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England U18: John Fletcher names England U18 side to face Scotland

John Fletcher has named his England U18 side to face Scotland at Stirling University at 13.00 on Sunday.

 

They are looking to recover after losing 21-12 to France last weekend as preparations for the inaugural U18 5 Nations Championship in Wales over Easter step up.

 

Queen Elizabeth & Wyggeston College are represented by three players in the 23-man squad, Jacob Umaga starts at inside centre, with Sam Yawayawa on the right wing, Ben White, who made his debut for Leicester Tigers at just 17, covers scrum half from the bench.

 

Wellington College have two players in the starting XV, Rory Brand starts at scrum half, with Tom Parton starting at full back. Trinity wing Gabriel Ibitoye starts alongside Umaga in the midfield, at outside centre. Moulton College’s James Grayson, son of former England international Paul Grayson, starts at fly half, with Denstone College’s Levi Davies on the left wing. Davies’ schoolmate Sam Lewis is on the bench, covering the second row.

 

It will be a proud day for the Curry family, Oundle School twins Tom and Ben are both in the 23, Tom starts at openside, with Tonbridge’s Ben Earl at blindside and Cranleigh’s Dino Lamb-Cona at 7, while Ben covers the back row from the bench.

 

The second row sees Haileybury’s Nick Isiekwe start alongside Hartlepool 6th form College’s Josh Williams. In the front row KES Aston’s Joseph Morris starts at tighthead, with Hartpury College’s Alex Seville of Hartpury College at loosehead.

 

Bromsgrove’s Henry Walker starts at hooker, just three days before his NatWest Schools Cup final at Twickenham Stadium against QEGS Wakefield. A busy and proud week for the Gloucester U18 hooker.

 

The front row cover on the bench sees Seaford College’s Matt Kouris, St Paul’s Catholic College’s Jarod Leat, and Felsted’s Ehren Painter all selected, joining Lewis and Curry as forwards replacements.

 

Joining Ben White as back replacements are New Hall’s Oli Morris and King’s College Taunton’s Aaron Chapman.

 

Scotland U18 v England U18 – Sunday 13.00, Stirling University

 

England U18 XV:

15 Tom Parton (Wellington College)

14 Sam Yawayawa (Queen Elizabeth & Wyggeston)

13 Gabriel Ibitoye (Trinity)

12 Jacob Umaga (Queen Elizabeth & Wyggeston)

11 Levi Davies (Denstone College)

10 James Grayson (Moulton College)

9 Rory Brand (Wellington College)

1 Alex Seville (Hartpury College)

2 Henry Walker (Bromsgrove)

3 Joesph Morris (KES Aston)

4 Josh Williams (Hartlepool 6th form College)

5 Nick Isiekwe (Haileybury)

6 Ben Earl (Tonbridge)
7 Tom Curry (Oundle)

8 Dino Lamb-Cona (Cranleigh)

Replacements:

16 Matt Kouris (Seaford College)

17 Jarod Leat (St Paul’s Catholic College)

18 Ehren Painter (Felsted)

19 Sam Lewis (Denstone College)

20 Ben Curry (Oundle)

21 Ben White (Queen Elizabeth & Wyggeston)

22 Oli Morris (New Hall)

23 Aaron Chapman (King’s College, Taunton)

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