A PHYSICAL Education student at Leeds Trinity University will represent Great Britain on the GB Pioneers Rugby League Tour in Albania this month.

Linden Metcalfe is one of 18 players selected for the squad, which travels to countries with little Rugby League provision and supports them with development.

This year, the Pioneers will visit Albania from September 9 to 16. Linden, 19, is one of the youngest members of the team.

He said: “Playing with the Pioneers is a huge honour. It will raise my ability, increase my knowledge of my position and give me extra experience to take forward into the new university season.

“I’m looking forward to playing against Albania’s national side and if possible, scoring a try whilst playing for GB.”

The 18-man GB squad includes student players from universities across Great Britain and North Ireland. They will be supported by six team members and will take sports kit and equipment to donate to local clubs during the tour. During the eight-day trip Linden and his teammates will train with Albania’s national Rugby League side.