Mar 16 2012 By Tim Street
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BIG things are expected of Ruislip's Lewis Flynn after the youngster helped Irish Exiles (U20s) beat England Colleges last Sunday.
The 20 year old open-side flanker played a starring role as the Exiles edged past the English 24-22 at the Prince of Wales Stadium in Cheltenham.
And it was sweet revenge for Flynn (pictured), who was snapped up by the Irish after being rejected by England.
Proud dad Paul Flynn, who is also Ruislip's rugby manager, said: “It's all about money with England. Lewis tried out for England Colleges, but a guy from Esher was selected ahead of him, who has since been dropped.
“But picking up on my Irish background, the Irish Exiles got in touch, and Lewis has played for them three times now. They said after Sunday's games that they have big plans for him.
“He has committed to playing another year for the Ruislip first team, but he will go on to bigger and better things after that.”
Without Flynn, Ruilsip went down 38-28 at home to Diss, a team relegated from National Three last season, in Saturday's London One (North) clash.
Johnny Baxter bagged a brace of tries, while James Mitchell Gears grabbed another, and George Oakley kicked two conversions and three penalties – but it was not enough for Ruislip.
The maroons, who now have a weekend off but return to action against North Walsham next Saturday, now know they will host Ealing in the Middlesex Cup final next month after CS Rugby 1863 pulled out.