England men U18s head coach Jim Mallinder has named his squad for this year’s U18 Six Nations Festival (11-21 April).
The festival which is being hosted by England Rugby at Hartpury University and College will see three sets of fixtures at Gillman’s Ground, Sixways Stadium and Kingsholm, all live via FreeSports TV.
Of the squad, George Martin played in last year's tournament in Wales. Jack Bates, Harvey Beaton, Jack Clement, Phil Cokanasiga, Tom Curtis, Martin, Nahum Merigan, Raffi Qurike, Sam Riley, and Tom Roebuck all toured South Africa last August in the U18 Aon International Series which marked the start of the U18 pathway season.
Curtis, Clement and Quirke all played for England U19s last weekend, while Ollie Stonham is uncapped at the age-grade level so is in line for his England U18 debut.
England will face Wales on Saturday 13 April, before matches against Ireland (Wednesday 17 April) and France (Sunday, 21 April) with entry free at all three venues.
England U18 Six Nations Festival squad
Orlando Bailey Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School), Jack Bates Bristol Bears (SGS College), Fin Baxter Harlequins (Wellington College), Harvey Beaton Saracens (Sutton Valence), Archie Benson Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School), Joe Browning Leicester Tigers (Denstone College), Joe Carpenter Yorkshire Carnegie (Woodhouse Grove), 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), Ewan Richards Bath Rugby (Millfield School), Sam Riley Harlequins (St George's Weybridge), Tom Roebuck Sale Sharks (Wirral Grammar), John Stewart Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School), Ollie Stonham Saracens (Felsted School), Will Trenholm Harlequins (Cranleigh School), Jack van Poortvliet Leicester Tigers (Oakham School), Jude Williams Wasps (Caterham School), George Worboys Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff)