Calum Clark factfile

A look at the developing career of England new-boy Calum Clark

Last Updated: 09/01/13 2:10pm

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Flanker Calum Clark was named in England's 33-man elite player squad ahead of the RBS 6 Nations on Wednesday.

Having come through the academy system at Leeds, the 23-year-old has gone on to cement his reputation at Northampton. We take a look back at his career to date...

1989: Born June 10. Clark attended Richmond School before moving to Barnard Castle Sixth Form to take A levels.

2003: Joined the Leeds academy at the age of 14.

2005: Joined England's national junior academy, where he was coached by Brian Ashton and he represented England at Under-16 and Under-18 level.

2007: March - Appeared for Barnard Castle in the 2007 Daily Mail Schools Cup final at Twickenham.

September 30 - Became the youngest forward to appear in the Premiership when he played for Leeds against Saracens.

2008: Won a call-up to the England Under-20s and was sent off in the final of the Junior World Championship against New Zealand for head-butting an opponent.

2009: Named Leeds young player of the year for a second successive season and captained England Under-20s in the 2009 Junior World Championship final in Japan.

2010: Signed for Northampton and captained the team, aged just 21, in an LV= Cup match against Saracens.

2011: Named Northampton's young player of the season after making more appearances than any other Saints player, including a start in the Heineken Cup final.

2012: January - Named in Stuart Lancaster's first senior England squad.

March - Banned for 32 weeks for breaking the elbow of Leicester hooker Rob Hawkins in the LV= Cup final.

2013: January 9 - Recalled to England's Elite Performance Squad for the RBS 6 Nations.

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