19th Sep 2019

u/18 England Squad Named For March Tests


The u/18 England squad has been announced for the two upcoming tests against Scotland (17/03/2019) and France (24/03/2019) has been named. These tests are played in preparation for the u/18 Six Nations Festival to be played from the 13th of April 2019 when they will face Wales, Ireland and France.

The u/18 Six Nations Festival, which is participated in by all six unions, sees each nation play three fixtures over 10 days. The teams will be hosted by Hartpury University and Hartpury College, with fixtures across three venues - Gillman’s Ground, Sixways Stadium and Kingsholm Stadium.

The squad includes several players who toured South Africa with England U18s in August which marked the start of the pathway season.

Those players include George Barton, Harvey Beaton, Jack Clement, Phil Cokanasiga, Tom Curtis, Josh Gillespie, Louis Lynagh, George Martin, Nahum Merigan, Chunya Munga, Raphael Quirke, Sam Riley and Tom Roebuck.

“It’s great to be back on home soil for these two fixtures after the summer development tour," said pathway coach Mallinder. “We want to see some progress and for the players to have developed. We are looking to play an exciting, attacking brand of rugby but when we have not got the ball we need to be organised and enjoy defending.

“Our U18 matches give the players a really good opportunity to perform on the international stage. For some of them, it will be the start of their international pathway, a few have already had the opportunity in South Africa, but there will be others that play in March who weren’t involved in the summer so this is a great chance for them to show what they can do at this level.”

England U18 squad v Scotland: Orlando Bailey Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School), Harvey Beaton Saracens (Sutton Valence), Archie Benson Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School), Jenson Boughton Gloucester Rugby (Hartpury College), Joe Browning Leicester Tigers (Denstone College), Jack Clement Gloucester Rugby (Cheltenham College), Phil Cokanasiga London Irish (St Pauls College), Tom Curtis Sale Sharks (Sedbergh School), Harry Fry Gloucester Rugby (Hartpury College), Josh Gray Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School), Luke Green London Irish (St Paul’s Catholic College), Louis Hillman-Cooper Gloucester Rugby (Cheltenham College), George Martin Leicester Tigers (Brooksby Melton College), Nahum Merigan Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School), Raphael Quirke Sale Sharks (St Ambrose College), Sam Riley Harlequins (St George's Weybridge), Tom Roebuck Sale Sharks (Wirral Grammar), Ewan Richards Bath Rugby (Millfield School), John Stewart Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School), Will Trenholm Harlequins (Cranleigh School), Jack van Poortvliet Leicester Tigers (Oakham School), Jude Williams Wasps (Caterham School), George Worboys Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff)

England U18s squad v France: Alfie Barbeary Wasps (Bloxham School), George Barton Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School), Harvey Beaton Saracens (Sutton Valence), Archie Benson Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School), Jack Clement Gloucester Rugby (Cheltenham College), Tom Curtis Sale Sharks (Sedbergh School), Theodore Dan Saracens (Alleyn's School), Josh Gillespie Northampton Saints (Millfield School), Josh Gray Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School), James Harper Sale Sharks (Merchant Taylor's), Louis Hillman-Cooper Gloucester Rugby (Cheltenham College), Joe Howard Gloucester Rugby (Hartpury College), Louis Lynagh Harlequins (Hampton School), George Martin Leicester Tigers (Brooksby Melton College), Chunya Munga London Irish (Leighton Park School), Zac Nearchou Wasps (Radley College), Max Ojomoh Bath Rugby (KES Bath), Raphael Quirke Sale Sharks (St Ambrose College), Jack Reid Harlequins (Wellington College), Tom Roebuck Sale Sharks (Wirral Grammar), Freddie Steward Leicester Tigers (Norwich School), Jack van Poortvliet Leicester Tigers (Oakham School), James Whitcombe Leicester Tigers (Woodhouse Grove)

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