FORMER Lymm High School pupil Alex Mitchell is set to win his first senior cap for England's rugby union team on Saturday.

The scrum-half, who came through the junior ranks at Lymm RFC, has been named on the bench for their first Autumn international against Tonga at Twickenham.

Mitchell has donned the Red Rose before in an uncapped international against the Barbarians and was in Eddie Jones' squad for last year's Autumn Nations Cup campaign without making an appearance.

However, his superb form for club side Northampton Saints, for whom he has scored four tries in six appearances this season, has been recognised.

The 24-year-old's first taste of the Twickenham turf came in a Lymm jersey as part of the club's victorious National Under 12s Cup side while with Lymm High School, he was part of the under 18s team that reached the NatWest Cup quarter finals on two occasions.

Since then, he has established himself at Northampton since joining from the Sale Sharks academy in 2015 and has won England caps at every age group from under 16s to under 20s.