England clash at Sixways a family affair

At first glance there is nothing unusual about Sanderson looking for success on the Sixways pitch this Sunday… but on this occasion it will be Alex, and not brother Pat, who is hunting for glory as England U18s face Wales U18s.

Sixways Stadium welcomes the cream of young rugby talent to the home of the Warriors this Sunday (kick-off 3pm) as England and Wales battle in the U18 Six Nations Festival.

Normally it is Warriors skipper Pat Sanderson who is gunning for victory on the Sixways turf on matchdays.

But on this occasion it is brother Alex, now head coach of England U18s, who is eager for a win and to keep the family tradition going strong.

“I know Pat will be watching and hopefully we can have another Sanderson winner on the day,” said Alex.

“All these players have proved they deserve their chance to represent their country at Under 18s level. They have all been at the top of their game at schools level, but now they have to make the step up and prove that they are capable of playing international rugby.

“So far we have had four trial games and we have won each one and scored an average of four tries a game, so I think we are in a strong position as we head into our first international game and ahead of the Six Nations Festival campaign in Cork.”

Tickets to watch the England international at Sixways remain on general sale from the Warriors Ticket Office.

Admission is priced at £10 for adults (£12 on the day) and £5 for juniors (£6 on the day). Limited on-site parking will also be available for £5 and must be purchased in advance.

Hospitality packages will also be available for the international. For more information call the Sales department on 01905 459354.