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Roses contingent spearhead North Under 18 challenge

22 December 2008

December 22, 2008

Yorkshire and Lancashire will supply the majority of the starting line-up for the North RU Under 18 squad when they take on the South West at Broadstreet RFC, Coventry on January 2 in the first of the England Under 18 Festival games.

The White Rose side will have six players making the team, with their arch-rivals supplying four. In all, Yorkshire have a dozen players in the squad, but Cumbria, Cheshire, Durham and Northumberland are all represented in the starting line-up.

North Under 18s (v South West at Broad Street, January 2, 2009): Tom Brady (Myerscough College\Sale Sharks\Lancashire); James Twomey (Birkdale HS\Leeds Carnegie\Yorkshire), Sam Stuart (Sedbergh School\Harlequins\Yorkshire), Andrew Hall (Newcastle RGS\Northumberland), Peter Homan (Macmillan Academy\Middlesbrough\Durham); Daniel Bibby (Kirkham GS\Aspull\Lancashire), Andrew Davies (Lymm HS\Sale Sharks\Cheshire); Simon McIntyre (St. Bedes College\Broughton Park\Lancashire), Harry Hannan (Woodhouse Grove\Leeds Carnegie\Yorkshire), Matthew Shields (Sedbergh School\Carlisle\Cumbria), Daniel Hall (Hutton GS\Sale Sharks\Lancashire), Richard Rhodes (Prince Henry's GS\Leeds Carnegie\Yorkshire), Ben Morris (QEGS Wakefield\Leeds Carnegie\Yorkshire), Chris Walker (Prince Henry's GS\Leeds Carnegie\Yorkshire) capt, Oliver Stedman (King's School, Tynemouth\Leeds Carnegie\Northumberland).

Replacements: Ben Sowrey (Prince Henry's GS\Leeds Carnegie\Yorkshire), David Simmons (Prince Henry's GS\Leeds Carnegie\Yorkshire), Rory Duff (Yarm School\Middlesbrough\Yorkshire), Thomas Hicks(Sedbergh School\Newcastle Falcons\Cumbria), Harrison Collins (Stonyhurst College\Lancashire), Carl Kirwan (Macmillan Academy\Middlesbrough\Durham), Oliver Shaw (Bradford GS\Leeds Carnegie\Yorkshire), Christian Georgiou (Crossley Heath HS\Old Brodleians\Yorkshire), Will Addison (QEGS Penrith\Penrith\Cumbria), George Elliott (Giggleswick School\Leeds Carnegie\Yorkshire