Two Falcons face off in Under 20s International

Thursday 25 February 2016

Callum Chick and Brett Connon represent England and Ireland U20s in Friday nights international

Newcastle Falcons Callum Chick will captain England U20s at Kingston Park on Friday evening, as the home of Newcastle Falcons plays host to the age grade RBS 6 Nations.

The 19 year old flanker, who made his Falcons senior debut in January in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, will take to the number 8 position for the third time this tournament as England look to make it two wins in a row.

He retains the captaincy he took over in the game against Italy, standing in for the injured Jack Walker.

There is dual representation for the club on the evening, with Chick’s fellow senior academy member fly half Brett Connon taking to the bench for the Irish, who arrive in the North East in search of their first win of the campaign.

Kicking off at 18:05, the game is the first international match to take place at Kingston Park in two years, with the previous visit of an England team taking place back in 2014, when a side that included Zach Kibirige routed their Welsh opposition in a ten try, 67-7 demolition.

Tickets for Friday’s game remain on sale, starting at £10 for adults and £5 for Under 16s and can be bought by clicking here, calling 0871 2266060 or by visiting the Kingston Park box office.

England U20s v Ireland U20s Friday 26th February 2016 – KO 18:05

England Squad 15 Max Malins, 14 George Perkins, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Charlie Thacker, 11 Ollie Thorley, 10 Mathew Protheroe, 9 Max Green, 1 Tom West, 2 Jack Singleton, 3 Will Stuart, 4 Huw Taylor, 5 George Nott, 6 Archie White, 7 Sam Smith, 8 Callum Chick

Replacements 16 Curtis Langdon, 17 Jake Pope, 18 Billy Keast, 19 Stan South, 20 Jack Willis, 21 Jamie Shillcock, 22 Joe Simmonds, 23 Paolo Odogwu

Ireland Squad 15 Jack Power, 14 Hugo Keenan, 13 Shane Daly, 12 Jimmy O’Brien, 11 Connor O’Brien, 10 Johnny McPhillips, 9 Stephen Kerins, 1 Andrew Porter, 2 Adam McBurney, 3 Conan O’Donnell, 4 Peter Claffey, 5 James Ryan, 6 Cillian Gallagher, 7 Will Connors, 8 Greg Jones

Replacements 16 Shane Fenton, 17 James Bollard, 18 Ben Betts, 19 Sean O’Connor, 20 Kelvin Brown, 21 John Poland, 22 Brett Connon, 23 Matthew Byrne

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