Warriors trio Ted Hill, Joe Morris and Nick David have all been named in the England Under 19s squad to face France at Stade Jules Ladoumègue on Saturday (kick-off 6.30pm).
Hill and Morris have both been handed starting places in the forward pack, while David has been named amongst the replacements.
The squad is a combination of players currently in the pathway and players who have caught the eye of the England age-grade coaches with their performances for their respective clubs this season.
Led by England player pathway coach Peter Walton and Newcastle Falcons’ Mark Laycock, the players gathered for a training session today at Hazelwood, London Irish, ahead of the match.
Walton said: “It is hugely important that we continue to look at a wide pool of players and this match offers us the opportunity to challenge them in a new environment.
“Facing France away from home will be a good experience for these players and we know we can expect a physical test, so I’m excited to see how they perform.”
England Under 19s
15 Ben Loader (London Irish)**
14 Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins)*
13 Matt Williams (London Irish)
12 Jacob Umaga (Wasps)*
11 Levi Davis (Hartpury)
10 James Grayson (Northampton Saints)
9 Rory Brand (London Irish)
1 Alex Seville (Gloucester Rugby)*
2 Henry Walker (Gloucester Rugby)
3 Joe Morris (Worcester Warriors)*
4 Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors)*
5 Josh Williams (Newcastle Falcons)
6 Dino Lamb-Cona (Harlequins)
7 Lewis Wilson (Yorkshire Carnegie)
8 Sam Moore (Sale Sharks)**
16 Gabriel Oghre (Bath Rugby)
17 Toby Trinder (Exeter Chiefs)
18 Ciaran Knight (Gloucester Rugby)*
19 Elliott Ward (Yorkshire Carnegie)
20 Will Porter (Wasps)**
21 Charlie Wright (Exeter Chiefs)**
22 Elliott Obatoyinbo (Saracens)**
23 Nick David (Worcester Warriors)**
* In England U20 EPS
** In latest England U18 squad