Warriors trio named in England Under 19s squad to face France

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)**

Replacements
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