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Carpenter Earns England U18 Call-Up

Published on 09th July 2013 by Tom Tainton

Academy centre selected for South Africa tour

Nick Carpenter has been called up to the England U18 squad ahead of the summer tour to South Africa in August.

The SGS Filton College product, who signed professional terms with the Bristol Rugby Academy ahead of the 2013/14 campaign, will play three fixtures against Wales U18, France U18 and South Africa U18.

England U18s won their second successive FIRA/AER European Championship in April this year – beating France 27-22 in the final in Grenoble – and Head Coach John Fletcher is looking to replicate those performances this summer.

He said: “The summer tour is an important part of the England Under 18s season – we’re excited about heading out to South Africa for the second year in a row and it’s a good opportunity for our lads to play against the best players in their age bracket."

The provisional match schedule released by the SARU is as follows:

  • 9 August - England v South Africa
  • 13 August - England v France
  • 17 August - England v Wales

Everyone at Bristol Rugby would like to congratulate Nick for this excellent achievement.