The Midlands Under-16 selectors have named a 24-strong squad for the first Divisional Festival of the season which will be played at Castlecroft in Wolverhampton from January 12 to 14.
The squad was selected after the final Midlands trial at Solihull School last Sunday and will be summplemented by the addition of Ed Saunders (East Midlands) and Leicestershire centre Manu Tuilagi for training before the festival.
The squad includes ten players from Leicestershire, three each from Warwickshire and East Midlands, three from Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire and one from North Midlands.
Midlands Under-16 squad:
Backs: Greg Littlewood (Leicestershire), Sam Miller (Warwickshire), Gareth Clarke (Leicestershire), Oliver Storey (East Midlands), Ryan Hough (Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire), Lee Chapman (Warwickshire), Steven Dennis (East Midlands), Joe Glover (Leicestershire), Will Keeling (Leicestershire), Guy Michaels (Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire), Steve List (Leicestershire).
Forwards: Lee Graney (NL&D), Dan Kirby (North Midlands), Ryan Bower (Leicestershire), Josh McClaurin (Leicestershire), Matt Haycock (Warwickshire), Stephen Ewell (Warwickshire), Tom Wheeler (East Midlands), James Ingle (East Midlands), Shaun McCarthy (Warwickshire), Marcus Badham (Leicestershire), Kenny Jones (East Midlands), Huw Marsden (Leicestershire), Matt Everard (Leicestershire).