After last week’s convincing win over East Lothian, Newcastle Falcons Under-16s will make the trip to Murrayfield this weekend to face international opposition in the shape of Scotland Under-16s.
The game will take place on the 3G pitch at Murrayfield tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 1.30pm).
Academy coach Keith Robinson said: “The only change to the starting line-up from last week is in the back-row where Will Burns replaces Joe Towers who is injured.
“It had been a long time since the under-16s last played a match together and it showed in the early parts of last week’s game. We were a little bit rusty but once we got back into the swing of things we played some really good stuff and scored some fantastic tries. This week will be a big step up in intensity and if we play with confidence and have a real go at them, who knows what might happen.”
Falcons Under-16s Squad:
1 Scott Merrin (Netherhall School, Workington Zebras RFC, Cumbria) 2 Jamie Blamire (Stainburn School, Workington Zebras RFC, Cumbria) 3 Adam Mohammed (Gosforth Academy, Northern RFC, Northumberland) 4 Cory Wilkinson (Trinity School, Carlisle RFC, Cumbria) 5 Richard Marr (West Lakes College, Egremont RFC, Cumbria) 6 Connor Beswick (Ponteland High School, Ponteland RFC, Northumberland) 7 Will Burns (Durham School, Driffield RFC, Yorkshire) 8 Lewis Roxby (Ian Ramsay School, Billingham RFC, Durham) 9 Charlie Gowling (Sedbergh School, Cumbria) 10 Charlie Scott (Durham School, Northern RFC, Northumberland) 11 Garry Izomor (Durham School, Durham City RFC, Durham) 12 Tom Collins (Marden High School, Percy Park RFC, Northumberland) 13 Ben Stevenson (Yarm School, Middlesbrough RFC, Durham) 14 Connor Stewart (Whitley Bay High School, Percy Park RFC, Northumberland) 15 Ryan Foreman (St Hilds School, Billingham RFC, Durham)
16 Dan Brown (KEVI Morpeth TBC, Alnwick RFC, Northumberland) 17 Leon Van Zenfleet (Whitley Bay High School, Percy Park RFC, Northumberland) 18 Alex Hayton (Cramlington Learning Village, Novocastrians RFC, Northumberland) 19 Isaac Brace (Barnard Castle School, Billingham RFC, Durham) 20 Jamie Preston (Barnard Castle School, Westoe RFC, Durham) 21 Matty Wilson (Durham School, Malton and Norton RFC, Yorkshire) 22 Henry Wilson (RGS Newcastle, Northumberland) 23 Jamie Wrigley (Kings Priory School, Percy Park RFC, Northumberland)