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England U18s Clubs & Schools squad named for matches with Ireland and France

England Clubs & Schools U18s have named their squad for their three-way tournament in Paris.

Also travelling to Marcoussis, the venue of the French National Rugby Union Centre, for the series of games between the 14th and 21st of April are Ireland Clubs U18s and the hosts, France U18 A.

Twenty-one different schools are represented across England’s twenty-four man squad, with only Moulton College having more than one representative. In fact, the Northampton Saints feeder side have four representatives, suggesting that they were perhaps a touch under represented in the full England U18 side, though that squad has performed excellently.

That there are just twenty-four players in the squad for the two games should be encouraging to those involved as almost all will be involved in both of England’s fixtures, against France on Sunday 13th April and Ireland on Wednesday the 16th.

All of those named in the squad have impressed throughout the season but a couple whose names might be particularly well known to schoolboy rugby fans are St Joseph’s College’s Dan Lewis, who was named Player of the Tournament when his school won the St Joseph’s Festival, and Moulton College’s Conor Bullivant, who helped to guide Northampton School for Boys to the Schools Cup final last year.

The squad only officially came together at the weekend, where they played and convincingly won their first game of the season, a 38-17 victory over the older Bedford Blues U19s.

The Clubs and Schools side has a good track record of helping players to develop their rugby careers, for instance one of last year’s stars, Aaron Morris, started for the England U20s during this year’s Six Nations, while Sam Smith played for the England U18s having represented the Clubs and Schools side last year.

England U18s Clubs & Schools Squad v Ireland Clubs U18s & France U18 A

Name

School

Tom Bell

Uppingham

Adam Brocklebank

Myerscough College

Alex Brown

Oaklands College

Charlie Brown

Brighton College

Conor Bullivant

Moulton College

Jonny Coser

Barnard Castle

Michael Dewar

Abingdon

Ben Dixon

Carre’s Grammar School

Charlie Dockery

Epsom College

Charlie Dunbar

Stamford

Owen Griffiths

Moulton College

Michael Ledger

St Benedict’s

Cameron Lee-Everton

Moulton College

Dale Lemon

Cleeve

Dan Lewis

St Joseph’s College

Tom Morgan

Stonyhurst College

James Neal

Hartpury College

Liam Parfitt

Rishworth

Ben Pointon

Rugby

Harry Shepherd

Moulton College

Adam Thresher

Judd

Jay Tyack

Bryanston

Josh Waller

Peterborough

Locryn Williams

Truro School

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