Leeds Carnegie pair named in England U18 squad

Leeds Carnegie pair named in England U18 squad

10/07/2018

Leeds Carnegie youngsters Harry Hannan and Chris Walker have been named in the final 26-strong England U18 squad for this season's AER (Association Europeenne de Rugby) Tournament which will be played in France in April.

Leeds Carnegie youngsters Harry Hannan and Chris Walker have been named in the final 26-strong England U18 squad for this season's AER (Association Europeenne de Rugby) Tournament which will be played in France in April.
The initial squad of 29, named after the Divisional Festival in Birmingham in January, was reduced to 27 before last weekend's training match against the Worcester Warriors Academy at Bromsgrove School.
The squad has been further reduced by one, with wing Jamie Hearn (Oaklands College, Saracens and Hertfordshire) dropping out for a further training weekend at Bromsgrove School from March 6 to 8.
England will step up their preparations for the AER Tournament with a match against the Northampton Saints Academy at Bromsgrove School on March 8 (12.30pm) and they will then play the touring Japan High Schools at Plymouth Albion in their final match before they travel to France.
England's opening match in the AER Tournament is against Georgia in Toulon on April 5.
England's final squad for the AER Tournament includes two players from famous rugby families. Fly-half Sam Stanley is the nephew of former New Zealand centre Joe Stanley and flanker Ollie Robinson is the son of former England flanker and head coach Andy Robinson.
England Under-18 AER Tournament squad:
Backs: Chris Cook (Millfield School and Somerset), Tom Heathcote (Bishop Wordsworth's, Bath and Dorset & Wiltshire), Will Jones (Henley College, London Wasps and Oxfordshire), Matt Keyte (Dulwich College, Harlequins and Surrey), Alex Lewington (Nottingham HS and Leicester Tigers), Anders Morgensen (Millfield School and Northampton Saints), Ben Mosses (Millfield School, Bath and Somerset), Ben Ransom (Tonbridge School, Saracens and Kent), Henry Staff (Bedford Modern School, Saracens and Hertfordshire), Sam Stanley (Oaklands College, Saracens and Essex), Mike Wilcox (St Peter's RC HS, Gloucester and Gloucestershire), Marland Yarde (Whitgift School, London Irish and Middlesex).
Forwards: Will Collier (Cranleigh School, Harlequins and Surrey), Josh Elliott (Dulwich College, Old Alleynians, London Wasps and Surrey), Chris Fox (Bromsgrove School, Worcester Warriors and North Midlands), David Francis (Twyford College, London Wasps and Middlesex), Harry Hannan (Woodhouse Grove School, Leeds Carnegie and Yorkshire), Matt Kvesic (Worcester Sixth Form College, Worcester Warriors and North Midlands), Joe Launchbury (Christ's Hospital School, Harlequins and Sussex), Kieron Low (Havant College, Chichester and Sussex), Simon McIntyre (St Bedes School, Broughton Park, Sale Sharks and Lancashire), Louis Padien (Bromsgrove School, Moseley, Worcester Warriors and North Midlands), Oliver Robinson (Prior Park College, Bath and Somerset), Matthew Steele (Dame Alice Owen School, Saracens and Hertfordshire), Chris Walker (Prince Henry's GS, Leeds Carnegie and Yorkshire), Liam Wilkinson (St Peter's Sixth Form Centre, Gloucester and Gloucestershire).

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