- Selectors name 22 to prepare for Italy and Wales
- England U16s to play Leicester and Wasps in warm-up games
The England Under 16 selectors have named a provisional 22-strong squad to prepare for the internationals against Italy Under 17s and Wales Under 16s in April.
The squad was chosen after a training camp at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire last weekend which involved more than 100 players after the scheduled Divisional Festival at Broadstreet was cancelled because of frost.
The England squad will train at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire on March 10 and 11 which will include a match against Leicester Tigers Under 17s on the second day.
A second warm-up match will be played against London Wasps Under 17s at St Edward’s School in Oxford on March 18 during a two-day training camp there.
England play Italy Under 17s in Parma on April 7 and Wales Under 16s at Wellington College, Crowthorne in Berkshire on April 11 (2pm).
England Under 16s squad:
Sebastien Adeniran-Olule (Whitgift School and Surrey), Austin Beckett (St Joseph’s College and Eastern Counties), Charles Beckett (Merchant Taylors’ School Crosby and Lancashire), Guy Borrowdale (Tapton School and Yorkshire), Lewis Boyce (MacMillan Academy and Yorkshire), Tom Burridge (Northallerton College and Yorkshire), James Catlin (St Gregory’s Bath and Dorset & Wilts), Henry Cheeseman (Whitgift School and Surrey), Max Clark (Bryanston and Dorset & Wilts), Richard Galloway (Bournemouth GS and Dorset & Wilts), Will Goodrick-Clarke (Chipping Campden HS and Gloucestershire), Brett Heron (Wellington College and Berkshire), Will Homer (Sherborne School and Dorset & Wilts), Rory Jennings (Bryanston School and Dorset & Wilts), Harry Lightfoot-Brown (Claremont Fancourt School and Middlesex), Matthew Radley (Arnold School and Lancashire), Tristan Rawcliffe (Culford School and Eastern Counties), James Thacker (Bishop’s Stortford College and Hertfordshire), Stuart Townsend (Ivybridge Community College and Devon), Jay Tyack (Penair School and Cornwall), Sam Underhill (St Thomas Rich’s School and Gloucestershire), Jack Walker (Settle College and Yorkshire).