England call on Jennings' experience

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Following his performance on Sunday in masterminding the downfall of holders Teddington in the HA Cup Final, the Guildford player-coach, Staff Sergeant Ian Jennings of the Army Physical Training Corps, has been called into the England training squad for August's European Cup, writes Bill Colwill.

A delighted Jennings - who suffered a head injury in the Falklands war - said yesterday: "The balls are now in my court. I have been craving for the opportunity for a long time, now I intend to prove my worth."

"I intend to make it extremely difficult for the England management not to include me in their final selection," said Jennings, who won the last of his nine England caps in 1988.