Theo Mayell has followed in the footsteps of fellow Monmouth School for Boys student Joe Jenkins by sealing a place in the senior academy of a Gallagher Premiership club for next season.

Talented back-rower Mayell, 18, captained the school’s first XV last term, leading them to the semi-finals of the Vase competition at the prestigious Rosslyn Park Sevens.

He also skippered Warriors U18s in the Premiership Rugby Under-18 Academy League during the season.

He was selected to play for England U18s but prevented from appearing in the Six Nations after breaking his wrist while taking part in the Rosslyn Park tournament.

After an outstanding couple of days, Mayell and the Monmouth boys showed character and resilience to reach the last four before bowing out to a strong Stowe School side, which went on to lift the trophy.

Mayell, who is also head boy at Monmouth, is one of only five players named in the new Worcester Warriors academy intake.

Although he has played most of his rugby at number eight for the school and Monmouth RFC, he can also operate at openside.

The exciting news for Mayell, who lives near Ross-on-Wye, comes on the back of school team-mate Jenkins’ inclusion in the Bristol Bears academy for 2022/23.

Jenkins, a centre who started his rugby at Hereford RFC, recently signed professional terms with the Bears.

Jenkins is currently the school’s deputy head boy and was also named in the England U18s squad only to miss out through injury.