RGC scrum-half Oscar Lennon has received an international call-up for a high-profile tournament.

The talented player was part of the Gogs’ squad last season after playing a starring role in Llandudno’s Specsavers National League Division One championship triumph during the 2018/19 campaign.

He has now been named in the United States of America’s U20 squad, who were originally set to play in the inaugural Men’s U20 Americas Rugby Championship.

The competition was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but World Rugby is exploring the possibility of holding the event later this year if social distancing measures across the globe are relaxed.

Lennon, who qualifies for the squad through his American born father, is one of four players from across Europe to be named in the 33-man squad.

Speaking to the RGC website, Lennon said: “I thought it was a bit of a shot in the dark, after the process started around Christmas, with them thinking I was some random player from Wales.

“The coaches looked over the footage I sent over, and they must have liked it.

“I have known I had been selected for a while, but I had to hold on from telling people apart from my family. My dad was born in Cleveland, Ohio so that’s why I qualify for them. “With the current situation we are keeping our fingers crossed the games will go ahead in some way.”

Lennon has performed extremely well for RGC during his first season operating at Indigo Group Premiership level.

He filled in nicely for former Wales U18 international Efan Jones towards the back end of the campaign after he suffered a serious eye injury that required surgery.