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Fletcher names 24 man U18 squad for FIRA

12 April 2011

  • John Fletcher names England U18 squad for France trip
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England U18 group huddle

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England U18 Head Coach John Fletcher has named a squad of 24 ahead of this season’s FIRA tournament semi-final against Wales on Sunday, April 17, kick off 5pm. The game will take place in Auch in the south of France.

Fletcher’s side have had a mixed season, enjoying wins against Ireland and Italy earlier in the year before suffering a 26-21 defeat against Scotland just over two weeks ago in Leeds.

A win against the Welsh would take England into the final of the competition against either Ireland or hosts France on Saturday, April 23 in Tarbes.

England U18 full back Jack Nowell in action

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England welcome influential Ivybridge College and Exeter Chiefs full back Jack Nowell back into the squad after he missed the Scotland clash, but are still without Nowell’s injured club colleague, prop Luke Cowan-Dickie.

Newcastle Falcons No. 8 Joe Robinson joins up with the squad having recently represented England Clubs & Schools U18 in their 23-all draw against Ireland U18 Clubs in Dublin.

Speaking ahead of the game Fletcher said: “We’ve got a few players missing due to injury but the lads that have come in are all top players and they’ll be fine. I’m happy with the squad and we’ll be looking to put in a big performance against Wales on Sunday.

“It was disappointing to lose to Scotland but I’m keen to see how we bounce back.”

England U18 FIRA squad
Player SchoolClub
Forwards
Dominic Barrow Prince Henry’s Grammar School Leeds Carnegie
Joe Buckle Bryanston Bath Rugby
Jack Clifford RGS Guildford Harlequins
Max Crumpton Oaklands College Saracens
Matt Hankin Haileybury College Saracens
Danny Herriott Moulton College Northampton Saints
Alec Hepburn Henley College London Wasps
Tom Jubb Oaklands College Saracens
Nathan Morris Sedbergh School London Wasps
Joe Robinson Sedbergh School Newcastle Falcons
David Sisi St Paul’s Catholic College London Irish
Tom Smallbone Harrow School London Irish
Scott Spurling Harrow School Saracens
Backs
Player SchoolClub
Jack Arnott Ivybridge College Exeter Chiefs
Alex Day St Joseph’s College Northampton Saints
Sam Hill Ivybridge College Exeter Chiefs
Will Hooley The Leys School Northampton Saints
Mark Jennings Myerscough College Sale Sharks
James Lightfoot-Brown St. Paul's Catholic College London Irish
Jack Nowell Truro College Exeter Chiefs
Henry Slade Plymouth College Exeter Chiefs
Tom Stephenson Moulton College Northampton Saints
Anthony Watson St George’s College London Irish
Marcus Webber Manchester Grammar Leeds Carnegie