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- Midlands rewarded for impressive Divisional campaign
Eight Midlands players have been included in the England Under 18 Clubs & Schools squad for the international against Ireland Under 18 Clubs at Coolmine RFC in Dublin on March 30.
The squad will prepare with a training camp at Surrey Sports Park from March 8 to 10, which will also include a match against Bedford Blues Academy on March 10 (1pm).
There will be a further squad session at Surrey Sports Park from March 15 to 17 ahead of the side’s only international of the season.
The eight Midlands players were selected by England after they impressed in the recent Divisional match victories over the South West at Taunton and the North at Rugby Lions.
The eight Midlands players in the England Under 18 Clubs and Schools squad are: prop Dan Hyams (Arnold Hill Academy, Mellish RFC and NLD), back row forward Sam Smith (Old Swinford Hospital School, Worcester Warriors and North Midlands), wing Colin Dickson (Ellesmere College, Worcester Warriors and North Midlands), centre Oliver Fewtrell (QEGS Ashbourne, Derby RFC and NLD), wing Julian Hensman (Bedford Modern School, Bedford Blues RFC and East Midlands), centre Lewis Jones (Moulton College, Northampton Saints and East Midlands), full back Aaron Morris (Biddenham School, Bedford Blues and East Midlands) and scrum half Ben Pointon (Rugby School, Northampton Saints and East Midlands).