FORMER Crewe schoolboy Mark Cueto was on the mark for England again as they swept to their sixth successive win over South Africa on Saturday.
The 24-year-old added to the brace he got on his debut against Canada with a well-worked try in the 32-16 win. Charlie Hodgson got England's other try, and starred in a 27-point personal haul, equalling the English record against the Springboks.
Cueto's try came in the first half when the impressive Josh Lewsey made his way past four tackles, Hodgson continued the move and Henry Paul's perfectly judged cross-kick sailed straight into the arms of the waiting Cueto who crashed over.
The try will have eased his disappointment after conceding an earlier penalty for holding on to the ball, which was scored by the visitors.
The performance of the Sale Sharks player looks set to make him a regular with the national squad and likely to keep his place for the clash with Australia on Saturday.
The winger, who played football alongside Crewe captain Kenny Lunt and ex-Alex striker Rob Hulse in a game for Cheshire schools, was a sixth-former at St Thomas More.
Born in Cumbria, he moved to Crewe when he was 10, and began to excel at rugby when he started a BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching and Exercise course at Alsager's Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) campus.
He played with Sandbach Rugby Club for a brief spell and is now an instrumental figure for Sharks in the Zurich Premiership.