A BUDDING rugby player is tackling success and has been selected in the county under 15s squad.

Andrew Aldred, who plays for Burnham Rugby Club's under 15s side, has been progressing well and starts the New Year in fine style with his call-up.

The King Alfred School student represented Bridgwater Buccaneers before being selected for Somerset - the only player from the Burnham area to be picked.

His father, Phil Aldred, said: “Andrew has worked very hard at improving his rugby and his family and club are very proud of his achievement.”