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Midlands Under 20s name final squad for Welbeck weekend

25 March 2013

  • Squad trimmed to 22
  • Irish Exiles match snowed off
Midland Counties U20 squad

Photo: RFU Archive

The Midlands Under 20s selectors have named a final squad of 22 for the England Counties Under 20s Development and Selection Weekend at Welbeck College in Leicestershire from March 29-31.

The selectors had hoped to see an extended squad in action against the Irish Exiles Under 20s at Moseley on Sunday but heavy snow in Birmingham led to that match being cancelled.

The Welbeck weekend will see the four divisional squads play a series of tens matches on Friday, March 29 followed by seminars and coaching the next day.

The weekend will conclude for the Midlands with a match against London and South East on March 31 at 1.15pm.

After the Welbeck weekend, the England Counties Under 20s selectors will name a squad to prepare for a two-match tour of Georgia in May.

Midlands Under 20s squad

Backs: DeLaRey Veenendaal (Cambridge and East Midlands), Jim Wigglesworth (Hull and NLD), Joe Cantwell (Northampton BBOB and East Midlands), Grant Ward (Kesteven and NLD), Jake Roome (Derby and NLD), Will Affleck (Luton and East Midlands), Angus Hopewell (Towcestrians and East Midlands), Sam Pointon (Loughborough University and East Midlands), Tom Moxon (Leicester Lions and Leicestershire), Keifer Laxton (Loughborough University and NLD)

Forwards: Gino Belmonte (Bromsgrove and North Midlands), Ryan Taylor (Bedford Athletic and East Midlands), Owen Whittle (Broadstreet and Warwickshire), Sam Alderson (Cambridge University), Will Allard (Bedford Athletic and East Midlands), Josh McNulty (Barkers’ Butts and Warwickshire), Scott Arroyo-Hover (Bedford Athletic and East Midlands), Seb Clarke (Bedford Blues Academy and East Midlands), Nathan Parker (Newport and North Midlands), Rudi Reid (Old Laurentians and Warwickshire), Louis Rawlings (Shelford and East Midlands), Henry Hughes (Oxford University)