Tom Marshall on his first team debut against Exeter

Falcons trio named in England Under-20s squad

Monday 26 November 2018

Newcastle Falcons' Josh Hodge, Cameron Nordli-Kelemeti and Tom Marshall have been named in England Under-20s' 45-man training squad for the first development camp of the 2018/19 season.

The camp takes place at Loughborough University from Friday November 30 to Sunday December 2 and will give pathway coaches an opportunity to assess players further ahead of the Under-20 Elite Player Squad selection in January.

Scrum-half Nordli-Kelemeti and back-rower Marshall have already made their Falcons first team debuts in the Premiership Rugby Cup despite only finishing school in the summer.

Full-back Hodge has joined them in the senior academy and shown up well in Premiership Rugby Shield action, as well as starring for Northumbria University.

England Under-20s head coach Steve Bates said: “The development camp gives us an opportunity to cover some basic details with a larger number of players who could all be required at various points during the Six Nations.

“It also gives us a chance to look closely at the wider group and players outside of the 32-man EPS who might be used during the international season.

“We’ve selected the training squad through a combined effort of working with the academy management and watching the players over the past few months.

“We want the players to have high energy, a desire to play the game quickly and with a degree of flexibility. We’d like them to quickly adapt to playing with new players and to have different ideas about how to play.

“It will also be the first time we’ve had the opportunity to work with the new coaches and they have played a full part in the planning of the sessions, the technical aspects of how we want to play as well as the delivery of this camp.”

Forwards

Ollie Adkins (Gloucester Rugby), Josh Basham (Durham University), Will Capon (Bristol Bears), Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs), Andy Christie (Saracens), Alex Coles (Northampton Saints), Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks), Ben Donnell (London Irish), James Dun (Bristol Bears), Taylor Gough (Leicester Tigers), Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers), Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors), Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby), Joel Kpoku (Saracens), Jon Kpoku (Saracens), Samson Ma'asi (Northampton Saints), Tom Marshall (Newcastle Falcons), Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors), Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs), Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks), James Scott (Worcester Warriors), Marcus Street (Exeter Chiefs), Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Willis (Wasps).

Backs

Tom De Glanville (Bath Rugby), Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints), Connor Doherty (Sale Sharks), Reece Dunn (Gloucester Rugby), Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie), Tom Hardwick (Leicester Tigers), Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish), Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons), Luke James (Sale Sharks), Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors), Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs), Cadan Murley (Harlequins), Cam Nordli-Kelemeti (Newcastle Falcons), Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks), Arron Reed (Sale Sharks), Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby), Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints), Will Simonds (Wasps), Manu Vunipola (Saracens), Gus Warr (Sale Sharks), Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks).

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