ISRFC Lambs: Squads named for Sunday’s Regional Festival


The ISRFC Lambs selection process continues on Sunday with the Regional Festival at Wisbech Grammar School.


The Festival sees the four regional sides, North, Midlands, South East, and South West, face each other in a round robin format. Following the conclusion of the six fixtures, the ISRFC Lambs 2017 National Squad will be selected.


That squad will play seven fixtures in the UK ahead of a wonderful four game tour of Canada over Easter, culminating in a fixture against Canada U18.


Ahead of Sunday’s Festival, each of the regions have taken part in warm up fixtures as they perfect the Lambs’ unique ‘Fast and Free’ brand of rugby.


The four regions have selected squads of varying sizes, the North squad is 26 strong, with a number of schools having multiple representatives. Kirkham Grammar have three players in the squad following their unbeaten season, while Hymers College also have three, as do Yarm. There are a remarkable four Woodhouse Grove players in the squad, with Pocklington also having four representatives, a wonderful achievement.


The Midlands squad is one player smaller, with 25 players selected. Royal Hospital School have a remarkable five players in the squad, with Berkhamsted not far behind with their four representatives. The Perse, meanwhile, have three players in the 25-man squad.


The South East squad is slightly more bloated, with 29 players making the trip to Wisbech Grammar School. St Joseph’s College and Pangbourne College lead the way in terms of players, with four representatives in the squad each. Harrow, meanwhile have three, as do Reed’s, while Caterham, Kent College, Mill Hill, and Trinity each have two players in the squad.


The South West squad is the smallest squad of the four, with just 24 players selected. Canford and Millfield are each represented by three players, with a number of schools having two players in the squad, including the unbeaten KES Bath, and well as Wellington School, King’s College Taunton, Canford School, Clayesmore, and Queen’s College Taunton.


The Festival begins with training for the four regions in the morning ahead of the first fixtures at 14.00, which will see the Midlands face the South West on pitch one and the North take on the South East on Pitch 2.


The second games start at 14.45, the Midlands are again on pitch 1, facing the South East, while the South West move to pitch two to take on the North. The final round of games are at 15.30, with the North taking on the Midlands on pitch 1 and the South West facing the South East on pitch 2.


Speaking ahead of Sunday’s Festival, Lambs National Director Alex Laybourne said:


“We are really excited to be holding a Regional Festival this year. By pitting all four of the Regions against each other we are looking forward to some excellent ‘Fast and Free’ rugby as well as a great atmosphere. Certainly, having seen the Regions train and play before this weekend, we can expect a fantastic showcase of school boy rugby and a very competitive environment.”


ISRFC Lambs Regional Festival Fixtures:


Pitch 1: (14.00) Midlands v South West, (14.45) Midlands v South East, (15.30) Midlands v North.

Pitch 2: (14.00) North v South East, (14.45) North v South West, (15.30) South West v South East


ISRFC Lambs Regional Squads:


Alexander Lewis-BoothKirkham Grammar School
Oliver LiebsterGiggleswick School
Matthew JoslinHymers College
Matthew GallagherKIrkham Grammar School
Ryan GibsonWoodhouse Grove School
Oscar HardmanHymers College
Will HirstwoodCheadle Hulme
Ewan NaylorKirkham Grammar School
Tom GreavesBarnard Castle School
Louis FraserWoodhouse Grove School
Ben WaddingtonWoodhouse Grove School
Guy WhittakerHymers College
Toby StephensonPocklington School
Will JohnsonYarm School
Sam NewtonDurham School
Dom PottYarm School
Archie HancockGiggleswick School
Elliot AdamsonPocklington School
Jack SheehyGSAL
Jonty AtkinsonPocklington School
Jack GarvinPocklington School
Will YatesQueen Ethelburga’s
Luca DevittorisWoodhouse Grove School
Henry WrightQueen Ethelburga’s
Nicholas BellGSAL
James BurdonYarm School


Charlie AdamsKing Henry VIII, Coventry
Tobias AlldayRoyal Hospital School
Hugo BrownFelsted
George CarterBerkhamsted
Dekoye CokerSt Edwards Oxford
Tommie CollingwoodDenstone College
Finlay CrippsBerkhamsted
Charlie EwenRoyal Hospital School
Ed FletcherRoyal Hospital School
William GarradKing’s Ely
Matt HarrisBerkhamsted
Joshua HartDenstone College
Cedric Hoskyns-AbrahallRoyal Hospital School
Sam HowellWellingborough School
Sam KnightWrekin College
Milo LinneyUppingham
Louis McManusThe Perse School
James PeacheyStamford
Cameron PopeBerkhamsted
Luke Pritchard-BarrettFramlingham College
Jack RyeFelsted
Toby BucklandRoyal Hospital School
Will TyrrellThe Perse School
Didi Vidal-AdegunBishop’s Stortford College
Tom WhiteheadThe Perse School


South East
Conor McNeilCaterham
Che OchugbojuCaterham
Chris HarrisColfe’s School
Odi OladujiDulwich College
Josh Clark-BellEpsom College
William HeywoodHarrow School
Alex du SautoyHarrow School
Fabian DobreeHarrow School
Matthew HouppermansHighgate School
Daniel MarsikKent College Canterbruy
Lewis HewittKent College Canterbruy
Adam SmithKingham Hill School
Jake SuggMill Hill School
Jack FitzpatrickMill Hill School
Alex LeederNorwich School
Louis EllisPangbourne College
Matthew AtkinsPangbourne College
Ollie JonesPangbourne College
Alexander ZendaPangbourne College
Tom PrigmoreReed’s
Alec O’ConnorReed’s
Ryan AujlaReed’s
Anton LimleiSt Joseph’s College Ipswich
Max Taylor CalverSt Joseph’s College Ipswich
Ewan KingdonSt Joseph’s College Ipswich
Leo LewisSt Joseph’s College Ipswich
Thomas PettyTrinity School
Toby ForrestorTrinity School
Thomas SandersUniversity College School


South West
William LaverMilton Abbey School
Ben JohnsonWellington School
Charlie AgboKing’s College Taunton
Will BirdTaunton school
George LeggettCanford School
George VaseyClayesmore School
Eliot BerrymanMillfield
Ben MallettMillfield
Ben HoweWellington School
David MarshKing Edward VI School
Patrick ReganCanford School
Tom WoodMillfield
George HartsonWycliffe College
Adam HarrisonQueen’s College, Taunton
Max TippingClayesmore School
Tom PittmanKing’s College Taunton
Toby HettCanford School
Christopher SeabyKing Edward VI School
Jamie ThorleyCheltenham College
Eddie JenkinsonPortsmouth Grammar
Rafe YewdallSherborne
Tristan MayExeter School
Jack GuyQueen’s College, Taunton
Thom LemanPlymouth College
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