The London & South East Under 16 selectors have named their final squad of 25 for the Divisional Festival at Broadstreet RFC near Coventry from February 10 to 12.
The squad for this crucial stepping stone towards possible England U16 honours has been selected on performances in inter-county matches played before Christmas and at a subsequent series of two trials and two development camps.
London & South East will face the Midlands in the opening match at the Divisional Festival on Friday February 10 at 12pm, to be followed by South West v North at 2pm.
On Sunday February 12, London & South East will play the North at 11am with the Midlands taking on the South West at 1pm.
St Joseph’s College, Ipswich wing George Wacokecoke, who scored two tries for Eastern Counties in their inter-county win over Essex last November, will play the first match before joining the England U17 squad, reducing the London & South East squad to 24.
London & South East Under 16 squad by county/CB:
Austin Beckett, wing, St Joseph's College Ipswich and Sudbury RFC
Tristan Rawcliffe, full back, Culford School and Colchester RFC
George Wacokecoke, wing, St Joseph's College Ipswich
George Perkins, wing, New Hall School
Joe Gwyther, fly half, Amery Hill School and Alton RFC
Alec Hiscock, prop, The Westgate School and Winchester RFC
Jerome Trail, hooker, Milton Cross School and Gosport & Fareham RFC
Sean O'Connor, centre, St Columba’s School
James Thacker, flanker, Bishop’s Stortford College and Bishop’s Stortford RFC
Ryan Ward, flanker, Cranbrook School and Sevenoaks RFC
Henry Wheadon, lock, Tonbridge School
Ryan Bifield, flanker, Sunbury Manor School and London Irish ARFC
Matthew Blandford, No.8, Tonbridge School and Wasps FC
George Edgson, prop, Halliford School and Esher RFC
Harry Lightfoot Brown, centre, Claremont Fancourt School and Teddington RFC
Connor Murphy, scrum half, Sunbury Manor School and London Irish Amateurs RFC
Harry O'Hara, centre, Harrow School and Wasps Academy
Seb Adeniran-Olule, prop, Whitgift School and Sutton & Epsom RFC
Henry Cheeseman, No.8, Chipstead RFC
Joshua Ibuanokpe, prop, Dulwich College and Harlequins Academy
George Jones, fly half, Whitgift School and Sutton & Epsom RFC
Stanley South, lock, Stanley Park High School
George Taylor, centre, KCS Wimbledon and KCS Old Boys RFC
Sam Arnold, scrum half, Uplands Community College and Brighton RFC
Charlie Piper, hooker, Hurstpierpoint School.
Selected to play for South West Division
Charlie Bramhall, Reigate Grammar School, Harlequins FC and Surrey
Will Edwards, The Skinners' School, Sevenoaks RFC and Kent.