George flies the flag for Hull in Six Nations

George Thornton is living proof that young players don’t have to be playing in an academy to be selected for their country.
Thornton started for Scotland in their 33-5 defeat to England in Northampton last weekend, has taken a break from playing for Hull to represent his country.
The Bishop Burton student played the first 50 minutes at Franklin Gardens and will be keen to end the tournament on a high when the Scots host Italy on Friday night.
Thornton is proof that you don’t have to come through an academy system to reach the top and he hopes other young players in Hull can follow in his footsteps and win caps for their country.
“I’m proof you don’t need to be in an academy set-up to play at this level,” Thornton said.
“It’s great to represent Hull on this stage and I’ve learned so much in these camps.
“The Six Nations is a great shop window for me.
“I’ve got a couple more games in the Six Nations before returning to Hull and their push for a play-off place.
“I want to bring the things I’ve learned back to Hull and hope it can lead to promotion.
“But there are already a number of class players at Hull who have played at a much higher level than I have.
“So I’ll just keep my head down and do what I’m told to ensure our team performances are where they should be. 
“I’m still a young player but I hope I can bring something to the team.
“This is a great experience for me and it’s even better that I’m starting for the team.”

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