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From Manchester City to Croke Park

The Daily Mail ran a feature yesterday on David Strettle, who made his England rugby union yesterday's against Ireland.

Strettle - if you didn't know (as I didn't) was at one time on City's books as a kid:

Like the rest of the team, the new boy on the left wing was
far too excited about his sudden rise to international status to notice.
It
was not quite how he envisaged making it as a 14-year-old member of the
Manchester City academy. "Like every other kid on City’s books at the time, it
was my dream to be a professional footballer," said Strettle, no giant at a
fraction under 6ft and not much more than 13st.
"It wasn’t until later that
rugby union began to take over".


Strettle scored England's sole try, but to little avail as they went down to a heavy defeat yesterday afternoon.