25 January 2017
London Irish trio Theo Brophy Clews, Joe Cokanasiga and Tom Parton have all been included in England Under-20’s 32-man Elite Player Squad (EPS) ahead of the 2017 Six Nations.
Parton is one of four changes to the squad and joined the rest of the squad for a training camp in Loughborough last week as the team prepare to face France Under-20’s at Exeter’s Sandy Park on Saturday 4th February (kick-off 12pm).
Exiles scrum-half Rory Brand is also training with the squad as injury cover.
England’s penultimate game of the Six Nations is against Scotland on Saturday 11th March at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton (kick-off 6.15pm). The side then finish their campaign in Dublin, Ireland.
Exiles Director of Rugby Nick Kennedy said: “All three players thoroughly deserve their place in the squad and I’m delighted for them.
“Theo has Premiership experience and both Joe and Tom have enjoyed valuable game time in the Championship this season, so they will be keen to continue their development by showing what they can do on the international stage.
“London Irish has prided itself on producing local talent through our Academy, and it’s great to see the three of them come through and represent their country.”
England U20 Elite Player Squad 2017
Sam Aspland-Robinson (Harlequins)
Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons)
Theo Brophy Clews (London Irish)
Will Butler (Worcester Warriors)
Josh Caulfield (Exeter Chiefs)
Justin Clegg (Worcester Warriors)
Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish)
Ben Curry (Sale Sharks)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
Ollie Dawe (Bristol Rugby)
Ben Earl (Saracens)
Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors)
Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins)
Nick Isiekwe (Saracens)
Ciaran Knight (Gloucester Rugby)
Curtis Langdon (Sale Sharks)
Max Malins (Saracens)
Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs)
Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)
Dominic Morris (Saracens)
Joseph Morris (Worcester Warriors)
Joe Mullis (Gloucester Rugby)
Jack Nay (Saracens)
Tom Parton (London Irish)
Jake Pope (Sale Sharks)
Harry Randall (Gloucester Rugby)
Alex Seville (Gloucester Rugby)
Jamie Shillcock (Worcester Warriors)
Jacob Umaga (Wasps)
Max Wright (Yorkshire Carnegie)
Zac Xiourouppa (Worcester Warriors)
England U20 2017 Six Nations fixtures
All of the home England U20 Six Nations fixtures will be shown live on Sky Sports.
England v France: Saturday 4th February – Sandy Park, Exeter (kick-off 12.00pm)
Wales v England: Friday 10th February – Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay (kick-off 7.15pm)
England v Italy: Friday 24th February – Darlington Mowden Park (kick-off 7.45pm)
England v Scotland: Saturday 11th March – Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton (kick-off 6.15pm)
Ireland v England: Friday 17th March – Donnybrook Stadium, (kick-off 6.00pm)