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Midlands Under-18s name Divisional Festival squad

19 December 2008

FOUR of last season's England Under-16 internationals have been included in a 25-strong Midlands Under-18 squad for the Divisional Festival at Broadstreet RFC near Coventry from January 2 to 4.

Centre James Whybrow (King Edward VI School, Five Ways, Five Ways OE and North Midlands), hooker Michael Haywood (Moultin College, Northampton Saints and East Midlands), centre Joe Cobden (Wyggeston & QE I College and Leicester Tigers) and Northampton Saints fly-half Jamie Elliott all secured their places in the final Midlands squad after a training session at Bromsgrove School eight days ago.


There are also four former England Under 16 A internationals in the Midlands squad - tight head prop Will Bigley (Twickenham College, London Wasps and East Midlands), flanker Sam Farmer (Bedford School, Northampton Saints and East Midlands), loosehead prop Louis Padian (Bishop Challoner School, Moseley and North Midlands) and flanker Will Radburn (Worcester Sixth Form College, Worcester and North Midlands).

The Midlands will play London & SE in the second match on the opening day of the Divisional Fesival (2pm kick-off). The North will play the South West in the Divisional opener at 12 noon.

The two sides beaten on Friday will play off on January 4 (11 am) with the two winners meeting at 1pm.

Midlands Under-18 squad for Divisional Festival
Backs: Joe Glover (John Cleveland College, Hinckley and Leicestershire), Joel Dudley (Bromsgrove School, Worcester and North Midlands), Glyn Hughes (Stratton Upper School, Northampton Saints and East Midlands), Lee Chapman (Hartpury College, Old Coventrians and Warwickshire), Earl Collins (Rugby School, Old Coventrians and Warwickshire), James Whybrow (King Edward VI Five Ways, Five Ways OE and North Midlands), Chris Sadler (Moulton College, Northampton Saints and East Midlands) Joe Cobden (Wyggeston & QE I College and Leicester Tigers), Jamie Elliott (Bedford School, Northampton Saints and East Midlands), Greg Littlewood (Loughborough GS, Lutterworth and Leicestershire).

Forwards: Louis Padian (Bishop Challoner School and North Midlands), Mark Padgett (Ellesmere College, Mold and North Midlands), Henry Waltier (Bromsgrove School, Worcester and North Midlands), Michael Haywood (Moulton College, Northampton Saints and East Midlands), Will Bigley (Twickenham College, London Wasps and East Midlands), Chris Fox (Bromsgrove School and North Midlands), Ryan Holmes (Derby and NL&D), Sean Young (Bromsgrove School, Worcester and North Midlands), Dan Brotherton (Moulton College, Northampton Saints and East Midlands), Nile Dacres (Worcester Sixth Form College, Five Ways OE and North Midlands), Sam Farmer (Bedford School, Northampton Saints and East Midlands), Will Radburn (Worcester Sixth Form College, Worcester and North Midlands), Tim Walton (Mansfield and NL&D), Matt Kvesic (Worcester Sixth Form College, Worcester and North Midlands), Craig Pszenycniak (Loughborough College, Melton Mowbray and Leicestershire).

 

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