright futures in the game, and, to be honest, I would have been surprised if they weren’t selceted by Carnegie.

“Both of these lads work extremely hard in training, they listen to the coaching they get and take it on board.

“Lawrence is a very useful ball carrier and Harvey is a particularly good communicator and all-round rugby player.”

Training with Championship side Carnegie’s development squad runs from February through until April, before the squad contests a festival in May.

Should the pair impress their coaches, then they will be invited to play for Carnegie again next season.

Lawrence also plays rugby league for Beverley Braves and was previously part of the junior set-up at Pocklington RUFC but returned to Kelleythorpe this season.