Warriors youngsters shine on international stage 

Warriors’ focus on developing young talent is continuing to pay dividends after eight youngsters represented England at age-group level last weekend.

Five Warriors helped England Academies Under 17s defeat France at Kingston Park on Saturday, while a further three featured for England Under 16s who were pipped 23-22 by Welsh Schools on Sunday.

Despite defeat for the Under 16s, there was a brace of tries for Warriors’ young centre Oliver Lawrence.  

Both loosehead prop Tom Furnival and Lawrence started for the youngsters in Caerphilly, with lock Tom Fawcett also featuring from the replacements bench. 

Meanwhile, a Warriors-orientated forward pack led England Academies Under 17s to victory over France in Newcastle.

Hooker Beck Cutting, tighthead Nick Rigby, lock James Scott and back row Ted Hill all started for their country, while second rower Laurence Weston came off the bench in the win. 

Three Pears Academy Manager Mark Hewitt said: “It’s great to see so many of our lads gaining recognition and getting game-time for their country. 

“Hopefully we’ll see more youngsters come to fruition as we look to drive standards across the board.”