Mascot Seth’s set for big day at the rugby

Seth Blundell who has been chosen as a mascot for the Rugby International on Feb 2
Seth Blundell who has been chosen as a mascot for the Rugby International on Feb 2
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HE IS off to the Calcutta Cup – and when England take on Scotland at Twickenham in the Six Nations Rugby Union international on Saturday, February 2, Seth Blundell will be playing a part.

The eight-year-old has not been chosen to play in the team – although he very much hopes that will happen one day.

On this occasion he will run out with the teams as England’s proud mascot.

And Seth, a pupil at Aston Fence Junior and Infant School, near Swallownest, is excited about his forthcoming appearance in front of more than 80,000 roaring fans at the London stadium.

Dad Stephen said Seth loves playing rugby and is a regular in the team for Rotherham Phoenix under-eights – for whom he was named player of the year last season.

Stephen, a teacher, said: “Seth is rugby mad. He’s always getting told off by his mum for throwing a rugby ball around the house.

“We entered a competition to be a mascot and when I told him he had won Seth was so excited that he started to cry.

“Now he’s looking forward to running out with the team and his favourite player, Toby Flood.”