England Under 18s are on their way to South Africa for a three-match tour with a strong squad full of players with international experience.

John Fletcher's charges are set to face France Under 18 on 7 August before matches against South Africa Under 18 A and South Africa Under 18 on 11 and 15 August respectively.

London Irish Senior Academy players Theo Brophy-Clews, Curtis Langdon and Johnny Williams have all been named in the 26 man squad.

London Irish Academy Coach, Declan Danaher said: “The boys have been in for their first senior pre-season over the last five weeks and have worked incredibly hard and deserve this opportunity. It is great for all three to be involved in that environment. Going to SA is always tough and they will come back from the experience having learnt lots.  The Academy Team wish them all the best on the tour.”

England Under 18 squad

Billy Keast (Truro College and Exeter Chiefs); Jake Pope (Myerscough College and Sale Sharks); Curtis Langdon (St Paul’s Catholic College, London Irish); Joe Mullis (Chosen Hill and Gloucester Rugby); Billy Walker (Oaklands College and Saracens); Jack Stanley (Truro College and Exeter Chiefs); Alex Moon (Sedbergh and Northampton Saints); Nick Isiekwe (Haileybury College and Saracens); Josh Caulfield (Bicton College and Exeter Chiefs); Josh Bayliss (Millfield and Bath Rugby); Archie White (Epsom College and Harlequins); Zach Mercer (Merchiston Castle and Bath Rugby);
Jack Maunder (Blundell’s and Exeter Chiefs); Alex Mitchell (Lymm High and Sale Sharks); Theo Brophy Clews (Abingdon and London Irish); Ali Crossdale (Sedbergh and Sale Sharks); Sam Aspland-Robinson (Wellington College and Harlequins); Darren Atkins (Millfield and Bath Rugby); Gabriel Ibitoye (Trinity and Harlequins); Max Malins (Felsted and Saracens); Dominic Morris (New Hall and Saracens); John Williams (St. Paul’s Catholic College and London Irish); Max Wright (Prince Henry’s and Yorkshire Carnegie); Callum Chick (Gosforth Academy and Newcastle Falcons); William Allman (Trent College and Northampton Saints); Roti Segun (Stowe School and Northampton Saints)

England Under 18 schedule

7 August, England Under 18 vs France Under 18, Cape Town
11 August, England Under 18 vs South Africa Under 18 A, George
15 August, England Under 18 vs South Africa Under 18, Cape Town


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