Round two of the Under 18 Academy competition takes place this weekend.
Newcastle Falcons have announced the Under 18 side to face their counterparts from Sale Sharks this afternoon at Kingston Park.
The Falcons head into their second game of this season's Under 18 Academy competition after putting up a spirited, but ultimately empty handed performance against Northampton Saints back in October.
An essential part of developing the Falcons of the future, members of last year's Under 18 squad have already enjoyed involvements as senior academy players this season, with Callum Chick, Joe Craggs, Ruaridh Dawson and Dan Marshall featuring in squads during the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s, the Kings of the North cup, the European Rugby Challenge cup and, in the case of Dawson, the Aviva Premiership.
The Under 18 Academy competition allows an early glimpse of the players of the future and spectators are welcome at this afternoon's match, with entry via the Tap & Tackle in the East Stand.
Newcastle Falcons U18 v Sale Sharks U18
1 Scott Merrin (Gosforth Academy, Wigton RFC, Cumbria) 2 Jamie Blamire (Gosforth Academy, Aspatria RFC, Cumbria) 3 Tristan Grant (Gosforth Academy, Durham City RFC, Durham) 4 Max Davies (Sedbergh School, Cheshire) 5 Josh Williams (Hartlepool 6th Form College, Billingham RFC, Durham) 6 Hayden Thompson-Green (Sedbergh School, Cumbria) 7 Joe Towers (Lancaster RGS, Kirby Lonsdale RFC, Cumbria) 8 Jack Johnson (Gosforth Academy, Gateshead RFC, Durham) 9 Charlie Gowling (Sedbergh School, Cumbria) 10 Ali Crossdale (Sedbergh School, Lancashire) 11 Garry Izomor (Durham School, Durham City RFC, Durham) 12 Charlie Wilson (RGS Newcastle, Northumberland) 13 Ben Stevenson (Yarm School, Middlesbrough RFC, Durham) 14 Adam Radwan (Hartlepool 6th Form College, Billingham RFC, Durham) 15 Tom Metcalfe (Barnard Castle School, Durham)
16 Mike Newstead (Gosforth Academy, Carlise RFC, Cumbria) 17 Isaac Brace (Barnard Castle School, Billingham RFC, Durham) 18 Callum Rafrafi (Middlesbrough RFC, Durham) 19 Alex Hayton (Gosforth Academy, Rockcliffe RFC, Northumberland) 20 Connor Beswick (Gosforth Academy, Ponteland RFC, Northumberland) 21 James Elliott (Durham School, Durham) 22 Ryan Foreman (Hartlepool 6th Form College, Billingham RFC, Durham) 23 Ikenna Obonna (RGS Newcastle, Northumberland)