Top talent from English Schools included as Irish Exiles U18 name their squad


The Irish Exiles have named their U18 squad to face their Welsh counterparts on Sunday afternoon.

The 14.00 kick off will take place at the Cardiff Arms Park and will feature some of the stars of the English schools scene this year. Ireland are led by Warwick’s Matt Riley, and he is joined by his schoolmate George Nellany.

Warwick’s Midlands rivals, Stowe, also have a couple of representatives, Kyle Browne and Jack Strong. St Benedict’s Dominic Gorard will support Riely as vice captain, and his school teammate Ollie Ainsby is also in the squad.

Elsewhere the likes of John Fisher (Paddy O’Connor), Millfield (Benjamin Dickson), and Stonyhurst College (Matthew Tucker) are also represented, while Leeds Grammar have two representatives, Sam Ward and Simon Phillips.

There is also a smattering of AASE talent, Jack Combes of Hartpury College, Angus Fulton from Gosforth Acadmey, and Liam Shields from Henley College.

All in all it looks an exciting squad, featuring some of the top players from the top schools in the country, if you’re in Cardiff this weekend and can’t get into the Millennium, it might be worth a trip across the street!

Irish Exiles U18 Squad:

Ollie Ainsby (St Benedict’s)

Benjamin Dickson (Millfield School)

Fintan Bridger (Churchers College)

Kyle Browne (Stowe School)

Jack Combes (Hartpury College)

Anthony Davis (Newcastle School for Boys)

Joe Flanagan (RGS Guildford)

Angus Fulton (Gosforth Academy)

Dominic Gorard (Vice Captain) (St Benedict’s)

Cameron Gray (The Oratory School)

Otto Gray (Canford School)

Tom Kelly (St Columba’s College)

Tadhg McGuckin (Maesteg School)

George Nellany (Warwick School)

Paddy O’Connor (John Fisher)

Simon Phillips (Leeds Grammar)

Matt Riley (Captain) (Warwick School)

Carl Robert (Wimbledon College)

Tobias Robinson (Truro School)

Liam Shields (Henley College)

Jack Strong (Stowe School)

Matthew Tucker (Stonyhurst College)

Sam Ward (Leeds Grammar)

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