England u17s Academy will take on France on Saturday 21st April at Harrow school in a fixture that is aimed at identifying the talen at this level for next season.
FIRA u18s championship winners Charlie Ewels and Howard Packman will feature for the development side coached by John Fletcher and Ian peel.
The match will take place on the picturesque Harrow School 1XV pitch, which boasts the old set of posts from Twickenham and is surrounded by an athletics track that was used as a prototype for the Beijing Olympics. The whole setting should surely inspire these players to strive for their best.
The French tend to be the primary rivals to English age group sides, as they often showcase an equally large pack that is powerful at the set piece.
Kick off for the game is at 1pm and entry is free with supporters encouraged to get down and get behind the boys for this Anglo – Gallic contest.
England Academy U17 Squad to take on France
- Alfie Barron (Millfield School) (Bath Rugby)
- Matt Beaty (Lancaster Grammar) (Sale Sharks)
- Matt Bolwell (Truro College) (Exeter Chiefs)
- Lewis Boyce (MacMillan Academy) (Leeds Carnegie)
- Luke Chapman (Truro College) (Exeter Chiefs)
- James Chisholm (Brighton College) (Harlequins)
- Charlie Ewels (Bryanston School) (Bath Rugby)
- Ellis Genge (Hartpury College) (Bristol Rugby)
- Dan Grange (Prince Henry Grammar School) (Leeds Carnegie
- ) Charlie Hewitt (Ivybridge Community College) (Exeter Chiefs)
- Paul Hill (Prince Henry Grammar School) (Leeds Carnegie)
- Jordan Onojaife (Stowe School) (Northampton Saints)
- Will Owen (Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth 1st) (Leicester Tigers)
- Jack Walker (Settle School) (Leeds Carnegie)
- Max Clark (Bryanston School) (Bath Rugby)
- Louis Clayton-Malloy (Harrow School) (London Wasps)
- Brett Herron (Wellington College) (London Irish)
- Tom Howe (Shiplake College) (London Wasps)
- Richard Mathieson (St Pauls Barnes) (London Wasps)
- James Mitchell (Lymm School) (Sale Sharks)
- Howard Packman (Moulton College) (Northampton Saints)
- Josh Sharp (Oaklands College) (Saracens)
- Nick Tompkins (Oaklands College) (Saracens)
- Stuart Townsend (Ivybridge Community College) (Exeter Chiefs)
- George Wacokecoke (St Joseph’s College) (Northampton Saints)
For those of you who kept up to date with the u18s FIRA championship win or even if you didn’t, here is a video of Billy Burns inside the England camp.
the video is by the rfu: