A schoolboy's winning rugby shirt design earned him a place in the line-up at Twickenham.

Ravinder Johal, of Heston Community School, took to the hallowed turf last Sunday (March 9) in front of 82,000 fans, ahead of England's defeat of Wales in the Six Nations tournament.

Given the home side's youthful new make-up, the 13-year-old could probably have slotted into the team without raising many eyebrows.

But he took to the field before kick-off alongside 99 other pupils who have designed winning kits for their schools. They joined soprano Laura Wright in singing the English national anthem, which spurred the hosts on to a comfortable 29-18 victory.

Heston Community School pupil Ravinder Johal (front row, sixth from left) joins soprano Laura Wright in singing England's national anthem at Twickenham
 

He designed his school's colourful new rugby shirt at a Canterbury Kit Design workshop last year. The session was part of All Schools, England Rugby's programme to get more secondary state schools playing the game, which is supported by the national team's official kit supplier Canterbury.