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Raider Skovronek trains with Poland national squad

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LUKE SKOVRONEK could become the next Guernsey Raider to play senior international rugby.

Luke Skovronek in action for Guernsey Raiders at Towcestrians earlier this season. (Picture by Mike Marshall, 19935265)

The versatile forward went away last week to train with the Poland squad ahead of their Rugby Europe International Championship match with Moldova at the weekend, which Poland won 13-0.

Welshman Skovronek, who has a Polish grandfather, did not have clearance to play in the match due to paperwork issues, but he has been invited back for another training camp in the new year.

‘I know there’s a few guys in our league who play internationally for teams like Greece and Cyprus and then Luke mentioned to us a couple of weeks ago that he had this opportunity to go and train with Poland,’ said Raiders coach Jordan Reynolds.

‘Luke has performed well for us when he has got on the pitch, but at the moment it is hard for him to get in the side because the guys in the pack are playing at such a high level.

‘I think he would be starting for most other teams in the league and he is always really positive around the squad.’

Guernsey had a senior international in their ranks around a decade ago in second-rower Jon Flynn.

The big Scot won 22 caps for Luxembourg.

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