Witty makes England U20 squad

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Young lock announced as part of squad for June's U20 World Championship

Second row Will Witty will form part of the England U20s squad that will defend the World Rugby Under 20 Championship title in next month’s competition in Northern Italy.

The Malton born lock, who made his first team debut against Bucharest in the European Challenge Cup, before going on to make his first Aviva Premiership appearances in recent weeks against Gloucester and Sale Sharks.

The lineout specialist has already amassed a number of representative honours including caps for England Students and England U19s and North U18 and will be hopeful of following in club mates Scott Wilson and Dom Barrow’s footsteps and helping his country to another championship victory.

Falcons Academy Head Coach James Ponton said: “Will has worked very hard these season to progress and I’m very pleased for him that he has been included in the squad.” “He came into the academy late after impressing us playing for Newcastle University and has made huge strides since then.”

“He has already earned himself an new two year deal with the Falcons and by going away and being involved with the U20s, he will be able to develop his ability to play heads up rugby and what is in front of him.”

“Those sides also tend to play a very high tempo game which again, will only help Will and hopefully allow him to continue to impress.

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