This year’s tour will be to Argentina including a game against Uruguay and a Buenos Aires Select XV which will be pretty close to the Argentinian national side.
The ISRFC Lambs have announced the destination for their 2016 tour and it is sure to spark plenty of interest and competition to be a part of the squad.
The Lambs will this year tour Argentina, and the tour will include games against Uruguay and a Buenos Aires Select XV, which is expected to be close to an Argentinian U18 national XV.
It looks as though it will be one of the invitational side’s most competitive tours to date, and the long process of selection towards it is not far from commencing.
Nominations for the regional selection days on the 6th December will already be underway, and once those trials are out of the way, the Independent Schools invitational team will play their first games as Lambs on the 13th December in the Regional Warm Up Games.
The selection process then steps up again after Christmas, with the North playing the Midlands and the South East taking on the South West on the 10th January. These games also serve as trials for the combined Northern and Southern squads, made up for the best performers in each of those games.
On the 24th January, the Northern Lambs play the Southern Lambs in the final game before selection for the Lambs National XV squad.
Once selected, the National XV will play fixtures against the RFU Midlands U18, Crawshays Welsh, Irish Exiles U18, Boys Club of Wales, Saracens U17, Northampton Saints U17, and Boys Club of Wales before the big highlight of every Lambs years, the Easter tour.
What a tour it will be in Argentina. Argentina is now one of the most popular touring destinations and it is not hard to see why, such is the quality and quantity of on and off field experiences.
Who better to tour with than the Lambs too, with their ‘fast and free’ style of players. They do not just look for the best independent schools players around, they look for the ones who can play that fast and free style of rugby, and who will add something to the group off the field too.
We can’t wait for it all to get started!
For more information about the Lambs, please visit: http://lambsrugby.org/u18.php