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Hanks And Joyce Selected For South-West Squad

Published on 14th February 2012 by Tom Tainton

EPDG members Sam Hanks and Joe Joyce named in U18s squad

EPDG Gold members Joe Joyce and Sam Hanks have been selected for the South West U18 squad ahead of two games scheduled for this weekend.

The team will play the North on Friday (5pm KO) and London & South East Division (1pm) on Sunday at Broadstreet RFC, Coventry.

Lock forward Joyce and centre Hanks featured in a 33-13 training game defeat against Exeter Chiefs Academy last weekend.

“We got everything we wanted out of the warm-up game,” remarked U18 chairman Dave Penberthy. “Everybody gave a good account of themselves and we will be a force to be reckoned with this weekend.”

Academy Manager Mike Hall added: “Congratulations to Joe and Sam, both of whom fully deserve their place in the South-West divisional squad.

“Everybody at Bristol Rugby wishes them the best of luck and hopefully this honour will enhance opportunities for further selection to the England U18 national squad.”

South West U18 Division squad: Tom Bellack – full back Somerset; Neil Broadbank – back-row Cornwall; Linford Brock – wing Devon; David Buck – fly half Dorset & Wilts; Tiff Eden – full back Gloucestershire; Will Eversfield – No.8 Berkshire; Max Folkard – prop Dorset & Wilts; Sam Hanks – centre Somerset; Ed Hoadley – scrum half Berkshire; Joe Joyce – lock Somerset; Dan Keat – prop Dorset & Wilts; Tom Lawday – flanker Dorset & Wilts; Zack Maiden – winger Bucks; Elliott Moss – lock Bucks; Adam Peters – flanker Bucks v/c; Charlie Pounds – prop Dorset & Wilts; Henry Purdey – centre Oxfordshire; Josh Sargent – hooker Devon; Will Taverner – flanker Devon; Henry Taylor – scrum half Bucks (c); Dylan Teasdale – centre Oxfordshire; Jamie Tolan – hooker Berkshire; Tom White – prop Devon.