- Hartpury training camp next for divisional contingent
- England selectors name 72 to train for international programme
The Midlands have 18 players in the England Under 16 training squad for a camp at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire from February 12-14.
All were involved in last weekend’s Divisional Festival at Broadstreet RFC near Coventry where they impressed in the Midlands 26-14 defeat by London & SE.
The Hartpury training camp forms the next step in the selection process for the forthcoming programme of international matches, which will see England Under 16s play Italy Under 17s at Lichfield on April 1 and Wales Under 16s at Oxford University on April 6.
England North and England South will compete in the Wellington International Festival in Berkshire between March 30 and April 5 alongside Wales Under 16 A, France Under 16 A and B, Scotland Under 16s and the Under 17 teams from the United States, Belgium and the Netherlands.
The 72-strong group that was selected after the Divisional Festival will be divided into three squads during the Hartpury camp where England Under 16s will play Gloucester Under 17s and England North will play England South. Both matches will be played on February 14.
The 18 Midlands players who have been invited to the training camp are:
Connor Adams (Burton Borough School, Newport RFC and North Midlands)
Harry Bassett (Trinity School and Warwickshire)
Daniel Bhatti (Bedford Modern School, Bedford Junior Blues and East Midlands)
George Furbank (Kimbolton School, Huntingdon RFC and East Midlands)
Paddy McDuell (Bedford School, Bedford Junior Blues and East Midlands)
Paolo Odogwu (KES Birmingham, Walsall RFC and Staffordshire)
Rotimi Segun (Northampton School for Boys, Old Northamptonians RFC and East Midlands)
Will Sutton (Caistor GS, Lincoln RFC and NLD)
Will Allman (Trent College, Melbourne RFC and Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire)
Jake Byrne (Warwick School and Warwickshire)
Tim Cardall (Prince William School, Oundle RFC and East Midlands)
Freddie Davison (Bedford School, Bedford Junior Blues and East Midlands)
John Hawkins (Manshead School, Dunstablians and East Midlands)
Henry Peck (Vandyke School, Leighton Buzzard RFC and East Midlands)
James Pollard (Bedford Modern School, Bedford Junior Blues and East Midlands)
Stone Priestley-Nagle (Worksop College, Paviors RFC and Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire)
Charlie Robinson (South Bromsgrove HS, Newport RFC and North Midlands)
Garth Spencer (Biddenham Upper School, Bedford Junior Blues and East Midlands)