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Falcons trio called up by England Under-18s

Thursday 3 March 2022

Newcastle Falcons' Luke Coulston, Ben Douglas and Nathan Greenwood have been named in England Under-18s' squad to play France on Saturday.

The trio, who are all involved with the Falcons' ACE scheme at Gosforth Academy, are part of the group which will play against France Under-18s in Saint-Raphael.

Kick-off at Stade Eugene Rossi is at 3.30pm UK time, with England Under-18s head coach Jonathan Pendlebury saying: “It feels like a real milestone to be playing internationals again at this level.

“Players have missed out a lot on opportunities to play competitively against other nations over the past two years, so we’re delighted to be heading to France this week.

“We’ve got a wide squad that has worked together through development camps this season, with the focus of exploring boundaries they may perceive individually, positionally and as a team.

"They have been regularly playing age-group rugby for school, college, club and academy this season, and I know they are all relishing the chance to represent England.”

England U18 squad

Ollie Allan (London Irish, Bishop Wand School)

Caleb Ashworth (Harlequins, Gordon’s School)

Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers, Leicester Grammar School)

Ethan Clarke (Harlequins, Worthing College)

Luke Coulston (Newcastle Falcons, Gosforth Academy)

Toby Cousins (Northampton Saints, Oakham School)

Harvey Cuckson (Worcester Warriors, Ellesmere College)

Jack Doorey-Palmer (Harlequins, Worthing College)

Ben Douglas (Newcastle Falcons, Gosforth Academy)

Max Eke (Saracens, St George’s Harpenden)

Will Gildersen (Gloucester Rugby, Cheltenham College)

Nathan Greenwood (Newcastle Falcons, Gosforth Academy)

Jimmy Halliwell (Bristol Bears, Colston’s School)

Sam Harris (Bath Rugby, Millfield School)

James Isaacs (Saracens, Berkhamsted School)

George Loose (Leicester Tigers, Langley School)

Nathan Michelow (Saracens, Sutton Valence)

Jonny Smith (Harlequins, Brighton College)

Nick Tarr (Northampton Saints, Mark Rutherford School)

Charlie Wardle (Sale Sharks, Altrincham Grammar)

Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks, AKS Lytham)

Joseph Woodward (Leicester Tigers, Brooksby Melton College)

Sam Worsley (Bristol Bears, Clifton College)

England men’s U18 and U19 upcoming schedule:

U18 - France v England, 5 March, 16.30 KO, Stade Eugene Rossi, Saint-Raphael.

U18 - England v Wales, 20 March, 14.00 KO, Taunton Rugby Club, Somerset.

U18 - Six Nations Festival, 5-18 April, France (location and exact match dates TBC). Games against Wales, Scotland, Italy.

U19 – Italy v England, 21-24 April, Italy (exact match date, time and venue TBC) .

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