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England Under 18s name squad for Poland tour

03 April 2014

  • England U18s name squad for annual Championship
  • We’ll just look to go out there and perform – Fletcher

John Fletcher

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England Under 18s have named their squad to compete in the FIRA/AER European Championship in Poznan, Poland, later this month.

England have reached the final in each of the past three seasons, winning in 2012 and 2013, but Head Coach John Fletcher says that he, and Assistant Coach Pete Walton, will be satisfied if the players simply perform to their potential.

He said: “We come into the tournament after three good performances against Scotland, Wales and France and we’re looking forward to playing three more matches. There’s a lot of talent in England – the squad has some good depth and there’s real quality in all areas of the park.

“We’ll be looking for the players to perform in all of our games – there is a trophy at the end of it, which we’ve been fortunate enough to win the last two years, but we’ll just look to go out there and perform game by game.

“Portugal are first up for us – we’re ranked No. 1 and they’re ranked No. 8, so it’s a good chance for our guys to play with each other and, like all games, we want to go out there, be ruthless and perform well.”

Forwards

Lewis Boyce (Prince Henry's Grammar, Leeds Carnegie)
Owen Hills (Queen Elizabeth Wyggeston College, Leicester Tigers)
Ollie Adams (St Pauls Catholic College, London Irish)
James Fish (Trent College, Northampton Saints)
Jack Stanley (Truro College, Exeter Chiefs)
Josh Ibuanokpe (Dulwich College, Harlequins)
George Nott (Kings School Chester, Sale Sharks)
Stanley South (Whitgift School, Harlequins)
Huw Taylor (Old Swinford Hospital, Worcester Warriors)
Sam Underhill  (Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Gloucester Rugby)
Will Safe (Hartpury College, Gloucester Rugby)
Callum Chick (Gosforth Academy, Newcastle Falcons)
Joe Batley (Hartpury College, Gloucester Rugby)
Josh Bainbridge (Prince Henry’s Grammar, Leeds Carnegie)

Backs

Alex Mitchell (Lymm High School, Sale Sharks)
Jack Maunder (Blundells School, Exeter Chiefs)
Theo Brophy-Clews (Abingdon School, London Irish)
Kai Little (Hartpury College, Exeter Chiefs)
Harry Mallinder (Rugby School, Northampton Saints)
Rotimi Segun (Stowe School, Northampton Saints)
Lucas Slowik (Filton College, Bristol Rugby)
Cameron Cowell (St Pauls Catholic College, London Irish)
George Perkins (Oaklands College, Saracens)
Taylor Prell (Giggleswick School, Leeds Carnegie)
Joe Marchant (Peter Symonds, Harlequins)
Charlie Thacker (Leicester Grammar, Leicester Tigers)

Tournament schedule

  • April 11, Match 1
    England v Portugal
    Venue: Plewiska, 12.00pm
  • April 15, Match 2
    England v TBC
    Venue: Pobiedziska/Opalenica 
  • April 19, Match 3
    England v TBC
    Venue: TBC