05/06/14 by Paul Bolton
North Midlands hooker Will Radburn made his England Counties XV debut as a replacement in the 48-23 win over Emerging Georgia in Tblisi last night.
Radburn, who captained North Midlands in their recent County Championship Bill Beaumont Cup First Division campaign, is one of 13 newcomers in the Counties’ 26-strong squad.
He was named as a replacement for the tour opener but came on as a second half replacement and helped the Counties turn a 16-15 deficit into a comfortable win.
England Counties play their second and final match of the tour, also against Emerging Georgia, in Tblisi on June 8 (3pm BST).